As far as I’m concerned there isn’t much better than an afternoon hunting for vintage and pre-loved bits and bobs. But I never thought I’d be French vintage hunting in the Suffolk countryside, of all places, last weekend. I was introduced to this French gem by my mother-in-law who lives in Suffolk and I was most impressed by the Boule-in in Bildeston run by Cathy and her family. There were many "buy me" french collectables and Cathy has styled them impeccably so that we can all have a piece of France, but found right here on British soil. My favourites were definitely the enamelware and garden furniture. Plus my 2 year old son loved her garden especially the apple and pear trees.
I came away with two treats – a fantstaic red enamel teapot and a rather fetching religious icon (chosen by my husband who has previously proclaimed he “hates religious tat”). If you are in the area its definitely worth a visit.