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Vide Grenier/Brocante season begins...

Yes it is that time of the year again, the weather is warming up, the blossom is blooming and the locals are cleaning out their favourite time of the year!

After many months of waiting, the long awaited guide to ALL vide greniers and brocantes in our area has been published by one of the local tourist offices. You can find it here.

Anyone fancy a long weekend hunting for fabulous antiques in the sunny Dordogne? If so, you know where to come.

Note an early start is required in order to get the bargains and you can even catch a lift with us if you want.

Speaking of bargains I am updating my online shop today so you may just find a few here.

Je vous souhaite à tous un mercredi belle,

L x


  1. I so, so want to come with you! Those chairs are magic...I am green with envy!!!!!!!

  2. Oh Leeann, I guess this means Mr. FF will be looking for a 3rd part-time job pronto to boost the discretionary spending coffers!!
    Millie ^_^

  3. oh la la love those chairs! thanks for stopping by my blog. I love yours! xo

  4. OOOhh - I'm going to pop over to Vide-greniers.Org to check out my area too. May just have to drop by for a weekend soon.


  5. Leeann - I so love les vide greniers - done quite a few in my past too... so thank you for the guide - very useful indeed... look forward to seeing your finds over the next few months....x

  6. Oooh you lucky girl!
    I can't wait to see all your finds. One day I'd love to come on over just for les vide greniers.
    Have fun!

  7. I can think of nothing I'd love more than hitting the vide greniers in your neck of France. Maybe next year? But next best thing.....I hope to shop some of your wonderful finds!*winks* Vanna

  8. I can only imagine how much fun it is in France this time of year! ~Lili

  9. Oh how exciting. I bet you can't wait.
    I look forward to seeing all of your new purchases. Good luck with your search. XXXX

  10. Sounds absolutely wonderful, Leeann. I would love to come, someday, and catch a ride with you and Mr FF...

  11. I am swooning!!!!

    I would love to venture through Paris in search of treasures! Sigh. Someday!

    Thank you for giving me a glimpse in the meantime!:-)


  12. That is one of my favorite things to do when I am in France- and I furnished my little studio that way as a student...some of the pieces I still have...can't wait to come again!


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