Well, he thought it was a joke.
I was on a mission.
And I'd have dearly loved to have found another one. I'd have casually placed it in the background during one of our FaceTime chats - see if he noticed, but it was not to be, sadly. The only thing I spotted was a very lovely range cooker in the same style - 45 euros though! Way too steep for a small toy cooker. Not saying I didn't consider it. For about 5 seconds.
I think the great kitchen hunt meant I didn't take in much else during the few trips we made to Vide Greniers (car boots, french style), so I didn't come back with a lot this year, just a few bits and bobs really.
But love these - metal snowdrop tealight holders, and they look like they have a little age to them. Quite bendy and delicate, but managed to get them home without losing any petals or leaves.
Another floral enamel metalwork light. Over the years I've bought a few; because they're for nothing (never paid more than 5 euros) and I'm a soft touch for them. Maybe not so much for this wall light, as it's a bit newer and more gaudy than the others, but it was only a euro! Problem is they usually have to be rewired.
This is when you have to part with a bit of money.
I keep saying I'm going to teach myself how to do it - apparently it's not too difficult (though you need a qualified electrician to actually fit the light). A lovely guy in a sparkly decadent chandelier shop in Hay-on-Wye very kindly explained how to feed the wire through the metal flower stems; and I have looked it up on line, but then I think there'd always be an element of doubt...
Anyway, I found someone not far from us who can do it, and he's very reasonable. I know this, because of the hefty sum I paid the first time.
You can never have too many egg cups?
Anyone who pops by my blog on a regular basis will know how many egg boxes I get through! So, always plenty of eggs in this house. Really like the pattern, and only a euro for both of them.
Lovely vintage fabric on this cushion...
...it's full of not-so-lovely foam chips, and I haven't got round to replacing them yet. I bought the funny little vinyl covered box at the same time - only 50c - it's going to be my travel sewing box, so I don't have to lump around my toolbox-size one.
I'm hoping it'll help spur me into craft action, because I seem to have lost my sewing/knitting oomph. Last summer I was incredibly industrious - not only coming up with cardboard animals for the zoo, but also making toys and decorations for various craft fairs. Honestly I look back on all that and can't quite believe I made so much stuff. Well I've sort of ground to a halt this year - apart from the knitted King Charles spaniel with the wonky leg.
There'll be no Christmas craft fairs unless I get going. Need to find my oomph!!