Sunday, 8 August 2010

Brocante

Yesterday was Preuilly sur Claise's annual brocante fair. We wrote about it last year, saying that it was an improvement over 2006. This year's was better again even though I am sure we saw some of the stuff 5 brocantes ago.

We are still amazed that people are trying to sell the upper half of action man figures and plastic toy aircraft with no wings, bundles of rusty keys (although we are led to believe by British TV that these are popular decorator items in the UK) and second hand fishing weights. A lot of the stalls are local, but there appear to be a hard core of professional brocante sellers who are at every fair in the area.

In 2006 we were here to put our deposit down and sign for the house. It all seems so long ago!

Simon

3 comments:

  1. S&S - in that first piccy, I'm sure I can see the rear end of a Citroen 2CV Mahari.
    Brocantes can be a bit hit & miss sometimes, can't they. Still, we enjoy the atmosphere though.
    Hope you hadf a good day and the weather looks perfect.

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  2. It amazes me not only what people try to sell at the Brocante sales, but what people actually buy!!!! Diane

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  3. I enjoy brocantes, but then I love antiques. You never know what you might find.

    There is an incredible market in Tongeren, Belgium every Sunday (I know that's far from you). It draws dealers from Germany, France and Belgium as it is near the intersection of these borders. Often very good quality.

    I haven't been in a while, but there is so much, and so many dealers, that prices can be quite reasonable.

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