The Washerwoman

The Washerwoman

Saturday, 19 May 2012

..part 2......


After a blustery and damp couple of days at the amazing Decorative Fair at Eridge Park in Kent.. it was time to hop onto a night ferry to France....after just 5 hours slumber.. we were woken by opera music on the intercom and it was all feeling like a bad dream!


6 am in France and on the road again to see what we could find at the fairs in Brittany for starters.....


As always I like to snap interesting buildings on our travels. This immaculate school was built in 1959 - but with clean lines of an Art Deco building from the 1930s.


Soon after that the scruffy Doc Marten boots were alongside some textiles and costume crying out for a rummage!


.....then onwards to the Depo vente - a cavernous barn full of crazy finds and a fair amount of woodworm!


Another interesting structure to take a pic of. This was a duck house.. or a dolls house? Hard to tell, but would have loved to bring it home. Not sure the park keeper would have approved.


This building (below) was on a much bigger scale, a ruin of a 12th century abbey of breathtaking proportions. sadly it was closed that day, but we intend to return sometime over the summer to have a really good look at it.


So, after all those miles and all that rummaging (or truffling as Simply Chateau would call it) it was time to get back home and to settle down for a photo shoot of our finds...



 As you can see, the cats were very pleased to see us and wanted to join in the fun!




 A lot of these new French finds will be coming with us to the Avington Brocante on Thursday 24th May and then onwards to The Vintage and Handmade Fair in Chipping Sodbury on Saturday 26th of May.


As you may have noticed, there is a bit of a Patriotic theme of red, white and blue! It is funny how that can happen without consciously searching for a certain look.

13 comments:

Magdalena said...

Beautiful! :)

Linda said...

Hi darling seems like you had fun!
How much do you want for that lovely fabric covered box ?? love Linda

jane and the happy crow said...

Oh my what a lovely load of stuff you have got there! That little wooden doll is gorgeous and I love the blue cupboard it looks like a little theatre. I am dead jealous!!! Good luck at the fairs. xxxx

BusyLizzie said...

Hi girls, thank you for your comments. I will email you later Linda.. once I have finished pricing everything. The photo shoot was the fun part. Now the hard graft of pricing everything! Lizzie xx

ted and bunny said...

that looks like a lovely enough lot of treasure to have made the awful "awakening ceremony" worthwhile!
One day they're going to play the theme to Chariots of Fire by mistake!

nilly said...

Yorkshire is making us Yawn at the moment - you've given us itchy feet!

Delightfully Vintage said...

Some great finds there. Hoping to see you at a fair sometime soon so I can rummage through your stall swag :) xx

Mrs. Sutton said...

WOnderful! I've just discovered you and I'm absolutely smitten! Do you do any fairs in Norfolk?
Paula x

Cowboys and Custard said...

C'est Formidable Lizzie..
Hope you don't sell out at Avington as look forward to seeing your haul at the fair on Saturday.

Love
Michele x

BusyLizzie said...

Michele.. there will be plenty to bring on Saturday.. have no fear!!! xxx

Nostalgia at the Stone House said...

Take me with you next time Lizzie?!!!
(Incidentally, why do the French insist on filling their furniture with woodworm?! - I've bought it back with me on several occasions!)

See you on Saturday - the little mirror looks gorgeous, hope you'll have some pretties left!
N x

Vintage Jane said...

Gorgeous finds as usual. I always wear my scruffy 'lucky boots' when treasure hunting! M x

Vintage Jane said...

Gorgeous finds as usual. I always wear my scruffy 'lucky boots' when treasure hunting! M x