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They say timing is everything... Well it seems I have a bit to learn as while the Bisset's have been enjoying lettuce from our garden for about 8 weeks I only picked the first tomato yesterday (photo below), just as the lettuce is finishing???
The star of the garden for me has to be the courgette, stunning flowers and a plentiful supply of the fruit which just seems to grow and grow.
I have pretty much harvested all the potatoes now along with the onions and garlic all ready for Don to make delicious and nourishing soups.
I still have some carrots and beans growing amongst the every growing weeds.
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.