Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Come a little bit closer, hear what I have to say, just like children sleepin', we could dream this night away.

Hello,
Lille, France 1st and 2nd September 2012
 
 
Here are a few images I took whilst wandering the streets, truffling for textiles, haberdashery and paper ephemera.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Found, bought and loved...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Thanks for stopping by. x
Neil Young Harvest moon
 


19 comments:

Hesta Nesta said...

It looks wonderful Viv, a truffler's paradise and you found some gorgeous things.
Jo xx

Tina Gilmore said...

So very very jealous - would love to wander those streets. x

grrl + dog said...


That vintage anatomy book is priceless,as well as the little box...

already loved it all..

Kettle of Fish said...

Well, that has to go into the calendar for next year, it looks amazing. Thanks for sharing. The anatomy book is superb and you got yourself a wonderful stash of buttons!

Country Cottage Chic said...

Just lovely!

Rosa Lily said...

Utter bliss, I can just imagine myself there xx

Deborah said...

So beautiful!

Bee happy x

Jayne said...

Well what a time you had, all the elements of a fab trip, gorgeous architecture, interesting details, shopping opportunites, eating and drinking, gorgeous purchases. I want to dive into photograph number two by the way!! just obssessed with piles of linen. Thanks for the images, I feel as if I have been. Oh what joys you bought, can't wait to see what you create. jayne x

Cowboys and Custard said...

Those title words were ringing a distant bell and now I know why..Harvest by Neil Young.. the second album I ever bought some few years ago now and just as magnificent today. As for La Belle France.. tres magnifique! Some beautiful prize truffles there m'dear. Love the colours of each photo in all of their faded splendour.
M xx

Magic Bean said...

Ooo, I have some real envy going on here!
Ax

Greenorchid said...

Thanks for sharing your visit... O how I wish I could... just love the wooden case and cards. Lucky you!

carole johnston said...

I would have bought the buttons too lol what a great day I would have loved it!!!!

mrs cheese said...

Wow what a stash!
I went to a massive flea market there about 20 years ago.
I think that's where I caught the bug.....!
x

liniecat said...

atmosphere abounding!

Mary Walker Designs said...

Wow all the little architectural details on the buildings are beautiful.

Joanna said...

Great photos, what a wonderful place!

You will make fabulous use of those treasures.

xx

Annie @ knitsofacto said...

What a haul! I think I could be happy in Lille ;)

mimilove forever said...

...and you have how money left?!;D
Gawd I'm feeling quite well travelled between you, Claire & Denise!
Bring us back a croissant! ;)
BIG LOVES MISSUS!!
xxx

WingingIt said...

yummmmmmy photos....makes me crave my visits to france!!!
love the inspiration...thank you!