Sunday, May 6, 2012

Limoges Boxes Un-Corked

For a few years now I have collected wine corks.  There are so many fabulous crafts you can fancy from these frequently thrown away items.  Glue them together to make a hot pad or a cork board, bend wires and poke them inside to create cute little dolls, or link them in a square for a great picnic place mat.  A little creativity goes a long way with this craft-friendly material, not to mention you can usually get a free bottle of wine with each purchase.  :)

Inventive cork usage dates as far back 3000 BC, when this material was already being used in fishing tackle, floats, stoppers for casks, women's footwear and roofing materials.  These beautiful Limoges Box corks pay homage to that air of antiquity, gorgeously painted and clasped in gold metal, making you marvel at the dynamism of these stoppers.

Wine cork Limoges boxes are a perfect keepsake for wine lovers.  It is nice to have this piece as a preservative tribute to the glory of cork, as in recent years many producers are turning to rubber wine stoppers. These French porcelalin wine corks summon the respect and admiration that the Greeks and  Romans afforded this material as a noble and adaptable material.

It is always a satisfying moment to uncork that bottle and pour a relaxing glass of your favorite glorified grape juice.   As you sip, visit and feast your eyes on some lovely wine-geared porcelain treasures.

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