• The festive season fast approaches!

    the current vibe is to buy preloved, and re-use items wherever possible. Shopping in brocantes is the perfect way to embrace this spirit, and of course you are supporting a small business at the same time, which is very much appreciated. It's a great way to find that unusual and unique item for those hard to buy for people in your life.
  • Fairs and fleamarkets

    My clients often ask me, where do you find all your stock?
    Whilst I'm frequently to be found rootling around in a dusty attic. or poking into dark corners of a cobwebby barn, my main source of treasure is the vide grenier, literally translated as 'empty attic', a sort of yard sale or car boot sale on an epic scale
  • How I came to be running a brocante in France!

    Sheryl decided to move to France after celebrating her 50th birthday in Normandy. “A friend lent us the use of his French holiday home. That first morning I opened the shutters and looked out on a bucolic scene, blossom-filled orchards with sheep and cows grazing beneath. The sudden realisation that I could be happy living in France enveloped me.

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