taking my time at the paris flea market - MY FRENCH COUNTRY HOME

antique leather sofa at the flea market

I often visit the flea markets in Paris.  They are only an hour or so from my home, and I can easily pop in alone or with a client, but generally with a list of things to find and a certain sense of urgency.

Today was a different story.  We have friends here who had never been to Clignancourt, and who longed to visit and “maybe buy” … ha!  wonderful!   An opportunity to visit without having to rush around.  To stop by my favourite dealers without having to tick off a wish-list as I went.

details from stand at paris flea market

It was a beautiful day, and after we shopped we had lunch at Ma Cocotte , which has sort of become my work canteen … lucky me!   …. As  we emerged from the restaurant, we admired the piles of peonies that were being arranged around the stands in preparation for the weekend rush


My friend bought a beautiful barometer, that I forgot to photograph – just shows you how ‘off-duty’  I was! –  that just thrilled her to bits, and a rather divine painting that I would happily have brought home with me.  To console myself I brought home a bag of vintage toile de jouy curtains, which I obviously do not need, but hey, I couldn’t just leave them there …. unloved and abandoned, could I?!

toile de jouy curtains draped over seat

Voila!   The sort of  Friday I just love …..  and if you would like to come shopping with me in Normandy and Paris, you may be interested to know there are just two places left on the September brocante tour.  If you would like any further information, just leave a comment below or drop me an email right HERE.

Wishing you all a lovely weekend.


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