Vintage French Wine Rack


Make note of the small words their language…they go well with the next photo.

Seventeen year old son comes into the sanctuary {aka: my studio}. Very pleased to see that he notices the newest addition to the place.  When I mention that I've named one of the dolls, he asks which one? I point to the dolly above and tell him that I've given it HIS NAME. Even he couldn't help but laugh, right after he rolled his eyes of course.

I wonder if the prevelance of teen-agers rolling their eyes so much has something to do with their eye muscles not having fully developed yet….you know, like an involuntary reflex? Wink, wink.

Back in July after finding this wonderful french bottle {wine} drying rack at an antique shop in Florida, it took up residence in our kitchen. But after spending some time there I decided it was just too big for the space. So I moved it up in the hallway by the door to my studio. My plans were to use it for storage/display purposes…

And it sat.

And sat some more.

Totally in the way. Of course.

FINALLY, the inspiration {{{motivation}}} for getting after it came when I noticed that Rebecca Sower has one in her art studio too.

With over a 150 hooks and 8 tiers high, this wonderful piece can hold a lot of stuff. 028web 

It would also be a great piece to display vintage Christmas ornaments… or photos,

or a vintage hanky tree,

or just about any collection would be fun… 047web 


 Would love to continue adding more dolly heads to the piece. But they are becoming harder and harder to come by…or come by at a decent price. Like a lot of the things I enjoy collecting, I have a price point I won't surpass. But since I am a women as well as a collector…

…well…I reserve the right to make an exception now and then.

Xo, Sue


About Sue@MyArtsDesire

Married to my high school sweetie...mother to three children and two have flown the nest. Enjoy all things vintage, flowers/gardening, nature, photography, collecting, crafty-artsy pursuits, reading, fluffing our nest, traveling, laughing, sunshine, and people. And more. My Christian faith is the bedrock of my being.
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12 Responses to Vintage French Wine Rack

  1. ~*~Patty says:

    Rolled eyes speak volumes LOL
    LOVE LOVE LOVE your doll head collection…each one has a story to tell!!!
    Your sanctuary sure does look like a fun place Sue!

  2. Sally Nelson says:

    Sue, love your blog and your photography. I found your blog via Kim Klassen’s test kitchen. So loving what you do with her textures! Thank you for inspiring me. And…your vintage French wine rack display is simply divine!

  3. Your studio is absolutely mind-boggling!! I feel like I could look and look for days and still miss 50 percent of all there is to see . . . up high, down low, layer upon layer. Truly inspirational!

  4. Zuzu says:

    Had to laugh when I read about teenagers and eye-rolling! 🙂 Love the wine rack and all your great ideas!!!
    My twin brother is going in for knee surgery soon. I’ve known several people that have had it, and after the recovery period, they are all doing great!
    Have a wonderful weekend!

  5. Eye rolling is DEFINITELY a perfected teenage artform!!! Sue, your awesome pics show your newly stocked rack to perfection! Hugs, Terri xoxo

  6. Sue!!! Your post is just the internal belly laugh that i needed this day!!!!! The doll heads, the teenage eye rolls, and just YOU being you. Thankyou for the words and visal indulgence. Only you!!
    I’m with Shelley……..can never get enough of your studio…..or you dear girl!! XOXO

  7. Beverly says:

    Not yet fully developed eye muscles!!! You made me laugh aloud. I think it is a progress condition that begins at puberty and continues for an undetermined length of time. We’ve just got to love our cherished offspring.
    And girl, I am so loving this new addition. Wowzers! I’ll be on the look out for loose heads for you.♥

  8. Beverly says:

    Just stopping by to wish you and your family a happy and blessed Thanksgiving holiday.

  9. Connie says:

    Just popping in to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving! I’m thankful that I have your blog on my list of happy places to visit!
    ps – what you have done with this wine rack is FAB.U.LOUS! I can tell that you are a wild and crazy gal!

  10. The rack is to die for! And…..those doll heads! Oh my…I am so jealous! I only have ONE…and my children (when they come home and see it) find it extremely creeeeeeepy! Where did I go wrong with them?

  11. Autumn Clark says:

    Absolutely wonderful!

  12. Anna says:

    Those are so interesting I love the look of the dolls, it brings a new spin to vintage!

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