Wednesday, April 18, 2012

We composed this post- brocanting vignette of an antique French planter filled with a salt sack, a silver crucifix, a nest and old letters. We hung the planter on an antique crib bed rail turned on end and decorated with a white Edwardian era long apron.

Our Great Finds

We had the best time these last two week-ends getting back in the swing of brocanting! We found the most amazing antiques including a tin sign from a Church; a linsey woolsey with funky old repairs that we used to frame a tintype; a primer turned into a recipe book; a blue and white gingham apron; a cream net hoop skirt that we used to cover a bird cage; two black bottles; a feed bag; a statue of St. Anne and stacks of nineteenth century primers.
We have spent the last two week-ends brocanting and have found the most amazing antiques! We set up post-marketing vignettes, so you could enjoy perusing our finds! If you see any item that piques your interest, let us know!

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Spring's First Treasure Hunt!

After an entire late autumn and winter with NO flea markets, we awoke last Sunday before dawn, and pulled out the Robins In The Trundle Bed totes painted with the images of a gorgeous woman, perfectly dressed and coiffed! We, unlike the French lass decorating our bags, put on as many layers under our winter coats as we could and still be able to move! When we arrived at the market, the ground was covered in frost and was hard and cracked under our feet from the recent drought. I think we were sleeping standing up, as we would spy something we thought was simply "I'll die if I don't buy that and make it my own NOW" just as someon grabbed the antiques out from under our noses. Between the sleepiness and the inability to move our arms from the excessive layering and the freezing temps, it is a testament to our treasure hunting abilities that we managed to unearth these finds! As the morning wore on and the April sun warmed the ground, the earth turned to mud and we began to thaw. We found an antique gingham apron with hand embroidered flowers; a linsey woolsey that a frugal New England housewife had patched and re-patched and then patched again; a stack of Peterboro New Hampshire primers, one that had been turned into a recipe book; a tin sign from a Church, hand painted with the most inspirational psalm; two antlers made into beautiful brushes... A few more times around the field and then off to the cafe. After all that work the steaming mugs of coffee never tasted so good!

Sunday, April 01, 2012

Change is in the air at our shop!

We have been crazy busy moving our shop to a new spot at The Country Mischief Marketplace! We thought it quite fitting to begin Spring by re-feathering our nest! Our shop has so many new antiques for you to check out! If you can't make it to Templeton, Mass. and you see something in the photos that intrigues you, just let us know and we'll see if the item is still available! More pics to follow as we're off to gather more string, twine, grasses and horse hair...