20 December 2007

Christmas Fair - La Cave de Gorbio

This is Frederique - and below you can see her shop in the Christmas Fair of Menton, which is set up between the sea and the market. I have a particularly soft spot for Frederique because she lives in Gorbio, where I live. She has the only shop in the village apart from the grocer's shop and she's worked incredibly hard over the years to make her business a success. She's always smiling - just like this. Christmas is her big time, when she always hopes to make the majority of her money - obviously she has far more visitors to this shop than come to the village. The small figures you see in front of her are santons. Tomorrow I'll show you santons from another stall in the Christmas Fair and will write about them then.

11 comments:

  1. Does she have a website? I'd love to make some purchases to send to the states for Christmas.

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  2. It looks as though she has a large inventory. I'm partial to the owls.

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  3. And I'm partial to her smile. Must definitely visit her shop and the grocer, when the time comes.

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  4. She does have a lot of merchandise to sell and that is good for this time of year. Nice photos.

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  5. Nice photo - she should hire you as her PR Manager!!!

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  6. I think it's wonderful to see/hear your support for this shop owner Jilly. I feel that small shop owners should get some sort of recognition for all their hard work.

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  7. Hey...we're all doing smiles. That's nice.

    Happy Christmas Jilly, & tks for your regular visits.

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  8. A beautiful smile and a beautiful, charming store. I wish her even more success in 2008!

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  9. Anyone with such a beautiful smile like that must be a marvelous human being. (Very pretty too!)

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