There are not many brocantes on a Saturday in our area of Burgundy, but today there was a pretty big one in a town about 45 mins from us. It was great! A really good mixture of professionals and private sellers, a lot of whom were actually sitting outside their homes. It was a really good atmosphere and I might just have gotten a little bit carried away, lol, I spent way more than I had intended to. But all so worth it. Have a look at what I came home with -
Errmm, the huge white courgetty things in the background are from our garden, lol, not the brocante!
Here are a few close ups -
Some gorgeous old lace from one seller ( more from others later ), a rather beautiful rosary with beads made from bone or ivory, not sure yet, and these really pretty picture hook covers -
Mother of pearl rosary, a rosary with deep blue beads and rather unusual spacers between the decades, a rosary made with very exotic looking seeds, and a little unopened packet of lace with original label -
Huge Monk's/Nun/s wooden rosary and some delightful porcelain blue and white door knobs -
Great set of copper kitchen utensils, wooden wine casket spigots/taps, 2 envelopes, one which held postcards and one which still holds old photo paper, couldn't resist the gorgeous labels -
The sweetest little vintage child's basket, a graniteware cake baking tin, madeleine baking trays, a vintage glass pipette in its cylinder and a glass and wicker perfume bottle
A great set of heavy quality copper pans, and some fabulous chocolate boxes as well as a sweet little Baptism gift box -
Sweet little baby tops with the most delicate lace trims and some lovely old lace bobbins -
A Sacred Heart church candle base and a pair of awesome big antique curtain tie backs -
A small box of lace from one seller -
Some red striped torchons -
and a bag of lace from a third seller! -
First time in absolute ages that I have found a decent amount of lace!
A set of gorgeous faux pearl and filigree work buttons, so gorgeous -
This next one is a superb example of hand painted porcelain, incredibly fine work and such a very beautiful image -
And last but not least, these two beautiful knotted lace work bed covers -
You may have noticed a big folder on the table under some of the stuff. That is my most treasured find and I spent a fortune on it, but when I'll show you what it is, you'll understand. I haven't photographed any of the content yet, I am hoping to do that tomorrow.
My legs and feet are still aching, it was a very tiring but also very happy trip.
Bedtime for me now. As always, thanks for stopping by. Toodlepip xxx