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. 

Thursday, February 13, 2014

8 days until charlottes Brocante

You know the routine.....another day another peek.
18th century botanicals tons of them rows and rows........
An easel from Paris to go with those. It is just as cute in the back....
As the front. 
Canisters in red ...,,,

And some in blue....

And a plaque for holding flags in red white and blue. Bisous Mon amies until tomorrow. 

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Charlottes Brocante arrives February the 21st at

A sweet someone named Heidi has been coming to the Brocante since it started. She said the first time she looked around and thought is this a dream? She felt the magique. I cannot tell you how fun it is to bring  some French magique into your lives. It been no less of a dream like  adventure for me. 
Alas,these things are not for sale but never will I forget finding these with my Shirley at a early morning market. These are part of the magique in my story. A visual memory.  I will be going to see her in March for the 14 th time. I still can't believe it. The laughter will be had. I think she mentioned Zumba.
But, there  is always something for you. The best part for me IS YOU!Can you imagine buying candles in a box like this? You can next Friday. 
How about showing you animals and bringing home a plaque to show your well done job. 
Linens to last a lifetime. Some with a red monogram.......
and some with white. I can't wait to see you next Friday night. ( cheesy rhymes ,has to be done)

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Charlottes Brocante is having a bit of a white out .......... I can't wait for the 21 st!

In honor of the 7 inches if snow we have received,I present to you the Charlottes Brocante version of a winter white out.....
A soup tureen that is a dream.......Make some soup to take off the chill.........
Of course you will need some pans to do your cooking......Aluminite porcelaine ones from Paris should do the trick.

And one must always wash ones hands before cooking. This little guy with his original liner is up for the job. This box to hold your toothbrush should not be used as brushing teeth and eating do not go together,but there is always afterwords. SEE YOU ON THE 21 st!!!! Another day another peek tomorrow xxx mon amies

Monday, February 10, 2014

Hooray hooray Charlottes Brocante is 12 days away!

The time has come for the daily peaks of what you will find...
Books in pink so faded they have aged into the perfect blushy tan hue. 
Sweet little holders for your bijoux (jewelry) and...
Knives in sterling engraved with Paris just for you! 

See you tomorrow for another peak at Charlottes Brocante! 

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

A sneak peek for the week of the Friday February 21st Brocante

I know I promised you some peeks but this week is a little early. My bad. I will start daily peeks next Monday the 10th. If I show you too much of the goodness too early  it will cause sleepless nights. And we so do not want that.You need to rest up for  the 21st But, to tide you over until that day I leave you with a picture of an apple basket......,,
And some string wrapped up in brown paper with the number 2......"Brown  paper packages tied up with strings, these are a few if my favorite things " Thanks for liking the things I do. xxoo until Monday