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the all night brocante fair and a good loot shoot!



When I told my mother I was going to shop all night at a fair this weekend, she thought I was crazy!  And she may be right, but this my friends is just part of the fun of hunting for brocante.  Not something I'd do every day, of course - certainly need more stamina ! - but still the thrill of the hunt was very real.

There are several fairs during the year here, where it is possible to start buying around 1 or 2 in the morning.  The fair I was at this weekend took place in the centre of a town  a couple of hours north from here.   The town centre is closed down to traffic for the day, and vendors set themselves up on every available road and sidewalk.   I drove up the afternoon before, checked into a hotel, enjoyed a nice meal with friends and went to bed for about 3 hours before hitting the streets, flash light in hand.
These fairs start anytime after midnight and go on all day long until about 6pm.  You don't have to start shopping in the dark, but the really unusual items will be sold in those first hours.

I walked for quite a few miles in the night and during the morning, but that was OK, I love to walk.   Many buyers spend the first hours on bicycles, slipping from one street to the next to see what each truck will unpack. So here are some photos of my few hours shopping.  I took them for you!  I thought you may like to have an idea of what it is like to shop with the pros, to see where the antiques that you find in your local malls have started out from.

I snapped pictures as I went, some in the dark and others once the sun rose to reveal a beautiful sunny day.
Tomorrow  I'll be telling you about my plans for the 2014 tours, including space in a container for bringing your treasure home.
If these pictures look like fun to you too, and you'd like to try your luck next year, then come back tomorrow for the information.

And if you want to see what I brought home with me, then keep scrolling down to the end of this rather long post !!

and finally, what did I come home with" ....

well some of these ...

and these  ...

and two of these ...

 and quite of few of these

 and then these ...

oh yes, and a couple more chairs ... hope you enjoyed it all!

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