Friday, 6 July 2012

French treasures

Good morning, how are you?  Thank you for taking the time to pop over and visit me and welcome to my new follower.  I now have 100 followers, something I never dreamed possible when I started blogging nearly two years ago.  Thank you to each and everyone of you for taking an interest in my world and spending some of your precious time with me.

One of the joys of travel is finding a few bits and pieces to take home as mementos of your time away.  I saw many lovely things travelling Europe I would loved to have brought home with me but as space was limited, purchases had to be limited too.  While in Normandy staying at the guest cottage of Sharon from My French Country Home we had the opportunity of visiting a village fair close to the village where Sharon lives.  The fair was something like a 'Trash and Treasure" market in Australia, many things not worth purchasing and a few treasures to be found.  When I spied this rusted and chipped enamel jug in one of my favourite colours, I fell in love.
 The jug stands about 34cm (13 1/2inches) high and I wondered if we could possibly manage to take it home in a suitcase if we packed it full of things like socks and underwear.  All the while I was thinking this beautiful jug would be out of my price range.  I sent hubby (whose French is understandable) to enquire after the price.  When we were told 8 Euro, it was mine.

 Another lovely purchase was made in La Colle-sur-Loup at a little Brocante store.  There were many things I could have bought but luggage constraints had me looking for something small.  This ladle was perfect and priced at 5 Euro was affordable.
 

There is an engraving on the back of the handle.



 I love these purchases, a little piece of France that came home with me.  I bought a few other things at the fair too but will leave them for another post.  Thank you for indulging me as I share some lovely memories and mementos of our holiday.

Anne  xx

 P.S.  I apologise to the poor quality photos that I have been posting.  Something happened to our camera in transit and most of our photos in Europe and these ones are blurred around the edges.  We are not sure what the problem is, but until we are able to have it looked at and hopefully repaired, thank you for your patience with less than perfect photos.

6 comments:

Claire said...

What lovely treasures Anne.......wonderful jug and the ladle is beautiful. Time worn and full of character. Had to laugh at stuffing the jug full of socks and underwear, great idea. So difficult deciding what to buy and what not due to luggage restrictions.
I hope your camera is ok and not too costly if it needs repairs, the pics look fine to me.
Hope you've got some sunshine today, ti's another corker up here.
Have a great weekend,

Claire :}

Joyful said...

It's so nice to have treasures from our travels. Your pitcher is a lovely shade of blue.

Ann said...

Lovely items that you bought in France, what a good price for the jug, I love it! Your photos above are very nice. Wshing you a good weekend.

Helsie said...

Well I have to say these are unusual momentos that you have managed to get home but that's what it's all about isn't it? Something that has meaning for YOU. I must say they look French.
Pity about the camera. Hope it 's alright but I'm guessing that you had downloaded your photos onto your computer already haven't you?

Louise said...

What a shame about the camera. The photos you posted during your travels looked ok so I hope it hasn't spoiled any! Great finds there and it's great to have items you can use and will suddenly be reminded of your trip when you do use them!

elaine rickett said...

I love French enamelware and have quite a few pieces myself - mainly coffee pots.