These intricate gorgeous clocks, known as Comtoise, Morbier or Morez clocks, are a style of longcase clock made in the Jura region, mountains on the French–Swiss border. Production of these clocks began in 1680 and continued for a period of about 230 years. During the peak production years (1850–1890) over 60,000 clocks were made each year. […]
Here’s some more of the wonderful things we got a few months ago during our last French Flea Tour… The Cottage is brimming with new and unique items handpicked with our discriminating patrons in mind. Stop in and check out the long-anticipated goodies that just arrived!
It’s been a long wait but it sure was worth it! The things we shipped home from our last Flea Market Tour arrived and now grace the Cottage. We’ve brought you big and small items, all with the rich history and lux of fine French antiques and vintage finds…a real feast for your senses!
Remember as a kid how you were fascinated by all those very important keys grown-ups carried? And how much fun it was when you were given some “play” keys of your own? There’s fun now as a grownup in finding new ways to play with old keys, skeleton keys or more modern ones. You can […]
In 1836, Sorel in France took out the first of numerous patents for a process of coating steel by dipping it in molten zinc after first cleaning it. This method of rust prevention came to be known as ‘galvanizing‘.” Here is a peek of some of the lovely galvanized items we have at the shop. […]
Some of us had moms who kept their perfumes and lipstick and other essential items on lovely little mirror trays on their vanities or dressing tables. How fun it was to tinker around a bit with those glamorous lady things! In honor of the mirror tray, here’s a few of the beautiful variety available at […]
Gazing balls, mirror balls, or lawn globes are said to have originated during the 13th century created by artisan glass blowers in Venice. A beautiful addition to any garden, they were also believed to ward off evil, or bring good luck. Popular in Victorian England, they […]