Antique Oyster Sticks

Dear Diva Readers,

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Originally these wooden oyster sticks were used by oyster farmers in the South of France to raise oysters. Exposure to the elements gave the sticks a rustic weathered patina while the spots where the oysters would attach gave the sticks several indentions.

Today, this once strictly utilitarian item can be repurposed in many decorative ways! Simply standing them up on iron mounts elevates them as sculptural elements in a modern space.

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Or have them made into lamps for a beach house.

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How about creating a unique mirror?

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Or use them as a fresh take on a classically shaped chandelier.

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Simply hung on a wall, they act as 3D art pieces.

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Who would have thought that something so simple as oyster sticks could be used in so many ways? I’d love for you to share with me what other ways you could see them being used! Leave me a comment!

Until next time,

The Antiques Diva®

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Author: Toma Clark Haines

Toma Clark Haines is a Global Tastemaker, Speaker, Writer & Entrepreneur; and founder and CEO The Antiques Diva® & Co, Europe, Asia and America's largest Antiques Sourcing & Touring Company.

  • Hello! Do you know if there are still oyster sticks available? Any help you might be able to provide would be wonderful. Thank you! Kylee

  • Hello! Do you believe there are still oyster sticks available? Any help you might be able to provide would be wonderful. Thank you! Kylee

  • Please share contact info to locate and purchase oyster sticks.

    Thank you!

  • I would love to purchase some oyster sticks. Can you put me in touch with the vendor?
    Thanks,
    Margaret Barber

  • Hi I am search of oyster sticks, are you able to connect me with merchant who sells?

    Thank you!

  • I would like to purchase several oyster sticks. Can you please share with me who I should contact?
    Thanks so much!

  • Hi! I am also interested in purchasing… Could I please have the vendor information? Thanks so much!

  • Hi! I am also interested in purchasing…. Could I please have the vendor contact info? Thanks so much!

  • Hi! Love your post. I am very interested in purchasing several oyster sticks. Could you please email me your vendor’s contact info? Thank you!

  • Hello I am also interested in purchasing 3 of these items. Would you be able to share the vendor information with me? Thank you so much. VIRGINIA

  • Hello. I am also interested in purchasing 3 of these items. Please let me know if you can share this vendor information. Thank you!

  • I would like to purchase 4 oyster sticks and am wondering if you have any for sale or can you put in touch with someone who does. Thank you, sincerely barb

  • I would like to purchase 4 oyster sticks. Do you have any for sale and if so what is their price. I am very interested. Please respond and thank you very much