Friday, 8 June 2012

It's been a funny May. The rain has been here more so than usual, like good old blighty with it's Icelandic weather. Today we went out to Autun to look at the market among other things. I love the 23 mile journey there too with the verges brimming with flowers. I have discovered a big wholefood shop close to Atac the supermarket if you ever go I recommend it. It has a huge variety of things. I am able to buy wholegrain rice again in brown paper bags, Yogi tea and Ecover delicates wash. It has wonderful bread and organic veggies. Then I had a little look in Emaus and bought 3 stripey french Picasso t-shirts all for less than 5 euros. I had a walk up to Morvan Broc, it always has the most wonderful things in there. A man was there choosing something, maybe jewelery from a large tray. I asked to photograph the above. I'd loved to have bought it really. Then the chair below for less than the above. It's slightly wider slats than mine and wonderful colour now makes me feel I should have gone for it.

This is my new bag I bought it from a lovely lady who popped in some bits of lace for a little cadeaux. The bag was only 2 euros so it was a sweet gift. I had to go for a bit of stitchery to keep the big studdy badge on proper. I am a very happy keeper of this bag now. It doesn't look big but it seems to hold a fine amount of things.

I bought matchboxes because the man in Morvan Broc let me go ahead and photo things.

Bocaux. I have a few of these now. They weigh a lot,  handblown into a mold and you can still buy the seals at every supermarket in all sorts of sizes.
This I did not buy. Foxes are fascinating creatures. I saw this at a brocante.

So this is why I have not been so busy with the brocantes. It's often a bit rainy. I bought Tupperware from this lady. All plastic boxey things seem a bit expensive in France so it's good to go vintage and buy the stuff my mother also used.