Tasty Treats on the Road in Europe

France Pastries in Case

We had some very tasty treats while we were on the road in France, Belgium and England on our big European antiques buying trip last summer. We did a lot of driving around hunting for antique furniture and vintage chandeliers and we kept our strength up with all kinds of delicious food.  The antiques we bought are now arriving in the gallery, having been shipped back to the USA. Each piece that I unwrap makes me think of the food we had on our European trip. Here are some of the tasty treats that we enjoyed on the road:

France Pastries in Case

We enjoyed many different delicious French pastries while we were on our Antiques Buying Trip in France,  As you can see from this lovely patisserie display, it’s hard to pick just one.

Market Day 2 near Saint Hilaire de Harcouet

On a slightly healthier note, we also loved browsing the fresh produce at the food markets that you’ll see in any French city or village. This is a photo of market day near Saint Hilaire de Harcouet during our Antiques Hunting trip in Normandy.

Market Day 3 near Saint Hilaire de Harcouet

The same market had a wide array of fantastic cheeses.

Market Day near Saint Hilaire de Harcouet

If you like cooking seafood, you would have some tempting choices at the Normandy market. Because we were on a road trip, it wasn’t very practical for us to buy fresh seafood to prepare, but we certainly had some great restaurant meals!

Pastries and cafe au lait in France

I remember taking this photo on our last day in France before heading for England. I was going to miss the delicious French pastries and cafe au lait at breakfast!

English Breakfast

But on the bright side… while we were hunting around to Find Antique English Grandfather Clocks  we got to enjoy the full English breakfast that they fill up on in England, complete with baked beans and mushrooms. I’m not sure why they added a slice of watermelon, it isn’t traditional, but it was nice and refreshing!

England Candy shop Lincoln

One of our favorite stops was Antiques Hunting around Lincoln Cathedral.  We strolled through the charming medieval town and were astonished at the beauty of Lincoln Cathedral. We couldn’t resist a bite of home-made clotted cream fudge while hiking up Steep Hill. (Definitely worth the calories!) This candy store also sold Eton Mess, which is a mix of meringue, strawberries and whipped cream.

Ketchup Chips

Our other European adventure was buying vintage chandeliers in Belgium. We always have a lot of fun trying out the different flavors of potato chips. Only in Belgium…Ketchup Chips! We get them every time we are in Belgium because they are the best chips anywhere. Why Lays does not sell these in the US is beyond us!

Burger flavored chips

The next day’s chip selection…Classic Burger flavor! Strange but good!

Beer Choices Beer Choices What to pick

The July 4th holiday happened while we were busy hunting for Antique Religious Treasures in Belgium.  Even though we were far from hom, we had to celebrate Independence Day, so we headed for a supermarket to find a celebratory bottle of beer. But what to choose? There was such a huge selection.

Happy 4th of July from Belgium beer

It was so hard to narrow down the Belgian beers to just one, so this was our final selection of choices. I picked two! Happy 4th July from Belgium!

AimeeAvatarAimee owns EuroLuxHome.com with her husband and best friend, Greg. Aimee sources amazing antique furniture, vintage lighting, & high-quality reproduction furniture to help her customers decorate their homes in a unique way. She loves her 8 (you read that right) fuzzy children and is renovating a 1920s bungalow in South Carolina. Find us on Facebook or connect with EuroLux on Google+. Or you can sign up here to receive this blog in your inbox.

Antiques Buying Trip Day 5: Snow Blizzard

We weren’t expecting snow in March, but we ended up driving through a snow blizzard in the French countryside on the fifth day of the Antiques Buying trip.  After taking care of business for EuroLuxHome.com in the hotel room in the morning, we headed out with a few flakes coming down.  By later in the afternoon, a good five inches of snow had fallen – I guess I should say nearly 13 centimeters since the Europeans are on the metric system.  It’s a good thing we weren’t planning to go to outdoor street markets that day.

Did you bring your gloves and scarf?  You’ll need them today!  Thanks again for coming along on the buying trip – stay tuned for the next episode as we still need more chandeliers!

 Aimee owns EuroLuxHome.com with her best friend, Greg.  Aimee sources amazing antique furniture, vintage lighting, & high-quality reproduction furniture to help her customers decorate their homes in a unique way.  She loves her 8 (you read that right) fuzzy children and is renovating a 1920s bungalow in South Carolina.  Connect with or sign up to receive this blog in your inbox!

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