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  • 1865 French Book

    $19.00
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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).