Antique French button boxes.
Most certainly on my list.
Preferably complete with contents.
Pour Pantalons, all the better.
Posted at 08:19 PM in Brocante Finds | Permalink
There is still a long wait ahead.
So I am occupying myself with lists.
So far, yours includes books, lace, postcards, shell purses, souvenir pincushions, and monogrammed torchons.
Is that it? Really?
Posted at 05:39 PM | Permalink
Louis is tired of cake.
And Marie's ridiculous obsession with shoes.
Louis prefers the brocante.
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Posted at 02:50 PM in Brocante Items For Sale | Permalink
I bought a new paint box.
You will not be surprised, I'm sure, that my new paint box is an old paint box.
The paints are not superb quality.
Nor am I a superb painter (rank amateur, if you must know).
But the box is battered just so, and the pans are ceramic.
And these three little tubes were tucked inside, a scant 2-inches each, with the Reeves' mascot on the caps.
And while I will never be a painter, I plan to enjoy my new/old paints thoroughly.
To dab them here and there.
To use them to embellish my lettering and enhance my general existence.
Posted at 04:04 PM | Permalink
In between the tedious and the time-consuming, I am planning my time in France.
There will be friends.
There will be saucisson de sanglier.
There will be old stones, dust, and sunshine.
And there will be brocantes.
My list is long, an evolving catalogue of memories and heartstrings.
But I have room in my pocket for your list, too.
What should I bring home for you, if I should be so lucky as to find it?
What would warm your own heart?
I will continue to sell brocante items through Etsy, but will send out a few gift parcels as well...
Write me a line.
Or a catalogue.
Weaving your dreams in with mine will bring welcome distraction.
Make the waiting days pass more quickly.
I hope to hear from you.
Posted at 08:30 PM | Permalink
Busy over here.
Emails and phonecalls unanswered.
But I haven't forgotten you.
Posted at 09:43 PM in Paper Ephemera | Permalink
Truth be told, the Hippomobile is a hearse.
A horse-drawn hearse, but a hearse all the same...
But wouldn't it be PERFECT for hauling all your treasures home from the brocante?
Posted at 06:13 PM | Permalink
Genuine antique Hippomobile, available here.
Surely you need one, non?
Posted at 07:58 PM | Permalink
Sorting through the archives, I wonder about them.
I hope their stories were heard.
Posted at 06:32 PM in Paper Ephemera | Permalink
A perfect A.
A gift from Best Friend years ago.
I am counting the days until I see Best Friend again.
There will be a caravan and beautiful children.
Posted at 08:36 PM | Permalink
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