Saturday, April 4, 2009

Its all rubbish here

Weekends don't count unless you spend them doing something completely pointless. ~Bill Watterson

Sunday morning I am meeting a couple of friends, and we are going to a Vide =empty Grenier =loft sale. You may have heard of all the wonderful bargains that can be found at a Vide Grenier. Well last year I went to one near here and I was amazed. I had seen better stuff thrown away at the local tip in the UK. That's not to say that I haven't been known to purchase a bargain at a tip, because I have.

I spotted the beautiful horn of plenty last weekend in Vitre, it is all hand carved, and it is above an Insurance shop.

Maybe I find a horn of plenty!


Well I am only going to be sociable and I will be amazed if there is anything other than rubbish. I will let you know if I spot a real bargain! Wish me luck!
The French word for a load of tat is camelote!!!!
The French word for stuff is truc.
Etymology for the word junk.

6 comments:

LadyFi said...

Good luck at the auction! Who knows - you might find a little treasure?

Love that photo.

Dave Jones said...

One mans rubbish is another mans treasure! (actualy its still rubbish, its just new rubbish which makes it desirable)

I love those sorts of things. there will be treasure there somewhere. Dave

Blu said...

LadyFi makes it sound posh. Its more like a car boot sale. Maybe all the good stuff had gone by the time I arrived last year. We will see.

Jude said...

I bet you find something....

Blu said...

Nope I found nothin
But we saw a few things that made us laugh!!!!!!!!!

bindu said...

So did you find anything interesting?