French turn of the century snack pail. French children do not take sack lunches to school. They either have lunch at the cafeteria or go home for lunch. Though children do take a 'gouter' a snack, to have mid morning and or at midday.
This is a one of a kind French child's snack pail. I have seen a few in the years that I have been brocanting, no two are ever alike.
French antique Vichy glass with its carry basket. These were the thermos of yesteryear. Though one did not carry their drink, rather one used this to take a drink at the healing source of Vichy.
Note: The tiny latch strip is missing. Though it closes and is secure. It is not obvious I did not catch it until I got home.
The first time I ever saw one of these I thought it was a napkin ring.
Since there was only one I used it as a decorative piece on my wine bottle during dinner parties.
When some French guests came over they thought it was charming how I put the silver crown ring on my wine bottle. They told me it use to be the decorative part of a small cocktail glass.
Since then I have bought a few more. Never with the glass or to use as they are meant to be used.
Ah the joys of re-purposing.
1950s small wooden box to post gold items from jeweler to client. The small box has the original stamps, marking and iron hinge. For more information and similar details of other boxes like these that I have found click here: Gold Boxes.
French antique postcards, no two are alike. Some have a sweet image others have lovely old script, a few are blank, some have the turn of the century stamps on them. For more information, and similar details of other French post cards that I have found click here: French antique post cards.
Seedling terre cuite pottery pots. Set of three nineteen century, hand made, over an inch tall, very hard to find.
Late nineteen century dominoes pieces in ebony and bone. Worn but sturdy, 1 1/2 inch long.
Nineteen century pen nibs in their original sweetly decorated boxes.
Each box with over 50 nibs, 25 euro each ($36) includes international shipping.
Three turn of the century, red and white French ribbon, over three yards in total.
Medicis Lyon and Paris mark, one measuring ribbon, and one number marked ribbon used to tag clothing.