Thanks to sweet Cielo of The House in the Roses for organizing the World of Treasures Party.
It was a tough decision to decide WHAT to share, as I have many things which I consider treasures, and many collections.
I narrowed it down to a portion of my Eiffel Tower collection .
(Yikes! Yes, there are more... perhaps for another time.)
These I have only collected for probably the last 10 years, most of them are placed here and there in the most formal room of my (mostly casual) house, and a few show up elsewhere in my home.
There are Eiffel Tower items here and there, lamps, candleholders, plates, lithographs, photos, etc. I just love the design and never tire of it.
And while were are "in" France, I thought you might like to view some Limoges porcelain hand-painted miniature boxes which I've collected through the years.
More of the Eiffel Tower theme:
A few I keep on a tall pedestal under a glass dome~
And others gathered in a glass cabinet ~
I only collect the older handpainted Limoges boxes which usually have ornate clasps, and inside a little handpainted suprise. Many of the little boxes produced recently are simply made with applied decals, and a few added brush-strokes as a finishing touch so they can be labeled "hand-painted". I prefer the ones which are truly, entirely hand-painted; generally the older ones.
A peek inside:
There is much more to this Limoges collection, but I thought it best to narrow it down to food oriented objects and maybe share some of the others ones another time.
So... a few of the Culinary themed Limoges; most are about the size of a quarter to half-dollar coins.
And the same porcelain boxes opened, so you can peek inside:
Another few in keeping with the "food" theme~
The cheese dome, close up:
The cheese dome, opened:
One of the egg cartons, opened:
Here's the picnic basket, closed:
Just a little look into a bit of my collectibles ~
I hope you enjoyed the glimpse.
I'm looking forward to seeing what the other participants of Cielo's World of Treasures Party will share with us.
Many, many thanks to Cielo for her friendship, imagination and tremendous creativity.