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weekend tresors...

Bonjour from a sunny SW France,

Wish that the sun had been shining on Sunday when we were hunting for treasures at a nearby vide grenier but it was rainy and cold hence we are hoping for better weather this sunday as there is a brocante/vide grenier taking place in our village so I plan to spend the morning treasure hunting while French Boyfriend is selling his/our wares as he is having a stand  "comme d'habitude".

My favourite find of the day was this fabulous portrait which is florentine and as you know, this isa favourite style of mine and I collect and sell a lot of platters in this style.

It was French Boyfriend who found the enormous rosary, this is the type that was worn around the waist on the pilgrimage to Compostela  and this particular one is dated 1883.

A glamorous find was this pair of vintage oversized sunglasses which really are fabulous....

As if we do not have enough sacks, we have a couple more in stock which are identical in design and are in great condition. Perfect for making cushions or displaying on the wall. You will find them here.

Fingers crossed for Sunday's brocante/vide grenier as we are expecting around 400 sellers so hope that the sun is shining and for those of you that want to make a day of it, there will be a farmers market taking place in the grounds of the old chateau where buy lots of lovely local food and enjoy eating them on-site.

à demain, Leeann x


  1. The girl in that beautiful frame is lovely...will be thinking of you on Sunday with fingers crossed for good weather...and sales!

  2. I have the same rosary which was my grand mother. It has been hanging over my canopy bed for the past 30 years... Love the painting!

  3. I love the portrait!
    If you decide to sell ... I'm here!
    Goooood job my dear!
    Bisous, Babi

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  5. Bonjour Babi,

    I am afraid that she has already been sold ironically to another New Zealander who lives in France and has a chambres d'hotes....a bit weird to think that there is another like me not far away :-)

    amicalement, Leeann


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Bonjour from a sunny but chilly SW France,

Hope that you had a nice weekend. We spent yesterday afternoon at a furniture auction but I will tell you more about that later in the week.

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