FRENCH ART SCHOOLHow to bag a French
|Original paintings prepared for tapestry designs at Aubusson, too many to choose from!|
|Typical sign for a Brocante|
So what’s a Brocante? A Brocante in short is an extremely attractive shop full of gorgeous old French things where you will most likely want to buy everything and take it all home.
- · fabulous oak furniture being sold for a song
- · vintage thick linen sheets many of them ornately monogrammed
|Original Monogrammed linen sheets, 8 for 50 euros or $75 Aussie dollars|
|Antique linen French tea towels in as new condition ready to use|
- · antique porcelain from Limoges selling for a lot less than it does in the present day
- · paintings by French artists, buy your own original French Impressionist painting
- · items from fabulous old French houses
- · rustic items from farm houses
- · ornaments
- · glassware
- · silver
- · vintage jewellery
- · kitchen items
- · enamelware
- · tablecloths and tea towels straight from the dowry chest unused
- · printed items
- · French toys
- · Ceramic ware
- · Fine china
|Boudoire ceramic jugs and bowls typically sell for between 20 and 60 euros|
|Deco plates going for a song|
|Detail of carving from an armoire or cupboard. |
With the bed, and side table included the total was $120 Aussie
- · 8 thick linen sheets approximately queen size, some monogrammed for 50 euros (approximately $75 Aussie and they are the REAL DEAL and you can’t buy linen like that anymore. They are used but look ready to go again as thick and natural and wash up perfectly. Use as they are or make them into something else like bed covers, cushion covers and table clothes. You can typically find original linen in many Brocantes. Often by the box load.
- Genuine Limoges porcelain coffee pot and cups and saucers with floral designs $30 Aussie dollars, entire set. A new Limoges coffee cup can set you back 50 euros for one cup so great bargains can be found.
- Original framed oil painting of Blue Hydrangeas by a 1940’s French artist $180 Aussie dollars
- · Chandelier with crystal tear drops for $100 Aussie dollars that fit in a box and was taken on as an additional piece of baggage by one of our travellers determined to haul a significant piece of France home.
- Assortment of pewter goblets and cups with bas relief, very crusty rustic and stylish, approx. $35
- Assortment of original thick oversize pure linen tea towels with red stripe from early 1900’s never used, in original packets, $20 for a selection. I think these must have come from someone’s trousseau.
- · Stunning pair of elegant brass pheasant suited for a mantel piece decoration approx. $80 for the pair
- · Three late 19th century china bowls with rustic scenes in pink on cream $15 Aussie
- · Farmhouse style ceramic urn well suited for kitchen implements $15 Aussie
|Great bargains abound, just take your time to sniff them out!|
|Aubusson 'cartoon' or painting design fpr the tapestry on canvas now sold mounted at Aubusson|
|Aubusson vintage tapestry designs- you can still buy them today|
|A chateau selling rustic goods|
|Marie Millhouse weighs up if she can fit the armoire in her suitcase or not|
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