Saturday, 8 September 2012

Master Packer at work!

I have been packing up ( most of ) the wonderful brocante finds from this summer. All day long. Trying to get it all into the car along with two dogs and the usual stuff you travel with, like clothes, dvds, cameras etc, is a daunting task, but........ I have been doing it for almost ten years now, and I am getting good at it ;-). You wouldn't believe the amount of stuff I have managed to get into the car. Now I need a break. And while I am resting for a few moments, I'll show you a few more pics of some of the brocante finds. Quite a few, actually, lol, I hope you don't mind. Randomly picked really, because I am too tired to do it in an orderly fashion.

A gorgeous large chalice kind of thing -

Gilt finish ornate curtain rings -

Fabulous metal ornate frame -

Lots of great vintage kitchen stuff -

A precious little lace motif from The Louvre Shop, Paris -

Some rather beautiful lace doilies -

Great metal pieces, originally from a chandelier I was told, awesome for mixed media projects -

I love the small gilt metal ornaments and the shabby white keyhole plate -

Amazingly intricate old stamp -

The prettiest little souvenir tin from Nancy -

A firm favourite of mine, this enamelware kitchen rack with matching ladle etc 

Beautifully tactile old wooden measure -

Victorian era photo album filled with cabinet cards -

Stunning monogrammed silver plate cutlery of exceptional quality -

The most beautiful Madonna I have found to date -

Beautiful old handwriting -

Two huge rosaries, very different from your usual ones -

Art Deco era pharmacy tin, love the lilac colour!

My most favourite tin, because it is even prettier on the inside -

Antique roller stamp ( to create the beautiful broderie anglaise work seen on nighties and French undergarments -

Curtain rings with clips -

I gotta get back to the packing, finishing up whats left and then start the big clean up.

Early start tomorrow morning. Drive all day, hopefully get to our UK home early evening.

And I see you gals probably on Monday! Until then, toodlepip xxx


Rhonda said...

Liz, we need to chat, my love. Gorgeous finds and travel safe!
You lucky, lucky gal!

I am interested in so many of your treasures!! xo Rhonda

morkaren said...

Sikken en masse dejlige ting du skal have med dig hjem, jeg nyder at kikke og genkende de gamle ting, dine forgyldte gardinringe har jeg her i huset, blonder i enhver udformning, elsker jeg, det gamle fotoalbum har jeg også (måske ikke så flot som dette) din ny købte madonna er så dejlig, sådan en har jeg ikke men kikker efter en hver gang jeg er på marked. du har gjort nogle gode fund, knus morkaren.

Salma said...

also, da hast du ja reichlich beute gemacht ;) hab schon in tunesien immer wieder deine schätze bestaunt! is ja wirklich wahnsinn, was du da immer wieder findest :)

ich wünsch euch eine gute heimreise (auch, wenn du das vermutlich erst DANACH lesen wirst... *g*)

alles liebe

Pat C. said...

What gorgeous finds... you'll have such fun creating with them!

Hope you have a safe trip home!


Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

OMG Lizzie, You found such fantastic treasures again! I love all the great metal pieces as well as the beautiful laces. Both stamps are really amazing and I'm smitten with that wooden measure. I certainly wouldn't have been able to resist the photo album with the sweet cabinet cards and the exercise book with the awesome hand writing.
Have a save trip to England, my dear friend!
Big hugs,

Mom E. said...

You find the most gorgeous things!!!
Okay, You KNOW what I have my eye on!!!! Thanks for finding me one! PLEASE reserve it for me in your Etsy shop! And I might have to RENT a few of your items....You have me addicted to vintage lace, my dear friend, and I have been washing my finds and making plans for them!
Good work, packing up, wish I could be there an help with that so I could take pictures of your things....Big many I want to purchase!
Talk to you soon!

A garden just outside Venice said...

Have a safe trip!

Dorthe said...

Dearest Liz,
first, I wish you a safe and good journy home to London, dear friend.
and then -here is another friend in awe over your gorgeous finds!
I am totally blown away over all the metal pieces ,most the chalice thing,but also the rings and chandelier pieces- and OH the gilt ornaments -are you selling them?
The photo album was a HIT with the lovely children , and the madonna, the rosaries-are they wood? oh they are such amazing finds all, Liz- you have had such luck this summer, even there have been lots of rain also.
See you at home, dear -

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Dear Liz,
all your finds are wonderful.
Have a safe trip home.
Sending hugs and love,

Romeo said...

Oops, there go a few more whiskers!!! Did you find the mother lode of stash or what?!?! LOVE the roller stamp, the old handwriting (had to enlarge to allow "her" to drool), the lace and doilies....oh my...there goes another whisker....I'm gonna be bald by the time "she" gets back....

Ah well, it will be worth it! Being back online AND having a purrty...well it doesn't get much better than that!

Safe travels home!

Purrs from your favorite feline....


Marrianna said...

Liz - after viewing all the brocante treasures, I am soooooo ready to go shopping. Everything looks fantastic, especiall the Virgin Mary statue. Oh, please let me know when you update your Etsy shop.

craftattack said...

Wow, wow and wow again, what a lot of gorgeous goodies! Have a good journey home, Liz! Valerie

Anni - Fabric and Mixed Media Art said...

Wow Liz so many wonderful things, love the Madonna and the lace, the enamelware kitchen rack looks fantastic, lots of treasures here.
Hugs Anni

Arbrasgallery said...

it's really nice post...
Silver Cutlery

Alexandra Eitel said...

Ohhh my Dear ich erblasse vor Neid. So wunderschöne Schätze!

Mom E. said...

I think I have one of those old folding carpenters rulers that belonged to my father. Such fun things you found!

Lynn Stevens said...

Some serious drooling going on here!