Several weeks ago, hubby and I went antiquing and I found a few sweet little treasures! Normally, we are shopping for items to put in our online shop, but every once in awhile, I will find something special that I have to keep for myself.
The first thing I spied when I entered the antique shop was this beautiful deconstructed Louis XVI chair. I fell head over heels for it immediately. There’s something about a gilded French chair that’s stripped down to it’s bare bones….it gets me every time!
The design of the frame is so gorgeous….it’s like a piece of art. A perfect mix of rustic and fancy. I’m always drawn to the imperfect. Something that’s a bit timeworn, showing it’s story, gets me every time. I much prefer that to perfection.
You can see her burlap undergarments and the exposed ties. There’s old staple holes around the frame, and some of the beautiful gilding is missing, giving her an imperfectly perfect deconstructed look.
The carving on the back is beautiful and those details always makes my heart swoon. Her bones are good and she’s very sturdy. I think she’ll be absolutely perfect sitting in the corner of a bathroom, holding rolled up, fluffy, white towels.
When we returned home from our antiquing trip, there was a box waiting for me from France. A French picker that I work with had sent some French pieces that I had purchased from him. Most of the items were going into our online shop, however there were a few that I decided that I had to keep!
One of the items is this beautiful old porcelain Gellé Fréres Parfumeurs box.
Gellé Freres of Paris was established in 1826 by the brothers Augustin & Jean Baptiste Gellé.
I’m amazed that this little advertising perfume pot has survived for well over a century.
I placed it among the ironstone displayed in our French estanier cabinet.
Who knows, one day it may end up in the shop after I’ve loved it for awhile…..but for now I’m keeping it!
The other pieces that were in the French shipment were these vintage French spice jars. There were three that I’ve not see before and two that were in a nice large size.
Originally they held cooking spices, but the little crocks are fabulous to collect and wonderful to display!
So there you have it, my sweet little treasures that I’m keeping for myself!
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