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Posted at 07:21 PM in Collage & Assemblage | Permalink
Pages from the French Quartermaster's notebook, 1855.
Posted at 11:21 AM in Paper Ephemera | Permalink
A new batch of vintage silverplate trophies from Britain.
1950s - 1970s with delightful detailing.
Scrolls, scallops, and lion head handles.
Most are engraved with the date and competition.
They're just a bit too ... shiny.
Once the shiny subsides and they settle in a bit and have time to sit for their individual portraits, they will be available for purchase.
Posted at 10:33 AM | Permalink
I've known vaguely about Etsy treasuries for some time.
In the sense that I get a message every time one of my listings is used in a treasury.
Which is often.
Sepia script goes with everything.
But it took me forever to realize that I could compose treasuries myself.
With endless shades of grey. Felted bliss. Pearls and woolly sheep.
So. Much. Fun.
So if you can't find me, it's because I'm busy.
In the Treasury Department.
Posted at 09:03 PM | Permalink
Some new books in the library, Buffon's Oeuvres 1-4, dated 1840.
Lovingly detailed engravings in a slightly cooler colour palette than my previous find.
The usual selection of wild and woollies.
And a charming collection of Canadian critters, such as la loutre ...
... and le castor.
And a surprise appearance by everyone's favourite, le cochon d'Inde.
Thank you for your kind wishes.
The whining has subsided almost completely.
Posted at 04:12 PM | Permalink
Returned to work.
Very few words to hand at the moment.
I'll be back soon with more stimulating conversation.
And less whining.
Posted at 05:56 PM in Collage & Assemblage, Paper Ephemera | Permalink
Mortgage payment or vintage rhinestones?
Posted at 08:26 PM in Brocante Bijoux | Permalink
A beautiful print suffers grave consequences when some have-a-go Henry dabbles in hand-tinting.
Garibaldi's Entrée is rendered more Kindergartenesque than Triomphale.
The city of Naples shudders.
Posted at 08:08 PM in Paper Ephemera | Permalink
19th century - early 20th century France.
Posted at 08:04 PM in Collage & Assemblage, Paper Ephemera | Permalink
All the best bits are vintage.
And all the best vintage is Czech.
Tarnished just so.
Perfect clustered together in any combination.
Posted at 08:11 PM | Permalink
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