Thursday, June 27, 2013

New Treasures

I hope this posts finds you all well! It's been ages since I popped in last, did you realise I was gone? Just back to say a quick hello and show you a few new pieces too...always the collector!

I've been adding to my Victorian Mother of Pearl Shell Coin Purse Collection
and Jewellery Caskets
Bought a box a clock parts at the tip and rebuild this clock!
A few new Bonzo's, including a hard to find mustard pot

some more ladies

My mannequin now wears a new bridal stand hat. I've run out of room.
Would you believe this chair came from the tip? It dates to around 1850 and is made of papier mache with mother of pearl inlay. Its as light as a feather.

Close up of the japanned papier mache, gilt paint and MOP inlay

Some exciting news, I was commissioned to make Sir Donald Bradman stamp jewellery pieces for the Bradman Museum and International Cricket Hall of Fame, Bowral, NSW. They were posted today, and I hope they do well.

Thanks for visiting! Tam x

Hello to my newest followers! Its nice to have you on board.


*Maristella* said...

Cara Tamara, ma quante belle cose antiche tu riesci a trovare! Fortunata!! Qui in Italia ormai non si trova quasi piĆ¹ nulla, sigh!
Ub abbraccio, *Maristella*.

Vintage Jane said...

Hello stranger! I can see why you haven't been posting blogs ... you've been spending all your time out collecting the most beautiful and unusual items!
Congrats on the jewellery commission.
M x

vintageandart said...'s great to see you've had time to post again, and congrats on the stamp jewellery commission...what an honour for you...The mother of pearl purses and jewellery boxes are sooo beautiful. Can't believe the chair came from the tip, what an awesome find. Have a great weekend..stay warm:-))

simmone said...

Or course we miss you when your off busy! Can't decide which goodies I like the best, love the jewellery caskets best I think and the pearl purses, you clever clock maker. Hope your stamp jewellery does really well, good on you. Great chair save too!

polkadotpeticoat said...

I love your treasures that chair and the clock...oh I could go on and on.....Heidi