Thursday, June 28, 2007


Well, this is my first post on my new blog!
HI! to anyone who has been re-directed from the Pumpkin Press, and HI! again, to anyone new! I hope you enjoy visiting my blog as much as I will enjoy....well, blogging on it!
I've just got back from a fabulous and memorable, memorable holiday in Perigord.
In a little medieval market town on the river Dronne, there is THE MOST AMAZING brocante. It's housed in a cave, yes, you read that right, a cave. When you walk in it takes a little while for your eyes to adjust to the dim light, and the smell of a million fusty books, vintage hankerchieves, reams of antique ribbon and lace and general curiousness, fills your nose.
I went in nearly everyday of my stay, and became rather fond of the proprietress, 'Madame Grotte", as I nick named her. I have a very strong affection for eccentric old ladies, and Madame Grotte is currently top of my list.
Each evening, in the peace of our gite's garden, I would unload that particular day's is some of my hoard...

So, it's a little dark for taking any photos this evening, but watch this space for what I have created with all my goodies I brought back.

Night night!
See you in the morning!




lilymoon said...

Hello Erica :O)
mmmm, lovely blog... I think I'll sit in here for a while...those lacey treasures look so pretty!! And madamme Grotte sounds delightful, just my kind of old lady!!... What is that wooden box in the corner though?
*tiptoes carefully over to the box*


Alli Beaumont said...

one would expect a wonderfully eric-like illio of madame grotte to be forthcoming at some time :)

happy blogging :O)

PG said...

ooh, don't you ever let me come near those delicous boxes or they would find their way into my collection...

fp said...

Madame Grotte sounds fascinating! was she a little wrinkled old lady or was she a posh old french woman wearing scarlet clothes with her hair pinned up and a pointy nose? :-D
Lovely new blog hun XXX

Erica said...

I'm soooo glad you're enjoying my new blog!
Just remember...NEVER ask what's in the big wooden box in the corner.....
Don't say I didn't warn you!!