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The Jumble Bag

Once upon a time it was commonplace around these parts to keep a bag at hand in which all those things destined for the church "jumble-sale" would be stored until the church roof fell in again and funds need to be raised from the delightful practice of filling the hall with pasting tables and setting up stalls for everything from clothes piled high, to children's toys and my favourite as[...]

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The Housekeeper’s Bulletin

Hello Lovelies... welcome to another edition of The Housekeeper's Bulletin - a weekly round-up of all things Brocantehome so you don't miss a thing! Do remember that you can get the bulletin in your in-box if you are signed up for my newsletter won't you? The Big News This Week... *I have started to re-design last years Festive Planner so that it fits nicely into your Brocante LifeB[...]

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Housekeeper’s Diary

So much rain. A deluge that floods the garden and sends water rolling across the pebbles to form huge puddles in the lane. The murky grass even more sodden than usual, and every spider in the land crawling through the cracked window in the laundry room and taking appalling shelter in the bosom of my family, so I spend my evenings shrieking at monsters as big as my hand, while the men of h[...]

Puttery Treats + Pretty Things
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The Housekeeper’s Bulletin

One of the things I don't do terribly well here at BrocanteHome is to keep everybody updated on what is new on the site, in my membership groups, and of course in my head, and so today I bring you a new feature I will be sharing here and with those of you on my mailing list so you don't miss a thing... The Big News This Week... *First up then, and ever such a long time coming: Trash[...]

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The Playbook Is Here!

Yay! The Playbook is finished and today I wanted to share exactly what it is all about and how you can get your hands on it, so you to can steal a cosy September afternoon spent swooning over oodles of vintage loveliness, reading all manner of old-fashioned inspiration, putting together a planner for the routines and rituals I hope you will be using to shape your days from now on, and han[...]