Vintage and antique pieces

You might be aware from previous blogposts of mine that I am a collector of old pieces, some of which are listed in my Etsy shops. Here are some pieces that will soon be listed.

A selection of vintage pieces for my Etsy shop

A beautiful needlework picture depicting Pierrot. I love the colours and it’s of good quality, just ready for framing. I’d love it in a white frame.

A wooden box of solid wood in an unusual drop shape, a vintage or antique piece.

A stunning candleholder with aged patina and worn silver gilding. Marked with “Freud Ltd London (C)”. From the font type and patina it would appear to be antique. A quick search did not yield any matches.

A pair of carved bone masks. I normally don’t buy masks but these seemed a good pair of nice make.

Yesterday we were on a walk in the neighbourhood and I went to check one of the charity shops (thrift stores). Lately I haven’t been on the lookout for items to sell because there are plenty still on my shelves awaiting to be added to the shops.

Usually I’m perusing second hand fashion for quality pieces for own use, to support a circular economy that benefits charitable causes and doesn’t further burden our planet. So I buy used things instead of newly produced clothing that continues to unnecessarily use up the resources of our planet.

This time I happen to stumble upon pieces that I thought would be a nice addition for my vintage shop and didn’t want to leave them behind.

They soon will be listed, and hopefully later adorn a new loving home. For now I’m enjoying them on the mantlepiece.

The other pictures shown in this photo are also available for purchase (worldwide shipping).

My Etsy shops:

Vintage pieces : V for Vintage London https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/VforVintageLondon

Antique artefacts : An Old Country House https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/AnOldCountryHouse

5 thoughts on “Vintage and antique pieces

  1. That looks like a Harlequin Needlepoint? It’s stunning. Reminds me of my younger years when they were very popular. I took a look at your shop. I love vintage but don’t wear it. I’m built for work clothes. I wear cast off men’s shirts over t-shirts a lot. I stopped dressing up when I stopped having a job to go to. Still get to admire the beauty of things though.

    • itwasjudith says:

      I’m glad it brought back childhood memories 🙂 I usually don’t like sweetie pictures much but I’m enamoured of the delicate shades and fine portrait of this one. That’s why I couldn’t leave it behind. I wear some vintage but also less fashionable items – as you saw from my last photos, I often just go for jeans and some jumper. When at home, which now it’s most of the time due to remote work, I’m in comfy outfit. I have some fancy clothing, which I hardly wear… 😉
      I hope your trip back to the US is still going to happen as planned and all will be smooth and safe xxx

    • itwasjudith says:

      Thanks for visiting my shop 🙂

  2. happyface313 says:

    🙂 The Harlekin is an amazing piece. Stitching that must have been a lot of work!
    My fave is the drop shaped wooden box!
    Have a HAPPY Monday!
    Claudia 🙂

    • itwasjudith says:

      Hello Claudia,
      Thanks for your visit and comment. Yes, it must have taken a great number of hours to complete that tapestry picture, and I like that they used very delicate shades and an elegant portrait.
      I believe the wooden box to be an older one, as it has some old screws at the base. The unusual shape makes it really stand out.
      I hope you’re safe and can enjoy life in Vienna to a degree – for what the pandemic allows.
      Happy New Year!

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