I watched the sky change from dark to soft before the sun finally came up. Shades of a night time sky gave way to blue, pink and purple during my drive.
My thoughts ranged from how much I dislike early, early mornings.....to what the day could bring.
When I arrived vendors were still setting up, but people were already milling around. I decided to take a walk around while things were being unpacked.
As I came around a corner I saw the 2 signs on the hood of an old car. They are construction signs from Paris city projects, are painted on paper, rest in blackened plaster over wooden frames w/gilding and are covered by glass. The largest is 5' long and the smaller is just over 4'. I snapped them up. The same man had a stack of gorgeous old engravings. I found 2 of Paris, one of an open expanse of the Tuileries and the other of Les Invalides....but....I forgot to take photos of them.
The detail on the old bicorne hat is beautiful. The rosette at the top has shades of deep gray and silver along with red and the inside of the hat is lined in the palest of blue silk with tiny pleated tucks all around the edges. It was something I thought my husband might like and when he plopped it on his head as soon as I brought it in, I knew that he was happy.
In the same box of wooden fragments were these tiny wooden tassels. They will be kept safe under a glass dome until I decide what they will used for.
Enough playing for now.....it's back to work getting things cleaned off, repaired and hung on walls.
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