What I love about antique stores is that they are like museums. With the exception (and probably my favourite part of it) that you can buy the pieces and take them home.
There is a fantastically huge antique store in Yarra Glen that I particularly love. Everything is reasonably priced and there is sooooo much to look at! And that's where I found this beautiful piece:
Bisque Nouveau piece, $33
A bisque nouveau piece, she was probably created in the late 1890s. Once hidden in a jewelery cabinet in the store, I spied her gorgeous face and fell in love. Sweet and delicate with beautiful colouring and style, she now lives with me.
One of the violet petals had snapped off and vanished into history, but it doesn't scream 'broken' to me.
I also purchased some Art Deco style shelves for my desk, but I'll do a separate post for them. This lady needed her own :)