Monday, 13 July 2015

Brocanting in France

This is a great time of the year for brocanting in France, even in our very rural area. I have been to a few brocantes of the last few weeks, and I thought it was about time I showed you some of the finds :-). I don't need to tell you anything about the bits and pieces, do I? You all know what these things are and if you don't, just ask. So, here is a bunch of pics I took yesterday in the garden -

After I photographed all that, I lost the will to live, lol, so all the beautiful ephemera and all the gorgeous old ribbons and lace will have to wait for another post.

Some of the small bits and pieces will make it into my Etsy very soon, I have listed a few things already ( you can check the vintageland blog or of course the Etsy shop itself ). The large things will have to wait until I am back in the UK in September.


suziqu's thread works said...

Oh my goodness Liz I'm surprised you even have the energy to display your haul after coping with the heat, watering, picking, weeding etc. etc. I hope you are not wilting too much yet as the Summer has a way to go yet.
Love everything, of course, inc. those gorgeous little white figures, metal number rounds, some embroidered textural piece, rosaries and amazing silver plated bowls just to name a few!
Keep cool and carry on!
xox Suzy

Tanya Rachelle said...

Beautiful!!! Thank you for sharing! I feel like I traveled to France as well (I wish!) Lovely things you found.

marble rose said...

I'LL ASK!! What are the little white figurines? Apart from little white figurines?

Lululiz said...

@ marble rose - Those little figures were produced by a French company called Codec, a chain of small supermarkets, and they were given away as promotional material, I think I read somewhere it was with coffee, but I am not sure of that. There was a whole series of these figures in national costumes from all over the world. I think they are adorable.

Judys Lace Creations said...

Yes, those little figures leapt out at me too! How sweet they are.

Createology said...

Oh how I am swooning to see all your amazing brocante finds. You really do find the most amazing treasures. I must check your shoppes. High on Life July...

Anni - My Creative Life and Mixed Media Books said...

So many wonderful things you have found Liz, love the sweet baby shoes and of course also the other things.

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

You are the Queen of brocante, dear Liz:) Love all the treasures you found.TFS.
Have a lovely day.
Hugs and love,

Dorthe said...

Oh Liz, my goodness, oh MY goodness !!!! I want to walk right throug my computer screen to see and touch it all. What an amount of amazing and beautiful pieces you have been lucky to find.
I just love it all, my dearest .
Liz I`m sorry to be so much away from blogging this month, but we are spending wonderful vacation days with the grandkits and family. Next week is normal again, after I tomorrow travels to Copenhagen to celebrate Gustav`s birthday, and returns home this tuesday!!
See you soon dear friend, I will write you when back! Hugs and kisses from Dorthe

Mom E. said...

Gorgeous gorgeous, Gorgeous!
Lovely things.....Ahhh.....I wish I could "Brocante" with you! That is a verb you know.... LOLOL Those are each beautiful pieces...I love the small white people! is that some kind of fun chess set???? Wouldn't that be fun. I may need a few of those people! Ill check your shop! I was wondering what it is you have so cleverly placed into the large silver container in the 11th photograph..... Love the lace gloves and the little girl's shoes and each of those silver containers is amazing! I am sure I need one of those!

Such fun!

Lynn Stevens said...

That's it I'm moving to France!!! LOL