Went to a flea market this weekend, a few minuets down the road from the cottage. Check out what I got:
My first piece of fine china! I used to work in the china & crystal department at The Bay, I sold a lot of this stuff and know that people pay a lot more for a lot less. It’s in pretty good shape, a few shallow scratches, I would say “gently used”. It will be cute to serve loaf cake on.
Bubby is going to try to install this in entryway. He’s amazing like that. I’ll even attempt to learn how he does it so I can share it with you.
Pretty sure this is a vintage baby spoon. No idea why I bought it really, but it’s made in England and I think its real silver. If I polish it up I can use it as a sugar spoon or something.
These I’m really proud of; my first pieces of art! I was looking at the frames, not interested in what was behind the glass – images of the English country side that looked as if they had been cut out of a calendar -turns out I was right. The frames weren’t in great shape so I was about to give them a pass until a flipped them over. These Paris pictures were taped to the back of the frames. The lady selling them said she didn’t like them and switched them out years ago. I instantly loved them. I know nothing about art but I think they are beautiful and they reminded of time I spent in Paris 2 years ago.
Turns out they are prints of highly regarded Italian artist Aldo Raimondi (1902-1998). The originals were water-colour paintings on paper depicting the Arc de Triomphe and the Notre Dame Cathedral … and would be worth thousands. There are a few prints similar to mine selling on Etsy for about $20, so I still did really well!
I carefully removed the tape, cleaned the glass, and spray-painted the frame. Here’s how they turned out: