Monday, 30 July 2012


There's something calming and peaceful to be said for getting up at the crack of dawn to search for treasure.....arriving at quiet little villages in the early hours and hardly daring to slam the door of the van shut for fear of waking the residents who may still be asleep whilst others have been busy mulling around from 4 or 5am in the morning setting their stalls up or organisers of these events laying cables for microphones to announce what is going on or introduce entertainment....they really are important social gatherings for many-Annual Events looked forward to by the masses....we love them!
If we are going to be travelling a few hours to our destination the dogs stay at home-difficult to prise them from their beauty sleep at some unearthly hour-they usually prefer snoozing till midday anyway when we are at home! But if only a stone's throw from where we live-we take them with us,-then it is a case of different sniffs and smells for them and good socialisation for Esto Puppy who loves his meet and greet duties and usually finds someone to fall in love with him..! Dita just wants to mug everyone with kisses, but from on her hind legs which is pretty daunting for most French people when she is taller than them on two legs!

Tranquility,Serenity-it really is quite therapeutic! Thesr's aways somewhere close by to exercise Dita and Esto's legs......!

and then to business........finding treasure!

The Fabulous Tassles on this Magnificent Curtain Pelmet have a Regal Air about them don't you think? They remind me of Scepters & Crowns...........

The Fabric even portrays Hanging Tassles to match.....!!

And to find one of these Provincial Stone Oil Pots in one piece-handles still intact is a Rarity-but with its' original Corks still in place is unbelievable!

The unique patternation and markings including drips are incredible......what a marvelous addition for any Garden or Hearth this would make...

and this enormous size is quite Fantastic!
and of course it wouldn't be right if there wasn't some doggy influence...who could resist these Art-Deco Terrier Bookends??!!-certainly not me,I definitely couldn't have walked off and left them behind-isn't he GORGEOUS!!
I've named him Blog Dog!
This quite incredible Paris Amber Apothecary Bottle with inbuilt infuser is a super find for any Discerning Collector..
and of course there are more delights over the coming week so keep your eyes peeled and don't miss a trick!

Au Revoir!

Monday, 23 July 2012

Leaving the past behind.....................

After a long and arduous week where I simply could not have achieved anything at all without the help and sheer hard work of my fabulous friends, the house in the UK is finally cleared and I stepped off the doorstep for the last time after 32 years I regret it? Obviously a little sad to leave a home where I raised my son single-handedly & all the memories both good & bad which that entailed over the years, but happy to be moving on because the area is simply not what it was anymore and I would rather remember the good rather than the not so good!
The hardest wrench has been leaving my gorgeous Granddaughter who is growing up so very fast......even learning to cook already at 18 months!......
Insisiting I need to be fed "cabbage" quite regularly!
It is amazing how quickly she is picking up words so you have to be VERY careful what you say these days!

She is absolutely adorable and I could eat her-never mind the cabbage!!
Well I stepped off the plane into a blanket of warmth and sunshine yesterday at Limoges Airport-a bit different to when I landed a week earlier at John Lennon Airport in Liverpool to a blanket of gloom,doom and Rain!-and even worse,I discovered I had just missed the entire Liverpool Football team setting off for their tour of America-I MISSED Steven Gerrard....grrrrrrrr!
My two handsome guys were waiting to greet me at the Airport this time....I couldn't get a look in at baby Esto as he was surrounded by adoring fans-everyone's a sucker for a gorgeous puppy I guess! John had to make do with a quick peck on the cheek whilst Esto got loads of hugs!
Anyway,after an hour and a half travelling home,a quick cuppa and a sandwich-it was business as usual and I got dragged off by yours truly to our local Brocante where the temperature was steadily creeping higher & higher but we found some delightful bits to tempt you with over the coming week so its back to the grindstone-our site has become seriously depleted while I have been away but if you bear with me-we will be up and running back to full speed in a few days!
It's good to be back!-A Bientot!!

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Hi Ho,Hi Ho-it's off to Brocantes we Go!..............

I must admit it's hard work dragging yourself out of bed to go to work-I don't like getting up early at the best of times-but when early means blue skies & warm sun,it's not so bad I guess.............

First stop is usually for a Cup of Espresso to wake me up and then to sit down for a moment with a complimentary Croissant whilst taking in the surroundings & working out my plan of action-which aisle to walk down first!

I actually love the uncertainty of it all-will there or won't there be anything worthwhile here?..and the thrill of spotting something that little bit different or special...

Then there's the beautiful places we get to visit....

Always something else to look at besides stalls of emptied attic items,which of course adds to the pleasure of it all..... this little Jardin d'Insects...........

BUT HEY-They don't call me the Bag-lady for nothing!!......

and I ALWAYS find enough treasure to fill them!
so until next time.........feast your eyes on this week's delights!
Au revoir!