The French Muse Experience day five.
Fields of poppies surprise us every day. If you want to see poppies May is the month to come to Provence.
The French Muse is tailored made for each group that comes. Of course Ruth and I are crazy for the brocante so that is our main focus. Though there is much more to share and we gladly do. Private homes, artists, textiles and the countryside.
Charland, one of our guest who also came last year, has a thing for trees. She has asked us about every tree she has seen... Olive, plane, chestnut, cherry, parasol pine, cyprus... but there are many more we simply do not know about. Ruth reminded Charland, "We are about the brocante, not trees." Charland did not miss a beat, and started asking us about flowers.
Thank God for poppies.
Amongst the poppies I found these.
Daisies and clover, right?
that never fade.
Villeneuve les Avignon, a well known brocante every Saturday has a fantastic view.
At the brocante in Villeneuve there is a cafe, an oyster bar, a pizza truck and Gaston's. Often there is music, a park across the street and many antiques.
Not far away is Isle sur la Sorgue. The largest antique gathering in the south of France.
So we did both today.
Yellow confit pots.
Plenty of them.
A darling carousel rabbit. Wooden and hand-painted.
An easel with paint buckets full of used paint brushes and a painting.
A toy horse with a hat.
The lavender museum. The lavender is starting to wake up. If you want to see it in full bloom the end of June to the first part of July is when to come.
We had dinner on the terrace.
Of course we had cheese, baguettes and wine.
Friendship, brocante, spring evening, with the promise of more.