Photos and text by Corey Amaro
How to fill a van with one million grains of corn little brocante things.
Easy! Wake up before the rooster crows. Run around like a chicken with her head cut off, crow every time you find something, don't ruffle your feathers when you miss something, kiss the farmer, get your hands dirty, shake a leg, be the early bird that gets the worm.
Here are a few things I found at the brocante....
If you are interested in anything you can go peek into my online shop located by clicking here: Tongue in Cheek Antiques
or by going to the top of my blog, on the right hand side where it says:
Tongue in Cheek Brocante where you can enter anytime.
Wine bottle openers made with a piece of polished vine.
Confiture (jam) jars from the 1900s
Hardwood candy box with a hand painted design on the lid.
Dish towel rack from the turn of the century, Four towels for four different things to dry:
Hands, Glasses, Knives, and Dishes.
Do you think they forgot the pots and pans hook?
Fountain nib holder with a bird carrying a love letter.
A set of four eighteen century plates, with French expressions of them.
Water glasses with their charming basket holders. Used for drinking water at the natural springs.
Set of four wine glasses, engraved with the word: Friendship.
If you buy these and happen to come to France, please bring them with you, I'll provide the wine and we can have a toast together.
Many of you like to make your own jewelry. Often on Tongue in Cheek Antiques I have bits and pieces of old jewelry for you to create with.
Silver, mother of pearl fleur de Lys bracelet.
Later today I will add French bed linens to the shop.
Paper, paper, paper, and paper back nineteen century books.... don't ask how many books I have, and letter
Oh so much more... wax seals, books, religious items, fabric, tokens of love, dirty bits of wonder, peeling things, memories, collections of forgotten things remembered, faded grandeur happiness....
I'll be posting my brocante finds on Tongue in Cheek Antiques all day today and this week. I hope you catch the brocante bug!