Vintage glove lasts at a recent brocante at Chatou, France.
A passerby stuck her hand into the picture.
Zinc glove moulds.
Hands up if you love Paris brocantes! This weekend you'll be spoiled for choice: special treats are planned for both Saturday, October 16 and Sunday Oct. 17 at Puces de Vanves, then there's the delightful bi-annual brocante at Le Parc des Princes. Both events are personal favourites, so I may spend Saturday at one; Sunday at another. The brocantes begin at 9 a.m. Puces de Vanves ends at 1 p.m., but the Parc des Princes brocante continues until 7 p.m. Admission is free.
Speaking of being a bit spoiled, I am very fortunate to have a brilliant, clever friend like Di Overton, she of Designers' Block UK fame. I mean, really, how many friends would strap a heavy piece of furniture on their van, then drive it all the way from England to Paris? Big applause and kudos for my fabulous friend Di and her charming partner Harvey. I'm always happy when they come to Paris.
See Di's stylish blog for a picture of the 30-drawer chest, handmade for me by Luke of Kent and London in Whitstable, England. The chest is painted in Farrow & Ball Downpipe and will hold my CDs of photos, as well as my photography gear.
Di recently has been busy with London Design Week festivities, including an interview with the great Terence Conran. Check out Di's latest Ghost Furniture creations; so tempting! It's probably a good thing that I don't have unlimited space; otherwise our abode would be bursting with Ghost Furniture. As it is, I'm privileged to own the beautiful "Louis Louis" chair, a treasured gift from Di. How lucky am I!