Friday, May 14, 2010
Far Flung Parisian Brocantes
Whenever I am in Paris I sniff out Brocantes, I love 'em. The French people bring out their family heirlooms and sell them to people such as me for centimes then rush off to IKEA to spend their takings. Yesterday was Ascension Day and a public holiday here in France so we drove to Jouarre a charming little town on the East side of Paris. I was not disappointed in the hundreds of
stalls. Oh yes there was rubbish but in amongst it there was treasures to be had, even a
dog for sale at 2,400 Euros,
two very happy stall holders,
and the friendliest Brocante I have ever been to. Everyone had a smile on their face even though it was a dull and cold day.
The car is full to the gunnels so I will photograph my finds next week when I get home. Ghost Furniture here they come.