Monday, 18 November 2013

week-end tresors...



Bonjour mes belles,

I hope that you all had a fabulous weekend. Yesterday we got up at 6am with a view to going treasure hunting. I had a quick look out the window, no sign of rain so said to FB looks okay, on y va.

The temperature reading in the car was 4 degrees so pleased that we had wrapped up warmly. Unfortunately there was thick fog and the country roads are a bit dangerous at the best of times and FB kept saying that he could not see a thing hence it was a miracle that we arrived in one piece.

Arrived at our destination a local hall in a small village with a few cars parked outside. I think that the cold and the fog had put a lot of people off the idea of having a stand.....

 Despite the lack of sellers, I found a couple of fabulous items including a stunning antique French Pocket Watch Holder which was found in a local chateau. It even comes with a crown inside...




It really is a gorgeous piece and would make a fabulous gift.


In the photo below you can see the flower shaped hook which would have held the pocket watch and also the crown.

 
*******SOLD*********
 
 
Next up was a vintage French sheet which is in immaculate condition as a result of next to no usage, as it was stored in an armoire and has the most beautiful and very large monogramme. It really is a lovely sheet and is practical as it made from a heavy metis cotton hence it is one that you can use and not worry that washing it will wear it out.
 
 
 
 
Last find of the day was this fabulous, very large rosary which was worn by the monks and nuns around their waists when making the pilgrimage to Lourdes and dates back to the late 1800's.
 
 
It is impressive in size and features  70  big carved pearls - 15 oblong beads  - 1 heart  shaped connector and 1 wooden crucifix.
 
The heart shaped connector has the inscription "Souvenir de  ND de LOURDES"on one side and "Coeur Immaculé de Marie, Protegez Nous" on the other.

 
 
 
 
It is lunch time and my tummy is rumbling so off I go......
 
très bonne semaine à tous, Leeann x



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