Sunday, 5 October 2014

Hunting for French collectables and vintage

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.


1 comment

  1. Just up my street Mary and one of my favourite counties too ... Jane x


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