Monday, 19 March 2018

My first vide grenier purchase

I had been looking forward to my first trip to a 'vide grenier' since moving to France. Literally translating as 'empty the attic' it's the equivalent of a British car boot sale or U.S. yard sale. They are very common in France, usually the season starts in spring and this one was in Gimel les Cascades, just a few minutes drive from us.

Mindful of the fact that we still have 20-30 boxes to still unpack we decided to stay strong and keep hands firmly in pockets. However this small, vintage wine rack caught our eye. We have a couple of large ones in the cellar but this one will be perfect for the gite. And at 12 euros, how could we resist? Our next foray will be to the Easter Sunday VG in Egletons - can't wait!


  1. Well done you! We got little things - the odd coffee cups, books, that sort of thing, but never anytning wonderful. Mind you, we were never that persistent.

  2. It’s been a few years since I had the antique shop but old habits die hard


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