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Treasures on Tuesdays: The Mantique Collection – Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Dear Diva Readers,

Drum roll please… or perhaps I should have had a bugle call the corps to order, for today I’m rolling out

This collection adds Man + Antique, combining fab finds perfect for Father’s Day, Birthdays, Anniversaries and Holidays, making shopping for the men in your life easier than ever! A few of our Father’s Day Gift Ideas include:

This French Le Petit Journal Newspaper from October 1897 offers a one-of-a-kind look at French artillery training! A group of soldiers on bicycle form “en carre” with weapons drawn as they straddle their bicycles in a field. Certain to be a conversation starter, it’s ideal for framing in an office or den and is an ideal Father’s Day present for a military buff or cycling fan. Bright turn-of-the-century coloring pops from the page which is charmingly aged with brown edges. The interior of this newspaper offers additional framing opportunities and a plethora of pages with French writing to use in craft projects. $36 (28 Euro) includes international shipping

Quite possibly the perfect Father’s Day gift, this vintage French Antique Shaving Kit includes an adjustable mirror and stand, a bowl to lather the foam and a never-been-used foaming brush. Charmingly engraved Thibaud-Gibbs & Cie Paris with patent # 210, this brush was made in France and we believe this piece dates between 1934 and 1959. The foam bowl is in white porcelain and the stand is made of white metal while the back of the mirror is lined with the original sharkskin. This is the perfect present for the man who enjoys the art of shaving! $130 (97 Euro) includes international shipping

Bring home the taste of Belgium with this vintage Belgian Beer Stein engraved with an interlocking R and A on the pewter lid. Patrons of the local taverns often would leave a glass with their initials hanging on a hook at the local pub so that each time they visited their “local” they could sip from the same mug. This Mantique would make a perfect Father’s Day present for beer aficionados! $50 (39 Euro) including international shipping. (Stay Tuned we have another sensational stein – this time of German origin – to be posted soon!).

This Vintage White Metal Billecart-Salmon Champagne Bucket is for shoppers “in the know”. Listed in the book “1001 Wines You Must Taste Before You Die”, this prestigious small Champagne house has a reputation for balance, elegance and finesse. Thus, visitors dining chez toi (or alfresco as you picnic in the park) will recognize your ultimate expression of diva style! This bucket has lived a long life, taking center stage at festive occasions and shows a few dings from living la dolce diva! $75 (59 Euro) includes international shipping

Before the Peugeot Brothers became a famous French car manufacturer, they were renowned for their coffee grinders and pepper mills. This Antique Peugeot Frere Coffee Grinder is simply smashing in red and pops perfectly in the kitchen! Though antique, it still works like a charm, allowing you to do just as some French grandmère did ages ago when she poured the beans into the mill, then placed the mill between her knees for leverage to grind the daily brew. This piece is well worn, with perfect patina and is one of my favorite pieces in our collection! Don’t hesitate to buy it, before I change my mind and decide to keep it for myself! $134 (105 Euro) includes international shipping. (Stay tuned – My Buyer on the ground shopping the brocantes of Paris just announced that she’s scored 2 more antique coffee grinders!)

This Vintage Pewter Wine Bottle Stopper with Chain is designed to hang on the neck of your favorite bottle of wine! After you’ve poured yourself some vino, simply recork the bottle, saving the rest of the goodness for later! The stopper with cork measures almost 3inches tall and is designed to fit almost any bottle of wine. The chain is 7 inches long and dangles artfully from the neck of the bottle. $45 (36 Euro) includes international shipping

These are just a few of our treasures to whet your appetite – to order and shop online, visit our entire collection! Each week at “Treasures” by The Antiques Diva™ we post new inventory at our online brocante on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays! Looking for something special for your man on Father’s Day? Email toma@antiquesdiva.com to have my shopper shop for you!

Happy Shopping!

The Antiques Diva™
(Seen Right With my Dad)

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