Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Antiquing In France Beautiful Brittany!


We are lucky enough to shop for vintage and antiques all over France but I always love returning to Brittany. So close and yet so culturally different, it tends to be overlooked by tourists which helps it maintain its truly Breton feel. 




At the end of our last buying trip to France we treated ourselves to a short holiday in Morlaix, a really pretty Medieval town not far from the Roscoff ferry port. After the frantic pace of antiques buying, haggling and lifting large furniture, this small town offered a lovely restful bay in which to wind down and relax before returning to the UK. 


Morlaix has a stunning old quarter with cobbled streets and timber framed houses. In the Summer months this area is buzzing with outdoor eateries and live music. 


Morlaix is best known for its huge viaduct which stands astride the town, dominating the horizon. Artfully lit up at dusk, it makes for a fabulous focal point both day and night. 




Who Are We? 

Dazzle Vintage Furniture is an online boutique founded in 2008 by Devon based antiques dealers Ali Stokes and John Washbrook.

Specialising in European antique and vintage pieces with an emphasis on quality French furniture, the website stocks an ever changing selection of armoires, French beds, buffets, mirrors and vintage lighting.

Ali and John visit France on a regular basis, scouring brocantes and vide greniers in Provence and Brittany. They are passionate ambassadors for real French furniture and hope to inspire buyers to chose quality, time-honoured pieces over mass produced new.