Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Antique French Bee Skep For Sale

If you have been following along with 52 FLEA for a while...
...my good friend Paula is no stranger to you.
Her charming home has been featured here many times.

Paula has been my number one antiquing and junking partner
 for the last ten to twelve years.
  We have shared a lot of adventures and awesome trips
 to antique shops, flea markets,
 big shows like Brimfield and Bouckville
as well as local New England yard sales.

We have had a lot of fun and found many treasures.
 As you know,  I am just beginning to part with a few of mine
 through my little booth at Schoolhouse Treasures
 in upstate New York.

 Paula has now decided to part with a few of her special pieces.
...and I thought I could help her out by posting a few things here.

Paula has amazing taste and over the years has found some really unique things and made some exceptional purchases.

This French bee skep with its unusual square base
 has been one of my favorites.

I took it outside to photograph it from all angles
 and so that you can clearly see the details. 

This beautiful antique French bee skep was not purchased to re-sell.
Paula bought it from a wonderful shop that featured authentic French treasures, because she loved it.

I think this piece is so special...don't you?

French square bee skep price $495
plus shipping costs
For more information and serious inquiries
  please email Paula directly at brusopaula@gmail.com

Thank you....the bee skep has been SOLD!

Since Paula does not have a blog of her own
 and since so many of you have come to know her through
 52 FLEA I thought I could help her out and perhaps help you,
 if you are one of my blogger friends who love her style,
 by putting you in contact with each other.

Over the next week, I will be showcasing a second antique bee skep
 and a group of wonderful French botanicals from the 1920's that Paula will offer for sale.


summersoul said...

that is one cool item! I have never seen one of those before. thx for sharing!


www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

That bee skep is great. French bees must have loved it:) I wish Paula had a blog but am happy that you show us her beautiful home. It is really a beautiful place to see:)
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

Rachel Noelle Pallas said...

Such a neat piece!Im sure someone will love it! xo

mary pernula said...

Love the bee keep, I have also never seen anything quite like it b/4. I will keep my eye on your blog to see what else Paula is selling. Love her taste, I look forward to your blog when you host her house. Hugs Mary

LizlovesVintage said...

What a fantastic one. I'm sure it will find a home! I will Email you.. I have an idea :)
xxx Liz

Anonymous said...

I am anxious to see the botanicals.......would love to see them.....very interested.

Low Tide High Style said...

If only I had a place for it! I'm sure it won't last!

Kat :)

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Liz said...

oh what fun! Those french botanicals sounds very interesting..... :)

Unknown said...

Really very strange and fantastic!
So unusal
Desi by Creattivando

Custom Comforts said...

LOVE the bee skep! I used to be a bee keeper and I've seen lots of skeps, but none like that. How I wish I could afford it ~ what a treasure it would be for someone who loves bees.

Matildan Jaana said...

Happy New Year and greetings from Finland.Your reader Jaana

Susie~From My Home To Yours said...

Wow, what an amazing bee skep. Maybe I'll win the lottery....think I'll buy a ticket today!

At any rate, I'm going to 'Pin' it, so's I can look at it often!

Hope 2012 brings you much happiness!

Anonymous said...

Nice pieace Laura!! it will look great on a garden on summmer!!! never saw something like it!! i'm still in the Uk junking shopping for couple of days, then be back at usuale routine!! love w.the antiques lovers

Dee@FrenchBleuVintage said...

Love the patina on that skep, its gorgeous. Happy New Year:)

My Beautiful World said...

There are so really wonderful things here cant wait to see more. Hope you have a lovely day my friend.

Always Wendy

Carole said...

Since I'd only viewed it sitting on the loft I never realized it had such a unique wooden base.
What a fantastic piece and love the way you photographed it.


Lella Loves... said...

I collect bee related items and Paula's skep is fabulous. I am sure someone will snap it up.
I would give it a loving home but I am in the UK so I shall do what I do most weeks and simply pop back to your lovely blog to see the photos. :) Lella xx

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Evi said...

gosh, I love that bee skep! I hope somebody will give it the home it deserves!!!!!
Hugs, Evi

ßeulah ßee said...

Bee hive, yes, but skep? I had never heard the term until this post. I even Googled it and found everything I ever wanted to know about bee hive design. It is truly a work of folk art and I bet Paula will miss it but hopefully, some new treasure will come her way.

Susan Freeman said...

I never heard that term before ~ but am happy that you taught it to us. The bee skep is perfectly charming!

Susan and Bentley

Suz said...

VERY special. I have never seen such a thing! Jud would pass out if I bought it ;-)
Thinking of you and hope things are going ok with you. I know it has been a hard year!