I have managed a little bit of shopping at a brocante last weekend, and I'll show you pics of some of the things I have bought in a minute, but first I have to post my inchie for this week, which I managed to make a couple of days ago in my craftavan.The theme was RIVER -
I stamped the background with green inks in different shades, as I didn't have any colouring pens, and used a piece of blue seam binding for the river. Stamped some paper with different blues and cut out tiny fish. Riviere is the French word for river. I cut it out of an old Larousse dictionary.
And now to the finds from last weekend. This is the most gorgeous candelabra with a very sweet cherub holding the three candlesticks -
A very large figure of Christ, which came from a cross which had rotted away. I believe this dates to the turn of the last century -
A magnificent solid copper bed warmer with brass fittings, very heavy and so beautiful -
A small figure of Christ, again minus the cross, perfect for a religious mixed media collage -
Some matching graniteware pieces in really great condition -
A beautifully sculpted figure of Jeanne d'Arc. I really don't know what this could have been attached to, but it obviously was topping something -
A handful of gorgeous old keys -
I love the colour of this enamel ladle. The handle is solid colour, the bowl is speckled with white enamel -
This silver plated ladle has a very unusual shaped bowl, kind of squarish but with a very shallow lip -
A beautiful Madonna statue, very gentle colours and she has such a sweet face -
Notre Dame de Lourdes, a very beautiful statue of Our Lady of Lourdes -
These two pill boxes are in fantastic condition with really rich colours and beautiful Art Nouveau designs -
The blues on this bon bon or cookie tin are GORGEOUS, don't you think: And the floral design is so sweet-
I fell in love with this metal rose, rusted to perfection -
I was incredibly lucky to be able to buy a whole bunch of these typical French window shutter holders. Usually you find one or two at a brocante. I managed to find 16 pieces! Aren't they fabulous?
These glasses were used by people taken the waters at famous Spas in France. The glass is engraved with the name of the spa on the front and with the amount in millilitres on the back. All carried around in this woven basket with leather straps -
These strange looking metal ornaments are part of the fittings on very old windows. They are so beautifully ornate -
Thank you all so much for your kind comments and emails. I hope that I will be able to reply to them real soon, but I don't want to take up too much time here at our friends's house. I hope you understand.
Wishing you all a wonderful day, wherever you are,