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Wine related Antiques in the Languedoc

From Wine Jugs and Carafes to Corkscrews and Ice buckets, you can find a treasure trove of wine antiques and vintage items at every Vide Grenier and at every Brocante. Covered in dust they do not look terribly exciting but once cleaned can look wonderful placed in groups or with...

Apothecary Pewter Measuring Cups

These French Apothecary/Pharmacy metric system measuring cups are made on pewter. Made in the 19C approx 1870 by the makers Bellan Cadeta Toulouse These are from a pharmacy in Carcassonne. The stamps are verification marks signifying that the measure has been inspected by an official and found to be of the...

Brocante Hunting in the South of France

We spend many weekends and mornings visiting brocantes, depot vents and vide greniers in the South of France. In October just as the weather here is turning Autumn like, the roads are quieter, most of the tourists have gone home and there are even more treasures to be found. Before...