Brocanting is such a joy

We have always loved antiques, and even as a young couple, we filled our house with an eclectic collection of bits from antiques fairs and auctions. More often than not they had the bumps and bashes of a life, hard-lived, and needed a bit of work doing to them, to stop them falling to pieces, … More Brocanting is such a joy

The Pleasure and Pain of cycling to a Brocante Market

As you have probably gathered by now we tend to enjoy spending our time in France cycling, visiting brocante market & vide greniers and drinking coffee, with the days passing by in a blur and us inevitably falling into bed each evening tired and satisfied after the day’s activities. There are certainly worse ways of … More The Pleasure and Pain of cycling to a Brocante Market

From Silver to Shrek – Antiques & Art in L’Isle sur La Sorgue

I can’t help it – I love any opportunity to fuddle around an Antiques & Brocante market in France and over the August Bank Holiday weekend the Antiques Art and You Festival  – http://foire-isle-sur-sorgue.fr/en/home/   ….takes place in pretty L’Isle Sur La Sorgue and it’s now becoming rather a fixture in our Summer calendar. Yesterday … More From Silver to Shrek – Antiques & Art in L’Isle sur La Sorgue

Snail Syrup anyone??

It’s the weekend and often I find my mind wandering South towards the wonderful market that takes place in L’Isle Sur La Sorgue every Sunday morning. The markets of Provence are incredible but this is by far my favourite – a real assualt on the senses with the bright colours of the Provencal fabric draping the stands; the colours … More Snail Syrup anyone??