Monday, 19 June 2006

Crafters who Brocante!

Yesterday Jennifer, Sue, Alexandra and I had a field day! 11.30 am saw the Northern Dordogne subdivision of Expatcrafters on parade at a Vide Grenier (car boot or empty attic sale) at St Jean de Cole (the same place where the Foire de Floralies took place). Jennifer and Sue found a stall selling silk threads in various forms. Reels of gold thread, sheets of thread in various colours and boxes upon boxes of small reels in assorted colours. We managed to restrain ourselves and not buy the boxes (the colours were not that brilliant). Look what I picked up for the total sum of 4 Euros!
I might use the gold thread in double strands for part of Sunburst, but then again I might not. The other lot (aren't the colours beautiful!), I am tempted to frame. Either way both are going to be wrapped up in brown paper and stored somewhere safe. We then upped and moved to the brocante at Thiviers where Jennifer, Sue and Alex picked up 8 boxes of blank French visiting cards for 4 Euros. Alex had a lovely afternoon splitting their hoard into 3. At the same shop we saw some 1950's embroidery patterns which Vivi would love. I was tempted to buy some, but will be passing through Thiviers again in the foreseeable future so Vivi keep an eye out for Mr Le Facteur. All in all a fruitful day.

3 comments:

ViVi said...

Wow, I can't even believe you thought of me at all! Thank you so much for that! :)

Serena said...

Pretty gold thread!!

L. D. said...

Fruitful INDEED! I hope I am able to find such treasures close to Nully once I am there in August!