Can I tease you a little to start with? Just a little, lol? Have a look at this pic, do you recognise the symbol/trade mark?
No? Perhaps it is easier to see on the side of the little box?
Alright, tease over, it is Swarovski Crystal of course. Probably the best crystal you can get. My mother used to collect the little Swarovski figures for many years and has a lovely collection. This gorgeous treasure is staying with me though, not gonna give it away, no way. I love it. Not the box, of course but whats in it!
Six absolutely gorgeous, sparkly little candleholders. You got to see them in real life to really appreciate their fabulous sparkle.
They are going to look so lovely at Christmas time, on the dinner table, can you picture it?
Of course I also brought home a few more very vintage button cards. They are becoming quite difficult to find as well, darn, these French are getting wise to what we like. I especially love the cards with the really big buttons on, they are so perfect for button closures on handmade bags and totes
After I had taken this pic, I found some more cards in the bag, oops -
The tiny little silk thread covered buttons are the cutest little things, so perfect for period dolls clothes.
And talking of tiny, I found a little bunch of tiny keys as well. Geez, these tiny ones cost a whole lot more than the big ones! So not fair, lol -
Oh, and little bit more sparkle! Just some odd drops, but they are so pretty -
I was really pleased to find this antique velvet cross as well, because it is in uncommonly good condition. Usually the velvet is terribly worn, but this one doesn't show any signs of wear. Somebody looked after it extremely well, it obviously meant a lot to them -
I also came across these two religious plaques,
Did you see the beautiful old glitter in the first plaque?
And how about these? Three little boxes of gorgeous Perl Cotton embroidery thread-
Now these things had me somewhat confuzzled. They are knife rests, but not like any I have seen or used before. They have these dinky little bowls at either end, and the only thing I can think of is that they were meant for individual salt and pepper portions. Which is quite sensible, then you don't have to pass the normal salt and pepper cellar round the table. I love using knife rests, btw and I have a few French glass salt and pepper cellars as well. I like taking a pinch of pepper or salt out of the cellars.
I remember taking a little milk urn like this one to the shop to get the milk when I was a little girl and I can still in my mind see the lady behind the counter pulling this enormous handle on the tank and the milk spurting out into my little milk urn -
And we are almost down the very last items now. These are a bit OOH LA LA. I do love vintage clothing and lingerie etc is part of that as well. I am always delighted when I find these 40s/50s undergarments-
Yep a gorgeous old corset and the cutest little garter belt, all absolutely unused and still with labels!
And last but most definitely not least, a really precious find, a beautiful small Art Nouveau ( end of the 19th C ) pewter tray, probably made as an ashtray, but far too gorgeous for that. Isn't it the prettiest little thing for a dressing table? -
Well I think thats it, if I find I have missed out anything else, then thats just too bad, lol. I haven't even photographed the things I have bought at the couple of bootfairs I recently went to. So thats next on my to-do list.
Have a lovely day, toodlepip xxx