Today there is a huge vide-grenier or attic sale being held not far from here. With over 600 stalls there are bound to be some lovely vintage treasures to be found ....and I am not there! My neighbours were up and off at the crack of dawn and I am so jealous but today is a busy day with B&B guests departing and new visitors for the gites arriving....so ...business before pleasure.
The French attic sales are quite remarkable - the stalls groan with truly vintage wares. Last year I bought a stack of magazines from the 1950's that are packed with delectable fashion illustrations as well as handy house hold tips and advice. Most intriguing are the classified ads - all those lonely hearts. I wonder how many girls from a 'famille honorable' found themselves a tall handsome man with whom to spend a 'vie heureuse.'