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Antique enamel number plaques in black and white ... it must be love!
Shop listings are galloping along now that I've cleared the postage hurdle.
Posted at 10:45 AM in Brocante Finds | Permalink
The forecast looked hopeful for a shop update, but the black clouds rolled in when dealing with postage rates.
Hopefully soon, but in the meantime a few peeks and prices ... postage is a yet-to-be-determined extra.
Large wooden crucifix with metal Christ figure ... SOLD
Vintage French alarm clocks. Sold as decorative pieces, but the alarms are still very enthusiastic! ... $25.00 each. Jaz clock SOLD
Lovely French carton boxes ... SOLD
Mother of pearl hand-carved gaming tokens, perfect for jewelry making. Two different designs, though none are identical ... $25.00 for 3
Souvenir shell rosary case, repaired on the back ... SOLD
Saint Susan reliquairy, with original red wax seal ... $155.00
1800s silver metal tassels. 4 available ... SOLD
1800s silver metal fringed trim. Sold by the metre ... $28.00/m
Zinc grape leaves from mourning wreaths. $21.50 for 3 This set reserved, other sets available.
1800s ruffled paperback books ... $7.00 each.
If you need more information or would like to reserve anything, please email ...
Posted at 09:52 AM in Brocante Items For Sale | Permalink
Nothing broke in shipping.
Mary was wounded crossing a street in France.
I had wrapped her in a sheet to keep her safe.
A linen sheet.
A weighs-a-ton antique linen sheet, to be exact.
Everything we love about antique linen makes it the WRONG choice for wrapping fragile plaster.
So Mary suffered the embarrassing loss of her toes.
Such beautiful toes, too.
I brought home every crumb of plaster and, with time and glue, expect her to make a full recovery.
Today is devoted to taking photos. Descriptions will be conjured up over the next few days ... still on track for a shop update this week.
Posted at 01:06 PM in Brocante Finds | Permalink
Unpacking is all but finished.
Yards of bubble wrap and miles of packing tape stowed away.
Washing, laundering, and ironing will commence shortly.
My goal is to start reloading the shop next week ...
Books, linens, cutlery, religious items, passementerie, lace, mannequins, curiosities, and ephemera are all on the menu.
I appreciate your patience, for this is a labour of love ...
Posted at 09:21 PM | Permalink
Glorious late 1800s silver tassels.
Perfectly tarnished over the past century.
Found at a brocante somewhere between the Atlantic and the Mediterranean, along with yards and yards of silver trim.
It seemed sacrilegious to split it up, so I thought it best to buy the lot.
p.s. shop updates will start once the majority of unpacking is finished. This is to prevent the shop owner from completely losing the plot.
Posted at 09:30 AM in Brocante Finds | Permalink
For those times when you are just a little overwhelmed by all the choices the brocante has to offer.
Posted at 12:16 PM in Apothecary Bottles, Brocante Finds | Permalink
In the end it went smoothly.
Boxes traveled by truck and ship and rail and forklift and ferry and finally reached my island.
Paperwork, taxes, more paperwork.
An excellent, and conviently French, Customs Agent*.
And now I unpack and unpack and unpack.
I am probably the only person in my neighbourhood that will have a large garbage can filled entirely with packing tape on collection day.
Lots of work ahead.
* We did not discuss the frog.
Posted at 03:00 PM | Permalink
Worn to perfection.
My heart wanders.
Posted at 07:51 PM in La Belle France | Permalink
Plantes Venéneuses and a folio of botanical plates.
Wrapped and boxed and crated over three months ago.
A reunion date is set for the end of this week, and I am hoping against hope that they haven't forgotten.
Patience is not my forte.
More posts soon, I promise.
Posted at 06:16 PM in Paper Ephemera | Permalink
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