Regardless of how hectic life gets, juggling family and the shop, I will ALWAYS find time and energy for a little treasure hunt.
My recent trawl took me to a local flea market where I managed to find these curios
Although the last couple of weeks has been uncommonly warm, I didn't hesitate to grab this beautiful vintage eiderdown and just in time; its been much appreciated on the frosty nights that have descended upon us of late.
I could not resist this charming prayer book.It has a birthday dedication on the inside front page dating back to 1879.
Bound in leather and ivory/bone it carries some inscriptions at the back which give a little insight into the owner's chronology.
Inside I found this lovely woven label used as a bookmark.
I may not read all of them but books with pretty covers are my weakness. This one is about the lives of some of the American heroes.
I knew that the vintage toy chair would have it's uses...
These mouth blown vintage scent bottles are styled on the ancient Venetian glass files from the 17th and 18th century.
This antique childrens 'recovery' wheel chair was one of those quirky items I could not walk past.It's so beautifully made by a Parisian craftsman. Dating back to 1800's it still works perfectly. Although the Teddy loves it I hope it will find a happy new owner soon.
Ever wished that people knew how you Really felt...these old ceramic tragedy masks are just what you need to make that message clear.
The 1940's vanity case was a real catch and it's perfect for housing all these other lovely bits.
|Jersey pottery piggy bank from 1930's|
And after you've had your afternoon tea with all those obligatory scones and cucumber sandwiches, you'll need to sweep up the crumbs.Well, I've got to go, have some unfinished projects not to mention a Mount Everest of ironing to climb so good night ,sleep tight and don't let the bed bugs bite.