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Vive la Franc...



When I saw these tea towels at this mornings brocante in our village, I could not help but smile.



The reason for the smile, they have a price tag in francs.....a currency that has not existed since 1998.



The vendor explained that they came from a famous store called L'Aquitaine that no longer exists.


I could not resist buying them (5 in total) so if anyone wants a slice of history albeit not very old, they are 10 euros each and you will find them here.





I also have 3 vintage tea towels that came from the same vendor that are older - circa 1940's for the same price.




You can find them here......



Bon diamanche a tous, Leeann x

Comments

  1. Love them. I bought some similar tea towels when bicycling in northern France last year. We are returning in September to cycle from Normandy to the Mediterranean Sea. I hope I can put some found treasures in my bike bags.

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  2. Oh I love these wonderful tea towels, so wonderful to see the price tag in francs!

    xoxo
    Karena

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  3. How fabulous. A little bit of history right there. My only regret is I didnt buy enough linen while away...will have to return. x

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  4. Hi there i have just placed an order for the tea towels with the french franc tag. I love everything vintage and french.I look forward to their arrival.It is hard to find authentic french vintage here in Australia. Love reading your blog too.
    Lisa :)

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  5. I absolutely adore French tea towels! And I see why you couldn't resist buying them...we too stock such towels but your prices are a bargain! I am tempted to have them shipped to Australia... have a great week, and happy hunting! Tammy

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  6. Oh they would look so great in one of my large candy jar! love the french franc tags...

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  7. Hi Leeann
    your french is soo good. its wonderful to see you are still loving life.

    Cate

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  8. Not only do I love the towels but the hang tags too! Very cute.

    Jenna

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