My package arrived!
My little French basket carrier that Corey sent all the way from France arrived in the mail yesterday afternoon.
I held my breath as I unwrapped the package....I hoped the fragile antique basket wouldn't be crushed! I was worried that the little glass within might be broken!
No worries! Both are perfect!
Vichy water is a naturally effervescent mineral water from the famous springs at Vichy, France. It is thought to have healing powers and for centuries people have bathed in the thermal waters.
They would also go to the springs to drink the healing waters and would carry a little glass in a small protective basket.
Corey believes this unique and oh so charming drinking glass was made around 1880...
...with hand etched scale markings and the word Vichy in script, a delicate applied glass handle...
...this little gem truly is special!
She told me that she found it in Aix en Provence, at the Thursday market in the center of town.
For the few of you who may not be familiar with Corey Amaro 's blog Tongue in Cheek...the recent opening of her online shop has been a source of delight as each day I wait to see what she has found at the brocante or what treasure she has decided to give up and sell. You see, shopping at Corey's online shop is the closest thing to shopping at a brocante in France that I will see in a while....
I was there once, back in 1999 with Rob, my sister Lynn and brother in law Steve. We spent one lovely morning at the Marche aux Puces St. Quen de Clignancourt. I remember seeing several of these little baskets but was not able to buy one at the time. So, thank you Corey for sending this little treasure home to me!
:) Good night!