Friday, 23 September 2011

More French Vide Greniers Finds

I did mention before that because I couldn't get onto the internet much, I spent the time on editing and sorting my photos instead. And ended up sorting them into lots of categories, lol. I thought today I would show you the metal and enamelware finds.

I found another old copper kettle for my collection, I like the kind of fluted design -

Next is this pair of hooks. They are quite amazing, I just love those faces. I have never seen any quite like these before -

This coat and hat hook is one of my favourites, I love the feel of the wood, and the shape is so pleasing -

Curtain rings, I adore these big old gold metal rings -

A sweet old tray, perfect to use as a little pin or brooch tray -

and a gorgeous little PARIS souvenir tray, featuring the EIFFEL TOWER, of course -

I love love love old French enamelware, and I can never resist buying a piece or two when I am out and about. The colour of this pitcher was such a good match for the green French chair -

These gorgeous old French lunch pails are fabulous for kitchen storage, I love seeing them in a row on a shelf. The colours are just so delicious -


I'll try and post some more pics tomorrow, of little metal bits for mixed media collages etc.

The weather forecast is good for tomorrow, so we will be tackling the horrendous jungle in the front garden tomorrow. Almost 3 months worth of weeds and brambles of all things! YIKES! Serves us right for spending the summer in France, lol, right?

IF YOU HAVEN'T YET ENTERED THE BACK-FROM-FRANCE GIVEAWAY, YOU CAN DO SO BY CLICKING ON THIS LINK AND LEAVING A COMMENT ON THAT POST -


I hope to see lots of you lovely people entering!

Until tomorrow then, toodlepip xxx

7 comments:

Denise said...

Enjoyed your collection.I have a reporduction french lunch pail.It was good to see a real one.Denise

harmony and rosie said...

Glad you had a relaxing time, tell me about the weeds .. you should see the state of ours since we got back from holidays.

Love the enamelware! x

Salma said...

meine güte, weißt du, wie lange ich schon so einen waschkrug suche???? es ist zum haare raufen - hier in österreich gibts nur "bauchige", weiße krüge...

noch niiieeee hab ich auf einem flohmarkt so eine mit schnabel gesehen...

ich gratuliere dir zu deinen tollen funden!! :)

und deine bilder aus frankreich sind ein hammer! wunderschön!

ganz liebe grüße
salma

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh wow, this is all totally amazing, Liz!!! I love it all!!
XO
Cindy

craftattack said...

Such beutiful things, wish I was there! Valerie

Fabric Art said...

Dear Liz you find so many wonderful things, love the old French lunch pails, and the lace in your previous post are so lovely, nice that blogger has abandoned the new way to view images on, have a nice evening and sunday.
Hugs Anni

Dorthe said...

Dear Liz,
Such a wonderful collection-
The pile of rings are gorgeous, and the hooks, and trayes so beautiful- Love all thing Eiffel Tower- of course- lol
Wish you happy weed-working tomorrow- I`m off to see my little family, tomorrow-while my husbonf stayes here ,at home.
HUGS- Dorthe