Feb 17, 2007

ANTIQUES

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  • The following antiques I have inherited from my Grandma and my mother in law. She gave it to me, because she thought I would be the only one in the family to appreciate these wonderful things. Which is true !

    a medal from 1821 which Napoleon I gave to his soldiers for distinguised services. I have been told that there are only 100 pieces left in the whole world. I lent it to the Museum of Waterloo. (from my mother in law)


    Cover from old fashion magazines dated end 1800. I have 4 of them. They belonged to my grandma

    little bonbon box with the picture of Austrian Emperior Franz-Joseph, the husband of Elizabeth of Austria (called Sissi). These boxes were given to the guests attending the wedding 1854.


    Another table decoration




    a handmade purse from beginning 1900 (from my grandma)



    in ivory carved scenery, framed
    (from my grandma, I have two of them)








    handpainted cups and plates from beginning 1900. They belonged to my grandparents.




    35 comments:

    Anonymous said...

    What wonderful treasures you have! The purse is beautiful. I know you treasure each and every one of the antiques your grandmother left you!

    Thank you for stopping by my blog.

    Unknown said...

    wow - those are some mighty cool antiques! Have you got some history! Thanks for visiting also.

    Anonymous said...

    You always have such a great collection of photos on Saturday! I love all these, and I think the cups and plates are my favorite. So pretty!

    Pamela said...

    Amazing! Love the medal from 1821 from the Napoleon era! All of your treasures are truly wonderful though!

    Anonymous said...

    Those are such wonderful items to have to remember your grandparents. I hope that someday someone will cherish my things also.

    Thanks so much for sharing your photos.
    Take care,
    Connie
    Mine is up.

    YellowRose said...

    You have some amazing treasures!! Love the teacups!

    You asked how old my milk bottle is, it is dated 1964.

    Happy Saturday!

    marianne said...

    wow, what a wonderful collection of antiques - such special treasures to have.

    Crazy Working Mom said...

    I am so impressed with your collection! They are so beautiful. You should be very proud. My favorite was the fashion magazine cover! Wow, how they've changed!!

    Biker Betty said...

    Wow, you have many really neat antiques. The medal is very special.

    Have a great weekend,
    Biker Betty :)

    Caylynn said...

    Wow, those antiques are beautiful! You have some wonderful treasures there. :) The medal and bonbon box must be priceless treasures! So wonderful. :)

    Puss-in-Boots said...

    Hi Gattina,I've just caught up on your posts for the last few days. Your antiques are wonderful, so full of history.

    The sculptures you photographed from South America are lovely and the little dogs really appeal to me.

    Amazing that they are so old.

    Have a good weekend.

    Anonymous said...

    Wow - loads of great items to treasure. I love the little bonbon box.

    Hootin' Anni said...

    This is wonderful! Your whole collection you've shared here....but to be honest, I especially like the beaded purse....what intricate work and detail! You find nothing like this here in the USA anymore...unless you DO to to antique stores.

    My antiques photos have been posted. Happy weekend Gattina, thanks for the visit ---you too? You have an antique hubby?!! How cool---we both shoulda displayed our menfolk LOL.

    Unknown said...

    That's a lot of antiques. You are so lucky to have them all in mint shape.

    Do drop by my post!

    Unknown said...

    Very nice antiques especially since they are in your family. You are fortunate to have them. Thanks so much for stopping by my post.

    Have a great weekend.

    Anonymous said...

    Oh Gattina those are wonderful!

    Anonymous said...

    Lovely - I especially like the ivory carved photo and the pin from Napoleon.

    srp said...

    And the cat sculpture with the dishes... is it also an antique. It is lovely as well. I must say that my favorite is that first medal, how special and rare.

    MaR said...

    They are all beautiful antique items but as a Sissy fan I must say the tiny box is my favorite, how cute and meaningful!!! happy saturday !

    Jane said...

    WoW! Those are real treasures! I am glad they were entrusted to you!

    Anonymous said...

    What wonderful things! I love them. I wish my family had passed things down like that.

    Teena in Toronto said...

    You have some great treasures there. Lucky you! I'm glad to see you got something depicting cats in too!

    Mine's up too :)

    jenny said...

    Those are wonderful! I am so impressed. :-)

    Jane said...

    What a wonderful group of treasures!

    Daisy said...

    That medal is amazing! What a piece of history.

    Unknown said...

    Those are all wonderful. I hope I can pass on some things like those one day

    Melli said...

    WOW Gattina -- those are some really spectacular antiques! How did you come to own the little bonbon box? That is darling! And that purse? That style is BACK in fashion! You can use it today and no one will know it is old! I see girls at school with little beaded purses all the time! (they are sO cute!!!) And that medal from Napoleon?! FABULOUS!

    Shawna said...

    Lots of great pieces from your grandma!! I'm sure there are a lot of stories to be told with them.

    Lisa said...

    They are all amazing pieces. Such treasures. Happy weekend.

    TorAa said...

    This is what I call *antiques*. I would only have shown copies. Great entry.

    I only sticked to one piece this time.

    Have a cattish weekend

    =^.^=

    Andree said...

    It's amazing the antiques that you have. They are so important you can lend them to a museum! That is truly historic stuff!

    FamilySnows said...

    Very lovely pieces! I am really enjoying this theme!


    I posted early because we were out of town until now but am just starting to check out all of the fun antiques!!

    PastormacsAnn said...

    Wow you really have a wonderful collection! Love the little box - so lovely. Great picks for The Hunt this week.

    Anonymous said...

    I totally adore all of them, but I can't help that the medal, bonbon box and the magazine covers is my favorites.... oh wait.... and the table decoration...

    Wonderful items! How precious they must be for you. I'd be very proud of them.

    The wings of the history without doubt!

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