It has begun! My official stock-piling of wonderful treasures in anticipation of our Paris Flea Market coming up this April. Over the course of one day at the flea market, I found three wonderful vintage glass paperweights.
Originally these pieces held 1930's advertising from car dealerships and restaurants. Using vintage postcards, I repurposed these lovely glass domes to highlight iconic French locations.
Of course, the Paris Opera House.
The Paris classic, Le Dome Cafe.
No real caption necessary, The Arc de Triomphe -note the horse and buggies.
These fun paperweights make wonderful gifts or would look lovely on vanity trays, on your desk or even on a side table or nightstand. They are a subtle way to add some character to any room. Better yet, create a collection of vintage paperweights. Place them all on an antique silver tray add a vintage vase and metal Tour de Eiffel for a perfect Parisian vignette. I am looking forward to collecting more of these to add to this group. You too could repurpose some found paperweights to hold vintage family photos, vacation photos or even birth & wedding announcements. The possibilities are endless.