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  • 1865 French Book

    $19.00
  • 1868 French Document

    $2.00

    I have 9 of these unusual antique French documents available. These are documents and envelopes all in one!

    Each one is written in script using either black or brown ink. All have dates on the top from 1868.  I believe these are from a notary office, but I cannot confirm since I don’t read French. :)

    Each document is a single sheet of 10.5″ x 8.25″ paper, folded in half.  The front of the folded document contains the date and is the beginning of the letter.  Some continue with writing on the inside, some do not.

    The back of ALL of them is the envelope portion!  Each document was folded and sealed with the back portion used to address the letter to the recipient.  Address and postmark are included, but stamps have been removed.

    These documents can be framed, placed on top of books on a coffee table, or even included as part of shelf styling.  The handwriting is beautiful!  See images for sample ideas.

    By ordering, you will receive 1 of the letters, but I cannot guarantee a specific one.  The attached pictures show how the documents fold to become an envelope.  Each one will be carefully folded back to its original shape and mailed out to you in a regular envelope via USPS.

  • 1925 French Paperback Book: Barbey D’Aurevilly

    $12.00

    This is an absolutely gorgeous French paperback book from 1925. What makes this book so special is its deckled edge.

    Deckle Edge books are those that have unevenly cut pages.  Centuries ago, it used to be that paper sheets were made individually on a deckle.  When the papery slurry {wet paper pulp} was spread out, some would seep under the screen and create a rough edge to the paper.  Modern machines now create perfectly cut edges, but books with a Deckle Edge are now seen as higher quality and thus, have a higher price.

    • Title: Le Walter Scott Mormand: Barbey D’Aurevilly
    • Author: Henry Bourdeaux
    • Date Published: 1925
    • Dimensions: 7.25″ x 4.75″

    The first two photos show this exact book. The other photos include this book and give ideas as to how you might display it in your own home.

  • 1926 French Paperback Book: Quelques peintres de l’Homme contemporain

    $12.00

    This is an absolutely gorgeous French paperback book from 1926. What makes this book so special is its deckled edge.

    Deckle Edge books are those that have unevenly cut pages.  Centuries ago, it used to be that paper sheets were made individually on a deckle.  When the papery slurry {wet paper pulp} was spread out, some would seep under the screen and create a rough edge to the paper.  Modern machines now create perfectly cut edges, but books with a Deckle Edge are now seen as higher quality and thus, have a higher price.

    • Title: Quelques peintres de l’Homme contemporain
    • Author: Gonzague Truc
    • Date Published: 1926
    • Dimensions: 7.25″ x 4.75″

    The first three photos show this exact book. The other photos include this book and give ideas as to how you might display it in your own home.

  • 1926 French Paperback Book: Soeurs de Grands Hommes

    $12.00

    This is an absolutely gorgeous French paperback book from 1926. What makes this book so special is its deckled edge.

    Deckle Edge books are those that have unevenly cut pages.  Centuries ago, it used to be that paper sheets were made individually on a deckle.  When the papery slurry {wet paper pulp} was spread out, some would seep under the screen and create a rough edge to the paper.  Modern machines now create perfectly cut edges, but books with a Deckle Edge are now seen as higher quality and thus, have a higher price.

    • Title: Soers de Grands Hommes
    • Author: Victor Giraud
    • Date Published: 1926
    • Dimensions: 7.25″ x 4.75″

    The first three photos show this exact book. The other photos include this book and give ideas as to how you might display it in your own home.

  • Antique French Andiron 2

    $50.00

    This is a 100+ year old andiron imported from France.  These are also known as firedogs or “chenets” in French.  This is a beautiful figural bust constructed of cast iron.  Despite the age, you can still see the beautiful attention to detail that remains.  This andiron bust shows its age with a beautiful, rusty patina.

    Dimensions are: Height 9″, Width 4″, Depth 4″.  This piece is heavy, weighing in at almost 3 lbs 10 oz.

    The back rods typically deteriorate after many years of use in the fireplace, so are often removed, as this one has been.  The remaining cast-iron bust is perfect as part of a vignette, coffee table display, doorstop, bookend, and more.  I have a second matching one for sale if you are interested in a pair.

  • Antique French Keys – Blue String

    $10.00

    This is a set of 2 early 1900’s keys from France.  These are REAL antique keys. The smaller one appears to be a furniture key but the larger one might be a door key.  They are super rusty, but that’s what gives them their charm!  I believe they are made of iron given their weight, but can’t confirm for sure.  The largest key measures 3.25″ and the smaller is 2.5″.  Both keys have circular openings on the handles.

    I have a few of these and use them on top of books for a little bit of interest, but they can also be used for jewelry making, steampunk art, display and repurposing.

  • French Paperback Book: Julie ou la Nouvelle Heloise

    $12.00

    This is an absolutely gorgeous French paperback book. I couldn’t find a publishing date but it looks similar to the others so I would guess the 1920’s. What makes this book so special is its deckled edge.

    Deckle Edge books are those that have unevenly cut pages.  Centuries ago, it used to be that paper sheets were made individually on a deckle.  When the papery slurry {wet paper pulp} was spread out, some would seep under the screen and create a rough edge to the paper.  Modern machines now create perfectly cut edges, but books with a Deckle Edge are now seen as higher quality and thus, have a higher price.

    • Title: Julie ou la Nouvelle Heloise
    • Author: L.J. Rousseau
    • Date Published: guessing the 1920’s but unsure
    • Dimensions: 7.25″ x 4.75″

    The first three photos show this exact book. The other photos include this book and give ideas as to how you might display it in your own home.

  • French Paperback Book: Pour l’Humanisme

    $12.00

    This is an absolutely gorgeous French paperback book. I don’t see a date on it but it appears similar to the others, so I would guess the 1920’s. What makes this book so special is its deckled edge.

    Deckle Edge books are those that have unevenly cut pages.  Centuries ago, it used to be that paper sheets were made individually on a deckle.  When the papery slurry {wet paper pulp} was spread out, some would seep under the screen and create a rough edge to the paper.  Modern machines now create perfectly cut edges, but books with a Deckle Edge are now seen as higher quality and thus, have a higher price.

    • Title: Pour l’Humanisme
    • Author: Alfred Poizat
    • Date Published: guessing 1920’s
    • Dimensions: 7.25″ x 4.75″

    The first two photos show this exact book. The other photos include this book and give ideas as to how you might display it in your own home.

  • Grosso Lavender Sachet

    $6.00

    This is a 3×4 cotton drawstring pouch filled with dried Grosso lavender buds that I harvested from my own yard. The bags have been custom-stamped with the word “LAVANDE” which is French for “lavender”.

    Grosso is an English hybrid variety that produces one of the strongest fragrances among lavenders, regularly used for sachets and cosmetic oils. You can use a lavender sachet in cabinets or drawers to create a fresh scent, or under your pillow as a sleep aid.

     

  • Three Blue Stripe Grain Sack 3

    $41.00

    This is a gorgeous antique Hungarian grain sack that is approximately 40 years old.  Two blue stripes down the center create a lovely focal point.  This is an actual bag that was once used to store grain.  The stripes and weave were specific to each farm and acted as a label as to which farm the grain came front.

    This grain sack (#3 in the group photo) measures approximately 52 inches long by 19 inches wide.

    The stripe detailing is on both sides of the bag and there is no seam at the bottom.   The two sewn sides could be undone to create one long length of fabric.  Grain sacks make beautiful table runners, placemats, chair backs, chair seats, pillows, purses and more!  For more ideas, click HERE.

    There are three blue stripes down the center on a chunky woven texture in a light, natural beige color.  The weave almost gives a herringbone appearance.  Combined, the stripes are approximately 1.25″ wide, outer edge to outer edge. There are no holes or patches but there is an area with what appears to be blue dye on both sides of the grain sack, as well as a few stray blue fibers (see closeup in pictures). As with any antique, there are discolorations and markings in areas of the fabric consistent with age.

    I have soaked the grain sack in a combination of Oxi-Clean fabric softener two times, washed, and dried it so that it is clean and ready for use.  The more you wash it, the softer it will become.  Wash with hot water and dry in the dryer.

  • Two Blue Stripe Grain Sack 1

    $41.00

    This is a gorgeous antique Hungarian grain sack that is approximately 80-90 years old.  Two blue stripes down the center create a lovely focal point.  This is an actual bag that was once used to store grain.  The stripes and weave were specific to each farm and acted as a label as to which farm the grain came front.

    This grain sack (#1 in the group photo) measures approximately 48 inches long by 18 inches wide.

    The stripe detailing is on both sides of the bag and there is no seam at the bottom.   The two sewn sides could be undone to create one long length of fabric.  Grain sacks make beautiful table runners, placemats, chair backs, chair seats, pillows, purses and more!  For more ideas, click HERE.

    There are two bright blue stripes down the center on a chunky woven texture in a light, natural beige color.  The stripes are approximately 2″ apart, outer edge to outer edge. There are no holes or patches but there is an anomaly in the weave on one side (see closeup picture). As with any antique, there are discolorations and markings in areas of the fabric consistent with age.

    I have soaked the grain sack in a combination of Oxi-Clean fabric softener two times, washed, and dried it so that it is clean and ready for use.  The more you wash it, the softer it will become.  Wash with hot water and dry in the dryer.

  • Two Blue Stripe Grain Sack 4

    $41.00

    This is a gorgeous antique Hungarian grain sack that is approximately40 years old.  Two blue stripes down the center create a lovely focal point.  This is an actual bag that was once used to store grain.  The stripes and weave were specific to each farm and acted as a label as to which farm the grain came front.

    This grain sack (#4 in the group photo) measures approximately 44 inches long by 19 inches wide.

    The stripe detailing is on both sides of the bag and there is no seam at the bottom.   The two sewn sides could be undone to create one long length of fabric.  Grain sacks make beautiful table runners, placemats, chair backs, chair seats, pillows, purses and more!  For more ideas, click HERE.

    There are two blue stripes down the center on a soft woven texture in a light, natural beige color.  This is the lightest and softest grain sack of the five currently available.  Combined, the stripes are approximately 1.25″ wide, outer edge to outer edge. There are no holes or patches but there are areas of repairs, including one repair on the blue stripes (see closeup in pictures). As with any antique, there are discolorations and markings in areas of the fabric consistent with age.

    I have soaked the grain sack in a combination of Oxi-Clean fabric softener two times, washed, and dried it so that it is clean and ready for use.  The more you wash it, the softer it will become.  Wash with hot water and dry in the dryer.

  • Two Narrow Blue Stripe Grain Sack 2

    $41.00

    This is a gorgeous antique Hungarian grain sack that is approximately 40 years old.  Two blue stripes down the center create a lovely focal point.  This is an actual bag that was once used to store grain.  The stripes and weave were specific to each farm and acted as a label as to which farm the grain came front.

    This grain sack (#2 in the group photo) measures approximately 49.5 inches long by 19.75 inches wide.

    The stripe detailing is on both sides of the bag and there is no seam at the bottom.   The two sewn sides could be undone to create one long length of fabric.  Grain sacks make beautiful table runners, placemats, chair backs, chair seats, pillows, purses and more!  For more ideas, click HERE.

    There are two bright blue stripes down the center on a chunky woven texture in a light, natural beige color.  The stripes are approximately 1″ apart, outer edge to outer edge. There is a third, small blue stripe on both sides near one seam. As with any antique, there are discolorations and markings in areas of the fabric consistent with age.

    I have soaked the grain sack in a combination of Oxi-Clean fabric softener two times, washed, and dried it so that it is clean and ready for use.  The more you wash it, the softer it will become.  Wash with hot water and dry in the dryer.

  • Vintage French Clock Face

    $20.00

    Vintage metal clock face from France that features white face with black numbering.  Would look beautiful propped up on a shelf, nestled among books, or even hanging on the wall!  This clock face actually used to hang in my own home as part of an eclectic gallery wall (see photo).  There are three small scratches on the III (see photo).

    Clock face measures 10.5 inches in diameter by .75 inches in depth (due to the metal shafts on back).