Wednesday 15 April 2015

Brocante Finds

I can't believe it has taken me this long to show you the first lot of brocante finds. From weeks ago! Ah well, here they are at long last -

Galvanised zinc bed warmer, I love these on display under the French bedside tables -

Set of three small blue and white storage tins, they are so cute -

I found two adorable little baby bonnets as well. They are tiny as you can see, for newborn babies. I don't have any dolls, so I used a candle to photograph them on :-) -

This one is delicate crochet -

This one is the most delicate fine cotton fabric, beautifully embroidered and in fabulous condition -

A boxed set of 12 mid century cake forks -

This next one is one of my favourite finds, a really early 19th Century ( possibly 18th Century ) ornate iron coat hook. I think it is fabulous and I wish I knew in what beautiful places it was used in the past -

This quite large cross is beautifully inlaid with brass and has lovely banding ( I think satinwood but I am not sure ) -

I am not sure what this little pouch was used for, perhaps handkerchiefs or silk stockings, but it is such a sweet little thing, embroidered with butterflies -

This old spirit lamp made me giggle, part of the inscription says it is guaranteed not to explode! -

I can never walk past these beautiful little benitiers ( Holy Water fonts ). This one bears a medal of St. Therese -

Could you have left this box of threads in lovely shades of grey behind? Nope, me neither ;-) -

Three gorgeous red striped monogrammed linen towels -

Oh, and this sweet embroidered shelf trim, I love the cute little sporty figures! -

These old needle keep/thread winders are so tactile, so smooth from years of being handled I suppose -

Lace is getting so difficult to find in our area, I only managed to get a few small lengths -

And last, but most definitely not least, my two favourites. OMG, I adore these so much! 
A fabulous 1950s hat covered in delicious white flowers, never used it seems, as it still has an original paper price label inside -

and this utterly gorgeous Holy Communion head dress in equally fabulous condition -

There you have it, a rather eclectic, but much loved, collection of brocante finds.

Oh, I did get one more thing, a sweet little child sized basket, but I thought it would look perfect filled with Easter chocolates for our neighbours two boys, so that is what happened to it -

Thanks for stopping by! Toodlepip xxx

Ah, and because for me, the French brocantes are so full of vintage inspiration, I am linking this post to My Salvaged Treasures Vintage Inspiration Party No. 185.


Alexandra said...

wie geil sind denn die Haarteile!!!
Wahnsinns Funde meine Liebe :)

Kimberly at ArtJoyStuff said...

What a beautiful grouping of treasures Liz! The hat and floral communion piece are divine.
hugs and JOY,

donna baker said...

Love everything too, but the shelf trim was just the best thing I've seen in a long time.

Julia @ Vintage with Laces said...

Great finds, Lizzy! The blue and white tins and the spirit lamp are my favorites. The hat and the other headpiece are in amazingly good condition. Very lovely.

Betsy said...

Gorgeous items, Liz!!!
I love the hats as well, so much to love! The grey threads are amazing!!! And all those shades in One box, what a great find! I need to check the etsy shop to see what you put in there!!

suziqu's thread works said...

Hello my far away friend,
In case you might be wondering I have been on another planet without internet connection for 9 days so far and am still waiting for my desktop to be operating once again.
So much frustration!

Oh to see these beauties is a joy to the eyes - those dear little babies' bonnets are so gorgeous when you see them up close as is the communion head piece. Love also the threads, benitier, the elegant iron coat hook and that bed warmer (never seen one of these before!).
Springtime hugs sweet friend,

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

You found some gorgeous treasures. I love all the lace and the beautiful lace hats and baby bonnets. Thanks so much for sharing at Vintage Inspiration Party.

Joy said...

OMG! Lizzy. These are just the most awesome finds.