French candy

I had a light-bulb moment when I realised that the answer to week 6 candy challenge from Dogwood 2017 was literally staring me in the face from our living room wall.

This advertising mirror from the French chocolate maker, Auguste Poulain, who began production in1848, was in a small bric-a-brac shop in our village some years ago. I rescued it and Ray mended the frame.

In searching on Google to now find more about it, I discovered that these mirrors are being offered for £40 to £60 on eBay - about x6 what I gave for it. I'd never sell it!
A wonderful find and a treausure to have on display . Great for your challenge.
posted February 9th, 2017  
It is beautiful, you got a real bargain.
posted February 9th, 2017  
What a great piece
posted February 9th, 2017  
Cool picture.
posted February 9th, 2017  
That's the problem of things hiding in plain sight a lovely bargain capture in more ways than one Hazel:)
posted February 9th, 2017  
A good example of familiarity breeding contempt or at least breeding lack of notice. Great capture for the candy challenge.
posted February 10th, 2017  
It's lovely isn't it?
posted February 10th, 2017  
@yrhenwr

Yes, and the colours are delicate on mine, whereas some on eBay are what my mother used to call 'garish'! Hard to photograph well being a mirror.
posted February 10th, 2017  
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