Friday, August 29, 2014

The brocante is on September 19th and......,

.....on September 22nd I am going to France for the15th time!! Whi gies to France 15 times and why? What could I possibly be looking for having gone so many times?

More plates,candleholders and old candles with their original cellophane on them?
Herbier books?
18th century candle holders?
How about little hands holding feves gateaux and tiny 17th century mirrors?  NO NO And NO( that is not entirely true..... I would buy those cute things for you if I find them again;)

This trip I will not be seeing my Shirley and her people Digger,Charlie ,Kate ,Nev and Mark. That will make the trip different  than I am used to which is sad as I love them so. I might get a glimmer if them but they are traveling in September. But, I am going to places I have never been like 
Amiens,Mortagne au perche,Belleme and Picardie too!That makes me happy. 

Don't worry I am still bringing you home brocante goodies but I am on a hunt for something really special and it's gonna be the best find ever. 


Monday, August 25, 2014

September 19th Charlottes Brocante comes to town

Hello Mon Amis! Long time no blog. That is about to change because September 19th from 6-9 is the brocante. Lots of tres jolie (very beautiful) things for you. In about a week I will show you all that awaits you. Bisous  

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.