The Washerwoman

The Washerwoman

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

French Leave...........

Despite being very busy with the repairs and redecoration of the house, we managed to escape to France for a little retail therapy last week. Above is Flossie wearing one of several red & white scarves I purchased. I should think that Sarah might be tempted by one or two!

This is the view of the largest vide grenier that I have ever been to. The stalls stretched for almost as far as you can see....that was 2.5 kms along this road, meaning 5 kms of stalls in total to get round.......and a very long walk to where the van was parked!

However, we did grab the odd tranquil moment, and a delicious lunch with family in Brittany.
Then it was back to the cottage to sort out all our finds.....
I bought several of these empty clock cases, I think they will make interesting display cupboards....

This unusual carved frame was one of my favourite finds on this trip, it will be taken to the Dairy House this week. Now, back to the painting..... no time for slacking!

13 comments:

Country Style Living said...

Lovely finds...

Sophie - Chez Sophie said...

Lovely french finds.
Luv Sophie xxx

OhSoVintage said...

Some great finds there. We are going to Brittany in August so I hope to do some buying. Any recommendations of where to look?
Ruth x

ted and bunny said...

Love the frame!
Glad you had a good trip, everything looks divine and the clock cases DO make wonderful cupboards ;)))
xx

My Realitty said...

OH I wish I could come too the clock cases are very clever. I love everything you show. Happy Summer! CM

BusyLizzie said...

Thank you for your comments, I am back on the decorating again tomorrow.. so hope to finish the big project very soon.....Lizzie xx
PS Ruth, we usually just take the main routes and stop off at any Depo Vente or Brocante that we come across. There are so many of them over there! There is also an amazing shop in Dinan that I have yet to visit..... Niki blogged it last year...

Donna said...

What an amazing vide. I bet you were shattered after that one!

Great finds as usual :-)

tracey @ the vintage bothy said...

HI Lizzie how lucky that you could pop over to France, I will see you and your lovely finds next Friday, Mum & I are having a day out at Newark.

Cowboys and Custard said...

One day .. one day...
I know I would be palpitating if I ever got near to one of these vides.

Michele x

Purrfect Haven said...

happy buying, and what a place to to do that. Salut. Love Helen, Darcy and Bingley xx

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

Hi Lizzie

There is nothing quite like a bit of retail therapy at a French vide grenier! I'd love to have seen your vide grenier. There wasn't much on locally when we went recently. We went to an English style boot fair and found a few goodies!

You have brought some lovely things back! A fruitful trip.

Glad that you had a good time.

Take care
Isabelle x

fee~bee said...

how exciting what a great place to go and find beautiful things

BusyLizzie said...

thank you so much for your comments.. still madly painting & fixing up the house.... (inbetween showers)..normal service should be resumed sometime soon! xxx