I wanted to show you a few recent boot fair finds. The first photos are of a beautifully aged bird bath, which is coming to France with us in a couple of weeks. It will look so lovely in the garden there -
It is not an antique, the people I bought it from had had it in their garden for 18 years, but the weather over the years has done a great job on it.
Here are a few other bits and pieces, some of which will soon find their way into Vintageland!
I was quite pleased to find this lovely copper bowl full of fabulous bits and pieces for collages, drawer plates, small handles, lurvely stuff -
A gorgeous vintage brooch, really sparkly and beautiful rich colours -
A fabulously intricate 28 year calendar! Isn't this the most amazing brass gadget? I haven't seen one of these before, and I find it totally intriguing. You try and figure out how it works! I am not very good at it, but I think it is beautiful -
At long last I also found some lovely ephemera, some from the 19th C. -
A lovely Huntley & Palmers tin -
An old metal hole punch, sooo much nicer -
A gorgeous little silver plated ladle, perfect for making a little birds nest in-
Oh, and this fabulous very vintage Lexicon game, complete with instructions -
This is really something quite special. I believe it is a Victorian mourning brooch and it is incredibly beautiful. It is glass, incredibly detailed and has a silvered back, is surrounded with diamante, and sewn onto a black chiffon ruffle. Two diamante pieces are missing, but can easily be replaced. I love this one, because of the silvered back, it has incredible depth and sparkle.
These gorgeously tactile vintage ribbons are French, but I bought them over here at a boot fair. The narrower one is every so soft and silky and definitely the older one
Crikey, I hadn't realised how much I had bought, there are loads of pics left, but I think this post is quite long enough. I'll post some more boot fair finds tomorrow, and I can promise you, there will be one item which will have you in fits of giggles. I couldn't stop laughing when I saw it on the stall.
Well, see you all tomorrow then, xxx