Monday, 16 May 2011

Snapshots of the day... More Sourge

L'Isle sur la Sorgue : the Venice of the Comtat, between Avignon and Luberon

Isle sur la Sorgue is a charming Provencal town 25km southeast of Avignon. The numerous canals and branches of the Sorgue have given the town the nickname of the Venice of the Comtat.

L'Isle sur la Sorgue is the chosen home of many antique and second-hand goods dealers. Each week-end, the market counts about 300 stalls, and more than 500 during the antique fairs at Easter and August 15, attracting an international clientele.
Birthplace of the poet Rene Char, the town is also home many galleries and exhibitions.

Roue à aube - l'Isle sur la Sorgue Isle sur la Sorgue - la Venise Provençale
Antiquites - Marché Brocantes - L'Isle sur la Sorgue
Le partage des eaux - L'Isle sur la Sorgue Marché flottant - L'Isle sur la Sorgue Antiquites Brocante - L'Isle sur la Sorgue

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World Textile Weekend Bisley Nr Stroud

Inside this simple village hall, your eyes were almost blinded by the array of Textiles from all over the world!
This small group of top dealers in their fields transformed the space into a veritable souk over night.
I have done Rag Markets at this lovely village space and it has a great atmosphere, always feels you have stepped back to the 1940's. It has been lifted with a wonderful Scandinavian paint colour which made a perfect backdrop for all our textiles.
Polly Lyster excelled herself in organizing this fair assisted by husband Adrian and daughter who ran the cafe.
Not only were we well looked after at the show but five of us stayed with them at their lovely stone house 5 mins away and had a riotous 2 evenings after work over delicious dinners.
It was attended by a steady stream of enthusiasts on both days right up until packing up time.
It was wonderful to listen to the tales of these travellers and soak up the knowledge they have of their wonderful old textiles.
Of course none of us could come home without having bought something !
It was a huge success and we are thrilled to know we have a place in the next one.