This week my favourite features what goes “inside the teacup”! I’m totally enjoying the tones in this watercolour by RarePearStudio on Instagram. If you like all this tea, definitely check out this account.
This week’s favourite shows an alternative use for your teacups… as mini bouquets. It’s Wedding season, and this is such fantastic idea for your tablescape. Follow Loveand_lace on IG for more inspiration.
at 05:04PM P R E T T Y … teacups filled with flowers is all you need #teacuptuesday #mismatchchina #chinaduo #teacup #teacupsandsaucers #pretty #finebonechina #duchess #vintagechina #teacuplover #flowers #weddingstyling #styledsetup #tablestyling #loveandlace
This week’s favourite is all about Spring! Are you ready?
at 09:57PM You know what they say, April showers bring May flowers. Or rather….March snow makes us wish for May flowers. Flowers like the beautiful floral pattern on these Colclough Bone China pieces. Elegant and stylish, these pieces will look amazing in any setting. #edmonton #yeg #antiquestore #whyteave #antiques #whyteavenue #yeglocal #localstore #colcloughchina #colclough #bonechina #china #teacuptuesday #tea_cup_tuesday #yeglife #edmlife #collectables #finechina
Dali is one of the artists I enjoy. I love finding all the interesting hidden aspects and/or symbolism. Totally enjoying this art. Do follow nshanzer for more delights!
at 08:43PM Starting the tradition of doodling a different teacup every week; combining my love of tea and art. This week, a teacup for Salvador Dali. #teacuptuesday #salvadordali #penandink #paper #phillyartist #phillyart #philly #dali #teacup #tea #ink #blackandwhite #surrealism #surreal #surrealist #ants #cup #drawing #drawings #draw #doodle #sketch #artistic_share #artist #art #arts
I wanted to share my exciting find of the week and possibly to date in the two years that Vintage Flicker has been on Etsy. This Vintage Louis Vuitton Luggage Set made under license in the US by THE FRENCH COMPANY.
When I found these vintage luggage pieces, I was immediately drawn to them. Although I mostly source and curate Vintage Kitchenalia, in particular Mid Century Modern pieces, I could not take my eyes off them! I had no idea about their value or provenance. So it just goes to show, that sometimes, you have to just go with your gut instincts!
I initially did a pretty shabby bit of research before listing them on Etsy. I couldn’t find much information or hardly anything similar, except for a train case which sold many moons ago on GlitteryUnicorns on Etsy. Check out this Etsy shop for some awesome stuff! There was some reference to The French Company, but with limited high resolution images available, it was difficult to ascertain whether these pieces were cousins or the same. So, I took some photos and listed the suitcase and garment bag.
Then, this morning over my morning cup of tea, I pondered some more and remembered that the garment bag had some zipper pulls. I recalled reading that these could often be used to identify vintage luggage. And there is was staring me in the face – the zipper tag said “C&C”. Finally a name to work on. To my astonishment , when I researched the zipper, I kept getting links to Louis Vuitton. At first I couldn’t understand why.
It turns out that Louis Vuitton was so busy, that it gave a license to THE FRENCH COMPANY to manufacture luggage in the USA under license, in the late 1970’s to 1990’s. These pieces were often marked as such, on Tyvex, but sadly just as easy to remove and unlikely to still be found on vintage luggage in the 21st century. Of note in my research, was the description of the zippers used on these pieces and the quality of the linen. I could tell that these items were very well constructed. The interior was a very nice thick linen and the hardware and leather finishing all were signs that these were luxury items in their hay day.
Finally, the last piece of the puzzle was the zipper. Several sources confirmed that THE FRENCH COMPANY used zippers marked C&C on the luggage they made in the US. I read this paragraph at least 20 times*** I could not believe it at first. I have several pieces in this set and will be keeping a few for myself.
My first trip is in the Spring to England, but perhaps a little day trip on the EuroStar to Paris in order for the Summer. Maybe even for Bastille Day. I’m sure this vintage luggage set is going to last for many years to come and I am pleased to have found it’s next new owners!
This is a great beginner cross stitch kit featuring Peanuts — “I love when chocolate chip cookies follow me”. The kit contains everything you need to get started. VintageFlicker (13.00 USD) http://ift.tt/1nBT2l3
This fantastic vintage military tie, is in very good condition. MI’m not sure of the regiment this belongs to but was made by Prince Consort a famous designer of men’s accessories. It features a golden clasp and tag “Royal Army Service Corp” . VintageFlicker (35.00 USD) http://ift.tt/1OLi47M
This vintage tie is in great condition. It’s in a navy blue colour with a subtle burgundy and white design. Perfect classic tie for the office or a special occasion. VintageFlicker (40.00 USD) http://ift.tt/1WAWGaI