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DSC00484Sometimes for want of something else to do, I would look around inside my tiny town house to see how I could re-arrange furniture, books, decorative items and bibelots. And believe it or not, I also used to inspect my pocket-sized garden to re-plant and re-position the multitude of pots that are disperesed everywhere but lately, I’ve been neglecting my town garden in favour ofDSC00200 my real garden in the countryside.

Today I was doing just that when I decided to take a few random pictures of the items and space that need a bit of attention… Click here to view.

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I got this pièce de la résistance a couple of months ago.

It’s a small Edwardian solid silver bowl which I hope will brighten the living room mantelpiece. It was made by William Wheatcroft in 1903 with a Sheffield assay. It’s not too big, 8 inches only in height and 10 inches in diameter. I just love antique solid silver artwork but they must be pretty and must not look very tarnished, in other words, in relatively excellent condition.

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Mon cher blog,

It’ s been quite a while!

Been very busy with so many things. There have been so many things on “my plate” and so have not paid attention to my personal blogs.

One of my many pre-occupations these last few weeks besides the renovations on my Brittany home is purchasing antique objects, an exhilirating but rather expensive hobby.

I confess that I am an incorrigible antique hoarder — just don’t have the heart to get rid of some of my collectables at home to the frustration of my kiddies and my hubby! (Heh!)

Collecting old and beautiful pieces is a passion. I like to collect old, sterling silver teapots, bowls, mugs, tankards, cigarette cases, vesta cases, large photo frames, snuff boxes, rare fobs and medals including pretty crystal decanters. I’m only interested in collecting any of those items if it’s old, pretty, in reasonably mint condition and hallmarked solid sterling silver (except for the decanters).

More in Mon cher Blog.

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