The Washerwoman

The Washerwoman

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Latest french Finds.


  I have just returned from an amazing sunny weekend in France where the Vides and Brocante were plentiful.


The French car boot sales are not unlike the English ones in that there are acres and acres of plastic toys and a huge quantity of baby clothes.....


 BUT.. for the determined bargain hunter there are treasures to be found alongside "Pour les garcons 0-3 mois"



 I will be bringing most of the items shown to The Giant Flea market at Shepton Mallet on Sunday July 17th. My stand is inside the main hall up on the balcony. It is then onwards to Ardingly Antiques Fair on Tuesday 19th and Wednesday the 20th of July... usual pitch in the furniture marquee with Rosie and Maud near the food stands!







  ..... and the larger items will be in place at the Dairy House in Dorset this coming Friday!


 Other purchases include cockle baskets, linen sheets, buttons, hat stands, tea towels, flags, Pernod carafe, cafe trays, cake plates, funky garden chairs and much more. It has certainly been a busy few days!





19 comments:

Vintage Jane said...

Wow, what an amazing haul of fantastic treasures. Can you believe I have never been to a French market. On my to do list ... ! M x

Hen said...

Oooh la la, what a haul! Will have to hope Shepton coincides with a trip West.
Hen x

Country Cottage Chic said...

You certainly did well with your buying Lizzie!

BusyLizzie said...

Thank you for your comments, it certainly was a good 3 days buying.. but I am now totally shattered!!! xx

The Cloth Shed said...

Lovely things!
I would have bought everything that you did...just my kind of pieces.
Shame Shepton and Ardingly are so far away....
Julie x

marigold jam said...

Lovely haul! Thanks for reminding me about the Giant Flea on 17th must e-mail my sister in law and see if she wants to come!

jane and the happy crow said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely! There are a few things there I hope make it to Homespun! Jane xxxx

ted and bunny said...

so pleased to see a good pair of shutters amongst the haul, destined for the Dairy House...!!?? ;)

Hope you find time to sit down with a cuppa
xx

hensteeth said...

Fab finds...glad you had such a fruitful few days girl x

ALISON said...

Very interesting finds. ciao Alison

delia hornbook said...

Wow i have always wanted to go to France but to go to a carboot sale wow even better ;-)) You found some amazing things. Good luck with all the stalls. Thank you for your email i will message you back tomorrow just waiting to hear from a friend. But will defiantly see you Sunday hopefully ;-)) dee x

Elegancemaison said...

What a haul! We hope to be over to France in a couple of weeks. Hooray for vide greniers and see you at Shepton to truffle through your treasures.

Thefabricofmylife said...

Yummy finds as usual Lizzie Lou, gorgeous ;-)

Nostalgia at the Stone House said...

PLEASE take me in your suitcase next time?!
Wonderful French loveliness... definitely worth the trawling through modern baby stuff for, I'm sure,
Niki x

Jill said...

What brilliant finds you made - whenever we go it seems to be all junk!!! It was lovely to see you the other week and hopefully I will see you at Shepton with your new finds! Have a lovely week.
Jillx

tracey @ the vintage bothy said...

I vowed that we would get over there tis year, and we still haven't been yet! I wondered why you had been so quiet!
T x

OhSoVintage said...

Wow, some great finds there! Isn't it funny, we imagine French car boots will be full of wonderful treasures with no tat in sight!
Ruth x

Purrfect Haven said...

gorgeous - a haul indeed! Love Helen, Darcy and Bingley xxx

A Treasured Past said...

Hi BusyLizzie, What great finds! We may be able to visit the Dairy House when we pop on over..only 45 days left now and counting. I'd love to see your shed shots too! Tamara x