Many of us know the use of a "potpourri" from our bathrooms: a bowl or jar with scented dried fruits to freshen the air. But in Georgian, Regency and Victorian houses potpourris were a normal feature in any room. This was a time before vacuum cleaners, when rugs and curtains were only shaken out thoroughly once a year in the spring cleaning, so rooms could get quite dusty and stuffy.
Porcelain factories made therefore beautiful potpourri vases and urns, made as much for decoration as for freshening the air. A smart way to do this was of course to make the body of the potpourri suitable to hold water while the cover was pierced, so you could choose whether you would use it to hold flowers or scented fruits.
Today many of these items are made into lamps, or have lost their covers so they are sold as vases... but nothing is as satisfying as finding a beautiful potpourri - or even better, a pair of potpourris - in their original condition.
Have a look in my shop as I have some beautiful new additions... or just enjoy these pictures 🏺⚱️🏺
Where to find things
You can find all my vases, potpourris and other decorative items here in my shop. I am currently bringing out lots of new stock, and you can find all available stock here. If you always want to see the latest additions, follow me on Instagram... I post pictures and a story every single day.
Wish List ❤️
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Happy weekend! 🏺⚱️🏺
This week's new treasures: