Digital cameras make it so easy to take hundreds of photos, too easy really. It takes so long to go through them and decide which ones to keep, which ones to discard, which ones to share with you gals. Sometimes when I look through the photos I find myself minutes later still gazing at the same picture with a dreamy smile on my face, remembering the moment the photo was taken. That doesn't help when one is trying to get a blog post together, lol.
I did say yesterday that I managed to get to a couple of vide greniers and that I bought a few things. I wanted to photograph them in France, you know, authentic flavour and all that, but the weather was so fickle, I only managed to photograph a few things outside, and the natural light inside the cottage just wasn't good enough when it was peeing down outside.
One of my favourite finds was this fabulous Art Deco vase complete with flower frog insert. The colour is amazing and the rose border is just so pretty. But have a look for yourselves -
Such a fabulous shape. Can you see that filled with big orange and yellow blossoms? Or a big bunch of pearly, creamy white ones? It is destined for Vintageland though, I cannot fit anymore coloured glassware into our yellow bedroom in the cottage.
Now this next item is definitely staying at the cottage. It is a vintage wash basin. There would normally be a little water tank with a teeny tap above it, both fixed to a piece of wood and placed in the bedroom. I just love that fabulous blue! Next time we go to the cottage, I am going to plant it with deep red geraniums and fix it to the bread oven wall in the garden. I think that will look quite stunning -
This gorgeous lidded copper bowl is also staying at the cottage and joining my copper collection. I love the hammered body and the beautiful leafy design on the lid. It also has an immensely tactile shape, very strokable, lol -
I was so eager to get things photographed before the rain came down again, that I didn't clean anything. So the next two items look in a bit of a state, but believe me, with a bit of elbow grease and copper cleaning stuff, they will come up really beautifully. The design of the oval copper tray and the crumb tray is so incredibly intricate, I find it very beautiful indeed
They will also be listed in Vintageland, because I already have a similar set, but I just couldn't resist buying these. They called to me, they did.
Just look at this, can it get any more French than this? I just had to buy this oh so Parisian ink stand, even though I don't have a lovely desk to put it on ( going to Vintageland, yep ). The Tour Eiffel and the L'Arc de Triomphe pictures are on the actual ink well covers. The ink wells still have their original tiny ink containers, which are removable -
There are more French treasures of course, I photographed some of them today in between all the other mundane things one has to do, including some really quite fabulous antique monogrammed linen sheets, the most amazing antique pillow cases, and some rather interesting music sheets from the 1920s and 30s. I haven't edited them yet though, so will have to post those tomorrow.
I'll leave you with a few pictures of the wisteria which I planted three years ago, a tiny little thing it was. And look at it now, it has grown so much -
Fingers crossed for good weather tomorrow so that I can photograph some more finds, I really don't like flash.
Have a great weekend! xxx