Thursday, 29 September 2011

More from the summer brocantes/vide greniers

HAVE YOU ENTERED THE GIVEAWAY?, DETAILS ARE AT THE END OF THE POST !

I meant to post these photos a few days ago, but as usual, lol, I got carried away with other stuff and forgot. I did say I would post some of the gorgeous old metal bits I found in France, so perfect for mixed media collages.

First up, these fab old clock parts, so hard to find these days -


I love these fabulous 19th Century French curtain clips, aren't they just adorable? These are exceptionally pretty, they have such a lovely ornate top-


And just look at these gorgeous metal rosettes, so precious -



How about these metal tags? -


And last but not least, these sweet old pastry tins, such a lovely shape and just perfect for altering. Christmas decorations spring to mind -


I have other metal bits, but I didn't photograph them in France, and I hate to admit it, but I haven't unpacked them yet! They are still in a box with lots of other French goodies.

I AM DRAWING THE WINNER OF THE BACK-FROM-FRANCE GIVEAWAY ON SUNDAY, SO YOU ONLY HAVE A FEW DAYS LEFT TO ENTER IT IF YOU HAVEN'T ALREADY DONE SO. JUST CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW AND IT WILL TAKE YOU TO THE POST WHERE YOU CAN LEAVE YOUR COMMENT. GOOD LUCK!


Enjoy your day/evening wherever you are, toodlepip xxx

13 comments:

Sweet Old Vintage said...

Always love little objects with so much charm...

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Great fINDS,LIZ!!lOVE THE METAL TAGS.
hUGS,
mARIE

Robin said...

You are such a lucky girl to find such precious treasures! I don't think there is anything you have ever posted, that I didn't fall in love with!! Enjoy your goodies.

Hugs,
Robin

Dorthe said...

Hi sweetie-
Your finds are GORGEOUS -love the tags-and the tins- they are so perfect for decorating for christmas.
Hugs to you, Lix.
Dorthe

Regina said...

Ohhh Liz...you always find the BESTEST (that's a Chazman word ya know *_*) items. Love all of these.

HUGS,
Regi

"MOI" Freubel said...

Isn't France a fantastic country to shop vintage stuf ? I was there 2 months ago to expand my collection of old postcards. France never disapoint you LOL. Great to see you succeeded as well !

Cathy L. Calamas said...

Well sorry if this posts twice but it looks like my msg "dropped".
Such lovely finds!! I've decided that your cottage ( in your banner photo) is my "happy place". I may have to go there in my dreams tonight. :))

Patti said...

wow - I'm envious - love, love, love all the findings!

Debra said...

Liz, you really find some great stuff! I have been away from my blog reading so will enjoy catching up with yours- always my first stop!

vicki said...

Beautiful - beautiful. You have found such great treasures. I don't do mixed media- but I always admire the wonderful creations tgat my blogging friends create. I can only imagine what could be done with these beauties. Your photos show them perfectly--
Vicki

Terry said...

Lovely treasure finds! I am sure you will put them all to beautiful use!

Karen said...

Hello my friend!
You manage to find the best stuff! I swear you do!
My niece now lives in Oxford! I wish I could come see her and meet you too!
OMG we would have waaaayyyyy too much fun together...
HUGS! Karen

Lynn Stevens said...

You find the BEST treasures, hahahaha I just posted what I did with my old tins. So much fun!
Hugs Lynn