BrocanteHome is the culmination of everything I know about living a life less ordinary and I invite you to join me on this truly lovely journey."

 

For those of you who don't know me, please allow me to introduce myself properly: my name is Alison May and I am a forty-five old Mum to one scrumptious thirteen year old boy and more recently a Step-Mum to an eleven year old boy too. We live in Lancashire, England, and I was an Interior Designer by trade before I gave it all up to bring my son up, keep house in the most delectable of fashion and create BrocanteHome so I could share my knowledge of what it really means to live well, with women across the land struggling to keep on top of all that life throws at the most vintage of modern women...

 

YOU CAN READ MORE ABOUT ME IN THESE POSTS...

 

A POTTED HISTORY...

Well now... how to sum up 45 years of catastrophe and mayhem? 

With a smile.

For sure the past ten years at least have been a helluva ride (you can read all about single motherhood, internet dating, Hashimoto's Disease,  the very bad man I nearly married and my beautiful Mum's oh so sudden death, in my archives), but my own sense of peace, a constant belief in the kind of gratitude Sarah Ban Breachnach taught me, and an absolute belief in my own authenticity have meant that on the other side of trauma there is blessed calm and after living in a teeny tiny falling down cottage for sixteen years I am now in the midst of starting a new life in a Victorian semi-detached with a gorgeous, kind man and our two lovely boys...