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French Treasure Hunt

I was lucky enough to go to France twice over the past two months. Moreover, I was lucky enough to be driving... which means that I have been buying and bringing back lots of goodies. It is quite incredible that there be anything left in France as it is such a prime spot for junk freaks, but there is. Lots. I only have a car and cannot at this stage bring back bulky furniture, but the day will come, I hope, when I drive a van down... I left a few items in storage at my dad's, as for the rest, it made it safely to Oxford. Now, my dilemma is deciding what to keep and what to let go!

I am setting up an Etsy shop, and as soon as all items for sale are up and ready, I shall send a newsletter out with a link so you know where to find me. For now, here are a few snapshots of my treasures...

I love these rugged vintage clay bottles I found, they bring a great French country chic feel or even an industrial look to any home. As I already have a few of those on display in the kitchen, I shall let a couple go... A few Le Parfait preserve jars will be listed as well, stylish and practical, they are a must for your pantry. A few cups, teapots, some irresistible Marseille soap will also be for sale. I am definitely keeping the Poulain cocoa tin, though, so battered and rusty, I'm in love... I have some old saucepans, bits of rusty old pipes also took my fancy, we shall see what becomes of those...

French Trip Treasure Hunt

Plus, a few lovely faience dishes - some from world-renowned French kilns, Le Creuset pans, knives, mirrors, a saucepan rack (made of a gorgeous dark wood, but will I paint it?...) and a pair of cute cherubs candlestick holders...

Faience and Pots

A gorgeous steam trunk to use for blankets or as a coffee table will be listed on Etsy as well, and a few small lampshades, that I will customise and fit on these cute chandeliers I bought for my new house, although there might be one going up for sale too, we shall see...

Chandeliers and Steamtrunk

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