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dimanche 29 mars 2015

Monsieur Brossard at Chateau Chinon............

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Truffled this morning.. Wonderful old invoices and cheques dating from the late 1800s and early 1900s. All addressed to Chateau Chinon. They came from an old quincaillerie hardware store in Autun. Wonderful old sepia ink scrolled script. I shall leave them in the batches I found them in!!!

Does this mean someone is truffling in the attics of the Chateau Chinon?
Me thinks a little detective work is in order.. Dons cloak and sneaks through turret door..






a la prochaine mes belles.....

dimanche 22 mars 2015

You shall go to the ball.............




Well bonjour mes belles!!

The new website is now up and running and there will shortly be some treasures to buy direct from the site which will please my trufflees who hate Ebay!

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Our truffling trip was superb and now I am in the process of unpacking and getting it ready for photographs. I like unpacking the things I forgot I had bought!

The new Disney Cinderella film is launched and as I supplied yards and yards of 19th century black hat veil to their design team I am delighted to see it was actually used.....



Charles le Baron du Breuil has somehow managed to strip all of the fur from one ear and it is angry and raw. I have a feeling he might have walked underneath the farmers tractor after it had just been used and burned the fur on the tractor exhaust. 




Sir Digbert Fanshaw Brownshaw is full of the joys of Spring which gives no indication to his 14 years of age. I found him up on the kitchen table yesterday lapping up some cream I had put there for Charles to cheer him up after his injury. Who says a 78 year old can`t jump?!!!

In the photograph above he is testing The Princess and the pea theory to see if he really is royalty!

I shall be revealing my latest finds this week so keep watching!

A la prochaine mes belles

xxxxx





samedi 14 mars 2015

The Paris Flea................

Mais oui!



Back soon with new treasures mes belles

xxxx

lundi 9 mars 2015

La Maison Blanche.......




It has been a fabulous day of truffling and I already have some wonderful treasures on board.

I simply had to show you this amazing dolls house I saw this morning. It was so big that it filled a trailer attached to a car and on chatting with the seller he told me it was supposed to be The White House.










 
I would love to know who took the time to create this unique confection.
 

Made with such love and care I wonder where it`s new home will be?

Click on the photographs to see closer.

It`s an early start tomorrow for a 1000 strong brocante in the morning. I tend to post photographs directly from my phone on to my Facebook page as I go throughout the day. But I know that not all of you use Facebook so I will catch up here as soon as I am home.

A la prochaine mes belles
xxxx

vendredi 6 mars 2015

Gone truffling.............




I am off for a week of truffling. Line them up and let me at them!!!!

Back soon hopefully with hoards of treasures....

Have a wonderful weekend mes belles

xxxxxx

mercredi 4 mars 2015

Mothers Day gift....

Would it be too much to ask for this for Mothers Day?

Tartar Tent, Château de Groussay, Montfort l’Amaury, France





The globe-trotting Frenchman Charles de Beistegui bought Château de Groussay in 1938, almost 125 years after it had been built. He then transformed its grounds into a wonderland of global references, with follies inspired by travels to India, Mexico, and all of Europe. In addition to constructing an observatory, a pagoda, a pyramid, and a “Love Temple” reminiscent of the Trianon, he erected this Tartar Tent of painted metal in 1960, lining its interior with 10,000 Delft tiles........

Click on the photograph to see it larger.

I so NEED it in my life!!

A la prochaines mes belles
xxxx