This 19th-century zinc weathervane found at the Antiquites Brocante at Bastille was our fifth wedding anniversary present. We already had the tall zinc base, which once stood on the roof of a chateau - now the picture is complete! Both my husband and I have fond childhood memories of steam trains, so the moment I saw this weathervane, I knew it was coming home with me.
A decorative Madonna crown to add to my collection. Some stones are missing, but I think that adds to the charm. Too bad the remaining jewels aren't real!
A set of 19th-century candlesticks featuring heavy ameythst crystal drops shaped like bird's eggs.
An art nouveau pewter and wooden frame sparkles with opalescent stones, along with a faded sepia photo of an unknown French soldier. I also bought two small wooden easels from the Arts and Crafts period.
This early 20th-century doll's hat is fashioned of beautiful handmade lace, trimmed with a brown satin ribbon and millinery flower.
Another doll's hat in a 1920s design, covered with Alencon lace and wrapped with printed cotton ribbon.
This 18th-century silver Italian prayer ornament is now part of my collection of religious symbols.
I bought a complete alphabet of typeface letters, as well as this collage of letters and printers' symbols. I've already written about the rare lot of historical documents that I couldn't resist. Luckily, the next big brocante isn't until September! Hmmm, of course there is that teensy little brocante this summer at St. Sulpice. Want to join me?