About Us

We are David and Jane, a British couple who have lived in rural France for 13 years. After 2 years renovating our French home we turned our weekend hobby into a business. We visit French flea markets hunting out vintage French finds to help our customers create the 'French Country Look'. Everything we sell is Simple, French and Vintage!


Eight years ago, we found a stash of vintage seed packet labels in an old seed merchants, this prompted us to launch our online shopping website. These brightly coloured labels remain enduringly popular.


That same summer, we also found the hessian Puy Grain and Puy Lentil sacks that started a major trend for decorating with 'burlap' (as our American friends call hessian) in the U.S.A.. This is now a prominent trend in the U.K and we are considered to be the leading source for these original, highly decorative sacks.


As well as our website we also run an Etsy shop . Here is the link:

https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/simplyfrenchvintage

 

In addition to selling online, we sell at major antiques fairs, these include Sunbury Antiques Market (also known as Kempton), Ardingly IACF and Newark IACF. We always show hessian sacks and stoneware at these fairs plus other one-offs that we find.