I managed to sneak in un peu de secondhand rummaging during our French trip. Straight after getting our Boulangerie/wine/cheese bearings, I hot footed down to the Tourist Office to find out if there were any Vide Grenier sales nearby - or Brocantes; but they're more antiques fair than flea market, and can be dear... Definitely dear when they clock you're a Brit. Anyway, there was a Vide Grenier nor far from us in the beautiful old town of Pujols, though unlike the summer ones where stalls wind through pretty streets, this was in a field and felt a lot more like our local Car Boot. Even had a grumpy parking attendant.
There was a good old mixture of stuff - a fair sprinkling of grubby broken junk too, and I'm not talking slightly-bust-but-interesting vintage things, which I like, a lot - but rubbish toys and kitchen bits that were even more rubbish because they were broken. Just an observation, never puts me off - sure finding a gem in the junk is half the fun.
Not quite how my husband sees it though - his tatometer maxed out on the first row, so I knew my rummaging time was limited.
Should have gone on my own.
We weren't there long in the end. Still, I managed to come away with a few decent things. This bold flower pattern caught my eye as I trotted by, trying to keep up with the others. I got a mixture of about 20 plates, side plates, bowls and cups for 3 euros. I quite like having a hotchpotch of different plates - none of our crockery matches.
Thankfully we brought the car.
I'm pretty sure this is a candlestick? It does have some stuff stuck in the top of it…though doesn't look like wax... For 50c thought I'd chance it.
These pictures were 50c - a bit young for the kids now, but I like the illustrations and might use them for something. Not quite sure what.
And - a bit random - 50c for this Kookai skirt: for this Very Short Kookai skirt. A skirt that may get worn, but never ever in public. Great pattern though.
The boys got some candy floss, the 6 year old found a 'Littlest Pet Shop' shop (and almost cried she was so happy) and my husband had 40 winks in the car. Everyone's happy!
Linking up with all the other Monday Magpies over at Me and My Shadow.