Monday, March 1, 2010

Thrifting for Antiques...

Ever since I was little...I have been in and out of little Second Hand shops and taken to Car Boot Sales and Antique fairs...
My Mum is an avid hunter of treasures for little monies...
Here's a little collection which I have put together of treasure which she has given me over the years.
If you have any knowledge of any of these...please comment below...I would love to find out a little more about them.
I love this Cherub brooch, even if it's broken...Italian maybe?
and this Romanesque coin perhaps?
Or Greek?
This reminds me of an old iron beer mug...but it's a brooch too...
and this wonderful brass stag.
Not sure about this one...anyone know anything about it?
I love Japanese china...this looks so pretty on a necklace.
Keys...I love old keys...and am sad that they're not used any more...I understand the practicality of the keys we have nowadays...but I still wished my front door could be opened with a key like this.

Are you a collector of anything?
Is there anything Old you wish was still around?

Have a wonderful day everyone...tomorrow it's TELL ALL TUESDAYS and I have an incredible Artist who's work blew me away...anyway, I'll keep you in suspense until tomorrow.

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Alexandra Hedberg said...

what a beautiful collection! I LOVE the piece of blue China!

**WE BLOG ARTISTS** said...

Thanks Alexandra, I think this may be my fave too!

andrea creates said...

Sorry no info, but they're really cool looking. I do have a (new though) chocolate box from Italy that has a piece of china sort of like that surrounded by silver that reminds me of the piece you have there but I'm sure no relation.
I have a few collections going-vintage buttons being a current fave:)

Char said...

lovely bits and pieces

Tam Hess said...

I don't know anything about them either but they sure are neat looking. Great collection! xoxo

Evelyn said...

Beautiful collection- My front door really uses a key like that!

PilliPilli Handmade said...


Lovely finds! I don't know why, but they remind me of the treasure of the Golden Fleece... Maybe it's the deer... it reminds me of something I saw in Georgia (the country, not the state...)

Very treasury! :o)

Oh, and I wish someone would just start reproducing old cars! Don't they see how pretty they were in comparison to what's driving up and down are streets these days?
Old cars. With a new(CLEAN!) engine... oh, and 1940 - 1950's furniture please. And cutlery. Cups, and mugs, and plates. And clothing. Same period. Oh dearie. I do love vintage, don't I?!


chrissy said...

i lOVE your old treasures.
i am a lover of old things.
trinkets, tractors, typewriters, people....
i wish i knew more about your going to do some homework.
lovely blog.


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