Okay, I am a sucker for French antiques, you know and I know it. It is a passion, it is my drug of choice, it is crazy. Ever since I was a kid I have loved old things. It started at the junk yard. Yes indeed, going to the junk yard, or the dump was always fun. The saying that someone's junk is another person's treasure rang try to me. The junk yard in my childhood home town, use to be a gravel pit, it was big you might say.
Just the other day I heard a tale of someone in Marseille finding an eighteen century silver tea set in a dumpster. Lucky duck! The best thing I ever found at the gravel pit was a foot stool and a bunch of old bottles.
It is rare that I find something at the brocante that I don't know what it is. So imagine my surprise to find two things within a week! Last week, I found a 1900s cigarette ring to free one's hands to smoke while working at the same time. It took nearly two hundred guesses (Combined guesses from comments and emails.) to find the winning response!
This week I found yet another trickster! "What is it?", I had to ask the brocante dealer and when he told me I thought to myself, "Yes indeed this is going on the French Antique Guessing Game!"
Do you know what this is? I bet you don't.
Guess away in the comment section or by email. The first person to answer "EXACTLY" will win some French chocolate, and the one who has the most creative answer will win some chocolates too.
A 1900s silver peacock, about four inches tall, surronded by leaves and flowers.
What was it used for? Have you ever seen one?