Sunday, 2 August 2015

Done or DONE…

It was the Paulmy brocante today, in beautiful surroundings around the plan d’eau.

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We managed to pick up some glasses (25!) for Rhiannon’s wedding…

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Another set of portes couverts…

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and these hideous dishes…

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Now this is where I was done! Not done in the sense of sealing the deal, but DONE. Usually I get the deal I am happy with for the object I really would like to have or I walk away. Today none of these things happened! I paid an over the odds 10 Euros for dishes I don’t even like very much, half of which are chipped and touched up with gold paint. DONE!!!

If you subscribe to the ‘some you win, some you lose’ idea then last weeks enormous brocante at Le Celle Guenand was a triumph.

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I picked up this fine Kaiser china tea set for 20 Euros – which only serves to underline today’s mistake.

Oh well, c’est la vie…

P.S. Would anyone like to buy some gorgeous, much sought after, rare dishes for the bargain price of 12 Euros???

19 comments:

  1. So why did you buy them? LOL

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    1. That, my dear Diane, is the 1000 million euro question! ;0)

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    2. It is very simple to answer your question, Diane...
      THE SUNSHINE!
      It is causing all of us Brits to do weird things...
      we just aren't used to this ultrabright light and scorching heat...
      so can I have the 1,000,000,000€s now please...
      I need to buy a house...full of Dyson "Airpusher" fans...
      I might have some change left...
      T'otherTim

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    3. I don't do weird thing like buying things I don't want at a Brocante!!!!!! But then after 50 years in Africa maybe I am better equipped for the hot weather we have been having here :-)))) Diane

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    4. I didn't think I did either! Now I know that there is a first time for everything... ;0)

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  2. And, Gaynor...
    as for the dishes...
    put them on Le Bon Coin at 24€s...
    or even 48€s...
    someone will buy them...
    or...
    take them back to the UK and sell them on E-Buy...
    only make those Euros... Pounds Sterling!
    They'll go... and you'll be happier... you know you will!
    T'otherTim

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    1. Good idea. There must be at least one other gullible fool out there!

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  3. I'm sure that there was a reason for your rash spending... but I'm struggling to come up with it!

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  4. When I was planning daughter's wedding, I found enough crystal wine glasses at an upscale thrift shop and paid $80.00 for all of them. Seemed a bit dear at the time, but they're REAL crystal - not cut glass. I'm keeping them as they're much smaller than the modern wine glasses so it should cut my consumption by half - at least. LOL

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    1. These are for my daughter's wedding. Rhiannon wants an assortment of very small glasses, but guests will take them home with them. I think we have around 100 now, unfortunately not many are crystal.

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  5. I have to confess I didn't know what portes converts was. After a quick look on Mrs Google, I do now. I'm going to look out for some at the next brocante x

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    1. Hi Kerry,
      You will find loads, some naffer than others. I have a complete range, from the tasteful to the naffer than naff!! X

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    2. I will endeavour to find un- naff ones :) x

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  6. Lol! I love those portes-couverts thingys but not a clue what they are, how big or what you would use them for. But I like them! (I agree that you were done....what on earth possessed you?)
    Axxx

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    1. I wish I knew.

      Never mind, onwards and upwards... ;o)

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    2. They are about 7cm long and are for resting your knife (and perhaps fork) on between courses.

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