They say one persons junk is anothers treasure and that has certainly been the case in the last few vide-greniers I have been too.
As mentioned in earlier blogs vide-greniers are a garage sale on a mass scale because private garage sales are not allowed.
I have been getting good at spotting the professionals who come to the vide-greniers not only by their prices but also by the same products that I have been admiring, but quickly walking away from. I went on my own to St Pompont the other day for a blissful few hours of browsing by myself. I purchased many items for only €1 which upon our return to NZ will provide memories for many years to come. Some people might see rust, but I just see character. The enamel jugs feature pretty regularly in all the markets so I needed to add a few to my collection. The old candle holders which I think are quite interesting are about 100 years old and feature a face which you might pick up if you enlarge the photo.
The bottom photographs show my new reversible tablecloth that was a present from Ros and her sister Lainey. It is just gorgeous with roosters, ducks and the alphabet as a border. Don asked if we could use it to have lunch on today, "no way" I said. I guess I will have to give in eventually but right now it's still my new pride and joy.
The Fete du Livre in Monpazier that I went to unearthed another €1 bargain that I just love. I just need a beautiful frame to finish it off. It is an old piece of paper with the worlds LE BON ANGE on it which translates as The Good Angel. I thought it was just perfect.