Boot fairs in our part of the UK are a summer thing, and as we spend most of the summer at our cottage in France, I don't get to visit them very often these days. But I did manage a quick visit the other Sunday and these are the little treasures I found -
This is a really beautiful 19th Century Victorian powder box, laquered and hand painted papier mache, and I so adore it -
A few lovely little metal bits -
This two-handled silver plated bowl is gorgeous -
Not sure what this tiny little thing is, but it is so adorable -
This is a face powder compact, and it has a very precise patent date on the side, Dec 19 - 1916
I was really attracted to the shape of this box. It is rather solid and heavy, and I had no idea that it was made for cigarettes. Love the elegant, understated design. I couldn't get the colour right when taking the photos, it is much nicer in real life -
I had never seen a soap dish like this one before, I love it, even though the silver plate need a heck of a lot of elbow grease -
Apart from the above, I also bought a few bits of fabric, but I haven't photographed them yet.
I took some time out from Etsy stuff and made the ATCs for Kimberly's new ATC swap ' MASKED BEAUTIES '. I'll post the photos tomorrow.
Until then, toodlepip xxx