Hello blogger friends! I went to a few local antique malls recently and wanted to share my finds with you. And I have a few projects I wanted to share with you also.
Sometimes when I'm out looking for great finds I find NOTHING and then there are those times that I find some pretty exciting stuff.
Usually I save the best for last but this time I'm showing the best first, or at least I think it's the best.
I have always adored Victorian portrait oil paintings but usually can't afford one. Well I found one that made my heart skip a beat. But looking at it up close I saw that it had a few issues but for the low price of $70 I thought I had better go ahead and get her before someone else did!
So here she is!!
As you can see, the canvas has some tears in it and some time over the last 100 years or so someone placed something round on her neck and chin area! It does look as if some restoration or altering has been done too. But regardless I still think she is a beauty.
Here is a close up...
And here is her place of honor, or at least for now.
At the same mall I also found all of these antique trade cards and paper ephemera. 84 pieces for just $18! That makes each piece 21 cents! I can't wait to add them to my antique scrap book (the red one, the gray one is the cover of the book the ephemera came out of).
And I also got this small dome and heart porcelain dish.
The glass dome is a German piece, is 4" tall and has a wax figure of St. Maria in it. I paid $22 for her and for the oh so sweet little cherub painted heart dish I paid $2.50 for. It is such a delicate porcelain that I just couldn't resist! It will be perfect for a Valentine's Day vignette, don't you think?
And last of all, I have this project I will be starting on sometime soon, hopefully. Can you guess what I might be up to?
I'm not going to tell, you'll just have to wait and see! :-) Thank you so much for visiting and have a great week!
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