Thursday, 25 August 2011

The Yearly August Brocante

...in our small town Riberac last Saturday

early morning...



 .....chiner - chiner.... - hunting-hunting...






lots of collector pieces...







old books and catalogues

beautiful old siphons 

something for the children



rough and rustic Tables d'atelier

maybe he's waiting for...

...her to be dressed ????

...to have a little 'outing' on the countryside..



Kitchenalia: 



collection of storage jars

Barbotine d'huitres

Barbotine d'asperge

enameled stuff...


vintage linen - of course!


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Any kind of furniture...



a typical Périgordian farm table in cherry wood,
for me somewhat over-restored.

not all that old and 'pepped-up' with grayish paint..

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In the afternoon we had 44 degrees!!! Rather hot, mildly spoken

very laid-back and not unhappy at all !


let's move on....



newly made metal pieces...
 
vintage fauteuils

another linen stand

cristal glass ware from the 1940's  to 1960's

a small Empire commode in walnut to restore

Chandeliers, not very old

The stand of Gerard, one of my good dealer friends - rather 'chic' and smart...

 every piece is restored, ready for immediate use and moderately priced.

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one of a pair of 19th Century terra cotta roof finials

a large salt storage jar 











more collector pieces



and amongst all the brocanteurs - the Colonel!

This yearly Brocante is still a very charming and old fashion French country brocante.
Nothing pretentious and not too many new pieces and copies;
 only 6 Km from where we live, very comfortable!

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And here just a few of my finds...

Fishermen netfloats,


a very large old mushroom basket in perfect condition...

...and I was very lucky to find...

...nice old glass jam jars...

...which are real collector pieces.

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A beautiful Sauciére, late 19th to early 20th century in perfect condition

with a very decorative monogram  AB

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A Drap (over sheet) in fil de lin with a very large monogram in the size of  14,5" x 8,5"

and with a superb embroidery

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Oyster baskets from Ile d'Oleron,

2 large storage jars in terra cotta
for salt

and oil

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a charming tabouret  (stool) in Louis XVI. style, early 20th century
which will look very good when recovered with old linen;

and...
3 lovely small cream jars,

two from the 19th century and the middle one around 1900.

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I hope that you all enjoyed this little brocante tour!

A bientôt

22 comments:

  1. Where is this awesome place?? i would gone mad there and buy all :D there was so so many things i love!
    great posting my friend!

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  2. Drooling from the US!

    So, Karin, you forgot to tell us what your favorite purchase was!

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  3. Ann, I always only buy what I like or eventually things some of my clients are looking for.
    But to answer more precise your question: My favorite purchase was the mushroom basket. I love baskets and never saw one like this one in such a perfect condition.

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  4. Oh my gosh...So many beautiful things! I would have gone way over budget here in this wonderful place. Lucky you!
    Thanks so much for sharing your day and your finds,

    Tina

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  5. What heaven Karin, I would have been a public danger in a place like that.
    Another amazing sheet for your collection!
    Sharon
    x

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  6. Beautiful! I'm so glad you showed us your finds. Funny, I've just posted on a brocante in the village we stayed in, in the south of France, though yours looks much more extensive. I hope you'll show that tabouret when you've re-covered it - gorgeous!

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  7. WOW!!!!!! I would have a total field day there, so many gorgeous things, what a fun way to spend a day or days!! Heavenly....

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  8. There are so many treasures here. We see so many itmes we would have bought.
    Angela and Renee

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  9. What a great place to shop and on your doorstep too!
    I adore your mushroom basket with its wooden slat base and the monogrammed sheet....fabulous.
    Julie x

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