Sunday, November 1, 2015

Visit to a Carcassonne Brocante. . . . . . . . . . .



My brother took me here for a whirlwind look around a brocante in the lovely 
historic city of Carcassonne. Outside the walls of the original cité, it was quite a jaunt
through a rougher area of town and across a river to reach the huge building.
I didn't buy much - after all, one suitcase won't hold a beautiful iron bed (just 15 euros),
an elegant statue, a complete blue transferware tea set (so cheap!), and those amazing 
stacks - yes there were dozens - of old French beautifully monogrammed linen and cotton 
sheets, oh how I would have loved to bring them back home. I did purchase a nice
 cotton cutwork square European pillow sham, and an old print on board of angels
 which must have been part of a book, will show you those later.



Anyone else having problems writing their posts on Blogger these past couple of days?
Seems to be acting up, especially with cursor problems.

Edited - Sunday 3:45 PM
Well looks like I'm not alone! Visited a forum and found
 many with the same 'no visible cursor' problem when
 trying to write/edit Blogger posts using SAFARI!
 Apparently Safari just upgraded from version 8 to 9
 (don't recall them asking my permission!)and it has
 caused this glitch. It may just be when using
 Apple products(I'm on a MacBook Air), and hopefully
 Apple will work on correcting the annoying problem. 
Meanwhile I'll be posting using Chrome.

9 comments:

  1. I'd have bought a bigger suitcase.

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  2. Great idea guys!!! But only one permitted on that trip - 3.5 weeks on two ships, three trains, and two planes. . . . . . . perhaps a shipping crate was something I could have considered, IF I'd had the time and money, LOL! I love to hunt for treasures but then get totally exasperated knowing I just can't bring it home.
    Mary -

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  3. I haven't noticed a problem, but will pay attention tomorrow. Ohhhhhhhh! The transferware teaset! linens! How hard to resist. The last time I brought home two monogrammed bed sheets, which I still love, love, love.

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  4. Oh what fun !! I had the best time when we would take the ride out to the Paris Flea Markets .. I love the vendors and the whole atmosphere :)

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  5. Nothing like a French Brocante! What wonderful prices. No problems here posting on blogger.

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  6. Oh, don't get me started. It is always the individuals fault, so they say even though nothing has changed. I loved lots of things in your photos. I'm doing my bedroom in country french and over here, it costs too much.

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  7. When next I go to France, a trip to the brocante is high on the list. Those linens. The blue and white dishes! All so gorgeous. But finding room for everything will definitely be the problem.

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  8. What a lovely jaunt - and I just simply adore the blue teaset!!!! I have a teapot - now I need the rest. So far I've not had any problems with blogger - so far.

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  9. Looks fun, Mary. I'm honest enough to admit that I enjoy trawling through places like this; better than watching football, rugby, or cricket...

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