This also means it is a year since I began posting as I remember mentioning my visit last year.
Sadly I was disapointed not to find a chatelaine to bring home -but it remains on my list of 'must have collectables', and some of the pleasure has to be in the waiting and searching, or so I tell myself. I was also unable to afford the fantastic, pristine Fortuny style dress at £950.00 - though if I had the money I would have bought it there and then.
What I did find were a couple of metal items of interest:
|French embroidery fragment using appliqued metal and a metal couched cord. Age unknown.|
|This doesn't really show much, but I so loved the way the image has turned out, it has to become the starting point for a piece of work I think!|
|Detail of Fragment|