Monday, October 18, 2010


My weekend was all geared up towards my eagerly anticipated Sunday, holy day of French markets! Some of the brocanteurs know me so well now they tip me off on the better markets to go to, yesterday's tip was the "Marches aux Puces" in Ahetze. All I can say is merci les brocanteurs! The market was an even mix of specialised antiques meets shabby chic flea market.
An elderly brocanteur bartered with a customer as her crisp white finely embroidered French linens danced in the breeze. Children rocked back and forth on antique carousel horses as their distracted mamams tried the vintage Hermes bags and Chanel scarves on for size.
 The market rambled through the ambient winding streets of Ahetze. Egg-shell blue shutters framed sash windows dressed in antique lace, creating a perfect backdrop for the tea bone china and Victorian serving plates.
Pre-loved teddy bears and limb-less dolls lay desolate and forgotten as antique pocket watches ticked on regardless.
3 happy hours and 3 heaving bags laden later, I rewarded myself with a chocolait chaud and a platter of mini macaroons before the long drive home. All new vintage accessories will be listed in Dandelion Daydreamer Vintage this week :)


  1. Sounds like I need to make time to come to Paris for just such a Sunday shopping trip......



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