If you saw yesterday's post about my brocante finds, you'll remember that I mentioned a big folder. And that it was an absolute must-have even though it cost a fortune, lol. And I did promise to show you today what it was that got me so excited.
Well, I won't tease you any longer. What I found stashed away in a number of smaller folders were...............
THE most wonderful fashion magazines from the 1870s and 1880s!!!
They are so rare, so very hard to find. Very occasionally you come across one or two at a dealer's stall, so you can imagine how delighted I was to find a whole bunch of them. The stall was manned by an elderly couple, and we got chatting and they told me that his grandmother had been a dress designer and had collected all these publications. I wish I had had more time to talk with them and find out what else they had stashed away, but it was such a very busy brocante, I couldn't keep them away from other customers for too long.
I took a few photographs for you, of course -
I also got these almost pristine 1870s embroidery and dress patterns, on the most delicate lilac coloured tissue paper -
I suppose I should list at least some of them in my Etsy shop, but oh, that will be hard, they are all so very beautiful.
Wishing all a very happy Sunday, and a great new week. Toodlepip xxx