lundi 2 septembre 2013

Just a tiny tipple................

I found this at the weekend at a very small brocante close to home.
In the late 1800s champagne taps really became the order of the day as it was believed that a little tipple of fine champagne was good for a pregnant lady. By using the champagne tap the cork could be pierced and a little daily tipple administered without losing the fizz.

I am not sure that if I had lived in those days I would have been able to exercise such will power to just take a tiny tipple once a day.

I would be that " up the duff with a croissant in the oven" madam found in a ditch, bonnet askew, bustle in a tree who had fallen from her carriage just a little worse for wear!!!

I am starting to prise myself away from the chateau attic treasures and I am listing a "Belle Jardiniaire" hatbox this evening.

and a gorgeous boudoir advertising piece....

...A demain mes belles


3 commentaires:

  1. I'm rather partial to a drop of the old Bolly so I don't think I would have been able to exercise such will power either!
    Jo xx

  2. would be the one in a ditch with the best silk laced corset in Paris!!