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


About coteetcampagne

Artist, period home maker, renovator, restorer, Francophile. My mission is to save the old stuff, one beautiful piece at a time
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11 Responses to I Troc therefore I am- Carcassonne

  1. poshbirdy says:

    Very sweet. Love the birdy cupboard. At least you have now seen that I have something approaching a bedroom x


  2. Reblogged this on hus i frankrike and commented:
    We rarely reblog articles, but when a fellow blogger is looking up furniture for us it is worth reblogging! We are really looking forward to shopping around in all those cool French shops and flea markets!


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  3. Osyth says:

    Thank you for my bed. I just need to claim it in person…. hold tight – I’ll be there and you shall be the heroine of the first Russian story it spawns. I shall call you Galina Koteskaya, I think ☺

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  4. MELewis says:

    Magnifique! I can just see Osyth scribbling away under her duvet. 😀

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  5. francetaste says:

    There’s another one that’s even better (I think the Troc’s prices are a bit high). La Trocante on Place Davilla. Also, the antiquaire between le Dôme and Square Gambetta has nice things, not too expensive.

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  6. Bev says:

    I was going to take you there 🙂 I love that bed, I look at it every time I go in there, wish I had somewhere to put it!!!! I go there at least once a week on the look out for treasures 🙂


    • I wondered if it was the Troc you told me about- We will go after the “fifth” together when work is a little less mad; there were a few things I nearly bought but Trev was getting a bit Trocced out….
      You probably would not have minded me spending 45 minutes in the paintings section! He pretended he didn’t but………..


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