It has been a good day today. The weather was lovely, we woke up to bright blue skies and for the first time this winter, to heavy frost. The valley below us was filled with mist as we set off to the brocante, the first proper brocante in our area this year. Thankfully it was indoors, unheated but it wasn't quite as cold as outside. Plenty of stalls, although most of them were dealers, rather expensive, and only a few 'particuliers', private/occasional sellers. But I found some lovely new treasures to show you, hopefully tomorrow. I did spend all afternoon taking photographs, until my camera battery died, but I haven't edited them yet, so you'll have to wait a wee while.
What I can show you though, are a few pics of some primitive little hearts I made with one of the old 'torchons' (kitchen cloths/ tea towels), which my friend Christine had given me to repurpose, as they had a couple of holes in them -
The back is made with 100+ year old hand loomed linen. Some are filled only with lavender, and some have a little bit of stuffing in them as well so that they hold their shape nicely.
Right, thats all for now. I have an appointment with Picmonkey for a major editing session ;-).
Oh, I can't not tell you what I bought, or at least tell you about some of the things I bought, I am bursting to tell ya - an absolutely delightful Art Nouveau embroidered parasol, pharmaceutical glass bottles, divine old menus, some from the 19th Century, gorgeous old wooden spindles ( spinning ), some beautiful old benitiers ( Holy Water fonts ), wonderful books, rather lovely cutlery/flatware, some very sweet boxes/tins, ornate candlestick, lots of little bits and pieces, oh, lots more things which I had bought previously in a shop.