Friday, 25 February 2011

One man's junk is another man's treasure......

To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk....... Thomas Edison

Junk is the ideal product... the ultimate merchandise. No sales talk necessary..... William S. Burrows

Just a couple of quotations here to sum up why I love to go to brocantes and vide greniers when we are in France. I love them, but Tim doesn't get them at all!

Anyway, a couple of weeks ago both Jean, in her blog A Very Grand Pressigny, and Antoinette in Chez Charnizay, were discussing brocantes. Antoinette mentioned a booklet giving a calendar of events in our region. It is really useful, so I bought one on Antoinette's recommendation. I also managed to pick up a copy for Jean on our recent visit, so here is a sneak preview.

So......thank you Antoinette and Jean. We went to a really good one last year at Chaumussay. In 2011 this event will take place again on August 28th.

Maybe I'll see you there?

P.S. I think William S Burrows was probably referring to a different kind of 'junk' .


  1. Glad to see you got a copy. Charnizay is holding a brocante on the 12th March. Niall and I intend to give it a go and reserve a stall (they're free I believe) and see what it is like 'on the other side of the fence'.

  2. If we were lucky enough to be in France, we'd be there!

  3. You could always make do with Newark in the meantime. I know it's just antiques but it's everything from smalls ( as they are called in the trade, with nothing to do with pants at all!) To antiques to fill an ancestrial mansion