Bonjour my friends!!
I'm so happy you stopped by for another week of Flea Market Finds!
This is a very special one for me because I found what has been a dream piece of mine for many many years....
But first let me start by announcing the winner of last weeks followers giveaway...It's.....
Danielle of Blessed Serendipity!! Yay!!
Danielle please email me with your shipping addy.
And this week is my last for my followers giveaways. My little way to say "THANK YOU" to all my followers for helping me reach 400+ friends!
I can't tell you how much each and every one of you means to me!
In order to win this (my last) pressie you must BE a follower *winks* So if you aren't already, please join my followers list, and I'll be happy to follow you back too!
Please keep reading and you'll see what I've got saved for ya OK? *winks* I think this one is pretty good...just sayin'
Anyway the "dream piece" I'm all excited to share has been on my list of "wants" for what feels like forevah!
I've been going by a local antique mall and admiring it for over a year hoping the dealer would have a BIG sale. Alas they never did. Well... this last week I dropped by again to say hello and gently fondle *winks* the "dream piece" and the seller happened to be there. I told him how much I admired it and asked him if he could do any better on the price? He came down $50 (I wanted to cry) It wasn't nearly a big enough discount for my wallet. Then he started to tell me about its history...How he'd purchased it back in 1970 for what he was currently asking... How it had a double thick marble top that didn't slide....And telling me that as he'd housed it for 40+ yrs he'd like to at least break even.. etc etc....I told him I thought it was actually not too bad a price because I'd seen other sellers ask thousands, I just wasn't able to go that high. So he told me if I really wanted it and I was willing to buy it today, he'd take off $400... Seriously from $50 to $400?..... I still wanted to cry, but now tears of joy!
What is all this emotion about? (You might be asking)
And also "when is she gonna show the %($@ picture already!"
Well here IT is!
It's a 19th century French patisserie table!
Now mine mine mine!
I'm happy dancing like nobodys business!!
I've been trying for days to take a pretty picture of it in some great light to do it justice, but it's been nothing but gloom and doom for the last two, so I'm going ahead and embracing the darkness *winks*
Isn't it fabulous!?
Do you see the frenchy beverage dispenser? That was a $19.99 find at the Value Village and the etched glasses were Goodwill finds for $2.99 each (I found 11)
The silver tray was one of last weeks finds.
At this point I was thinking my week......Actually my year... couldn't get any better! When I spotted these two cuties at a local junk/antique store. I instantly fell in love with them although they were pretty costy and more than a little chipped and damaged.
I was told by the seller that they're early 19th century Vieux Paris porcelain? Seems about right to me...Maybe one of my experts could verify? (That's you Richard *winks*)
I just love her sweet face!
And her basket of chippy roses.
The gentleman is supposed to be a gardener, but his shovel is gone, as is the handle and spout to his watering can.....
And his head was badly glued on at one time. However for almost 200 yrs old they're looking pretty good don'tcha think? Just check out those dandy trousers *winks*
I scored a couple of cool frenchy grainsack style pillows from WUSLU. They're nice and large and were very reasonably priced. This was my second purchase there and I've been quite pleased. Have any of you purchased from them?..I like that shipping is always only $5...Oh and that I could order from the comfort of home in my jammies *winks*
Unfortunately these ones are sold out, but they do relist items from time to time when stock allows.
And for my final giveaway (At least till I reach 500 friends *winks*) I'm offering this Rosenthal Versace Medusa wine stopper. New in box.
Just leave me a comment telling me you would like it to be yours.
It's burnt orange in color if you can't tell.
Even if you're not interested in the giveaway I'd still love to hear from YOU!
What would be a dream piece for you? And are you still doing the Happy Dance after finding one?
(I still am!)
I'd love to hear all about it!
I'm joining those two sweet girls Patti and Paula at Ivy & Elephants for:
My friend Courtney at French Country Cottage for:
Honey at 2805 for:
And Cindy at My Romantic Home for: