Coming Back!!!

I am dusting off and cleaning the cob webs.  It's been so long since we last posted! Getting everything ready for our last container, doing some home improvement and construction, learning about the social media and about distributing books has kept us quite busy. Some of you see us on Facebook. We have been building our presence there and meeting a lot of new friends and customers. We have also attended more antique shows and events and the attendance to our sales and such have improved. 
We are very grateful and feel fortunate to meet so many new people. 

Some of our finds this summer in France, Belgium and England 
photos taken at our Fall Container Sale

Back at home, we have added an outbuilding that serves as storage, but it's great as a place for display during the container sale. We have removed some of the gardening beds and are working on creating a roomier space. We now have a small patio at the front and expanded the porch, so we have a new "sitting area."

I have spent much time reaching out to retailers and promoting the books that we are distributing for NIna Hartmann. It has been an arduous but welcome new learning experience. It feels good however to be representing such a fine and creative woman and was a delightful experience to have met her last summer. She actually brought all sorts of party goods and we celebrated my birthday in Maroilles, the day before an antique fair. Tore, her husband made special treats and drinks for us.

Learning how to navigate Facebook and trying to not spend too much time on it has been a struggle for me. Aye, aye , aye! First, Johan and Martin had trouble convincing me to get on it, and now they have a hard time getting me to stay off it! It is an odd animal, Facebook. On the one hand, it can be a magnificent tool for networking and gaining visibility and on the other it can draw you in, and suddenly you realize you've spent hours on it. I have, however, met many awesome and delightful people, some of whom, turn up at our events bearing gifts. Thank you to all the folks whom have brought or sent us gifts, but also given us the gift of your friendship and support. Thanks also to all the folks whom have also blogged about us! 

Some of these items are still available 

We also would like to thank NIna Hartmann and Tore for placing their trust in us and giving us the great opportunity to represent them in North America and to all the retailers whom have ordered their beautiful books for their stores and establishments. It has been an honor to do this.  Visit Nina's page on Facebook at vintagebynina.com community to learn more about her and her books.

Metal Olive Colanders 

And finally, THANK YOU to all of you who follow our blog for your patience and support! We will try to be more constant, but when you dont' see us here, follow us on Facebook on our page Atelier de Campagne LLC. 
God Bless you all!

Trino & Johan