Tuesday, 15 May 2007

Vide Grenier/Brocante Purchases (and a quilty photo)

The brocante/vide grenier (empty attic or car boot) season has started again and we have been busy little bees scurrying around the countryside picking up bargains. The big purchase was at the Villars brocante. I spotted it in the back of a lorry belonging to one of the traders. We have been after a tv cabinet for a long time, but trying to find one that fits in with the rest of the furniture has been difficult. This one fits! At the same brocante I spotted a piece of fabric which was definitely a must have. I know I am on Kim's Fabric Diet, but this was unbeatable at 1 Euro. A bit heavy, probably not 100% cotton, but brilliant for a border don't you think. The 4 curtain rings still attached to it can be used for a wall hanging. They alone are worth 1 Euro each! This last purchase was on Saturday. Remember Fi's hat in 4 Weddings and a Funeral? Does this look similar? I simply could not resist it. It can be pulled into any shape and squishes into a bag without loosing its shape. And to return to what this blog is supposed to be about. A cat in repose, but a bit cross that her beauty sleep has been disturbed (don't look too closely at the quilting please :-) ).

7 comments:

joyce said...

Is there anything better than garage sales and/or thrift shops. Your purchases are brilliant.

Dawn said...

Love the tv cabinet. You must have good brocantes\vide grenniers your way, ours always seem to have so much rubbish it is unbelievable that they think they will sell!
Dawn 33

anne bebbington said...

What a bundle of fabrics - gorgeous fabric, very smart tv cabinet and I just LOVE that hat!

anne bebbington said...

Duh - that should've read bundle of bargains - brain death strikes again!!!

atet said...

Oooh love your finds! The TV cabinet is perfect and the fabric! I don't think it counts if it is a "curtain" -- at least, I won't tell if you don't!

DubiQuilts - Debbi said...

You sure did have fun.

Oh by the way....I did not see the cat just your quilting. HAHAHAHA!!!! She is so cute!

Lily said...

Score, score and score! Oooh look at your beautiful puss!

And don't you just love hats that you can squash and they bounce right back?!