Not sure if I have already posted this. Its always great vintage shopping in France. So much junk there. Your Red 'things' are actually road workers lamps, used when they were mending the road or paths. They were put around a hole in the ground or a hazard to warn people. They were filled with a small amount of paraffin and then a wick was lit. They were actually quite bright and gave a good light for many hours. Nowadays they are not used so much here in the UK. - its all plastic cones now. My son has just told me that he used to 'play' with them in the 1990's - he never told me that when he was a kid !!!!Best wishes with your treasure hunting in France. Love your blog.
And more brocante love! I'm thinkin' you should pub a lovely book with your pics (and wonderful comments!) Or...better yet, an article for a mag?? Love the pics--such great fun!xxoos
Ah, love those potion bottles and perfume bottles and gnomes - sweet. hehe!
I would love to visit this place when I go to France! Being the junker I am I think it would be a highlight of the trip! Can't wait to see what you brought home! Hugs, Linda
Such wonderful "junk". I will hve a martini in the red rimmed glass, please.
Wonderful pics, I have an idea of what those things in question might be. (Third picture down, in post). Old railroad lanterns. Hope this helps.Missy
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