Thursday, June 12, 2008

Vintage Finds ~ French Book n Postcards ~ Eiffel Tower History

Today I'm taking care of my latest orders, which I love to do. I package each item up very carefully, wrap them in pretty papers with ribbons, and find a special "thank you" gift to put inside each outgoing package. Almost like it is someone'e birthday or Christmas! Oh the thrill!

There is another joy to this business, too. The thrill of the hunt is always fun. Recently I found a few more vintage "treasures" for the website. I hope you find them as interesting as I did!

Thank you, this has sold!

This vintage book titled "Complete French Course" caught my eye. With a copyright date of 1898 I thought it was perfect to list in the antique book category, here.

Then I also came across vintage postcards. I love these. The colorful pictures, graphics, and sayings capture a moment in time...and even better are the handwritten messages found on the back. These two rose postcards are copyrighted 1912 by Heymann. I have an ephemera category for paper items.

Thank you, these two have sold!

Ahhhhh...a lovely view of the Eiffel Tower. Did you know the tower was built for the International Exhibition of Paris of 1889 commemorating the centenary of the French Revolution. Seven hundred proposals were submitted in a design competition and a man named Gustave Eiffel had a design that was unanimously chosen. Of course, it is beautiful! Surprisingly, many protested it's construction. But it was made...and it took 300 steel workers in two years to build. It was the world's tallest building until 1930. It was almost torn down in 1909 but was saved due to it's antenna needed for telegraphing messages. There are 1652 steps to the top. I have actually been there (but not to the top) and it is magnificent! Ooh la la! Now onto more vintage finds...

And now switching gears, another item which I do not believe is vintage, was too perfect to pass up. Perfect because it is the neatest looking storage / trinket box in a petite little size. It looks like a vintage oriental trunk. Sits so nicely on a stack of books for a nice display or vignette. Or simply stash jewelry in it! This will be listed in the Home Decor category, here.

And as always, you may find new items in the "Just Listed" category by clicking here.

1 comment:

Niesz Vintage Home said...

I love old postcards! And you found some great ones!
Like you, I love wrapping up orders and making each one special.

Kimberly :)