Monday, 2 August 2010

Weekend finds......



Yesterday we managed to squeeze in a brocante and returned with the following treasures/tresors.......

The first find was this fabulous altar cross which is over 80 years old, it was bought from a brocanteur who is also a close friend of Mr FF's.





The next find was an antique rosary which I am in the process of removing rust from the chain, so any tips would be appreciated. I have tried baking soda, white vinegar and am now about to try some coke.

Another treasure is this fabulous applique, which I think, looks equally as good with candles but as you know I have a thing about candles and have them all over the house.




I love the ivy detail and the bow is tres belle.....





Another find was this gorgeous pillow case complete with fabulous monogramme.....




There is something about monogrammes that I adore and to think that I never have seen one before I came to France....we have antique monogrammed sheets on our bed and Mr FF moans if I put normal ones on in their place!



All these treasures are bound for the fabulously french online shop, I will try and update before the end of the day.

Had better get back to work as I have quite a bit to do before Mr FF returns home from work and I have yet to decide what to cook for his dinner - who said life in France is easy?

A tres bientot,
L x

16 comments:

  1. Love all your finds! I know what you mean about monograms....such a special and elegant touch! It's fun to make up fitting words if the initials don't happen to be your own.....for instance...DG....could be Do Good! ...or Darling Girl...or...ok, ok...
    Have a fabulous day!
    :)

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  2. Oh my goodness, I LOVE the cross, and the pillow with the beautiful embroidered monogram.
    Teresa (Splendid Sass)

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  3. Hello Leeann,
    CONGRATULATIONS ON 1000!!
    I shall start the count down to the next 1000 followers...so just joined as well. love all your weekend finds,kind regards Colette

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  4. love the pillow! great finds indeed!

    just stumbled upon your blog and i have to say its LOVELY! do drop by mine too when you have some time. perhaps we can follow each other.=)

    have a lovely day!

    Persis
    http://onestylemile.blogspot.com/

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  5. the cross is more than fantastic

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  6. What fabulous finds, Leeann. Just gorgeous. I love the monogramed cushion. White linen with monograms can't be beaten. XXXX

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  7. fabulous finds! sorry I cannot help you with the rosary, I am always rusting things not the other way around! LOL!

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  8. What gorgeous goodies!
    You could try super-fine steel wool to get rid of rust - I use it on my pendants :)

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  9. Hi Leeann,

    I love the pretty monogrammed pillow and the applique ~ love anything with bows.

    Have a great week
    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  11. You look like you have fabulous brocante markets near you. I love the monogramme sheets and I also collect them they are just so beautiful.
    Jill

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  12. Hi Leeann,
    That cross is so beautiful. So are all your other finds.

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  13. The cross! And the linen! My goodness, what treasures - I'm green with envy x

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  14. Those treasure hunts of yours must be so much fun Leeann. Have just had such a lovely browse around your shop. So many gorgeous and special goodies. xx

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  15. LOVE the monogrammed pillow! Gorgeous. You can't beat monograms out of Southern women!!

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