Well, we had three days of lovely warm Spring weather, and now it is grey and raining again. I haven't made anything, I haven't bought anything else, so I don't have anything new to show you. Instead, do you fancy coming on a little walk through an old French town with me?
Last Sunday, we drove to Bourbon Lancy, because there was supposed to be another vide greniers. Well humph, no signs anywhere, and after searching for it for half an hour, we gave up. What did I do instead? I went to the old part of Bourbon Lancy and took some photos with my little camera which I often carry about with me in my handbag. I adore old buildings, and all the wonderful little decorations, and old French towns never disappoint. I didn't have much time, because DH wanted to get home, it was horridly grey and cold, but I snapped away for a few minutes.
The Old Town is approached through a big old archway -
a bit of historical information -
and a cobblestone mosaic on the floor -
Can you make out the lion? You'll see it again later on a shield...
I was just standing there admiring this gorgeous old building when this sweet little old lady came up to me and asked me whether I would like her to take a photo of me in front of the house. YIKES!!!! It was such a nice thing to do, I couldn't refuse her, so there you go, a pic of me in many layers to combat the cold, mightily wind swept and generally not exactly looking my best, lol -
but hey, the house is gorgeous, isn't it? See that statue over the door? -
Here is a close up of it and also of the beautiful plaques on either side -
Many French houses have little niches with religious figures, this house even had a second one, high up on the side of the house -
Almost opposite of this house was what looked like a very well stocked, and no doubt very expensive, antiques shop ( closed ). It had some rather lovely pieces outside, permanently by the looks of it -
I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to own this mermaid, isn't she absolutely wonderful?
There were a number of other rather lovely sculptures -
Have a look at the shield the lion is holding, this is what the cobblestone mosaic from earlier is depicting.
Oh, and the old doors! They are just incredible. Hundreds of years old, studded with handmade nails, with the most amazing hinges etc, cellar doors, front doors -
Doorways beautifully decorated -
Doorways leading to little formal gardens -
Of course there has to be a sign to a certain kind of shop .....
closed of course, it being a Sunday.
And you got to have a trendy restaurant -
Yes, I think the Old Town is a beautiful place to womble about in. Next time I am there I will try and discover a few more beautiful old buildings.
Looking at the grey skies and the rain hammering down, I fear greatly for the vide greniers which are supposed to take place on the weekend. I have a feeling they might just get rained off, sigh.
Have a great weekend wherever you are, toodlepip xxx