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Post by Cloverbead on Mon Aug 19, 2013 6:48 pm

I have been in France on holiday on the Loire-Atlantic coast and coming back through Brittany Very Happy, our last stop was Dinan, an ancient walled town with lots of castles and an amazing selection of shops Smile

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While we were there I found this amazing jewellery and bead (for jewellery making) shop.

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They also sold Trollbeads Wink

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There I found a beautiful Babytroll with lovely colours on his trollstone Wink He has 4 little dichroic patches round his ball Wink

I also found to my surprise butterfly ooaks and bees and fishes.  Unfortunately the staff were not well informed or that helpful, so it took a lot of negotiation but I managed to buy these beauties.  I would have bought more but my family were waiting outside and time was limited.

I especially love the Babytroll who I suspect has been waiting there a long time to be found Smile I will call him Dinan and he will be very happy in my collection with his 4 brothers Very Happy

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Post by reltan on Mon Aug 19, 2013 7:18 pm

Great catch!!!! Congratulations!!
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Post by vicky_jb on Mon Aug 19, 2013 7:23 pm

Thank you for sharing your wonderful pictures and your great holiday haul! sunny The place you visited looks gorgeous, and I'd love to get lost in those little crooked streets.
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Post by AquaAura on Mon Aug 19, 2013 7:57 pm

Wonderful beads and a beautiful place! Thank you for sharing Very Happy 
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Post by LindaJo on Mon Aug 19, 2013 8:22 pm

Dinan is one super fab baby troll! He was just waiting for you, Cloverbead.
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Post by Cloverbead on Mon Aug 19, 2013 8:24 pm

@LindaJo wrote:Dinan is one super fab baby troll! He was just waiting for you, Cloverbead.
Thanks LindaJo. Hug  I think he was. The trollstone reminds me of the marbles I had when I was young. So pretty flower 
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Post by Bluesybeads on Mon Aug 19, 2013 9:14 pm

@Cloverbead wrote:I have been in France on holiday on the Loire-Atlantic coast and coming back through Brittany Very Happy, our last stop was Dinan, an ancient walled town with lots of castles and an amazing selection of shops Smile

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Wow, the castle city looks like something out of a Harry Potter movie Very Happy 

Where is Dinan in France?

Great photos - thank you for sharing Hug 
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Post by Freki on Mon Aug 19, 2013 9:30 pm

O! M! G! I'd still be in there, in either the shop or the town! Shocked
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Post by Amanda Mac (Dot) on Mon Aug 19, 2013 9:53 pm

Amazing place! Amazing shop - and clearly there aren't many TB fans in France otherwise these beauties would have been snapped up. Great holiday!
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Post by strike on Mon Aug 19, 2013 10:03 pm

Lovely colours on Dinan! And a great find with the butterflies Smile
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Post by Cloverbead on Mon Aug 19, 2013 10:19 pm

Yes Dinan is in northern France in Brittany near St Malo Smile It is an amazing place
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Post by Parsley on Mon Aug 19, 2013 10:20 pm

What a lovely place to shop!
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Post by stacecase on Mon Aug 19, 2013 10:41 pm

Wow what fantastic finds!!...the town AND the beads! Smile Smile Such a wonderful vacation, so happy for you.
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Post by kyhalfpt on Tue Aug 20, 2013 1:38 am

Amazing shop and beautiful beads!! Enjoy!!!
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Post by Mabel on Tue Aug 20, 2013 8:56 am

Great finds and beautiful pictures - you surely had a great vacation!!!
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Post by Fuzzyfeet on Tue Aug 20, 2013 9:42 am

Booking my ferry now ! Laughing 
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Post by cottinghamgirl on Tue Aug 20, 2013 11:24 am

By coincidence we are going to Brittany next week, only our first two nights hotels are booked so I think it might be worth staying at Dinan and calling in at this shop. It sounds as if I need to brush up on the French needed for bead buying!
Thank you for the pics and info Cloverbead.
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Post by Cloverbead on Tue Aug 20, 2013 12:27 pm

I hope you get to go there Cottinghamgirl. Dinan is a very beautiful place and so many lovely shops and old buildings to see Smile

There were several butterflies, fishes and other lovely ooaks still there.
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Post by ceruleanbluebird on Tue Aug 20, 2013 12:37 pm

What a beautiful town! Love, love, love Baby Troll!

Thank you for taking so many pictures! Interesting displays!
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Post by HeatherD on Tue Aug 20, 2013 2:23 pm

Beautiful photos, and great baby troll. TFS! I've always wanted to visit France Very Happy 
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Post by Trollperle on Tue Aug 20, 2013 6:10 pm

Absolutely lovely, TFS!!! Beautiful town and TB to boot it Wink I am happy that you had such a lovely visit!
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