Saturday, 1 October 2016

Back in the UK with a car load of treasures

Six months in France ( with just one week in the UK for a number of appointments ) and my blogging has suffered severely. I have hardly been on the computer all that time. But, now I am back in the UK and I brought back a lot of my collected treasures which had been gracing the cottage for a while. I will be listing lots of them over the next 4 weeks until we go back to France again. Here are a few which have just gone into the shop -

Ornate antique French wall hook, gilt bronze grapevines - RESERVED

French Art Deco salad servers, boxed and in great condition -

Unusual vintage French Holy Water font in pewter - SOLD

I also dipped into my collection of antique and vintage tea strainers ( I do love a cup of tea ). 
This first one is quite a rare antique French swivel action tea strainer with drip tray - SOLD

Love the multi petal flower shape of this antique French tea strainer - SOLD

Vintage French (1930s) in-spout tea strainer - SOLD

This is a fabulous 19th Century folding pocket corkscrew made by a village blacksmith from heavy iron -

Aaah, this is the sweetest little antique French bronze 'vide poche' ( literally empty pocket ), a tiny tray to put loose coins, tickets etc onto when you get home -

Another rare piece, the only one of its kind I have ever found at the brocantes in all these years since we had the cottage, a vintage enamelware/graniteware lunch pail, which converts into a cooking pot. A 1940s camping gadget, I think :-) -

More to come tomorrow! Thanks for looking, toodlepip xxx