This is all a bit arse about face, as the Brits so eloquently call it, lol, I should really post the pics from Thursday evening's vide grenier and Saturday's brocante, but I haven't done them yet! I suppose as yesterday's were still very fresh in my mind, I did those first.
Here they are -
Of course you want to see details, don't you? Please say yes, lol, because thats what you gonna get. I am going to make it easy on myself and just post them in the order I have them in the file. First up, a couple of brooches, a beautiful little rosary with such tiny beads, it must have been a child's one, a couple of religious medals, a pocket watch and the glass from a large old pocket watch -
Carnival glass. A set of dessert bowls, 1 large and 6 small. I don't like orange normally, but the gorgeous oil on water shimmer of carnival glass I do love -
I adore these freestanding antique crosses. The black paint on this one is flaking off, and I think it would look so beautiful painted in a soft antique white. I am tempted to do that, but perhaps I should leave that and let a future buyer decide for themselves.
Aren't these the dinkiest weird little things? Antique egg strainers, for getting the coddled eggs out of the hot water. They make such a great display hanging from the kitchen shelf -
Talk about weird, lol, these hooks are that alright. The seem to be a combination of drawing pin and tiny hook. I love them! I am going to use some on my shelves in my craft room in England, to hang tags from -
Another great display item for the kitchen, a very vintage measuring cup -
Close up of the medal. Rather unusual and so very pretty and the faceted frame sparkles in the sunlight!
A bunch of old pocket watch cases. Perhaps they will get me into some grungy mixed media projects -
Close up of the beautiful rosary, it is so fine -
Another gorgeous glass salt cellar. We use them all the time, they look so nice on a properly laid French table -
I wish I could show you the amazing shimmer and shine on this huge shell, but the camera just doesn't pick it up properly. The shell and starfish are for our bathroom -
This huge thing had me giggling when I saw it. Is it a bomb? is it a pomander? Nope, according to the vendor, it is a huge spice infuser, used in a big restaurant kitchen to flavour whatever they were cooking without having the spice bits floating about in it. It is big and I LOVE IT !!!
Lovely red and gold vintage tin -
and finally, the prettiest tray with a toile de jouy image. Isn't that just the loveliest oh so French scene? -
That was it, yesterday's treasures, spied, grabbed, haggled for and brought home.
I'll get the other pics ready later. I'll try. Gotta get inchie and tag making as well though. Hmm.