Last Saturday, there was a "vide grenier" (big garage sale event along the streets) not too far from where we live. I only found out about it when driving past it on our way to gym. The only time we took the car to go to gym - we usually go by bus - and no way I could park the car to go and have a look.
Well, I had to go back home anyway, because little H. was waiting for me to bring her to a birthday party - another one! I lost track of how many parties she went to exactly, but just over the past two months she got invited to at least one party every weekend... to the extent that she announced yesterday that she was growing tired of all the parties and needed a little break! She even agreed on having her own party postponed until September (her actual birthday is at the end of July)!
On my way back from drop-off at the birthday party, I decided to make a little detour to the vide-grenier - the only thing waiting for me at home was a big mess, as on Saturday morning, we decided to clean out our closets...
And I wanted to go check if the little pale blue vase that I had spotted from the car (traffic was slow...) was still there. Of course, I couldn't remember where I saw it. But instead, I fell for this guy: a pale blue (grayish blue? blueish gray? greenish blue? greenish gray?) vintage stapler. I didn't have high hopes when I asked for the price (they know their prices around here), but to my surprise the lady wanted a couple of euros only. I didn't have to think about that one for too long!
The nice thing about it is that it still works. Not that I actually really needed another stapler. We have quite a few. They're usually nowhere to be found when I need one, but that's a different story.
Today, I wiped it down a bit and had a closer look. I googled the information I found on the bottom and it turns out that it's from the 1950's - 1960's. Vintage, that is! French vintage!
I like the elegant design and the color, whatever its name is.
Not quite a vase, but still a nice find ...