More fun finds from Sunday's Antiquites Brocante at Place de la Bastille in Paris include three tea towels bearing my late grandfather's initials; a large damask tablecloth with a reverse-pattern acorn design and another cloth with a hand-embroidered patterned border at both fringed ends. As though I need more fussy French linens to iron! But who can resist such offerings from the past?
A child's petite porcelain cafe au lait bowl features hand-painted scenes from popular nursery rhymes.
Everyday kitchen glasses and glass pots de confiture (jam or preserves pots) to add to my collection.
This is the biggest electric transformer cover I've ever seen! The size of a dinner plate, the teal blue glass transformer cover weighs ten pounds! The seller had five available; I envisoned them turned upside down (as pictured) and holding candles for summer evenings on the balcony. Once I lifted the heavy item, I decided one would have to do. After all, I also had to carry a 19th-century brass lamp with green opalescent shade as well as my other purchases on the metro, followed by a ten-minute walk to the apartment! Well worth the struggle.