Monday, August 8, 2011


Getting ready for travel clients this week.
This is our second "Made in Paris" - Crafty Getaways!
Part of our Blogger Getaways

We explore the brocantes and special boutiques looking for little treasures.

One of my many weaknesses are antique inkwells.
I keep my eyes open when browsing the shops.

This is my favorite, very Art Nouveau.
I actually use them. I love sending old-fashioned letters.
The scratch of an ink pen is music to my ears.
I use wax seals too...I was born in the wrong century...

Do you have a weakness when it come to antiquing or thrifting?

Put a Little Ooh La La in Your Life!

Then we have a workshop planned to create something unique from our treasures.


claudia b said...

I dare not keep inkwells (with ink inside, anyway) because of my two boys, but I love my wax seals!!!

Blue Creek Home said...

Somehow this little fact did not surprise me at all! You are a hopeless romantic, my dear girl!
Happy Week to You-

à la parisienne said...

These inkwells are gorgeous! Most of the things I collect are not really "antiques" but I love collecting old silver trays with little feet. They are so versatile and feminine!


Anonymous said...

What beautiful inkwells! I always have a thought that I may too, have been born in the wrong century lol....Have a lovely week Mimi Xoxoxo

Mariette's Back to Basics said...

Dearest Mimi,

That is funny, the top one I do have in my boutique for sale; a twin copy!
Guess that I too am born too late... as we do have a collection of silver and crystal inkwells and a chest with different Mont Blanc fountain pens and others... But I love it, together with quality cotton stationery like Crane, Pineider or the French Lalo.
Enough said!
Wishing you a great week ahead and love to you,


Anna at the Doll House said...

Hello Mimi
I confess to sharing your love of inkwells, however, mine are not filled with ink. So, I do admire you for actually using them and I'm sure anyone receiving a letter from you, penned in ink and sealed with sealing wax, will be thoroughly charmed.

I look forward to following your future posts.


Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

YES I DO! I get weak in the knees when I see one of those vintage FRENCH theatre crowns!!! I must have 20 of them.....


Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

Those inkwells are wonderful. I love French wall sconces....

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Good Morning Mimi, I love your ink wells..I love French Globes De Mariee but they are so hard to find in good condition any more..I pray all is well in your side of the world my Dear friend..sorry I have not been by..been very ill...Hugs and smiles to you,Gloria

Amore Artisan Boutique said...

Hi, my sweet friend, you have stopped my heart in its tracks! I love antiques and ink wells are so cool. I sit and look at mine (well all my antiques) and I imagine the story behind them. The fancy men in there old world suits sitting at their desk and writing love letters to women in those beautiful brocade dresses with layers and layers of lace petticoats under them and the hats OMG the hats
I am so with you sister I was so born in the wrong century and the wrong country :)
Have a great week and please keep the pictures coming, I love to look at your pictures you post and let my mind wonder back in time. hugs sassy

dkshopgirl said...

hi mimi! i love the ink wells - i did calligraphy a long time ago and still have all my pens. i definitely go weak at the knees when i see a hand scribed letter and yes, i have a supply of gold and bronze wax! gorgeous finds ...

Ivy and Elephants said...

Hi Mimi,
I am new to your blog, but I've snooped around and deemed it FANTASTIC! I collect automatons and ormolu clocks, .... all from another
time. It must have been beautiful!
Great to find you!

Rozen van papier said...

Yes I am very weak for antique!And especially for brocantes, to "chiner" it is so special things from old times, they have a history. Nice inkwells!

Regards Janny

designchic said...

I was just talking about antique inkwells this morning...a favorite of mine!! Thrilled to find and follow your blog this morning ~

French said...

Mimi, I love inkwells too! And wax seals! J'aimerai chiner avec vous!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Have a fabulous week, can't wait to see what you find!


Anonymous said...

I would really like to know how much the top one would cost does anyone know?