Thursday, 25 August 2011

The Yearly August Brocante 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 ???? have a little 'outing' on the countryside..


collection of storage jars

Barbotine d'huitres

Barbotine d'asperge

enameled stuff...

vintage linen - of course!



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..


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.


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!


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.


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

with a very decorative monogram  AB


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


Oyster baskets from Ile d'Oleron,

2 large storage jars in terra cotta
for salt

and oil


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

3 lovely small cream jars,

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


I hope that you all enjoyed this little brocante tour!

A bientôt


  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!

  2. Drooling from the US!

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

  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.

  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,


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

  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!

  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....

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

  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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