Our antique and brocante fair season will soon be under way again, and I am excited about the treasure that I haven’t even seen yet, but am sure to find, and about all the wonderful clients that I shall be hosting this year, be they returning clients who have now become friends, or first time buyers, looking for antiques on the September tour.
This spring I’ll be shopping with returning clients. Several of my professional buyers book their dates from one year to the next, each have their own favourite fairs that we shall go to, and each will arrive with a mile-long wish list for their outlet back home on the other side of the world.
And then of course I have my September group tour, I can hardly believe that this will be the fifth edition! Every year I love meeting new clients from all sides of the globe, coming together to spend six days hunting down brocante treasure and enjoying this gorgeous part of France.
Besides the shopping, it is also the camaraderie in the group that is fun. The friendships that are born between people who have never met before, the jokes we share, the meals we enjoy while we are out and about at fairs or on the road driving from one dealer to the next.
The antique dealers here in Normandy and Paris know me well. They greet us with an open door and warm smile and they always aim to give us the best prices because they know that I come back … often!
If you would like to come shopping here with me you would be most welcome to join the September tour, which runs this year from Wednesday 21st to Monday 26th. There are still spaces available and the itinerary will include big fairs, small fairs, tiny hidden antique stores, great food, great wine and accommodation in an 18th century château.
If you already have a group together, friends or family, and would like me to put together a tailor made itinerary just for you, then get in touch. I do this every year and it’s always fun. We can shop shop shop, or mix up brocante buying with visiting gardens, or a cookery lesson or visit the landing beaches. There are so many options. If you would like more information about my tours just leave a comment below or email me HERE and I shall get straight back to you.
I hope that 2016 is the year that we get to meet, and I can show you this gorgeous corner of France and help you find something special to take home and treasure.
PS. These wonderful pictures are by Joel of Studio EMP who tagged along last year while his wife Jeni did some serious shopping for Found Rentals!