Monday, March 10, 2014

At the Chateau

I arrived at the Chateau to find my favorite chocolat in my room along with the very romantic Jeanne of Arc  living magazine. 

I then had my tiny french loving heart flutter with excitement over a  dome full of scrumptious French things........only to have smashed into pieces with a beautiful NO written on it. She knows I must be kept in line and not try to shop in her house like its the brocante. 
Inside the dome , a precious theatre wig sat proudly looking like you could put it on and be holding court like King Louis at Versaille,


a soft pink ribbon tucked into the shoe next to it saying Rose complete with the guilded tag attached,

and last but last but not least to be really mean she had a monogrammed book with AM swirled over the top with guiled swirls all over the cover. So, I took the ribbon and marched downstairs I was    stealing it for terrorizing me. Turns out it was all for me. I fell asleep with a Chocolat wrapper in one hand and the ribbon in the other. 
I woke up to see terra cotta roof tiles with the newborn spring Normandy sun shining on them. 

I love you ,I love you ,and I don't care who knows it ! Think buddy the elf screaming this and you get the picture. My love for you is now on the Internet for all to see. Moo moo mad cow moo moo love tartelette. 

Monday, March 3, 2014

Merci Merci Merci Beaucoup

I thank you from the bottom of my french loving heart for coming to the brocante. Really truly to come and wait three or four hours come rain or shine is so very humbling. You make it possible to do something I love very much. 

Tomorrow I leave again for my 14th time. I get so excited to see why I will find. It's like Christmas morning. The weather forecast is coming up rosegold with a touch of blush and scattered grey. 

Soft blushy coat with grey and blushy scarf all packed. 


Blushy pink nails..... Check


Rosegold ballet flats to echape through the streets if Paris. 



And last but not least rose gold bijoux. I will try to love blog and be having a give away too. Bisous 

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Charlottes Brocante is tomorrow at 6 PM

Today will be my last post as I will be celebrating my husband's 50th birthday. But, I will so look forward to seeing you tomorrow come 6 pm!
The cute things just keep coming. A chocolat  box from Lyon,.......
a sweet little folder for school children to keep there homework in.....
baskets in metal and wicker.......
and a precious suitcase too! ( picture self getting on French train for a country weekend)
A bottle carrier for six. 
Can you imagine getting perfume samples in glass vials? Well,the French do  and at Charlottes Brocante you can too! 
Always medals. I especially like the ones with the hands as they are for Amite (friendship ) I can't  wait to see you tomorrow mon amis!! I am so glad we are brocante friends. They are the best you know!!!!!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Only two more sleeps and then it is Charlottes Brocante time

Two more sleeps and the French brocante arrives in sleepy Canby Oregon. This dreamy box from the belle jardiniere awaits you. It is so large I think it held clothing items. 
Spring  is coming, I promise. These precious garden kneelers will come in handy. They even have french dirt on them. 
These zinc pitchers will be happy to collect all your beautiful flowers from the garden. They are equally happy to hold sticks or vines or willows. Always happy to be of service. 
These I have never had before. Large glass  vases from bistro tables of long ago.They are patiently waiting for you. 

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Hello Hello Charlottes Brocante is getting ready for the show this Friday

The days are dwindling fast until the brocante so I am sneaking you peeks until we meet in person this Friday. A  little box  for holding threads of all types. I like it for the French writing on the tags. 
Some sweet beaded letters that spell out crown in French..........LOVE
A couple if grain sacks too. 
I have no idea what this is. All I know it is delicious and metal with a patina that won't quit. Speaking of quitting I must so I can go get may hairs dyed so I look good for my peeps.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Charlottes brocante is this Friday at 6

Life gets so busy I sometimes wonder were the time goes. Speaking of life and time I found someone's all wrapped up in brown paper with doodles from 1896. I guess doodles and doodlers have been around  a long time. 
Ooh, and I adore these red numbers in there original packaging ,and you know Charlottes Brocante loves me some numbers. Wrap a present,trim a Christmas stocking or use it as garland in a tree. 
These little sweeties in One to nine to monogram this and that.
I love these that were uses to sit in front of wine bottles for wine tasting. I think place markers for a soirĂ©e would be fabu. 

And these unused ginormous checks from a bank in Paris. Look at them wrap with them and just let them sit in all of there glamorousness. 
Those who love to create will be inspired as well. From these eustocheons for the door....
To watch fob holders....,,,
monograms ,lockets ,silver books,buckles,crystal pins and more. Anything a creative heart would adore. Oh yeah we have one of those too. (a heart that is :)

Friday, February 14, 2014

Charlotte Brocante is a week from today and I also wish you a happy valentines day!!



What is more valentines day than pink and Chocolat ? Nothing. So I present to you valentines day Charlottes Brocante style.

Sweet little enamel pieces used on doors. I think use them to hang things from. Jewelry, ribbons or pans? All good ideas for sure. 
Stripey pink and white trivets. Just looking at them is enough for me. 
Frothy pink tassels I might need to keep these...... No,I would not do that to you. 
Chocolat boxes....

And a Chocolat clock too!! Which of these things will be going home with you? The best part is they are all sugar free.