Boy oh boy, have I been a BAD blogger! Working full time has certainly taken we away from blogland, though I do check in regularly to see what other folks are up to.
I had to share my latest acquisition, though...
These beauties just called out to me. I even dreamed about them the night before I made the purchase! Aren't they gorgeous??
I mean, what more could you ask for? Gleaming brass, worn black enamel, and mellow burgundy leather...
...and of course these amazing glass lenses that caught my eye in the first place, peering out from that cluttered shelf in the antique shop, like an eager owl wanting a new home!
The case is pretty beat up, and very fragile, but check out the lovely brass clasp, so detailed and delicate!
I'm pretty sure these are opera glasses, but I could be wrong. The are very sturdy and functional. The focus knob in the center has a crack in it, but they still focus beautifully. I'll probably grab them the next time I feel the need to spy on my hens while they forage in the back yard. In the meantime, they will adorn a shelf in my bedroom, surrounded by antique books and vintage lace.
So very Victorian.
So very Steampunk!