Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Brocante - the finds

I've loved reading your comments on my brocante post yesterday!If you'd been there with me, my brocanteuse could have sold a rocking cot, a water pump, garden tables and chairs, bed ends a couple of times over and that red shutter. In fact, Sarah's suggestion, that: "The shutter would be hung on a wall by the bed like a picture. A pretty quilt on the bed. Roses on the bedside table..." nearly had me rushing back and snapping it up!
But I resisted the big stuff (good thing too, now we've had the garage bill...) and instead picked up more vintage china:

It's the pink polka-dots that are new, but I couldn't resist a photo of them on last month's blue stencilled roses. And the red plates, above (seven of them, 1€ each) have already been put into good use for Son 1's courgette and feta fritters. He is a Hairy Bikers-obsessed cook this summer! I'm building up a really nice mixed collection of French stencilled china this year. Last year it was just stuff I saw in magazines, but now I'm finding it myself. It's mainly from the '50s and therefore still in good condition, and dishwasher safe...



The rest has gone into my blog shop. (With a few sighs, I have to tell you, especially for the little lotus tin, above.)Pop over if you want to see what I found in that pastilles tin!Sweet...And oh, so French.

7 comments:

Serenata said...

Some great treasures Floss. I love the sunflowers in the previous post, gorgeous. If on your adventures you could keep an eye out for very small doll size buttons, it would be very much appreciated! :-)

polkadotpeticoat said...

Love LOVE love your bowl......what a treasure!

Elizabethd said...

I love it too! What wonderful finds, Floss.

Sarah - Red Gingham said...

Sorry for getting you all excited there! It really would be a pretty look but not that practical really. Not many of us have a spare room to decorate just for fun do we? Although if you did have one like that, I'm sure you would get way too many visitors who just wouldn't want to leave.

summerfete said...

Ah theres nothing like a piece of old french china, I'm loving my bowl which cost €2.50.
Funny how all the stores are stocking french style china that is so expensive and is somewhat lacking in any sense of life.

Love yours!!
Clare

Jane and Chris said...

I love the spotty bowl! I've been looking for pastel coloured bowls for summer desserts/puddings but couldn't find any. I ended up with white.
Jane x

Fat Dormouse said...

I hope your garage bill wasn't like ours...despite only being 6 years old, our car apparently needs a whole new engine. Whoop-de-whoop!
I've posted recently about my Brocante adventures... not as fruitful as yours, me thinks!