I was at the Paris flea markets today, checking in with a couple of dealers: I love to go on a Monday, after the weekend rush, when the atmosphere is calmer and the parking easy!
It was a lovely sunny day, and since I took my camera along, I thought you may enjoy a few shots of my favourite addresses in the market. I wasn’t there for long, so I only got to Paul Bert and a quick walk through Serpette, but there was plenty to see.
My first stop was to see François Bachelier, who specialises in anything connected to the cuisine – always a feast for the eyes, and so knowledgeable. It is his butchers block in the first picture above. I have spoken about him before on the blog, you can see more pictures here, definitely a favourite.
Next on the list was Sylvain at Un Singe en Hiver. Whenever I am at St Ouen, I make time to stop here. He has the most surprising pieces and such a great sense of styling, – I am never disappointed.
He doesn’t really have one speciality, at the moment there are a lot of antlers and butterflies, and also these beautiful blue demi-johns
He likes to go for big architectural and semi industrial pieces, and often has a clock face for sale
What I love about St Ouen, is that you can go from the sublime to the ridiculous in the space of a few meters …. of course wild boars like to wear feather masks – we all know that.
There is always some mid-century furniture at the flea market, happily co-existing alongside the more traditional antiques. The accent is on the better known names, and cult designs. This selection is by Simonet Antiques
I loved the tableware displays at Les Tables d’Eva, her Limoges coffee service was so precious, and those little chairs …..
This display in Paul Bert caught my eye, and although I didn’t get the name, you can easily find it with this address.
If you are in Paris this spring, then don’t miss a trip to the St Ouen flea market. Shop all morning, then take in a late lunch at Ma Cocotte …. my idea of heaven