After lunch we headed off in search of brocante and saw a sign to a vides-grenier which is basically a car boot sale near Antibes (http://vide-greniers.org). At first it looked like the same old clothes, chipped pottery and old shoes but suddenly Letad spotted a stall selling furniture and there, lurking in the background were some lovely big mirrors.
One thing the French do well are big gilt mirrors and we’d been keeping an eye open while perusing the piles of less desirable crap.
And so, as luck would have it, the prices were good and we really felt we got a bargain… 25 euros for a massive mirror which will fit nicely in the soon-to-be-finished kitchen/living/dining room. And of course, there was another big mirror which could be painted, so we bought that too.
|Hmm, a convertible Mini can be useful|
Wandering on, we came across a lovely big bottle of green glass. Used for storing wine, there are a lot of these around but this one was particularly nice and as I have an ongoing passion for glass, it was impossible not to buy it (a mere 18 euros) but given it’s enormous size, it certainly won’t be fitting in my suitcase so is destined to live in my French home.
|The big green bottle|
We drove home carefully with two enormous mirrors threatening to decapitate us at any minute, luckily no damage was done and we all made it home in one piece.
And then I washed the enormous and very fabulous glass ball in the bath which was quite a challenge in itself but job done, it looked amazing.
|Shown at actual size|