Tuesday, January 6, 2015

First Antique Find of 2015

Hello everyone! I went to an antique auction this past weekend and bought my first antique for the New Year! It isn't a piece of furniture although I did bid on an antique walnut half commode but did not get it. I had a limit and stuck to it. And I saw a marble top dresser that I almost bid on and did not and now I keep wishing I would have but then keep telling myself to forget about it! We just got through Christmas, my son will be going off to college soon AND we are going to Florida this Summer! So there goes any antique furniture (at least for now!)

Okay,  so here is what I did buy!


A pair of beautiful porcelain bisque ladies!


They date to around 1878, are French, Vion and Baury, and stand 20" tall, much taller then the last pair that I bought for the mantle. This pair I got for a song because the fingers on one hand were broken off during the move from the owner's home to the auction house, but because the pieces were kept I glued them right back on and you can hardly tell.
So anyway, are you ready for some close ups?


They are hand painted with such beautiful detail work. This gal looks like some sort of a queen or princess with her crown...


she reminds me of  the lady in this picture that I have hanging here in the dining room...


she is Queen Louise of Prussia, the most famous Beauty of the 18th Century.

And here is the other gal with a blue head band on...


Aren't they just gorgeous?


Here is a back view of their hair...


some side views...




and some bird views...


And now, where to put them right? Since my mantle is full...


they will just have to go up here for now...


and join some more birds!


Well that is it for now, thank you so much for stopping by and may you have a blessed 2015!



Many thanks go out to Bella over at Let's Talk Vintage for featuring my antique postcards from my Christmas in the Parlor post, to Kathy over at Home and Garden Thursday  and to Nancy at Every Room in the House party  for featuring my Christmas in the Parlor post. Thanks ladies!

For this post I am linking up to the following parties...
LET'S TALK VINTAGE with Jillian
WHAT'S IT WEDNESDAY with Paula and Patti
HOME AND GARDEN THURSDAY with Kathy
HOME SWEET HOME with Sherry
SHOW AND TELL FRIDAY with Cindy
AMAZE ME MONDAY with Cindy
A RETURN TO LOVELINESS with Kathy
TUESDAY'S AT OUR HOME with Maria
INSPIRE ME TUESDAY with Marty
SHARE YOUR CUP THURSDAY with Jann

16 comments:

  1. They are just beautiful! Great purchase! You have a great eye for beauty and for antique things... a good way to start the new year! :)

    And hey, thanks for the Let's Talk Vintage shout out!

    Have a wonderful and blessed week!

    ~Jillian

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  2. What beauties... the details on their gowns is so exquisite! They re a great addition to your Victorian home.
    Happy New Year!

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  3. What lovely ladies. And you can never beat inexpensive! Looks like you got a steal of a deal! And I think they look good where you put them. I agree with you -- never mourn the one that got away! Keep thinking that you'll find something better later which is why it got away!

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  4. They are just beautiful and look wonderful on your gorgeous mantle. What a lovely addition.

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  5. Gina you always find gorgeous things that is for sure

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  6. Hi Gina,
    The ladies are gorgeous! Are they Cordey (spelling)? Anyway, what a great find!
    Happy New Year!
    Lisa :-)

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  7. Gina, such beauties!. Love the expressive faces and the attention to all detail. They really knew art back then, didn't they..Happy Wednesday..Judy

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  8. Such beautiful ladies! A great start to antiquing for 2015!

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  9. Hi Gina,
    I love your latest vintage find! Just my taste! So very beautiful! Happy New Year Dear Blogging Friend! Karen

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  10. Gina, they're enchanting. And Queen Louise really is beautiful. Thank you for the shout out; it was a pleasure to feature your home. Happy New Year! xo ~ Nancy

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  11. Thanks so much for visiting, Gina!!

    Love your stunning new acquisitions!! They are beauties!!

    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  12. Oh my, they are simply gorgeous! Love all of the intricate details and those birds made my heart sing!
    hugs,
    Jann

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  13. They are beautiful! Such amazing detail and those birds, wonderful find!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY.
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  14. Gina,, they are gorgeous! Such beautiful faces, and so large!
    You got an amazing treasure there, perfect!
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  15. Gina, those ladies are stunning. They are so graceful and elegant. What an amazing find. Now that is a great start for your treasure hunting in 2015. Enjoy your new friends.

    Janet

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  16. Beautiful details in their face, feeling. Graceful.
    They were certainly prized as they are well taken care of.
    betsy

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