It was hard work constantly having to cross the channel to find treasures to keep it fully stocked as things sold so quickly. Each time I arrived in France I was totally captivated and always wanted to do "just one more" brocante before having to leave for the UK - and quite often missed the ferry home!
Then I discovered the online auction site - my regular shop buyers could still see my treasures but the world became my oyster ...... things changed dramatically.
I adored my trips to France and as soon as possible we made the move to Normandie and found that we could just as sucessfully operate from there, not having to arrange the ferry crossings and make hotel bookings was one great advantage.
But I must admit that I did miss the window and shop dressing having somewhere to display my finds until they went to a new home.
That`s obviously something I can`t do now as the chateau would be full to the brim! Now, I simply have to photograph my treasures and then pack them away until posting.
But do I miss sitting in the shop all day? No way!!! I`d rather be out truffling for treasures!!!
A demain mes belles!