Sweet dreams are made of cheese.

Wait till you hear the story behind this rare collection: It goes back to 1847, when Stanislas Renault first opened his workshop in Argent-sur-Sauldre, France. One move and 173 years later, the Poterie Renault business had stayed in the family for five generations, continuing to handcraft iconic stoneware from French clay (and even fire it all in the original kiln). Sadly, they’re closing their doors—but not before we were able to snap up a treasure trove of vintage pieces. We brought them here just for you, and they’re available exclusively at our Shop.

A cheese basket, you ask? Yep, this vintage strainer was handcrafted from grey clay in France, and it’s specially made to shape homemade fromage (faisselle, for example). We’ve got about a zillion other uses for it in mind, too, especially since it’s oven, microwave, freezer, and dishwasher safe, to boot—berry bowl, onion storage, plant pot, candle holder, sinkside crock...we could keep going...