Saturday, 15 October 2016

I've been good :-)

Been listing more little treasures in my Etsy shop.

Beautiful rose fabric covered vintage French box -

A delightful little vintage French glass jewellery box -

The blue colour of this antique French apothecary/pharmacy bottle is just amazing -

I also dipped into my vintage and antique tin collection again. 

This is a vintage French Betises des Cambrai tin, love the kind of dusky lavender colour of the lid - SOLD

This is an enormous shop/window display advertising tin, English this time, Slade Caramel Toffy -

A lovely La Seve de Vosges tin, the pale salmon pink background colour is gorgeous -

This dark blue and gold tin featuring a Phoenix is just stunning - SOLD

I think this vintage English Baret Ware tin used to hold tea -

I also listed another tea strainer/tea sieve as 2 of the 3 I listed a few days ago are already sold -

I was rummaging through my box of vintage sewing notions and found a couple more of these vintage French bone rings on cards -

I put together a collection of antique and vintage French pen nib boxes, their graphics and colours are so fabulous -

Vintage French painted chalkware statue of Sacred Heart Christ -

A vintage French painted chalkware figure of the Virgin Mary -

They both came from the same family and I would love it if they both went to the same new home together.

I am starting to list more of my antique French Holy Water Font collection as well. This is a metal Lourdes souvenir one -

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look. Toodlepip xxx

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Whats new?

I listed two beautiful Victorian chatelaine purses in the shop.

Antique French silver mesh chatelaine purse -

and this sweet little beaded chatelaine purse -

Large figure of Christ, originally it would have been part of a very large cross -

Vintage French chalkware Madonna -

Set of 6 vintage French kitchen canisters -

I also listed two fabulous old cast iron enamel trivets in amazing colours. This first large trivet is the most fantastic sea green ( better than in the photos ) -

and I love the hearts and curls in this turquoise trivet -

Another piece of vintage French kitchenalia, fab Art Deco tea towel rack -

I had six bundles of these 1950s French letters listed, they are all SOLD -

I have a large collection of smallish vintage French Holy Water fonts and it is time they came out of the box they are stored in and perhaps go to new homes. I don't have the room to display them all and it seems such a shame to keep them in the box and just look at them occasionally. I'll be listing them over the next few days.

Thanks for stopping by, toodlepip xxx

Sunday, 9 October 2016

Wall hooks and books and a shrine divine

Here are a few more listings for you :-)

This tiny little vintage French pocket shrine is such a darling little piece -

For the perfect afternoon tea table, a silver plate Art Deco cake server - SOLD

Fabulous vintage French silver plate Dachshund knife rests -

A cute little piece of vintage French barware, a horse head and lucky horseshoe silver plate bottle opener -

A set of 4 acanthus leaf gilt finish wall hooks, elegant Paris apartment chic -

Vintage French blue enamel candlestick

Staying with blue, but this time not enamel but velvet, a 19th Century blue velvet benitier with a porcelain shell shaped font -

And last but most definitely not least, the most beautiful antique French religious book. It is stunning - SOLD

Today was spent with family, so I had no time to photograph anything. I'll list some more tomorrow :-)

Toodlepip xxx

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

More listings :-)

It isn't going quite as fast as I would like, it appears I have a fractured middle finger. OUCH. Its been hurting quite badly for a week now, so I finally let my family persuade me to go to the doctor. She sent me straight up to the hospital for an xray, and now I know why I was in pain, lol. Photographing, typing, packaging stuff, all not so easy right now. But I listed a few more things -

White onyx and gold figure of Christ vintage French cross -

19th Century silver metal jardiniere -

Set of three perfectly delicious chippy sea green French hat stands -

A sweet baptism/christening box from 1925, such a beautiful image -

Vintage French enamel allumettes box, beautiful turquoise colour and good condition - SOLD

and this elegant, richly coloured blue and gold Debray candy tin -

Toodlepip xxx

Monday, 3 October 2016

Just listed

I only managed to list three items today, too many other things to take care off, but they are lovely little treasures.

I listed two gorgeous French boxes from my collection. This first one is a handmade, OOAK antique fabric box - SOLD

The second, vintage French, box is large and so pretty, rich red background with sweet little flowers and Spencerian swirls -

This Paris souvenir ashtray from the 1930s shows 5 Paris landmarks - SOLD

Thanks for stopping by, toodlepip xxx

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 -

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 -

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