~Enjoy your holiday and weekend~
what ever it is you are planning..make the most of it.
My weekend and all the days from here on,
will be spent sorting old French linens ,
lace and French trouvaile...in preparation for the KAMERSVOL GESKENKE event coming up soon.
How I wish I could have one more day here before then:...
It is impossible to recreate what one experience at a French Brocante, the colors, the stacked collections of anything from old crockery, books,baskets,linen, lace, statues,lamps, glasses., jewellery, a-n-y-t-h-i-n-g- ...displayed on any available surface from the bonnet of a car to makeshift tables,
piled in boxes and crates.. be prepared to bend down and unpack, open boxes and tins.
this is what I spoilt myself with, after a month of shopping for fellow francophiles at home, I felt I deserved some whimsy and delicateness..
you won't believe how I had to beg the dealer for this little doll's head...he used it as display under a marriage dome, I won, of course it meant having to buy other bits from his stall as well, but I did not mind at all. she came home with me.
As much as I would like to just pile it up and stack the boxes..It would be my first choice to try and recreate the exciting feel and racing heart beat when you discover the treasure buried in a box. But... I will curate and set it out pretty. That is what I will be doing for the next few weeks,.. planning how to display in the space assigned to
la Brocanteuse at
21 October ~ 27 October 2012
and if you are in the area..
you will love visiting this beautiful village and market.
remember the post on my "blue Brocante" sign"?