This was the haul. An ancient copper (I think) finial for the tower, a chain-pull bell to go beside the new gate, a 6 bottle wine carrier, a wire egg basket, a Ricard water bottle and two glasses, and a couple of rusty Moroccan 'thingies' that we'll convert to take candles.
At about £12 (€15) the finial was a lot cheaper than the terracotta one that I was going to have made. And, hopefully, will add that extra feeling of 'age' to the tower that I'm looking for.
Fantastic bargains, Cro. I love those huge, French street markets that quietly take over entire towns in the middle of the night, and appear like magic in the morning.ReplyDelete
Hi cro,great goodies you found,there is something quite special about pre loved items especially the very old ones.Our home is full of them as i don't seem to be able to find an attachment for "new" things.Well done and the finial will be perfect for your thingy that you are building.ReplyDelete
ALL of those bargains would be great here. You did well.ReplyDelete
At another 'Antiques' Fair at our nearest small town, there was some spectaclar stuff on offer... But the prices were astronomical; and we came away with nothing. Give me boot sales any day!ReplyDelete
Yes, tres classy, indeed, I say, wiping the drool from my chin. Gosh I'd love to browse this boot sale!!!ReplyDelete
I love the wire egg basket, and the Ricard bottle...ReplyDelete
one man's trash, another man's treasure indeed!
I love those little wire egg basket thingys. Hey, you did really well at the sale, I'm impressed. Good hunting!ReplyDelete
Shhh Cro don't mention car boot - my other half will be bringing his Tranny over on the ferry! You did get some great bargains though. Can just see the copper finial on top of your tower! The bell for the gate is nice too.ReplyDelete
oh what wonderful finds! don't you just love others things! If I ever get back to france I'm going to insist on time to do simple things like going to a boot sale!ReplyDelete
Cro...completely off topic. Eldest daughter and boyfriend are coming to Provence mid October for five days to ride bikes. They are looking for hotel/gites near Avignon...any suggestions?ReplyDelete
Jacqueline. I'm afraid I have no personal suggestions; it's not an area I know too well. However, mid-October sounds like a very good choice of season, and the Avignon area wonderful. No doubt they will dance on the bridge!ReplyDelete
Yes...I hope they dance!ReplyDelete
Just a thought..thanks anyway!