It's the summertime when everyone becomes a chineur (bargain hunter) enjoying the search for a vintage treasure or veritable antique piece.
On Friday we headed for one of the more upmarket antique fairs taking place over 4 days in the impossibly pretty village of Beuvron en Auge, in the heart of the Pays d'Auge and slap bang on the cider route of Normandy.
A longtime favourite with locals and tourists alike it has stunningly beautiful architecture, great restaurants and shopping.
|statement chairs ?|
|I may have to go back for some of these as I've just spotted the embroidered SP in the bottom left.|
These might just inspire the Senior Partner to help with the dishes!
I'm on the lookout for a handmade wooden tuffet/stool (tabouret) after falling in love with the one in the sitting room of Button Cottage, our digs when visiting Derbyshire, UK in May.
Loved the look of this vintage enameled railway sign, a quirky display piece for any outdoor space such as a patio or hanging on the wall of your potting shed.
Great looking bench, table and chairs to place beside the potager, weary gardeners do need to rest from time to time.
Inside the tent I stopped to admire this beautiful display of Christofle and Lalique items.
Did you notice the sweet little pots au chocolat in the corner, bottom left? The vendor was willing to split the set which I thought was a shame, each pot was priced at 35 euro.
Beautiful serving platters, bowls, candlesticks, knife rests and so much flatware, what a feast for the eyes.
Turning a corner we were delighted to come across a longtime dealer acquaintance of ours, he once was our "go to" man when searching out exquisite Porquier Beau, HB and HR, Quimper faience.
The green on yellow acanthus/rinceaux border on this Porquier Beau jardiniere is a particular favourite of mine.
I'm quite partial to the green on white, too!
The detail on this large footed compote dish is exquisite, a classic Porquier Beau piece from the late 1800's.
Before heading back home the SP walked Mamselle Fleur down by the river whilst I went after one last shot, or three!
Beuvron en Auge, a picture postcard village with it's beautiful half timbered houses, one of Les Plus Beaux Villages de France.