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My name is Alison May and all that stops my heart is what you will find here. I like tea-cups and high heel shoes, Russell Brand, vintage postcards, old lace, polka dots and violet cremes.

I blog at Brocantehome.Net, where I am housekeeper in residence, waxing lyrical about life, love and vintage housekeeping...

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Superstitious MeI do not think of myself as a superstitious person. Apart from a deep belief in the power of any…View Post

Superstitious Me

I do not think of myself as a superstitious person. Apart from a deep belief in the power of any…

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Win a Copy of Vintage Craft!In celebration of my attending a very silly Barn Dance this weekend (complete with cowboy hat and…View Post

Win a Copy of Vintage Craft!

In celebration of my attending a very silly Barn Dance this weekend (complete with cowboy hat and…

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On Brocante today… Bettina’s First Real DinnerView Post

On Brocante today… Bettina’s First Real Dinner

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The Boutique BlogWith just twelve days to go before Blogging the Brocante Way is unleashed upon the blog loving…View Post

The Boutique Blog

With just twelve days to go before Blogging the Brocante Way is unleashed upon the blog loving…

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Patrick Stewart

The other day I was buzzing around the kitchen putting lunch together when snippets of a video Richard was watching in the living room kept finding their way into my rather deaf ears. Though the voice was familiar I could not put a name to it, but when I…

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Fits and StartsI don’t know about you, but my ability to do, and enthusiasm for housework, ebbs and flows almost…View Post

Fits and Starts

I don’t know about you, but my ability to do, and enthusiasm for housework, ebbs and flows almost…

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A Sunny Vintage WeekendI used to be a Winter person. I used to laugh at my Mum longing for sunny days and try to convince…View Post

A Sunny Vintage Weekend

I used to be a Winter person. I used to laugh at my Mum longing for sunny days and try to convince…

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The Family Portrait Ritual**Housekeeping Superstars Post**
Once upon a time family portraits were a rare and exquisite thing,…View Post

The Family Portrait Ritual

**Housekeeping Superstars Post**

Once upon a time family portraits were a rare and exquisite thing,…

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Sleep CycleSleep used to be a delicious given in my life. I would lie down and five minutes later I would be…View Post

Sleep Cycle

Sleep used to be a delicious given in my life. I would lie down and five minutes later I would be…

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Meet Bettina and Bob!Bettina and Bob are a rather charming vintage couple navigating their way through new married life…View Post

Meet Bettina and Bob!

Bettina and Bob are a rather charming vintage couple navigating their way through new married life…

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Blogging the Brocante WayHere we are at last! Another scrumptious download that because of circumstances has been in the…View Post

Blogging the Brocante Way

Here we are at last! Another scrumptious download that because of circumstances has been in the…

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The Storm Before the CalmIn matters of human nature it is a truth universally acknowledged that things will always get worse…View Post

The Storm Before the Calm

In matters of human nature it is a truth universally acknowledged that things will always get worse…

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