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Floral Cafe au Lait Bowl

28.00
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Floral Cafe au Lait Bowl

28.00

I can’t imagine wrapping my hands around anything but a vintage French café au lait bol or bowl in the morning. Granted, mine is filled with a delicious French tea and frothy milk instead of coffee. But it doesn’t make dipping a piece of brioche into the cup any less delightful.

Vintage café au lait bowls are getting harder to find. They were every day items. So they were used - often chipped and broken - and thrown away. I always hunt for them when I am at a brocante or flea market sale in France. I tend to hunt for the simple white ones. This one is petit in size and a perfect addition to your collection. I love the sweet floral decorations and the gold rim. Just makes it extra special. There are no chips or cracks. Just a wonderful vintage patina that lets you know when you hold it close, there’s a story to tell.

I have a second bowl for sale that I also found at the brocante in Amiens last month. It is the simple classic white. See it in a separate listing.

4 1/4 inches in diameter

2 inches tall

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I can’t imagine wrapping my hands around anything but a vintage French café au lait bol or bowl in the morning. Granted, mine is filled with a delicious French tea and frothy milk instead of coffee. But it doesn’t make dipping a piece of brioche into the cup any less delightful.

Vintage café au lait bowls are getting harder to find. They were every day items. So they were used - often chipped and broken - and thrown away. I always hunt for them when I am at a brocante or flea market sale in France. I tend to hunt for the simple white ones. This one is petit in size and a perfect addition to your collection. I love the sweet floral decorations and the gold rim. Just makes it extra special. There are no chips or cracks. Just a wonderful vintage patina that lets you know when you hold it close, there’s a story to tell.

I have a second bowl for sale that I also found at the brocante in Amiens last month. It is the simple classic white. See it in a separate listing.

4 1/4 inches in diameter

2 inches tall