The One Minute Diva – Jolietrouvaille

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Dear Diva Readers,

tou/foire/jamb.htm” target=”_blank”>La Foire Nationale à la Brocante et aux Jambon is just a few days away and the anticipation is driving me crazy. Everyone is talking about it! I can almost smell the ham in the air! In this One Minute Diva, I wanted to encourage Diva Readers visiting Chatou this fall to stop by (and shop your heart out) at one of my favorite vendors – Blandine Bavoux’s quintessentially French stall located at 10 rue de la Gaite.

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Armchair travelers, don’t despair! The good news is that you don’t have to go to The National Fair of the Flea Market and Ham to benefit from Blandine’s cute French country kitchen collectibles and antiques. You can either stop by her stall at Chatou or buy online at Jolietrouvaille! Either way, make sure you tell her The Antiques Diva™ sent you! By the way, I happen to know she keeps a stash of cookies and warm tea on a shelf in her stall – it’s reserved for special guests but I’m certain if you linger long enough that she’d indulge you!

tou.jpg”>tou.jpg” border=”0″ />tou-brocante.html” target=”_blank”>The picture above is courtesy of fellow blogger Tara Bradford of Paris Parfait. Visit Tara’s divalicious site to see more gorgeous photos of Blandine’s stall and other Chatou pics! Tara intersperses gorgeous photos and musings of her life in France with witty political commentary!

Until Next time,

The Antiques Diva™

(picture at right taken in Blandine’s Booth at the March 2008 La Foire Nationale à la Brocante et aux Jambon )

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Author: Toma Clark Haines

Toma Clark Haines is a Global Tastemaker, Speaker, Writer & Entrepreneur; and founder and CEO The Antiques Diva® & Co, Europe, Asia and America's largest Antiques Sourcing & Touring Company.

  • Welcome Back Phivos! I see from your blog, you’ve been in Paris! I love the Rodin museum and enjoyed your blog on it!

    Tara, Ms. Paris Parfait, I couldn’t agree with you more. Blandine is divine. I only discovered her a year ago – and it was actually on the net! I’d been to her stall at Chatou of course, but didn’t meet her until surfing the web one time and have been a huge fan every since! She’s a doll and her “kitenalia” as you call it (great word, by the way) is the best I’ve ever seen in one locale!

    All the best,
    The Antiques Diva

  • Thanks for the nod. Isn’t Blandine wonderful? I’ve gotten to know her over the last three years and she’s really delightful and has the best kitchenalia. Wish all your readers could come to Chatou. But you’re right, Blandine’s online site is the next best thing! Merci bien! Tara