Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Ti Recup - Carhaix in Brittany

There's nothing better than spending a morning searching for vintage bargains in France. I shouldn't really give away this address as it's so good - but fortunately for you I'm that kinda gal! This is Ti Recup in Carhaix in central Brittany. It basically recycles and repairs stuff that people normally throw away whilst offering much-needed jobs to local people in an area of France which suffers from high unemployment. 

The great thing is that the prices are really really low and the variety of things on offer enormous!

This fabulous 1960's kitchen unit was just 20 euros. If ONLY I could have fitted into the Mobile Makery I would have snapped it up!

I did however buy this beautiful chest of drawers for all of 12 euros. It takes up half the space in my campervan, but hey, when I get back to the UK, I'll need somewhere to store all the stuff I've bought on my travels.

Luckily my cousin's husband Philippe was on hand to help heave the purchases into the car! Because as you can see from the video below - I found quite alot of things that I liked!

I was joined on the trip by my young cousins who also love buying and styling-up second-hand gems. They're already showing a keen eye.....

...and as you can see from the photos below, they wear vintage incredibly well! Left, blouse 1 euro, necklace 20 centimes, shoes 3 euros. Right, dungarees 1 euro.

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Hair do's for travelling diva's - Dordogne

It's been a while since I've posted as I've largely been staying in places without internet connection so I've got alot of catching up to do! I've just spent a couple of days in the Dordogne which I loved and definitely want to revisit. I camped right beside the river - a beautiful wide stretch of swimmable silk! It was incredibly warm and I thought I'd improvise with a towelling turban. The style reminds me a little of old-fashioned swimming caps the sort you see being worn in synchronised swimming competitions. Love!