Vide Greniers

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Vide Greniers, the flea markets!  When foot traffic is light, you catch a snooze.  Mostly dishes here, so I did not wake him up.  Image taken in Durfort, France, the first Saturday of the month.

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Lots of wonderful things here.  See that red enamel pitcher behind the bright yellow toy car?  The pitcher came home with me!

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I was on the lookout for vintage shutter latches, called “shutter dogs”.  She is so sweet with her little hat and tiny bouquet.  I did not find any while in France, but found a set of this exact shutter dog on Etsy.  They are on the way to me at this very moment.  She also has a delightful profile.

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These chairs would be perfect around an outdoor table.  But, no, not for me. . . .

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Here are a few of my “finds”.  The red enamel pitcher which just might be supporting a handful of paintbrushes soon.  Two cow bells from the Pyrenees that make a lovely tinkling sound.  They are almost 100 years old and I will wire them up to be a wind chime.  One 8 x 10 landscape oil painting for a few euros ~ it cleaned up nicely and will be elevated with a new frame.

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Vintage school books with beautiful penmanship and a celluloid case that says 1917 on the back.  I also brought home a doorknocker fashioned after the vintage one shown below.

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I have yet to hang it up ~ a little hesitant to drill into my front door, so will need some expert advice on this.

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.

~K


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