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  1. Carolyn
    4th June 2022 @ 10:37 am

    I think I would sew my money into my clothes so I couldn’t reach it. I have to say I was not “wow”ed by the lion but otherwise everything looks far too tempting. Geoff would have been happier sorting through piles of tools, of course

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    • Beth Haslam
      4th June 2022 @ 1:10 pm

      Sewing up my pockets is a good idea for me, Carolyn, I find far too many items desirable! Yes, despite monsieur’s protestations to the contrary, I wasn’t enamoured by the lion either. And just like your Geoff, random piles of tools are the only items of interest for Jack at these sales.

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  2. Paula
    4th June 2022 @ 3:41 pm

    Beautiful items, very tempting indeed! The fellow trying to sell you the lion was as slick as they come. He-he-he! For years, I used to love going to garage sales and thrift shops, but I’m at the age now where I giving it away. However, I must admit, I do love retail therapy! Fun post, thank you Beth!

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    • Beth Haslam
      6th June 2022 @ 7:20 am

      Thank you, Paula. You’re right, monsieur was a slick operator. I was at serious risk of an accidental unwanted purchase from him! Like you, though, I do love a good old browse! 😀

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  3. Patti Townley-Covert
    4th June 2022 @ 5:11 pm

    Not thrilled with the lion, but I think the Limoges plates are gorgeous. Fascinating post, Beth.

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    • Beth Haslam
      6th June 2022 @ 7:17 am

      Thanks so much, Patti. No, the lion wasn’t to my taste either, but those plates were absolute beauties and way out of my price range!

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  4. Rebecca
    5th June 2022 @ 7:20 pm

    I don’t think I would have been tempted by that lion either. It’s not really a ‘thing of beauty’ to me. I could have been tempted by some of the linen goods though. Joe would have been looking for tools 🛠

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    • Beth Haslam
      6th June 2022 @ 7:16 am

      No, the lion wasn’t for me either, Rebecca, not that monsieur noticed! Many of the linens were superb. I have had a beautiful tablecloth from them before, and it is still as good as new. Tools? Ah yes, if I can bully Jack into joining me at these brocantes, that’s always where I find him!

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  5. Arlys Veen
    5th June 2022 @ 8:02 pm

    Aw, Beth, not woodworm again?!😂 it didn’t get into your house, did it.
    My husband was born in Holland and we go back often. I love to go to their “fancy fairs” (rummage sales) in the little towns because they get rid of things people like me buy for souvenirs! But no bartering in Holland! Nope! You’d love it!

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    • Beth Haslam
      6th June 2022 @ 7:13 am

      Oh, I know, Arlys, no wonder the table and chairs were so cheap! Thank you for asking. No, luckily we spotted them before they started gnawing through our furniture! No bartering in Holland? Wonderful! They sound like fun. I’d love a rummage there. 😀

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    • Faith
      7th June 2022 @ 3:38 am

      I thoroughly enjoyed your post, Beth. I love garage sales, yard sales, estate sales, thrift shop sales, used furniture sales, antique sales – anything in those categories of having lived some past life in some else’s home seems to scream “Buy me!” And I usually do…although I wouldn’t have been tempted with the lion either! But I may not have been able to pass up the cool looking table with the plant on it though 🤔

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      • Beth Haslam
        7th June 2022 @ 9:12 am

        Thank you, Faith. I see that you suffer from the same attractions as me. There is always a fascinating somethingorother that simply has to be bought! Ah, the tables were magnificent. However, if you had seen the prices you may have reconsidered! 😀

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