QUEENS!

The Queens were in their towers contemplating the ridiculous spectacle that the kings were making as they preened among the crowds below.

The ephemera: decorative papers; original ledger pages and receipts from the 1800s; natural history illustrations of owls.

The found objects: a rusty fleur de lys; three pen nibs; two stars and a button; 3 vintage lotto numbers.

Size: 4 inches by 12 inches.

Queen of Hearts

“Bring out the Hounds” she cried! She loved those puppies. Was there nothing so joyous as a stride through the woods with these beauties.

A birthday request for a client.

The ephemera: vintage manuscript from 1845; image of a long ago queen; vintage images of hounds.

The found objects: tiny pewter star; small fleur de lys charm; tiny antique key; vintage glass beads; vintage heart charms, antique pen nibs; vintage typewriter parts; an antique escutcheon.

Size: 8 inches by 8 inches.

Diving In

La Plongée

Sans souci, ils ont pris la plongée au coeur de Paris, le centre du monde.

La plongéee

Small Collage on Old Book Cover

The ephemera: Fly leaf and book cover of Plan de Paris from 1947; Original vintage map projection; small diving figures from vintage Larousse dictionary, original vintage airmail sticker.

Taking the Plunge

One after another they decided to take the plunge. The world was their oyster.

The Plunge

Collage on Old Book Cover 8 inches by 12 inches

The Ephemera: Vintage Book Cover from old Atlas; Original Receipt from Paris, 1902; Original map projection from Vintage Atlas, Diving figures from vintage Larousse dictionary; photos of poppy seed heads from my garden.

Julien in the Lab

Le directeur du laboratoire, M. Julien G. Éprouvette, disapru Ă  Paris le 31 mai 1901. Un mystĂšre jamais rĂ©solu.

Did he go back to the future to prevent the discovery of plastic?

Did he go back in time to find a power source that did not involve fossil fuels?

Did he go underground, hoping to find a way to prevent the Spanish Flu?

Perhaps we will never know.

NB Shhh! This is a cadeau for my son Julien about to start the last year of his Chemistry Degree. C’est un secret.

Julien Eprouvette au Laboratoire
Le laboratoire

The collection
Julien Eprouvette

The ephemera: Vintage Periodic Table; vintage receipt from a Paris Chemical Laboratory, various old papers.

The found objects: Vintage Test tubes, typewriter parts from a 1920s Royal Typewriter; tiny vintage glass bottles, vintage light bulbs (that work!), vintage switch (that works too!) , ceramic insulator tubes, small antique school ink bottle, vintage vacuum tube, wire, vintage gage,vintage tart tin, vintage typewriter bell, vintage thermometer .

Credits: Merci Ă  mon mari Michel who helped me with the wiring so that the vintage light bulb switches on using the vintage switch and a very modern battery hidden, from view.

Joséphine

JosĂ©phine was always “Ă  la une” with the latest trends of fashion, but had she gone too far this time.

SOLD 🙂

Joséphine

The ephemera: Original document from 1800s; handmade scrap-booking paper; high quality reproduction of vintage portrait.

The found objects: antique key; antique typewriter key; vintage pen nib; antique key hole; royal typewriter parts

Size :  7 inches square

Novels and Tales

Mysterious Theatre with Vincent Twice, Vincent Twice.

This week’s episode The Tale of the Man with the Shrinking Head.

Will we ever unlock the solution to this puzzler?

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The ephemera:   High quality reproduction of damaged vintage portrait; vintage book cover.

The found objects: vintage brass drawer plate; vintage decorative key hole; toe bone of a deer

 

The lamplighter

Miss Cummins was the lamplighter. She illuminated young minds, showing them the way to self-realisation. She continued thus until her disintegration. Eventually all that was left of her was her fancy hat and legion of followers.

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The ephemera: vintage book cover;  damaged vintage photo.

The found objects: tiny vintage automotive light bulb; unidentified seed pod from central america.