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  1. I don't suppose you fancy giving us a hint of who this is so that we can wander over and put our tuppence ha'penny worth opinion on folk who copy other folk…I suppose that would be childish and I should put my trust in karma and just desserts instead. I really look forward to holding your books in my hands one day…there are a plethora of homey, shabby chicesque, natural, vintage books out there but none of them hits the spot the way that you do…

  2. You know I sometimes feel really really weary of blogging,I dont update my own that often and when I do its for me,because I need to speak,my readership has dropped drastically and I think blogging has become so big that its hard to come across something that will grab your attention.I have a handful of blogs that are run by women who I have followed for years,these are the only ones I comment on,because Yes,friendships have been formed over the years and I do love it for that reason,I visit here daily as I am sure do many others,but it bothers me immensely that someone has been lurking around with the intention of trying to copy Brocantehome,Have no fear Alison,you are quite unique and I am sure it is a very poor immitation,your loyal readers should they stumble upon it would know this in an instant,it wont last I am sure and yes Karma.Wait and see xx

  3. Alison, just continue to be you and you will prosper, both financially and spiritually. You bring life, love,hope, joy and scrumptiousness[ wow,what a word!] to me and many others, even on your rainy days. I look to you first thing every morning to get my little change-of-attitude so needed when the same dishes, same laundry, same floors etc all clammer at me. I think of you when I put on my apron, push up my sleeves and sing my way through my domestic responsibilities. I picture your little brocante home and your postage-stamp little garden and wish I could join you for an elevenses treat. You know in your heart what is right, thank you for being strong enough to ignore those who have less in them. Amanda

    1. Not word for word… more kind of stepping into my shoes, services that imitate all that I do, and posts and printables that are thematically mine. I was so bugged last night but my fury has kind of fizzled away now that I've got it off my chest!

      1. Alison, you're the only blogger I've ever bought anything from. If you knew me, you'd know that says it all.
        There can be only one! :-p

      2. Alison, you're the only blogger I've ever bought anything from. If you knew me, you'd know that says it all.
        There can be only one! :-p

  4. I don't think I've come across that blog, but if I did, I'd love to give them a piece of my mind!
    Alison, yours is the first blog I ever read and have been hooked ever since. Your writing is beautiful, and you write from the heart. That makes it authentic, and it shines through in your posts. The wanna-be's out there will soon fade away. Okay, Karma, do your stuff and be quick about it!

  5. additional comment – I do get wound up by the number of blogs that are simply great big adverts due to all the PR stuff they do. My blog is by no means wonderful, but anything I ever endorse is for a reason and not because some agency has given me a freebie.
    My recent post It's going wonderfully

  6. Ditto…there IS only one Brocante Home, and you! Admiration, inspiration, and civility…You carry us along, giving our choices for living vintage and authentic merit. I, for one, have your blog as my home page. It sets my day off with puttery energy! Stay just as you are…worry not! (I am new at blogging, and it IS dreadfully hard!)

  7. The last three times I've tried to comment, the comment seems to post but then disappears without a trace. What am I doing wrong? (she asked plaintively)

  8. You are Brocante, my dear, and I can't even remember how many years it's been. Quite a few!
    There is only Brocante, and that can only be Alison, and if someone else is mean-spirited and narrow-souled and shabby-minded enough to steal, then just you remember that it is you and your site we love.

  9. I don't think I've come across that blog. Yours is the first blog I ever read, and have been a constant reader since then. Your writing and authenticity will always win out on any wannabes.

  10. Ahhh, there's only one of you. And you're the only one who is good at being you. You alone are the essence of Brocante Home. Looking forward to many more years of your influence.

  11. Another blogger that i follow just recently had this same problem with some group putting her posts and artwork on Facebook. She also makes her living off her blog. You are not being catty. You should do what you can to get her to stop and if she doesn't contact her blog company directly. This is so wrong. You have the right to be given credit for your own hardwork. It's called intellectual theft and it's serious. Copyright infringement. You make your living off of your blog and you need to protect your living. If not for yourself for Finley because not only is she stealing your ideas but taking food off his plate as far as I'm concerned.

  12. You are inimitable. That's why we love you. Of course, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, as Charles Caleb Colton said (had to look that up, since *everyone* says it).
    It seems providential that I read a quote from Joel Osteen earlier today that said, "Did you know that when you compare yourself to others or wish you were like someone else, it’s like saying [God] just didn’t do a good job?" How true that is. You're not comparing yourself to anyone, Alison. Your authenticity is what grab us and makes us want to come along for the ride. But only you can do it in your authentically Alison way. Believe me, if I said, "Let's make something scrumptious for dinner," to anyone but my daughter, I'd probably get laughed at. Well, mostly… Ha!
    I'm not surprised that people want to copy you. You're amazing! And in this day and age, when we're surrounded by so much stuff and nonsense, it's easier to copy someone else than it is to make your own statement. And most of the time, no one will even know! There's just too much out there. But we know, and we love YOU!
    Dear one, have a lovely day! I know you will!
    My recent post Spinning plates… or just one full one?

  13. Old me would have been firing up the righteous anger and demand a pitchfork-stylee march over to lil miss snatcheroo, but new me shies away from that kind of drama. I know I'm quick to get on my high horse so I've stopped chasing drama. Anyway, the real righteous anger should only reside in you, and you are staying your usual classy self. Keep on doing what your doing – we know the real truth, no one else holds a candle to the cosiest place on the internet!

  14. You seem to have horrible luck with the copycats. There must be something about you Alison that everyone wants to steal a piece of. 😉 I can't imagine how dispiriting it would be to find my words and myself parroted by some odd person.
    I've been reading your writing for so many years in all its random and unpredictable glory. I'm glad you're not letting the weirdos stop you!
    My recent post Week 36

  15. Oh my. I have to agree with everybody here, there is only one Brocante home, the original and the best. Your attitude to this awfulness is admirable, Karma will do its thing. Yours is the only blog I check daily, in fact yours is the only blog I absolutely need to check daily. I will always hold you in my heart regardless. You changed my life, Im not going anywhere.xx

  16. Dear Allison, it is terrible to discover plagiarism. I have been there myself and made the same tough decisions you ha e made here. I am happy to expect that it was the right decision (even ten years hence). Love and loyalty, Amy

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