It’s only fitting I’d fall for the most obscure pottery- swirling and marbled and magnifique and deliciously French. Thumbing through old Dominos c/o my amazing friend (and talented photog) Charlotte, I happened across a weensy little article on aptware and dug up a few fine examples for y’all . . . all of which are have-able only via 1st dibs, because really, where else?
Characterized by the colors of its native soil, aptware is spun in Provence, mainly in Apt but also apparently in little towns like Le Castellet.
I love the earth tones we pulled as inspiration- all husky and equestrian, clay-inspired and really European. I can see it all paired with burnished brass or vintage pewter. Hmm, where to use? Got.to.have. that horse head- only $6800!? (ha)
hot or not
über-thoughtful hors d’oeuvres displayed exquisitely and alone (by type) so that they stand strong on their own
biggest foodie pet peeve: jumbled hors d’oeuvres tossed willy-nilly (or even neatly lined up) with each other- like wee summer campers on their first day forced into some aggressive game of red rover, red rover
What lady wouldn’t love a little Spring surcee as she leaves the next luncheon shower? One of our favorites was borne out of a studio shoot for Southern Living last year, and we can’t wait to debut her en masse as a parting favor at one of our upcoming weddings. These can be over-the-top with peonies in bonafide sterling juleps, or super budget-friendly with herbs in paint-dipped julep cups, but either way- you gotta call em “posy to goes-y”. Sorry, that’s a direct order.
Have you noticed how some people call it “pompon”? That bugs, but let’s not call the whole thing off. Instead, let’s have a little fête and scoop up some of these Dransfield + Ross french knot pompom cocktail naps, shall we?