The nearby village of Cazals holds one of the biggest and best annual boot sales; this years' (yesterday) didn't disappoint.
I bought this quite heavy 1920's (?) wall sconce. The picture doesn't show it very clearly, but it has signs of having originally been gilded. It had been converted to electricity, but I shall convert it back again to candles (already done!).
And how could I resist this little 'pillow' to hang on the door when I'm working at Haddock's. The elderly lady who was selling it said she'd made it herself when she was young, but now has no garden. I was happy to give her ONE EURO for it.
This old tractor wasn't for sale!
I do like the wall sconce. Nothing like that here.ReplyDelete
It's a beauty; a classic French antique light.Delete
A wonderful tractor. An interesting restoration project.ReplyDelete
It sits outside a wonderful museum of old agricultural machinery; mostly ancient tractors.Delete
So beautiful wall sconce,I wish we have things like that here.ReplyDelete
It was a very good market yesterday; lots of temptation.Delete
Amazing to see what pops up at some car boot sales, it's just finding the jewels amongst all the dertitus.ReplyDelete
There were a lot of nice things yesterday, as well as the inevitable rubbish.Delete
Why do these sorts of things look so so much more inviting in France than over here?ReplyDelete
It must be that 'je ne sais quoi'.Delete
:-) excellent reply. Vous carpe'd the momento.Delete
99.9% of the stuff is dross and one would be lucky to find something that you want - let alone need. But from the hopeful sellers there has to be a point in turning up and some folk are delighted with their clothes especialy childrens' clothes & toys. It's a good job we are not all looking for the same 0.1%. It's a morning out!ReplyDelete
Luckily we weren't looking for anything in particular yesterday; Lady M even bought herself some fabulous vintage sunglasses.Delete
I do hope you'll show us a pic of the sconce en-sconced in your house, and be-candled?ReplyDelete
OK; I will.Delete
OK we've seen your swag. Great bargains. But what did Lady M buy besides the sunglasses?ReplyDelete
Nothing. She wanted to buy a pair of very nice antique metal garden seats, but there was no way we could have got them home.Delete
Pity about the tractor not being for sale. It would look nice sitting next to your pool. What a treasure the little pillow is. I expect the maker will be so happy that it has a good home.ReplyDelete
She was very happy. I told her it would get good use (which it probably won't).Delete
The embroidered cushion is very sweet. I like the sconce too. A good haul.ReplyDelete
Did you go?Delete
The sconce would be very at home in NorfolkReplyDelete
I'm still struggling to find a permanent home for it. Up at the barn I think.Delete
Easy to wander and wander, I'm sure.ReplyDelete
It's a very big market; we covered about half before overkill set in.Delete