Monday, June 18, 2012

French Flea Market

Last year, my husband took me to Paris so when I read on Margo's blog that she was going to join the Red Shed Antiques French flea market tour, I had to check it out. Lucky for me, Valarie from Red Shed Antiques had a generous giveaway on her blog that I won!! Yeah, me!! My favorite item has to be the ledger page. It's handwritten with pen and ink, notarized and embossed. I plan to use this on a digital collage I have running around in my mind right now. I can't wait to wear the ginormous Mona Lisa watch. How did she know that I enjoy Mona so much? I love, love the postcards. They are handwritten in French and one is dated June 1, 1919. That's really, really old! There is also 5 pages from an old French novel, a notebook with Paris illustrations, a page from a 1800's book that is suitable for framing. Gorgeous! There are several pages from a French storybook and French music pages from 1931. She even included a nice necklace with bling and the Eiffel tower on it.

But wait! There's more . . .

She added lots and lots of Paris pretties. When I first opened the package, I could smell the lovely lavendar sachet. I don't know why, but that smell always takes me back to a historical park somewhere in Georgia that I visited as a little girl. The treasures include pages from a really old French prayer book, a tag with beautiful vintage lace wrapped around and around it, 4 French dinner napkins, a yummy box of butter cookies with milk chocolate (not destined to last long. I aready ate a couple of them) and a handwritten letter from April of 1918. Whew! That's quite a stash!

If you ever want to go on a shopping trip to Paris or Provence, you can join the Red Shed Tours and go with a bunch of ladies on a trip of a lifetime. They do trips twice a year; one in the Spring and one in the Fall.