The best way to find out about any local sales is to pick up a list at the Tourist Office, and you're looking for Vide Greniers which quite perfectly means 'empty attics', and there are plenty of dusty old boxes crammed full of all manner of things that look like they haven't seen the light of day for decades.
Now personally I love rummaging through them, because you just never know...there's always that faint chance you might find a little undiscovered treasure...under the cobwebs and the layers of grime.
No real treasures this time though, but I didn't do too badly. These small dishes were genuinely filthy - there was a fair amount of soil in them, from a previous plant pot life.
They're by Tefal, made of melamine and cost 50c.
Some jolly glasses, verging on kitsch...or maybe they're there already?
This mug is a bit chipped, but I already have a jug with the exact same pattern on it, and like the simple apple design. Weirdly I got the jug near home in Leominster.
LOADS of marbles for a euro - they look pretty good in a clear glass vase with the light streaming through.
The stand only cost one euro, and I bought it picturing a show-stopping cake sitting on top.....this hasn't happened yet.
A few bits and bobs for my toy making - the scarves are bunny bound, and I thought the vintage dress would make an interesting elephant?
I'd really hoped to find more vintage games like the domino cards from last year - the ones in my blog header - but you know the way it goes when you're looking for something. To make up for the lack of games, I got quite a few old 60's children's books.
Some I bought hoping they might help improve my appalling French, the others I picked up for the illustrations.
Love this one.
So I might use them in a decoupage project, if I can think of something suitable and worthy, because they're far too lovely to waste.
This 50's school poster cost more than everything else put together - 12 euros - but it was one of those rare occasions when the other half and I were equally enthusiastic; and it's in lovely condition.
There's a scene on the other side too.
Just think, around 60 years ago this would have been hanging on a classroom wall, maybe for English lessons? Plenty to talk about when you take a close look.
Linking up with Liz's marvellous Magpie Monday