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The commanding eyebrows.
The moustache, twirled just so.
The penetrating gaze.
Brass buttons gleaming.
And the shoulder pads?
They carried him, like wings, into battle.
Posted at 02:09 PM in Paper Ephemera | Permalink
Posted at 09:09 PM | Permalink
A little sadness mixed with hope.
And in my mind's eye I turn towards the sun.
Walk the stone steps.
Listen to the doves as the morning light hits the hillside.
I am a stranger.
And I am home.
Posted at 07:02 PM in La Belle France | Permalink
Two footed beakers marked AYRTONS BRITISH MADE with white numbers and etched lines. Etched Royal Cypher on opposite side.
$14.00 each + postage. SOLD
Two small cups with embossed measurements on the inside marked GLASCO.
$5.00 each + postage.
Graduated cylinder with blue lines and measurements, marked EXAX USA.
$5.00 + postage.
A discount for any mad scientist who would like the whole lot. After a long week, perhaps that's you?
Posted at 03:42 PM in Brocante Items For Sale | Permalink
Soft leather covers.
Dark sepia script in an even hand.
Tiny numbers and diagrams that make my heart pitter and patter.
Record keeping at its most alluring.
Merci, Corey, Merci.
Posted at 09:11 PM in Paper Ephemera | Permalink
Antique engravings from Paul Bert's L'ANNÉE PRÉPARATOIRE d'Enseignement SCIENTIFIQUE. Published in 1887, a small science text for 7 to 9 year olds, and a fabulous resource for those who are fond of French graphics.
Posted at 06:12 PM in Paper Ephemera | Permalink
Brittle and cracked, and yet so delicate.
Posted at 04:45 PM in Brocante Finds | Permalink
Last bit of ugly for now ... just because I can't resist playing around with old papers.
Back to the Brocante tomorrow.
Posted at 10:02 PM in Collage & Assemblage | Permalink
Stacks and stacks of old French documents.
1600s. 1700s. 1800s.
Swooping script. Frills and flourishes.
Many for sale soon, to round out your collection of Brocante Bliss!
Posted at 12:06 PM in Brocante Finds | Permalink
Something a little different...
Sketches from a recent workshop.
Did you know there were workshops?
If you're in the neighbourhood, stop by.
We'll make something together.
Posted at 09:05 PM in Collage & Assemblage | Permalink
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