Thursday, 28 May 2015
Spoilt for choice this weekend...
Brocantes / vide greniers Sunday 31st May
* Up to 50 stalls ** 50 to 100 stalls *** 100 to 200 stalls ****More than 200 stalls ? Unknown
AZAY LE RIDEAU Brocante **
BEAULIEU LES LOCHES Brocante **
BLERE Brocante **
CIVRAY DE TOURAINE Brocante vide-greniers **
CORMERY Exchange toys, clothing and childcare articles
DESCARTES Brocante, vide grenier **
LUYNES Vide-greniers **
MONTBAZON Brocante vide grenier ****
POUZAY Vide greniers *
RIGNY USSE Vide-greniers ?
SACHE Vide grenier fete de la moto **
SAINT CHRISTOPHE SUR LE NAIS Vide grenier **
SAVIGNY EN VERON Bourse d'échanges et vide grteniers **
TOURS Vide-greniers de Tours nord - Rue des Douets **
VILLANDRY Vide-greniers **
There is also the popular 'Festival of Roses' at Chédigny...more here
Plus the wine fair in Tours...more here
Monday, 25 May 2015
Went over to the Marché du chineur at Loches yesterday but didn't find any bargains...
although we did have a good stroll around the streets of our favourite Loire valley town.
We arrived around lunchtime so it was fairly quiet with not a lot of action...certainly not from this lot...
Sadly no-one wanted this fellow
but I wanted this...
Didn't find the time to rummage here...
before heading back home via Ligueil and another brocante.
If Loches felt quiet it was almost sleepy here
Don't know how we resisted this crucifix made from clothes pegs but we did!
Now we did get a bargain here a five candle brass candelabra (like the one below +candles) for €1.00...didn't haggle!
Saturday, 23 May 2015
Happy to report that all that sitting around has been fertile, we are with child...well actually three of them and they are blackbirds not thrushes. Saw the father who has been conspicuous by his absence for the first time yesterday helping to feed them.
Now all we have to do is protect them from the great hunter next door
Friday, 22 May 2015
Sunday 24th May 2015
Cher - Vide-greniers (100 to 200 stalls)
Azay le Rideau - Brocante / Vide-greniers (50 -100 stalls)
Ballan Mire - Vide-greniers (100 to 200 stalls)
Cangey - Broc jardin
Chateau Renault - Brocante
Courçay - Jeux brocante ( less than 50 stalls )
Dolus le Sec – Brocante / Vide-greniers ( less than 50 stalls)
Lignieres - Vide-greniers (50 -100 stalls)
Ligueil – Brocante / Vide-greniers (50 -100 stalls)
Loches - Marché du chineur (bargain hunter) (50 -100 stalls)
Louans - Brocante Vide-greniers (50 -100 stalls)
Saint Avertin - Vide-greniers (100 to 200 stalls)
Saint Quentin sur Indrois - Fête des Oisons
Monday 25th May 2015
Wednesday, 20 May 2015
Monday, 18 May 2015
And they're off...
As it was a lovely day yesterday we popped over to the brocante the La Roche Posay racecourse
Managed to resist buying anything...even this fellow.
We were propelled towards this unusual nautical table but again resisted.
Back home for lunch then off to our second brocante of the day at Antoigné which is a village that appears to have been gobbled up by Châtellerault and lost its identity...we would never really knew the place other than seeing a sign off the D21.
It was big with hundred of stalls...
but again managed to resist what they had on offer, though these boots seemed to have an attraction.
Then it was over to help Colin celebrate a birthday milestone at Braye sous Faye where we had good company and the usual splendid hospitality from Elizabeth into the early evening..
Sunday, 17 May 2015
Saturday, 16 May 2015
The month of May is 'public holiday month' here in France so this means you also get brocantes midweek, like this one on Thursday at Ferrière-Larçon . After 3 glorious day in the mid 20's rain was forecast for the afternoon and this meant a number of exhibitors failed to take up their 'pitch'.Here are some things you could have bought...
a modern commode...not quite ready for this...
a straw donkey...
or an udder abandoned soft toy.
Although a sleepy little village its worth a walk around yet although we have done a number of times I didn't know it had this park/garden to the north of the village!
Friday, 15 May 2015
Anche - Vide-greniers (50 to 100 stalls)
Cher - Brocante Vide-greniers (100 t0 200 stalls)
Chinon - Brocante Rabelaisienne (50 to 100 stalls)
Gizeux - Brocante Vide-greniers (100 t0 200 stalls)
- Vide-greniers (50 to 100 stalls)
La Chapelle Blanche
– Brocante (50 to 100 stalls)
Mazieres de Touraine – Brocante (50 to 100 stalls)
Nouatre - Vide greniers brocante (50 to 100 stalls)
Saint Maure de Touraine - Vide grenier (100 to 200 stalls)
Chatellerault (Antoigne)- Vide-greniers (200 to 300)
La Roche Posay - Vide-greniers / brocante
Thursday, 14 May 2015
This bird (Thrush?) has chosen to nest in our roses in spite of the fact that currently it is the busiest part of the garden but she doesn't seem to mind.The other thing I've noticed is that she doesn't seem to have a partner and has to leave the nest to feed, which is a bit of a shame.