Frenchidyll

The Fingertip French Flea Market

Pézenas, France · 1792 Sales

Frenchidyll

The Fingertip French Flea Market

Pézenas, France 1792 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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Announcement   Hello and welcome to Frenchidyll, your online French flea market. Please come in and look around. You'll find many beautiful and original things from the numerous puces and brocantes I visit here in France. With combined orders and you can enjoy a 10% discount on all multiple and subsequent orders, just contact me for the code.

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Last updated on Apr 20, 2016

Hello and welcome to Frenchidyll, your online French flea market. Please come in and look around. You'll find many beautiful and original things from the numerous puces and brocantes I visit here in France. With combined orders and you can enjoy a 10% discount on all multiple and subsequent orders, just contact me for the code.

Wendy Dunleavy

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Wendy Dunleavy

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The love of the 'Stuff"

Every aspect of this work is an utter delight to me. The shopping is sublime....all that gorgeous stuff....all those lovely people! Emmaus is a particular favourite of mine. Please follow this link to find out more about Emmaus http://emmaus-international.org/. It’s such an inspired charity that not only delivers housing, work, community and hope, to some of the most vulnerable members of our societies, but simultaneously recycles furniture, clothing, electrical goods and much much more by reselling the things obtained through house clearances.
After the buying comes the photography and I just love that bit. In my photography I seek to convey the raw beauty contained in the design of everyday objects. I try not to confuse my pictures with irrelevancies but give the purchaser the chance to revel in the sheer essence of the thing, its line, colour and texture.
With photographs at the ready, I start my research in earnest, spending hours on the internet, and totally immersing myself in the stuff. My starting point is almost always one of sheer aesthetics and an assumption that ‘if I like it, so will others’, but through the research I discover the history and romance of ordinary things. Of course, after that, writing the descriptions and finally posting the items is a joy and I’m filled with the thrill of it all.

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  • Wendy Dunleavy

    Owner, Buyer, Photographer, Researcher, Sales Manger, Packing Department, Customer Liason Officer Etc Etc Etc.

    I am a happily married, Irish/English middle aged mother of 4 who lives in the south of France. I am also an ex art student, fashion designer, costumier, singer and music academic. With Frenchidyll I combine many of the skills I developed as an artist, designer and reseach student, yet crucially maintain my autonomy. Caring for my 5 year old daughter is my top priority these days but running Frenchidylll provides me with a creative outlet that is utterly inspiring.

  • Simon Gray

    Assistant

    My lovely husband cleans, polishes, fixes, and generally provides the loving care required by the lovely stuff before I photograph and list them. He also gives me loving care to I need to keep me going and allow me allow me to play to my strengths

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