Saturday, June 12, 2010

Early Morning trip to the Vide Grenier

Well it was worth getting up at 4.30 this morning. We drove about an hour to get to the vide grenier.

It turned out to be quite a successful rummage. I found some lovely monogrammed linens, two sheets and a pile of napkins. A Marcella bedspread which needs some soaking. A gorgeous little fabric covered chest of drawers, a very shabby chic painted wooded children's pail and a little green painted tray. Also a very well loved drawf. Who I just couldn't leave behind even though he has lost an arm. He is very sweet with straw filled head and body and little velvet feet and hand.
I hope you can see from the pics, they seemed to be very dark.

I have to admit to coming home having some lunch and crashing out for a couple of hours - I'm obviously not as young as I used to be! Anyone know that feeling?

Another early morning tomorrow too, there is a regular brocante we go to so we'll have to see what that brings. I'm off to soak some linens now.
Hope you've all had a good day too.

By the way can anyone give me any tips on uploading photos to get them inbetween the text. I find technical stuff very scary and tips would be gratefully received.



  1. Wow....what fabulous finds! Are the sheets for sale? I particularly like the red it J D?

    As for inserting pictures between text I haven't worked that one out either.... I just add a picture then a bit of text, another picture and more seems to work!

    Julie x

  2. Hi Nicky,
    Thank you for your comment on my blog. How much are your sheets? Can you tell me the initials of the white ones.
    My email is

    Julie x

  3. Lovely finds, certainly well worth getting up early for. Thank you for visiting my Blog and leaving lovely comments.
    Jo xx

  4. Wow, what great finds!

  5. What a cute little guy, I wonder if he is meant to be one of Snow White's friends?


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