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Last updated on Apr 13, 2021

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WE GIFT WRAP ALL OUR ORDERS FOR FREE. You can leave us a gift message and we'll write it on a beautiful postcard.



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About MinoucBrocante

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On Etsy since 2012

Minouc Brocante

We are Minouc and Nienke from Amsterdam, Holland. We are a daughter and mother team. France is where we fell in love with antique markets, in beautiful old villages. Nienke used to live in France for quite some time. That's where we initially found our most wonderful treasures, from earthenware to brass, from postcards to fabrics.

What we love so much about all those vintage objects, is that they are so beautifully made. Usually they are unique or hard to find. We love giving these items a second life, passing them through and making other people happy with them!

We stand for high quality objects, made with great craftsmanship. Most vintage items may show some signs of wear. We think this just adds to their beauty. The vintage items we sell are mostly in very good vintage condition. (We will always mention it in the listing description if there's any damage on an item.) Our fabrics are mostly in very good condition though, we think it’s very important our fabrics are clean and spotless, unless it’s mentioned in the description!

We have been working as a team for years now, we started with designing jewelry and opened our first Etsy-shop, where we sell handmade jewelry in victorian, bohemian and delft blue style: http://minouc.etsy.com.

We started 'Minouc Brocante' selling vintage and antique fabrics, soon to be followed by many other treasures...
What we know about the history of all those beautiful fabrics is that they were made in France, Holland, Germany and Belgium, for duvet covers, from 1850 to 1950. They are known as 'farmer style fabrics'. A farmer's girl would have the duvet covers in her 'trousseau' when she got married. They were made in many different and beautiful floral patterns until in the fifties they became out of fashion. They were printed with the so called 'needle-point'-technique.
An interesting detail about these duvet covers is that they are a lot shorter than the ones we buy nowadays. This is because farmer's families slept in a so called box-bed ('bedstee' in Dutch), where they used to lie down half-seated..! These duvet covers and these wonderful fabrics are not made this day and age.

It may be clear that we just LOVE those fabrics! Our own mothers had pillow shams and bedding in these lovely fabrics, we both grew up with them! Now we sell them to all of you out there to use them in any beautiful sewing project..! The fabrics are increasingly hard to find, but we'll keep on trying to find them for you..!

To complete our collection of fabrics we sometimes add new traditional Dutch fabrics to our fabric bundles, these fabrics are still used for bedding and traditional clothing, but they've also become very popular for quilting. They match very well with the antique and vintage fabrics we sell. We think these fabrics are also very beautiful and we just love the history behind them! It's lovely to see how tradition is kept alive...

Our search for beautiful finds and materials will never end. You will find the results of our searching and collaboration in this shop. We hope you will enjoy exploring our shop, just as much as we enjoy searching for these vintage beauties! (If you're searching for a particular colour in fabrics, just type the colour in the 'search items-bar!)

Minouc and Nienke

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  • Minouc and Nienke

    Owner, Curator, Designer

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  • A sewing supply shop


    They make these beautiful scissors that match my branding and my shop perfectly, these are the only sewing supplies that I buy from them and sell in my shop as is.

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Last updated on Oct 11, 2020
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Most items in our shop are vintage and have been used, unless otherwise noted in the description. They may have signs of use. Any damage will be mentioned in the listing.
Please look at the photos carefully, they are part of the description.


We combine shipping for multiple items.
We always refund the shipping you have paid too much if it exceeds 2.00 €.

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