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This is the pray I carried home from the fair! It may not seem a lot but there are treasures within! There are a bunch of stamps (I am a regular for the sellers in the vintage fair that sell old stamps, they even wait for me at the fair saying: Here, I saved these for you ’cause I knew you’d come) also two lovely keys from late 1800’s or beginning of 1900’s.

Also these pretty playing cards:

The playing cards are so beautifully made, I mean, look of the details of each queen, jack and king! I love them! A little piece of art in each one. And the costumes… I think I will use these as ex-libris, on the front page of some small leather journals.

I wonder which people played with these cards, if some lost money or some became richer ๐Ÿ™‚

A social game using playing cards. Oil painting by an unknown artist, c1850, source: Wikipedia

I also buy a lot of vintage photos, usually separate pictures, but these were in an album and they were all interesting so we will remake the weathered cover of this album and restore its former glory.There are fancy ladies, some with gloves, some with pearls, some with really elegant hats. And as usual, they had lots and lots of kids, that, apparently had no mood for posing ๐Ÿ™‚ Look at those faces LOL



And last, but not least, a little brass thimble. It was a bargain! That’s why I love the vintage fair ๐Ÿ™‚ When you look up close to it, you can see a detailed little icon. It has some writings on it as well but it is so tiny that I haven’t decipher it yet.


That’s all for today, I am pretty happy with my finds! If you know a similar thimble, I’d love to see some photos, I haven’t seen anything like this before!


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Ilonka has an eye for finding the most interesting treasures for us to use in our work, to collect and sell in our shop. She’s in love with everything vintage and doesn’t miss a fair day, like, ever! Ilonka is an artist and her designs are mostly one of a kind art books. That’s because she’s got too many ideas and too little time.

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Woohoo we reached 1000 likes on our Facebook page, so we are having a little giveaway!

We are grateful to all those that support us. Thank you! To celebrate, we’re having a giveaway ๐Ÿ™‚ This little padlock is one from our own secret stash – it is tiny, but oh-so-adorable, with its brass body and his fancy bow little key. A piece of magic history! Specially since it is handmade! Yep, nowadays nobody makes handmade padlocks anymore ๐Ÿ™ But back then… oh… people had skills, time and patience. The entries for the giveaway are accepted just until the 8th October, you just have to share (publicly) this post, and then our cat will draw the winner, he loves doing this in front of the camera! Here’s the link: