Tuesday, 23 September 2014

A rare visit to the local boot fair

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


6 comments:

Inky and Quirky said...

Lovely finds Liz,especially the powder box. I never seem to see anything that lovely :)

Hugs
Donna xxx

Andi's English Attic said...

Maybe the anonymous silver is a tiny vase for a breakfast tray? With four feet it would be less likely to tip over.

Dorthe said...

Hello my dear Liz,
Your finds are so wonderful,all. The bowl and powder box, especially beautiful,- -and the tiny silver thing could be the cutest needlepillow I think .
Amazing to find so many beautiful pieces back in old UK ,lol.
Thank you for showing dearest friend.
Hugs from Dorthe-xx

Betsy said...

Gorgeous items you found....I need a book with pictures of all your lovelies! Such amazing items there. I look forward to going to some Flohmarkts relatively soon!
I know I will find some fun things....I need to save my Eruos!
hugs,
Betsy

Betsy said...

And I LOVE every box pictured here, especially the Black one...such beautiful painting, and the compact. so nice, and the cigarette box, what does the inside look like? And the silver items are just lovely...Yeah, Love it all!
Betsy

Roosterhead Designs said...

Liz I was wandering through your blog and found this great post! I don't know what a 'Boot Fair' is, but I am guessing it is a sale of some kind?
What treasures to be found! I simply love them all, but the Victorian Powder Box so caught my eye! Very beautiful~ Have a great week-end, Karen O