My friend Valorie brought a group of American women over to my home for a private brocante.
I told them everything in my house was for sale, and as a reference, I added, "... instead of saying
I do not want to sell that, or that isn't for sale I will just announce a crazy price like 10,000 Euros on objects I rather keep then sale." So when I said a crazy price everyone knew I did not really want to let go of certain things.
Lucky for everyone I had plenty of things that were not 10,000.
Must note that the Brocante bit these ladies hard, they had the addiction nearly as bad as I have it.
Everyone left happy and some treasures went to new homes.
If you are in Provence please come by to take a peek, and maybe the Brocante Bug will bite you too.