Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Flea markets of Paris...


When we visited Paris last month our goal, aside from eating and drinking everything in site was to shop.  I know it is terrible right!  We were in the process of trying to fill our first container to ship back to the States.  We started out in Paris at the flea markets and could have shopped there for days but as you know travel does not always allow for days and days of endless browsing and then going back to make final purchases and decisions.  Things move so fast it can be hard to know if you have made the right choices for weeks to come.  I know I should have bought the chairs that are shown below, I am kicking myself now for doubting my first inclination.  I love these chairs and I hope that they find a wonderful home somewhere in the world.. they are so amazing! 

Aside from that I tried not to pass up anything that spoke to me.   I finally had to realize that anything is possible with the right amount of determination and dare I say money behind it.  We did end up dragging dress forms and multiple goodies back with us on the metro, yep they looked at us like we were crazy but whatever, they did that every time we spoke to them in English after starting with "bonjour".  It was amazing to buy furnishings and accessories with the idea that we would be having them here in such a short time.  I am looking forward to getting all of our goodies and setting up for our first container sale!
 



We loved all of the displays, the talent in these flea markets blows away what we see here at home.  Although I must say that we have to remember these are permanent spaces not pop ups.





This space was amazing, I wanted every book!  I love the green blue!



This big guy was so cool and calm, he just wanted to chill not shop.


These two I did not manage to leave.  They are perfect and I love them.  I will also love them when they get home to me in my living room thank you very much!


I did pass this sweet little thing up.. I was tired and did not even ask the price - a mistake I know!


Gorgeous!




This vendor said this was a painting of his mother in law.  His booth was super cool!

(This picture is for Loi)



images by christina for greige

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8 comments:

Karen Albert said...

Christina, you have a great eye! The chairs are all gorgeous. So excited to see everything when it arrives...what an adventure!

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Gareen said...

Oh, wow! That chair with the scalloped design is pure magic. Perusing Paris flea markets is my dream. What a treat, lucky girl!

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French Basketeer.com said...

Love each of the photos, and your tales of the Paris Flea!!

CreativaCale said...

Moj sin se presilio u Pariz.Kada sam bila tamo pokazivali su mi sve sto turista treba da vidi.A ja am zelela da odem na neki flea market ali me je bilo sramota da ima kazem.Zato me interesuje da li su cene ok?Na primer koliko kosta ona fotelja za presvlacenje?

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

haha, my eyeballs are still there :)

Awesome photos, Christina. You've captured the spirit and charm of the flea markets perfectly. I love your pair of clubchairs!! I bought a similar pair in March.

Thanks for the tour! Enjoy your fabulous new pool!!
xo
Loi

Nancy said...

What fun. The only time I went to Paris was to see the touristy sights, now I want to go back and shop and do the flea markets! Lovely finds.
xo Nancy
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maryjane said...

I adore this post! We didn't make it to the flea markets, but it is SO on my list when I got back in September. Hopefully I can find some suitcase-sized treasures. PS-love your greige.
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aurelia-m said...

Love those pictures