I Troc therefore I am- Carcassonne

It is true. I love to Troc. We were driving around the industrial estate behind Casino supermarket in Carcassonne looking for the Orange Boutique. Googlemaps said that we were virtually sitting in it; then Trev suddenly remembered that Phil had said it was inside the red gallery. Anway, on our third sweep we drove past a Troc. Probably just as well I wasn’t driving because I would have just done an emergency stop; instead I shrieked out the usual three expletives/commands/directions-

“TREV! TROC! STOP!” so he did, sensibly and without alarming other road users 

Great shop, packed with French gems too numerous to photograph; though I was a little bemused by this entire section right of what was obviously dark polished wood 30’s furniture all stripped back to raw? mmmm…

I thought of my fellow restoration  blog-nuts

Look at this achingly ancient and charming corner cupboard (I thought of JP’s authentic house )

Or this bed, which I imagined Osyth finding house room for whilst writing short but deeply layered  stories set in a snowy Moscow winter

 

 

 

 

 

But I think that Piece of the Day prize must go to this Chinoiserie cabinet that I could see in Poshbirdy’s Maison des Oiseaux