Welcome once again to another instalment of 'Blog Post Monday', or should it be 'Blog Post Bank Holiday Monday', this week?
I've had a busy week of sourcing new stock for you lovely lot and I thought, for this week's post, we could have a look at a few of my finds and I'll explain how you can go about having exclusive first dibs on any new stock that tickles your fancy, before it gets added to our website.
So, as always, get that kettle on, get those wallets and purses out, and let me tickle your fancy with a few new additions to the Source Vintage collection.
First up, we have this delightful novelty taxidermy hoof needle case or etui. Not everyone's cup of tea, I know, but rest assured, it's not a real hoof!
It's late 19th century and just made to look like a real hoof. An unusual novelty piece for any sewing enthusiasts out there or for anyone who simply collects weird and wonderful antique pieces!
This one will be cleaned, researched a bit more and added to our collection at some stage this week, unless, of course, it's snapped up beforehand, and I'll tell you how you can go about doing that later in the post.
Next up is this very sweet early 20th century pheasant brooch. Made from silver, covered in small pastes and with an enamelled head, it was love at first sight. I've noticed there's a real animal theme to this week's finds! Anyway, all stones are present and the enamelling is still perfect, even after all these years. Again, this little beauty will be photographed and added to our collection this week, unless, of course, well, you know the score, as above...
Then we have this very handsome late 19th century silver and Scottish agate stickpin in it's original box. I'm a bit of a sucker for anything agate and I adore the bulbous head of this piece, and the ornateness of the intricate silver detailing between the agate pieces.
A bit of a show stopper, I think, and I have a feeling this could be the first of these finds to find a new home.
Again, it'll be cleaned, photographed and added to our collection this week, unless it gets snapped up before.
This late 19th century folding moustache comb was another charming find. It has a bone handle with a nickel plated (on brass) comb and a blank cartouche, ready to be personalised for its next owner.
Without even realising, I'm getting quite the collection of moustache combs now and the sad thing is, I can't even grow one! So, if you've a bushy top lip that needs grooming, look no further, head to the Source and groom it in style!
As above, this'll be cleaned up, photographed and added to our collection this week, unless someone gets to it before.
Lastly, we have this pair of glass and silver rimmed match strikers. Well used, with a few dinks here and there, but still structurally sound and still very usable. Dare I say the 'C' word? Well, I'm gonna! Think Christmas, think candles, think table decorations, think about lighting that after dinner cigar, if that's your thing...
Two stylish pieces with a nice bit of age. One is slightly larger than the other, and while one has a lovely clear hallmark for Birmingham 1910, the other has been polished into next Tuesday and as such, can't really be deciphered. Nevertheless, they'll both be from the same period. Happy to sell as a pair or separately.
You know the score by now. Yes, that's right, they'll be cleaned up, photographed and added to our collection this week, unless, of course, a 'Source Social' member snaps them up before I have the chance.
And this brings me on nicely to the exclusive 'Source Social' membership. Do you love buying antiques? Do you love reading about antiques? Do you love watching videos about antiques? And do you love exclusive discounts? If you answered 'Yes' to all of the above, then it sounds like you should become a 'Source Social' member.
Those who have signed up already, receive a weekly blog post, a fortnightly YouTube video, exclusive offers and discounts, and most importantly, have first dibs on new items before they launch on our website.
How it works - you'll get sent notifications of all new items before they go live and if you see anything you like, you contact me through any of my channels (website chat, email, instagram, facebook, twitter, etc.), you tell me the email address you registered with, I add the item to our website, reserved for you, you buy it, I post it and we are both left with a feeling of love, happiness and satisfaction.
So, what are you waiting for? Join the 'Source Social' now!
Well, that's it for this week folks. I hope you've enjoyed a little look into this week's finds and that I've tempted you into becoming a 'Source Social' member, which you can do via the 'Home' page or by keeping your eyes peeled for the 'Pop Up'.
As always, let me know what you think in the comments section below, it's always lovely to hear from you.
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So, until next week, stay safe, keep buying those antiques and keep spreading that Source Vintage love!
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