Sunday, 10 October 2010

Love these two French booklets

Sorry, but this catalogue is sold
This is a fabulous catalogue from a Parisian luggage specialist - including prices in old francs: trunks, bags, picnic hampers, cases - everything that a well-heeled traveller might need at the turn of the 19th century - you can read more about it here.

sorry, but this book is sold
Here is a Girl Guide booklet about earning their badges. In France, the Girl Guides are known as 'Jeannettes' - after Jeanne D'Arc (Joan of Arc) of course! Each badge has a sweet little drawing - you can read more here.

I love these two booklets - the luggage catalogue is just fabulous as the photos are an absolute mine of information if you are a collector or deal in vintage luggage, and as for the Girl Guide book - it's SO sweet. I was a Girl Guide in England - in the Bantams you know, and this brought back lots of memories of doing my best, campfires - and stitching those badges onto my sleeve...


  1. What lovely pieces of nostalgia, I was in the Girl Guides too but don't remember sawing logs although I do remember camping and the camp fires.
    Ann x

  2. I used to love the marshmallows-on-a-stick over the fire...yum...



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