As I mentioned in the last post, there are a few more items I managed to find at the boot fairs. I have to say that this item here is definitely my favourite -
A really gorgeous copper and brass oil lamp! All it needs is the glass funnel, and they are not too difficult to find, especially in France. Living right in the middle of nowhere in the French countryside, we do get power cuts during severe storms. Oil lamps and candles come in really handy then. I am always well stocked up with candles and already have a couple of oil lamps, but this one is lovely and big and goes so well with the other copper stuff in the cottage. It is really quite romantic sitting in the cottage all snug when its storming outside, playing cards or scrabble by the light of an oil lamp or two and some candles.
Tins, boxes, anything I can store bits and pieces in is always totally irrresistible. This sweet little inlaid box had to come home with me and will hold some beautiful old buttons -
I found some more Lexicon cards as well. Not in a gorgeous old box like the previous one I found, only in cardboard packaging, but nevertheless, its a complete set of Lexicon cards to use in collages perhaps -
I was very happy that I managed to find a couple of books as well. I love books, always have done. This little beauty is tattered and torn in places, but it is filled with lovely lovely images -
And this great big thing -
1169 Sacret Songs and Solos and Hymns! I have to admit, some of them are quite beautiful. If anybody is ever in need of a hymn, lol, you know where to come!
Now, this next little book appealed to me because it has lots of little maps in it. It is an old Baedeker, and I bought it mostly because it is so very Agatha Christie, Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple. In those days, everybody travelled with a Baedeker, it seems. I hadn't realised how old it actually was until I looked at the map of Brighton ( look, JJ !!! ) and thought, my goodness, thats very small....... I looked for a date, and it turned out to be a 3rd edition 1894 Baedeker. No wonder Brighton looked so small compared to today, lol -
Just look at the pages, isn't the design on them absolutely gorgeous?
And then there is that totally rusty box with those lovely shiny heavy brass.... errmmm, whatever they are, lol, some of them are belt buckles, and some of them look like, well, I suppose they could be unfinished belt buckles -
I know you are going to ask me what I am going to do with those bits......... just don't expect a sensible answer, lol.
And last but not least, a few more copper bits and pieces for the cottage, a ladle, a skimmer, a frying pan, three small moulds and two large moulds. All of them very unloved and unpolished, but thats one bit of cleaning which I don't mind doing. They are nice, heavy, solid pieces, not the flimsy modern ones you get just for decoration -