We all love “Brocante” even though we may not know what it means. “Brocante” means Second Hand in French! In the USA we call it Vintage, Shabby Chic or Repurposed if it is referring to home decor.
The idea of French Brocante is a more romantic term for using vintage pieces to decorate out homes. Found objects which are used in unusual ways bring a certain mystery and whimsy to any home.Many Brocante themed interiors are primarily white or grey. Furniture is usually painted in whites, creams and beiges. Or often it is grey from age and nature. Rusty cages and baskets are repurposed as treasured accents.
Second hand shops in France are called Brocante. It sure sounds better in French doesn’t it?Maybe it’s the way the old pieces are displayed?Old never looked so good.The cosmopolitan French serve their wine on Brocante.The French Brocante look isn’t limited to the interior of a home.Food served from Brocante just tastes better.Should we rename our shop to Brocante American Home?New uses for old Brocante cages.