dimanche 27 septembre 2009


My sweet friend Renate from "Put a little magic in your life" (and a so kind girl), shown us her afternoon at a flea market, and share with us the treasures she found but not buy, because they were too expensive.

So she gave me the idea to show you some pics of my own visit this afternoon to a flea market not far from my home, and the little things i bought (because they were inexpensive).

Some forks and spoons, not only to lay the table, but most surely for some lovely bracelets... or pendants, why not ?

Oh do you see the lovely girl at the end of the forks ? She is my baby cat, it seems i gonna eat her at dinner, no ? No, too lovely !
Except the kitty, all is silver, with the hallmark on them.

The red velvet under the forks and spoons is the top of a piano stool, i gonna make it as good as new.

After making jewelry, or even before... my passion is to renovate old chairs, and i am always looking for them.

And for mixed média, some (i don't know how to call them !) locks in metal and a "bocfil" for jewelry. You can see on the right side, some old french coins.

And the cuttiest, an old top of ring hotel, in metal too.

For the end, some "cartes postales" of old Paris, Hope you enjoyed those treasures.

12 commentaires:

The Joy of Nesting a dit…

Oh My Gosh Hermanita (little sister)
what a most successful day at the flea market!!!!! I love your old silver wear!!! When we lived in the US I had a wonderful time collecting it!! :) And how fun is the old piano stool! Is the whole stool there or just the top??? I'm glad to see I'm not the only one that collects orphan chairs!!! They are such fun to bring back to life!!

Pattie ;)
Mazatlan Mx.

Doreen a dit…

Oh boy! I love to see flea market finds! I love the silver. I can't figure out what that thing is with the rose on top, but it is sure pretty. The post cards are so interesting...but I especially love the kitty!!

Esther a dit…

waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa i'm so jealous!! Renate and you ... grrrrrrrrrrrrr!!! what a bad sunday!!! LOL!! magnifiques little things!! i'm in love with your hotel dingdong!!! what a precious piece!!
profite bien de tout cela hein!! et ton chat est adorable!!

SharonP a dit…

Love all of your goodies, especially the hotel bell and your kitty!

sharon a dit…

Yes, the hotel bell Is the envy of us all, so sweeeet! All of your treats are gorgeous!

Cindy a dit…

OH MY what gorgeous finds today!! I would have been in heaven to find such treasures. The silverware will turn in to some wonderful pieces in your hands...and the piano seat...will you remove the fabric? Even as is it as such nice character! And I agree...the ornate hotel bell is just priceless. I've never seen one like it...imagine the stories it could tell. :-) Thanks for sharing.

stregata a dit…

Aaaaah, Veronique! Wonderful!! What treasures!! Lovely escutcheons (keyhole embellishment), the table silver is fantastic. And the piano stool!!! What are you doing to do with the velvet?? It is gorgeous!

stregata a dit…

Vero, what is the name of your beautiful little kitty? You must show more pictures - please??

sanda reynolds Mullingar,Ireland a dit…

OMG, they are fabulous!!! Treasures indeed! I loooved watching the photos and your kitty is sooo adorable! Thanks so much for sharing with us!
Have a great week, lots of love,
Sanda xx

Leslie @ Bei Mondi a dit…

You found some real treasures! The spoons are so beautiful and would be perfect for bracelets and not for eating cats. hehe I really like the old postcards of Paris. Beautiful!

Anonyme a dit…

Hi Veronique,
Your results are fabulous! Your etched pieces came out beautifully. I can't wait to try method recommended by Barbara Lewis. My HOME DePOT did not carry the murractic acid (or however you spell it):)

Riki Schumacher a dit…

Vero, soooo beautiful. Love the French goodies. Just put them all in a box and send them to me! Ha ha. Magnific! Riki