Monday, 14 June 2010
VINTAGE FINDS from France and Belgium PART 2
I hope that your weekend turned out well. It's been a lovely weekend for us, really warm. It seems strange to think that on the other side of the world it is autumn.
We did a boot fair yesterday and managed to get rid of quite a few things. We need to do a few more boot fairs this year and then the loft will be a lot clearer.
In part 2 of "Vintage finds from France and Belgium", there is a mix of Vintage religious items, books and some Limoges.
I like vintage religious statues, pictures, rosaries, benitiers etc.. but they are harder to find over here in the England. So when in France or Belgium, I buy buy buy when I see something that I like!
Mixed in are also some items which my parents found for me.
Given to someone for their first communion in late 1800s
These books are not that old, they date from the late 70's to very early 80s. I love the book covers and confess that I bought them for that reason alone! I bought 12 books in all. I think that they are romance stories, I might read one and see if they are any good. I might be surprised.
(I have just spotted a visitor on the red & pink paisley book above... can you see it?)
I found a set of 6 pale blue Limoges teacups and saucers, really pretty
This is a special gift from my Father, a bisque Virgin Mary and a missal. Something for me to treasure.
The missal is in such good condition and the detail is wonderful to look at. It dates from the very early 1900s.
I had a lovely stay with my family and appreciate the fact that I was able to bring back so many wonderful vintage treasures.