X, Y, Z AND OTHER TREASURES

A selection of vintage treasures gleefully collected from various vintage summer sales. The bounty paid for from the sale of my work.  Hurray!

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Foot tall, industrial letters with lovely patina…. X Y Z  ….Y not?

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A bird cage, a vanity case and my new, old lunch box!

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A storage box for my hardware.

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A school atlas from 1878 discounted because it is grungy Bahaha!

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Plan of Paris with pull out maps , YES!

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A handful of labels…so lovely.

Sigh, time to go back to my other life of long hours at work and only stolen moments of art and junking…Sigh.

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Flea Market Finds for the studio

My last trip to Paris and London was over a year ago now…sigh. Nottinghill , Spitalfields, Bricklane, St. Ouen, Vanves...double sigh.

Ah the treasures we find at the flea market! Somethings made it home, some did not.

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Ma boutique préférée à St. Ouen : Tombées du Camion...le paradis!

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Can one have too many antique bird cages?  I think not.

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Some things made it home: old love letters from 1901, legal documents on parchment from the 1800s, old keys, escutcheons, doll eye balls, old house numbers, a wooden spool and a printers tray and some wooden letters.

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Some things did not make it home: a old prosthetic leg attached to rather large underpants.

and a valise chockablock full of taxidermy ducklings.

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They really wanted to come to Canada but hélàs no room!