Vintage French bread boards are charming and so on-trend. Come see how you can add that French farmhouse style to your interiors, too!
I know you guys know I love just about anything French, but vintage French bread boards are something that I kind of stumbled on in terms of collecting. I don’t even remember where I first saw them, or what made them call my name, but they definitely did.
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This might be one of the prettiest uses of vintage French bread boards ever! By Brooke Giannetti.
They are plain, and worn out, and definitely unglamorous, but wow, do they have character. They’re something my mother would probably think belongs in a garage sale (haha!), but I just adore them.
So simple and cute. Love the shape of this one! Design by Barbara Westbrook.
Here one is used on the island to feature a vignette. Via Debra Hall Lifestyle.
Actually, I like any bread boards, even new ones, but the old French or European ones are particularly special. They are usually quite worn, with an amazing patina that comes from years and years of use and handling. I love the texture they add wherever you display them.
A vignette I created on the kitchen table recently.
A collection of bread boards leans against the backsplash in Shea McGee’s kitchen.
So, slowly but surely I’ve been looking and hunting and have found a few so far. I’ve also discovered that the German and Eastern European ones are less expensive than the French ones, and also less rare. One easy way to get the same look for much less.
So gorgeous! Via Dreamy Whites.
Whether you stack them in the kitchen, hang them on a wall, or lean them on a mantel, they add tons of vintage charm and French farmhouse style. I especially love displaying them in a kitchen vignette, or even using them to serve bread and cheese.
Yes, I do use them to serve food! (once cleaned and disinfected)
A little vignette I did on the counter last fall. This is one I brought home from my trip to Provence!
They’re such a great way to add texture to any space, but especially the kitchen. In a room that is primarily white, and often utilitarian, they bring much needed warmth.
One of my favorite places to display them is on my range hood mantel. This one is Eastern European, probably German. I love the cross strap wood look of these!
I love using them to display other pieces on the counter or kitchen table. Here I gathered a little pot and some rustic vases to create a sweet little vignette.
I’ve sourced several French ones for you below, along with lots of European ones (from other countries besides France). But since they can sometimes be more expensive, I’ve also listed some reproductions.
And of course, if you buy a new one, you can always leave it outside for a couple of weeks to speed up the distressing! 😉
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