Tuesday, 15 January 2013

French Blue Treasures From My Travels

Yes I have been antiquing again !

and this time it's in the French Blue variety
It's just the way that it happened really. I never set out to find one colour in particular but I seem to gravitate towards the colour blue anyway I suppose.

On recent travels to a pretty little town in NSW, Australia called Windsor, I found these treasures. Well all except for the portrait anyway......that just matched my colour scheme for the photo ! lol

I found an antique store in the first 1/2 hour of being in the quaint historic town.  My boys who I travelled with rolled their eyes in disappointment because the last thing they wanted to do was look at 'crusty old teacups' ! (or so they said anyway !)

I had to be quick as the weather was so hot and we needed to find our accommodation so it was only a quick stop. In that space of time I found a treasury of antique greeting cards that I loved and the boys were happy to escape the horrors of antique shopping !

Over the next few days I found lots of little treasures. A pretty lengthy of lace, a crochet teapot, vintage buckles and some really great wire creations that I will share with you another day.
While the boys browsed at the lolly shop I browsed through the cute craft stores in the area.
We had a great week together and they did very well in their sporting competition. I DID take a thousand photo's....oops !
(I go a little crazy with the sports shutter button.)  

I have more tales to tell of our travels and will share them with you tomorrow.

For now please scroll down and take a browse through my pics.

(above) A pretty little postcard for my daughter that I found.
(below) Don't you just looove that little crochet teapot !      

A pretty French Blue coloured evening gloves made me smile
and I couldn't resist this
 Happy New Year card because I wanted to wish you all a HAPPY NEW YEAR !

and I really wish from the bottom of my heart that you do all have a very Happy New Year. May it be filled with laughter, love and good health. 

Can't wait to see you all again tomorrow for more tales from my travels.  Have a happy day !


  1. Hello Melanie ❤❤❤
    I couldn´t wait to see your new treasures and they are gorgeous!!! :-) Antique post cards are just the best...and that lovely portrait...oh, how well it fits with your new finds, really! Have a great day!!!

  2. WOW-beautiful treasures-LOVE all!!!!
    Have a nice day:-)

  3. You are the very best hunter of beauty, Melanie! I love the gloves!

  4. Melanie, wow you lucky girl! Those pieces are amazing! I love that birthday postcard it's so sweet! We had sleet here this morning and its below freezing. The fireplace is full of wood and we are trying to stay warm. No yard sales for us this time of year so I go into withdraws until spring!! Thanks for sowing us your goodies!

  5. What lovely things! Always the first stop with me when visiting a new place is the thrift shop! The gloves are elegantly lovely, and how sweet is the teapot!!!