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Bonjour mes belles,

Yesterday morning we got up  early and headed for a couple of vide- greniers that were taking place.
April marks the start of the vide-grenier "season" and would you believe that there are 52 vide-greniers taking place in our region next Sunday? It is impossible to visit all so it is a matter of selecting the ones that you think are going to be best based on previous years and hoping that you find some fabulous trésors.

At the first one that we visited yesterday we did not find a lot so headed to the next one which was only 10kms away.

I found this fabulous chair which is going to be my next project, it has no seat so I will need to create one and then have to find some fabric. It is an antique music chair and I think that it is perfect for a bathroom.

I love the patine that it has accumulated with age and my plan is to leave the paintwork as is apart from giving it a gentle clean....

One of my other finds, is this fabulous fronton. My plan is to paint it and either use it above a door or transform it into a ciel de lit and hang it above a bed.

I also found some fabulous antique photo frames that I have not had time to photograph. I am toying with the idea of restarting my online shop again in Autumn and it gives me an excuse to buy lots of lovely french objects. It is either this or start another restoration project but I am not sure that I am ready to tackle another house restoration just yet.....

Have a fabulous week, here we have beaucoup de soleil....
Leeann x


  1. Brocante season is here and isn't it fun! Yesterday I picked up a stunning Saint Louis large water jug in perfect condition and signed for 15 euros. I was actually looking for a silver plant pot and found one of those too, hall marked sterling from one of the famous champagne houses for which I paid the princely sum of 25 euros. It was black with tarnish but after several hours it looks exceptional! A very good start to the season! I think another renovation is way too soon, much better to start up another online shop. Plus it's a fabulous excuse to visit as many brocantes as you can and shop all summer!!!


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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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{photo from here}
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