Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Brocante finds for Blissful Whites Wednesday

The weather stayed dry on Sunday ( well, most of the time anyhoo, it drizzled a little ), and we thoroughly enjoyed a womble through a couple of brocantes/vide greniers. Oh how I love to haggle with the French stall holders, most of them enjoy a good haggle as well, and we laugh and joke and both end up with a good deal. I usually manage to find something to bring home with me and Sunday was no exception. Today I'll just show you the new white treasures, as this is a Blissful Whites Wednesday post :-). I am going to leave my most favouritest item until last though, aahh it is so beautiful. So lets start with something small, which we all love though, buttons! -

Tiny little white glass buttons on a card -

A serene white cross -

A beautiful silk Holy Communion bow, it is huge -

A sweet little soap dish -

The most delightful 19th Century nighties, amazing condition and quality.
Nightie 1 -

Nightie No. 2 -

A few napkins, but as I don't have a full set, only 3, I'll probably make them into monogrammed lavender sachets -

And last, but most definitely not least, the favourite find of the day, this absolutely stunning very old silk covered chocolate box, by Marquise de Sevigne 

Gorgeous, isn't it?

I'll be linking this post to the Blissful Whites Wednesday party over at the TIMEWASHED blog. why don't you join us over there?

Toodlepip xxx


Rhonda said...

I completely understand holding onto that gorgeous box, Liz. You found so many great treasures.

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Oh swoon, you found the most incredible pieces again, dear Liz. The lacey treasures are just gorgeous and I certainly love the sweet buttons too. The soap dish - love love love that one a whole lot too. It's amazing that the beautiful chocolate box survived all those years.
I'm glad that all your plants grew so wonderfully while you were gone. Everything looks great and soon you can start harvesting. Your sweet cottage looks adorable and it's located in such a lovely and quiet invironment. How cool that you got a bread oven. Do you use it?
Have a sunny day, sweet friend!
Big hugs,

Dorthe said...

BEAUTY, and Special pieces,-- you fins it all, my dear friend,-and surely did this weekend!!
I am so loving both the small buttons, and the sweetest nighties- the soap dish and that gorgeous chocolate box... what a beautiful piece, -makes me think of Joséphine de Beauharnais :-) and that period- what an exiting find Lix!
Sending hugs- mind you they are cold, as here we have " autumn" again :-(

Mom E. said...

Such wonderful finds!...Love the buttons...on their original card, that is always so fun! and the soap dish I really love...such character it has...the silk bow is gorgeous and large, that fringe is so beautiful!
The nighties just took my breath away, as you knew they would!!!!! They are GORGEOUS!!!! That hand work is so exquisite and amazing!....I love the peachy pink straps!....and if they aren't Peachy, please don't tell me! LOL All of those tiny pleats and that threadwork and lacecy edge....ahhhhh.....the broderie anglaise...so intricate....LOVE them all...the napkins will make great lavender sachets....I need to check to se when to harvest my lavender.....any ideas what the specifics about that would be? Any specific time post bloom?
The chocolate box is definitely one of a kind gorgeousness, It is so wonderful that it lasted so well so long! SO amazing!

JansArtyJunk said...

OMG what a BEAUTIFUL post...Love it all! ...especially the buttons :) Swoon! x

Wendy AppleApricot said...

Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous! Beautiful finds. And Liz, your photos are stunning themselves too, they're so beautiful, love how you displayed everything.
And oh dear, how I laughed when I was picturing your haggling with the French.


Linens Lace and Lattes said...

The linens you picked up are beautiful and I so enjoyed the pictures of your cottage in France on the previous post.
linens lace and lattes

suziqu's thread works said...

Oh Dear Liz
You have found some amazingly gorgeous items nighties just take my breath away and that silk bow! That chocolate box is so very special and am sure you will display it in that special place!
In fact I love everything as usual!

Your vegi garden Liz looks happy and healthy and must surely be with those divine little birdies around.

Hope you have a gorgeous weekend sweet friend.

Sending some lovely gardening hugs,

Vicki Boster said...

Sweet Liz- so many beautiful finds-- were I to choose-- I love the buttons. Such fun to haggle at the market and come home with treasures :)