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2 new arrivals...

Bonjour from a drizzly SW France,

I am not complaining as it gives me a chance to concentrate on my ever growing list of indoor type tasks......such as photograph a couple of new arrivals and start thinking about a Halloween style display for my wee boutique.

The first of todays arrivals is a vintage French double inkwell, a very decorative piece that would look great displayed on either a modern or an antique style desk.


The other new arrival is this huge Antique late 1800's French Lourdes hand carved pilgrims rosary.


It is a large Priests style rosary traditionally worn on the journey home around the waist or girdle by pilgrims and hung on the walls or doors of the practising home.
A simple cross with a brass Christ and the scored engravings in french: Mère de Jesus N.D de Lourdes je Vous Consacre. Ma Famille.
On the back of the cross there are some simple scored engravings of the tools of the crucifixion and in French "servire domino Christo".
There is a hand carved heart carrying the inscription "COEUR IMMACULEE DE MARIE PRIEZ POUR NOUS" and on the other "Souvenir de  ND LOURDES". It measures approx 1.3 meters circumference / 55 inches long.
à la prochaine, Leeann x