15.7.09

Marche au Puce ...

Here are a few shots that do absolutely no justice to an amazing market I went to in Paris ...
I walked for about 45 minutes because I really couldn't understand the Metro (and was a bit scared of it!) ... and boy, was the walk worth it!
This stall was amazing ... mind blowing ... stupendous! A ginormous font filled with sea shells? Genius!
I took the shots while the woman wasn't looking so that is why they aren't so great - but I'm sure you can get the drift!
And by now you can imagine I was gasping for air and fighting back the tears... stacks of Tolix chairs with just the right amount of dings and rust ... oh, how I wish I had a shipping container ...

One day I will go back and buy them all up x

15 comments:

  1. You really get the feel of paris from your photo's. I know what you mean by the last photo!! :(

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  2. We are all going to enjoy your photo tour of the French countryside. Oh don't you wish we had those sort of vintage markets in Oz.

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  3. man,. those Tolix chairs just weren't designed to be squeezed into a suitcase, were they??? :(

    also, thought of you when I saw this post:
    http://hookedonhouses.net/2009/07/13/twilight-revisited-the-contemporary-house-used-for-the-cullen-family/

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  4. Love these images of French objects de art...
    Leslie

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  5. Looks like a fabulous way to spend a day! Don't you wish you could find stacks of tolix chairs like that at our local markets? What a find! Tracey xx

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  6. Definitely worth the 45 minute walk - so many gorgeous things!

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  7. Amazing pictures, how I wish we had such markets here...am drooling over these images!!

    Lovely blog :)

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  8. Emma! This is one of my favorite place in all of Paris! I furnished our apartment mostly with pieces from there and when we left Paris, we had a shipping container so I went on a spree. It was like a dream. :)

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  9. AnonymousJuly 16, 2009

    Where in paris is this?

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  10. Sorry anonymous... I will have a check back through my notes, find out for you and post it later on today - well worth seeing!

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  11. Thank you...thank you...thank you!!! Wish you had a spy cam...hmmm.

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  12. i am feeling my heart beat faster and faster... i was so fortunate years ago to find a few tolix chairs and now they live in my dining room... i am sure you had such a wonderful time... thank you for sharing these pics...it is sooooo exciting!
    have a great week. pam

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  13. Is this perhaps the Marche aux puces... at Porte de Clignancourt in Paris? I was there ten years ago and loved every moment! Wonderful shopping....love your photographs! Hope to go back one day soon!
    Take care, Laura

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  14. Laura - you are a star - correct! It was the market at Porte de Clingancourt ... I will definitely be back there one day too xx

    I am so glad you all loved it! Thanks for the lovely comments x

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  15. What wonderful French/vintage finds!

    Have a wonderful weekend. Lylah

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While of course I appreciate your generous comments, please don't feel obliged ... just having you stop by is lovely enough!

Happy day dear friends xx