We have managed to get a bit of work done in the garden, and I have finally managed to unpack my suitcase full of craft stuff and set it all up in my craftavan. So tomorrow I can start to catch up with the challenges I have missed.
And guess what, lol, yep, I went to a tiny little brocante on Sunday! Only about a dozen stalls and of those only a couple with old bits and pieces, but it was the only one in the area and I so enjoyed haggling for a few things. Wanna see what I got? Well, if you don't, then you had better stop looking now, because I am going to show!
I got to show you the sweetest little things first, because I love them so much -
DUCK MOULDS! The vendor thought they were pate de fois gras moulds ( molds, for you gals in the US ) but I can't quite see how that would work. But they make excellent chocolate moulds! I have a couple on display in the kitchen now, and love them.
I also found this big apothecary bottle, same style as the little ones I have in my Etsy shop at the moment -
Two very ornate metal pieces, I think they look terrific on a mantlepiece -
Some gorgeous old embroidery magazines, they fold out into huge sheets and look great on the wall -
Wine bottle carrier -
The most gorgeous large and heavy copper tray, such an unusual shape -
You know I got a thing for old tools with wooden handles, and this dibber has the most tactile gorgeous wooden handle and brass tip -
Advertising plaque for apple juice, it will make a fabulous kitchen display -
Drawing book, with drawn images for you to copy, how neat is that? -
Spigots, barrel taps, the smaller one made me giggle, because it says " Eau de vie " on it, and thats the stuff that the old folks in the countryside distil themselves -
Sugar cube grabber, I am sure there is a proper name for it, but it escapes me -
and another pie crimper, with, yes, a very tactile wooden handle -
Wine bottle holder -
As I said, it was only a little one, but I was pleased as punch that I managed to find and haggle for a few little bits and pieces. Some of them might make it into the Etsy shop when I get back to the UK.
Wish me luck for coming Sunday, weather forecast is horrid, so there might not be any brocantes at all......