Last Sunday was the annual Bric a Brac sale in Vitric St Vincent. I went along and parked the car next to some neighbours from the hamlet; they were only too happy to help me if the French got too complicated! I had a number of ornaments to sell, many that I had brought from South Africa and now have no space for. Also some blinds which I had bought for the kitchen here in France, forgetting that the windows open inwards, so the blinds did not work efficiently. From time to time, I get energetic and make African jewellery, so I decided that it was also time to put the entire production up for sale.
My car with the few items for sale. As I had a small area, the whole stand only cost me €3 which I would say was very good value.
A sample of my home made jewellery.
My neighbour's stand. The beautiful oak chest in the front sold for a good price to a British woman, so on that occasion I was able to help them, especially as she had a very strong Scottish accent!
A general view through the park; a small river runs through the centre.
Yet another view.
More neighbours were selling these lovely hand baskets.
All in all we had a really great day. Although a bit chilly first thing in the morning when we were setting everything up, the sun soon rose over the hill, so after that we all discarded bits of clothing until we were down to bare minimum; the temperature at mid-day was a tropical 34 degrees C (93.2F). We were then all trying to find a bit of shade in which to sit. The people in the shade of the trees were just fine, but we had the prime selling spot at the entrance (thanks to my neighbour) and there were no trees available there!! I was more than happy with the results of the day and sold all my jewellery, the blinds and a large number of ornaments. Financially, I was pretty pleased with myself :-)