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treehugger

Brocante

hi, we are trying to find a Victorian style, wall mounted, toilet cystern. Dad has been looking for us at his local reclamation yard in the UK for a while but he says they are getting rarer to find these days. I am wondering if its the sort of thing we might find at a brocante market and if anyone knows where there are some good ones? our drive through France to the UK usually takes the route- Bordeaux-Saintes-Niort-Poitiers-Tours-Le Mans-Rouen-Calais, if anyone knows of any worth a look/detour?
(sorry its a bit of a strange question but I know there are alot of French residents on here) many thanks :-)

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Tooodlepips

I've never seen anything like that over here - but of course, there was no Victorian time over here.

Even if you did find such a thing, I would imagine it would be a really ugly thing ... French bathrooms (especially 'vintage' onces) ... well, they're a sight to behold ... and I don't mean that nicely!!)

If I see anything for sale on forums etc, near you, that sounds like you might be interested, I'll give you a shout.

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Yummy

Not sure..

But by the look of your route you may be passing plenty of members for cups of tea :0))- Jan - Sue G you are on standby !!! Sorry I am not one of them you would have been more than welcome. Will have a look see here if there are any around.
Book posted today btw. not sure how long it will take I psted it Livre et brochure price. I am sure you will let me know when you get it.

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Sue G

Brocante

Hi,
there is a really big Brocante that takes place in LeMans, opposite the race track, only 10 mins from where we live(depending on how fast you drive).
I think it happens twice a year, can check out the dates if you like. It isn't one of those cheap Brocantes.

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treehugger

merci!

thanks for your help so far (that was quick!.) Sorry ToodleP- i mean Victorian style (thought it was the best way of describing it!) but i think you're right they might not quite be what i'm after (!), appreciate the offer of keeping a look out tho' many thanks- even if you tell me they're not available it would save me wasting too much time and i'll concentrate on looking in the UK.
One of the reasons i thought it might be worth a look in France was the toilet is Portuguese- but its a really old fashioned style, but i haven't been able to find anything like a reclamation or brocante here (so far), and would love to have a mooch around a decent brocante anyway- might find something else interesting!

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treehugger

done it again

sorry i'm being really really dim today (i have a cold -ah bless and brains not working properly!)i dont mean 'victorian style'- i just mean of that sort of age- dont mind the style too much (as long as its not too OTT!)- French/Portuguese/English- just be interesting to see if there are any about :-)

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Biggles !

Do you mean....

the sort that is sited above head level and you pull the chain ??

Sorry, I'm being a bit dim; just returned home from my first facial since arriving en France. Sheer BLISS :0)

I'm only an hour the other side of Poitiers but I have friends close ish to Saintes. I'll keep an eye out; not been to many Brocantes yet so will be a good excuse :0)

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treehugger

hi

yes thats the sort- the sort of thing you used to get in outside dunnies! we found the loo and hand basin in my brothers barn out here- in nice condition, and i'd really like to use them (thought it would be a bit quirky!)thanks Biggles!
and Yummy thanks so much for posting the book- will let you know when i get it xx

 
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