Thursday, October 26, 2017

Antique market shopping

Last Sunday was my ideal day, I went to an antique market in San Giovanni in Marignano. Even better still, my daughter decided to come with me! We had a lovely brekkie together and she had fun looking at all the old Barbie doll clothing.


The town itself is lovely and old, the perfect setting for an antique market.


I found all manner of goodies without spending a fortune and came home feeling inspired and ready to create!

Beautiful old postcards from around 1900!


 
 


 A lovely supply of antique lace, trims and threads!

 Gorgeous old books with fantastic illustrations ready to be used in journals!



These incredible old letters, one is really interesting as on one side it was printed with a list. I read it at home and it is a list of people and their crimes sent from the police in Ancona, dated 1849! One of the crimes was plotting against King Ferdinando of the 2 Sicilies! I looked him up on the internet and infact, there was a revolution in 1848 against the king. It's such a thrill to own such a wonderful piece of history.



Finally there was this gorgeous piece a sampler completed by a student of the Benedictine nuns in 1874. I would have loved to buy this gorgeous piece but it was a little out of my price range at the moment. I was allowed to take a photo of it though!




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