Wednesday, 18 May 2011

weekend tresors...



{one of the weekend's finds - she is tres jolie}



I was hoping to write this post yesterday but the day disappeared at a rate of knots and I am hoping that today does not go quite as quickly.


Here are some of the items that I found on Sunday....



Despite having a piece missing from her crown and one of the enfant's arms being damaged, I adore this statue and have placed her on the mantle in my showroom.








Another find was a pair of vintage appliques/wall lights which I love and think that they would look great in a shabby chic styled bathroom or bedroom.






Love the colour of these curtains! There are two and they come with a matching pelmet and vintage tie backs. Not only would they look great as curtains but I think that they would look great as part of a ciel de lit/bed crown over a bed - the pom pom detail is fabulous.




Love this silk hanky with "Souvenir de France" embroidered on it but I personally think that it is a little good to use.


I searched the internet and found out that this is a souvenir from the visit of the Tsar Nicolas II to Paris in 1896 and 1901. It is a rare piece and it is best to keep in a collection.


This cross was one of the first items that I found and I was drawn to the fabulous frame and think that the fabric is a great touch - again this would look great in a bedroom.



I think that "bleue" was the theme of the day as a lot of the items that I found were blue including these fabulous lamp shades of abat jours are they are called in French.





I am now off to photograph another treasure that is from the local chateau owner, it is a gorgeous 19th century quilt complete with patches in toile de jouy. A very pretty and rare piece - I just hope that it is easy to photograph.



Amicalement from a very hot and sunny and slightly sleepy village in SW France, Leeann x

9 comments:

  1. Hello,

    I love the curtains as well. What a good idea to use them for a "ciel de nuit"

    Greetings
    Jérôme

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  2. What gorgeous things. The angel is my favourite!

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  3. Beautiful finds! Love them all! And I can't wait to see that quilt *winks* Vanna

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  4. I love the little blue shades but that sweet little angel won my heart.

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  5. gorgeous!
    love the colours
    take care,
    Rosa

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  6. Oh you have been busy and your blog looks tre' chic as well. I love the little cherub and could quite happily gaze at him all day.
    x

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  7. Stunning finds I love them all!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

    Come and enter my New Giveaway from Serena & Lily!

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  8. You did good with all of your finds.....I love the fact you got two of the sconces....... and the cherub has the sweetest face!!!!!Maryanne xo

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  9. My mom has a stature of Mary just like that one. brings back memories.

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