Brocante’s in Paris & Vintage French Stuff.

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vintage Victorian- Style Silk Paintings. 1950’s.

I like to give objects from the past a new life. I create with vintage finds, use them as props in photos and make installation’s. Mostly, I enjoy having them around me and sharing with others. These gorgeous vintage Victorian style silk miniature’s are becoming harder to find. They are from the 1950’s, available in my shop ateliernostalgi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Collage 16. Recipes Illustrated. Your Sundae Best.

“Your Sunday Best”

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A little collage created from a vintage Australian recipe books and pieces of hand painted papers, wooden ice cream stick painted and washi tape.

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As a child I can remember going on long trips to Melbourne by train . For lunch we would go to Coles cafeteria for a delicious ice cream sundae with fruit, jelly and lashings of chocolate or strawberry syrup.  Topped off with nuts, cream and fruit.

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30 Days of collage Stephanie Levy

 

Clear. Cloudy. Rain. Snow. Collages

A series of collages ” Clear Cloudy Rain Snow.” created as bonus collages for 30 Days of Collage

 

Clear Cloudy Rain Snow Series
Clear Cloudy Rain Snow Series 1. 2. 3. Collage and Mixed Media.

 

Clear Cloudy Rain Snow 1 Vintage diary paper 1949, French magazine 1900, vintage docket, banquette paper, pen, pencil and ink.
Clear Cloudy Rain Snow 1
Found vintage diary paper 1949, French magazine 1900, vintage docket, banquette paper, pen, pencil, Gesso and ink.
Clear Cloudy Rain Snow 2 Vintage pattern tissue, wallpaper, paint swatch, pen, pencil, ink and curry powder wash.
Clear Cloudy Rain Snow 2
Found vintage diary paper 1949, vintage pattern tissue, wallpaper, paint swatch, pen, pencil, ink, Gesso and curry powder wash.

 

Clear Cloudy Rain Snow 3 Vintage pattern tissue paper,vintage wallpaper, pen, pencil ink, Gesso and curry powder wash.
Clear Cloudy Rain Snow 3
Found vintage diary paper 1949, vintage pattern tissue paper, vintage wallpaper, pen, pencil ink, Gesso and curry powder wash.

 

 

Bonus Collage. Ugly Hair. 30 Days of Collage.

I had so much fun making these collages!

This challenge has been more liberating in more ways than one. Only using glue, scissors and magazine cut outs, I created a series of collages in ’60s style and finally got the chance to use some of my vintage magazines for art.

30 Days of Collage.Stephanie Levy.

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