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7 tips to shop like a pro at French flea markets.

Brocante, Vide-grenier, Marché aux puces … In France, every weekend is a great opportunity to wander amongst exciting vintage markets. I’m giving you my seven tips here to shop like a pro during your next trip to France! 1- BE THERE EARLY: This should be obvious but first arrived, first served! I know it’s Sunday morning and you probably want to enjoy your coffee and croissants in bed but the best pieces always fly out in the very early morning. 2- BE THERE LATE: No doubt the choice will be reduced and all the little gems will be gone but there is no...

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It’s competition time!

Bonjour, I’m excited to be holding a little competition!  It will start on Friday, 28th of October and will run for ten days, so until Sunday 6th of November. Which gives you plenty of time to enter and share with your friends on Facebook and Instagram. So let’s see what you’ll receive should you win this little giveaway … Included in the giveaway are some beautiful and authentic French vintage items: A beautiful vintage ‘L’idéale’ preserving jar made of gorgeous thick green glass. A set of six small patisserie moulds, completed with an eco-soy wax tea light candle which fits perfectly in the little brioche mould!...

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What makes Le Savon de Marseille so special ?

Le Savon de Marseille has been used in France for about 600 years. My great grand-mothers were using it, my grand-mothers and my mum were using it and of course I am using it. And not because I want to follow a family tradition , but simply because this is the best soap ever! But because the appellation is not a registered trade mark, everyone can make soap called ‘Savon de Marseille’ so make sure you buy the authentic one! Our Marseille soaps are craft by the last traditional soap makers of the city of Marseille. Cooked in cauldrons respecting...

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Sold under the hammer.

There was a lovely Toys Museum somewhere in a small village of West of France… Thanks to André Poirier who decided to share with everyone the amazing collection that took him thirty five years to gather. When this passionate man passed away, his incredible collection went to auction, one of the best auction I went to. The little room was absolutely packed! Sitting next to me, an old lady was telling me how she made six hundred kilometres for a doll house, ‘And I have no limit’ did she add with such determination. Straight away I understood that the day would be a tough battle!...

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PRE-MOTHER’S DAY SALE!

  We need to clear all remaining stock prior to our next shipment due early June … so it’s the perfect opportunity to find something special for Mum before May 8. Simply use the Coupon Code MAMA30 at the Checkout, click update, and you will receive 30% off all items! Hurry as many beautiful pieces have been sold, but there are lots of lovely items still available. Aurélie x

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What’s new for My French Finds

  NEW OWNER: Hi everyone, as you probably already know, My French Finds has a new owner, moi! My name is Aurélie, I’m French (as my name and terrible English accent can tell!) but I left Paris six years ago to follow my lover to the other side of the world. I ‘ve never regretted that decision, I love living on the Sunshine coast and Noosa is definitely a better place to see my baby girl growing! But I have to say that I sometimes miss Paris … I miss the atmosphere of the Parisian cafés, the French cheese, the...

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