Saturday, 10 September 2011

thrifting in france

And I'm back! It's been a busy summer, not least because of all the weddings I've attended. Having never been to a wedding before, three of my friends got married this year! All were lovely, of course, but the most glamorous took place last weekend in France.

And it wouldn't be a typical weekend for me without one little thrifting trip. I had been keeping my eye out for signs for brocantes or vide grenier, but not expecting too much (particularly as we didn't have too much spare time). And then I came across this...


Which led to this...


Most of it was your usual junk, but I did manage to find one item - another tin, of course. If you are headed to France, this website, Brocabrac, looks quite helpful for finding flea markets.


And the wedding? It was fabulous of course. We stayed in this lovely house in the centre of town, which had been converted into hostel-style rooms.


And it was a short stroll to the chateau for the reception, with cocktails on the lawn (the view is of the reception venue from the hotel)...


(linking to Flea Market Finds at Her Library Adventures and Thrifty Things Friday at The Thrify Groove)

8 comments:

Zara said...

Such a sweet little tin. x

Vintage Sweetheart said...

Cute tin! Lucky you saw the sign.

E :)

Diann said...

What a great treasure find in that tin! And your photos look gorgeous! What a beautiful place. Thank you for joining TTF and have a wonderful day!

sue said...

Thrifting has no borders it would seem! What fun!

The Joyful Thrifter said...

SO COOL!!! Wow a wedding in France!

Smiles,
The Joyful Thrifter

♥ w o o l f ♥ said...

it all looks smashing and fancy... just how one is supposed to feel it is going to be, in france. not unlike england, by the way, in its own right.. cheers for the link too..
n

Diann said...

Hi! Just popping back to let you know that I will be featuring this post on this week's TTF party! Hope to see you there! The post will be up tomorrow. Stop by and grab your "I was featured" button!

lost property vintage said...

Thanks everyone!