Today was a good day for French monogrammed serviettes amongst other linge..
We travelled along the river road , crossing a few bridges back and forth over the same river. I know it does not make sense, but the river meander in such a way and as settlements grew alongside, the road cross the same river at different sections to the same destination.
We found ourselves amongst wineries, vineyards and impressive old stone buildings.
I remember Jean d 'Arc from a previous trip,
stone flag over her right shoulder, oh why does no one want her in their vineyard or garden..I would find a space for her.
old French sandstone cheminees and fountains
On our way back we stopped at the Boulangerie for a fresh baguette, simply because in France that is what one do..a fresh baguette every day, apart from the fact that Dd feels very French if she can march in and greet, order le pain or croissants and as she swings her hair on her way out, calls
"merci madam, au revoir!"
Back at the maison, we off loaded the ever popular banana boxes
filled with monogramme in blanc et rouge, torchons , sheets, and enough serviettes to set a banquet for 300 diners....
my own Brocante sign, now that is nothing special you may say..
for me it is very special indeed.
Ever since I have been buying from madam brocanteuse, I remember looking out for this blue sign after travelling little winding roads. I made a joke today, saying if one day the sign is gone, she must know I took it, because it gives me such a good feeling when I see it.
When we got to the the car after having a departing cafe, the sign was propped up as a gift for me!
So look out for the blue Brocante sign at my next event...!
Local village Brocante tomorrow, then a brocanteur I always visit in Amboise..
Sunday Brocantes still to be decided on which and where....
sending you greetings from France