A few new vintage finds…
Sold – This is a cute little Japanese lacquer box with lid. It has black shiny lacquer with deep gold image of a dragon boat with flowers on the lid.
Sold – A gorgeous 1950s Blue Swallow Mantle Clock.
Signed Gemma Holland, 409, stamped Holland.
The clock isn’t working but, I’m sure it wouldn’t be hard to, replace or fix.
Little Mantle Clock. Romantic French Style.
Beautiful floral porcelain mantel clock with red and pink roses.
An original vintage colored etching/ engraving of St. Martin Cathedral.
Signed by artist hand, on front. I think it says Kisnij .No. 506 print
Sold – 3 Exquisite silk cameo oval of vintage pink roses hanging with brass chain. Images are hand painted onto silk surrounded by ornate antique metal brass frames.
Sold – 2 vintage perfume bottles from 1960s. Cute duo of dog and cat perfume bottles.
Sold – This is a large Salesman’s button sample card or display for showing shops the variety of buttons.
Little vintage brass slipper. Heaps of patina, intricate engraved design.
5 mini animal ornaments Spanish looking ceramic bull, little Japanese ceramic cat, 2 plastic plush cuties, puppy and kitty and a Wally wombat covered in brown plushy fabric.
Sold – Collectable ruby glass and crystal cup/mug. Beautifully etched with Melbourne 1917.
A glass mug with a highly decorative clear crystal bottom and handle.
All items are available from my Ateliernostalgi Etsy shop, unless sold.
Late 1950’s Majestic Donut and Pancake Maker. Add that retro/vintage feel to your kitchen with this vintage Can be used with any home – made batter or pancake ready mix. Original box is a bit battered, but still gorgeous. I remember mum making us donuts and pancakes with one of these in the 60’s.
SOLD. Retro Flower Power metal tray. 1960s. Great colours , Vintage condition some scratches. pair
SOLD – A pair super cute vintage/retro Japanese kitty cat ornaments carrying a flower for you. Each ornament is white ceramic covered in gold and red spots. One cat has a broken ear.
SOLD. Japanese Tea set.
Beautiful Vintage Japanese, lustre ware tea set. A porcelain tea cup, saucer and cake plate. The image on the tea set is of a French Victorian couple being a reproduction image by the French artist Fragonard from the 1700’s.
SOLD – This sweet piece features a “Chicken with a Wishbone”
1800s, Ornate scroll-edged napkin ring engraved with the words
“Best Wishes” The design is fairly intricate, both embossed & etched.
Nice Collectable! Vintage Wedgwood butter dish, lid and plate. Advertising Wiggens Teape Group papermakers 1761-1961. Commemorative piece!
Sold – Decorative Silver Napkin Holder. It sits on little legs and is engraved – Silver plated on metal. Hong Kong. Looks like a ” w” or a “m” as maker. It doesn’t appear to have been used much.
Very cute Royal Crown Derby, decorative pin dish with delicate, transfer printed English hunting scene, with horse rider and dogs. Wavy edging with gold gilding glace. Dish is stamped on bottom with crown. Reads: (Royal Crown Derby. Made In England) Bone china. It bears the brick red Royal Crown Derby backstamp used between 1921 and 1964.
A very cute vintage pink jug and dish set , I found them at the Asneires market in France, recently. The jug has etched flowers and leaves design across the front. The dish has is fluted edging. High gloss glaze.
Brocante’s in Paris & Vintage French Stuff.
On my last trip to France in September I bought home 5, 7kg. boxes of stuff, mainly vintage back to Australia. I am slowly listing some in my shop, Ateliernostalgi
A couple of times a year the Parisians clear out their apartments and have brocantes (markets) along Seine and in the parks. The local school had a massive market in a park and found modern and vintage stuff.
Early 1900’s fancy French monogram stamps.
I seemed to be in Paris at the right time, as there were brocante’s around every corner. I set out with my son-in-law and daughter, or my French family and we would stroll the markets and they would haggle for me in French.
I found a few vintage dolls to add to my growing collection.
A Brittany lady
and chimney sweep.
This one is ceramic and plays music. Probably 1960’s, 70’s, maybe earlier, haven’t researched her yet.
Old tins are always my favorite’s for storing art materials in the studio.
An authentic antique,1900’s, French consomme, or gravy spoon. Made from brass and has a stunning ceramic handle, painted with flowers tapering down to a decorative brass area
I also noticed, if I mentioned I was Australian I was given things for a lot less. At one stall i was given freebies. Aussies must have been flavour of the month.
Vintage Bric a Brac. This Moroccan ceramic container has a beautiful, muted green-grey luster glaze and gold lustre on the tip of the lid.
Bundles of old music and magazines are everywhere. I always come home with a load. Some are very fragile and over 100 years old. I use them in my artwork, as well as, I list them in my vintage shop sometimes. Ateliernostalgi
This little beauty will be staying with me for awhile. Not bad for 7EU (9AU).
This is a souvenir of Syracuse. This paper manufactured only at Syracuse is identical to the Egyptian Papyrus used by the Pharaohs. Papyrus is the rarest and most esteemed relic of the ancient civilization. It comes with guarantee certificate on the back.
I found these antique lace collars and linens in a box of newer stuff. It always, pays to scrounge through all boxes to find hidden gems.
More bric a brac. A cute trio of blue glaced ceramic animals. A gorgeous stylized bird, little pig scattered with flowers and teeny- tiny frog.
Last, a little Jewellery box filled with old Asnieres train tickets. The jewelry box is from a jewellery store in Asnieres, no longer around. It has writing inside with the name and address of the jeweler’s.
Walking through the hundreds of rooms at Château of Versailles, I couldn’t help but notice, the old, stuffy smell and the sound of squeaky, footsteps upon the ancient floors. So, I made a sound video and took close up shots of the wallpapers and other surfaces.
I mainly had a fascination with the “over the top” décor, decorative surfaces and patterns.
Below the surfaces of this show of power and extravagance, was a history of passion, debauchery, sex, treachery, brutality, corruption, torture and death. I imagined the exotic and beautiful people, the power of the Kings, the abuse of women, Marie Antoinette and the peasants who starved in villages.
I also was taken back to my childhood, when, I enjoyed being in my own little world creating, away from the real world. My mum used to make gorgeous clothes with beautiful fabrics and trimmings and I was given the leftover’s. I taught myself to make collage’s, wall hangings, to decorate my room from a very young age.
When I was older, I decorated my bedroom with scarves, scraps of fabric and tacked up old bedspreads, made from cotton and woven fringes. The bedspreads became a wallpaper backdrop for my bed that I made into a couch.
I made heaps of cushions and would sit for hours reading, Go Set and TV Week, magazines. The pop star posters were stuck onto the other 3 walls and ceiling.
I have a pile of vintage French fabrics and papers and have been playing around with a few ideas and may look into having an arts residency, nearby in the future.