Thursday, March 24, 2011

A nice day's Troc'ing - with a little bit of teaching thrown in...

I had a lovely day teaching in different parts of Toulouse today - in a chateau this morning (now part of a modern business) and in a second French company this afternoon. In between the two lie various Troc Shops... It seemed to be vintage china day. These pleasant pheasants have been used as a sugar bowl - there is still sugar inside!!! It's soaking in the sink now...
This is an art deco-type shallow bowl with a small pedestal -
here's a bit more detail!
This is a copy of a vintage American milk bottle - frankly, I've just always wanted one and it was 1€...
A tile from the owner's parents' home in the mountains, I'm told...
This beautiful stand was very cheap, because the base is sadly crumbling. I think I'll be able to use it with care, though.
And even the dog is interested!
La chienne qui chine!

15 comments:

Elizabethd said...

As ever, you found some pretty things. What a shame about the base of the stand, it is so very attractive.

Lalabibaby @ Dreaming of The Simple Life said...

Some pretty finds Floss especially the pleasant pheasant sucrier ... love the sound of trocing too x

A Thrifty Mrs said...

Lovely finds. Trocing sounds fab!

Heidi said...

You scored big!!!

Sherri B. said...

Very nice finds, my favorite is the art deco bowl. Looks like spring has arrived for you.

Jane and Chris said...

Oooh, more for the blue and white collection!
Jane x

Carolyn Phillips said...

What pretty little finds.

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

Really like the art deco bowl!Lovely finds again Floss.
Isabelle x

Fading Grace said...

thanks for your comment on my blog, the wooden box you found sounds great, would love to see a photo......and lovely china too! xx

VintageVicki said...

Oh a very successful haul :)

That sure is one posh sugar bowl - what are you going to use it for??

Floss said...

I think I'm going to use if to put flowers in, Vicki - I'll give it a go...

Sarah said...

Great buys, I haven't had too much success recently with CS's but did manage to bag 1 glorious terrine the other day which made up for the other times I didn't find anything!

Shirl said...

Lovely, pretty finds ... :0)

Green thumb said...

Very brave of you Floss to leave your dog so close to such pretty treasures ..mine would have left a not so nice souvenir...
xxx

summerfete said...

Hello Floss
Lovely troc!
Especially that stand, its lovely.

We are holidaying in France again this year, we loved it last year so this time we have 3 weeks, 2 in the van and one in a French cottage on the nantes brest canal.

Cant wait to get some troccing in!

Clare