Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Aux Puces

Just some of my bootie from the flea Here is just a little of the bootie I acquired at the Sunday puce in Provence...I broke it so I own it And here's what I broke while browsing... I didn't take it with the rest my items. Was that a mistake?Puce - flea marketA terrific coffee moulie for the wall. Ah Ha! Bleu de Provence!!!Puce - flea marketI thought this was fun - A dealer's petit dejeuner...China sets for dollsLots of dollhouse petit dejeuner sets... Who could resist? I bought one.China sets for grownups too Complet tea sets for grownups too...Puce - flea market And in so many beautiful colors.Puce - flea marketThe puce went on forever down so many avenues and lanes in the park.Puce - flea marketHere Corey Amaro, expert flea market shopper searches for special goodies. 4 eyes are better than 2, and I'm used to looking for still life objects, so we each found things the other would like but not necessarily spot . There has to be penny candy at a puce! Can you find the Fraise Tagada here?

Fraise Tagada

34 comments:

Anonymous said...

Looks like you cleaned up on still life objects here!
Lucky You
xAnnie

Anonymous said...

So many delicious china tea sets.
I bet there were going for a song too.
Love the macarons thrown into the frey too!

French Fancy... said...

Did they notice you break the plate?

Parisbreakfasts said...

Of course they noticed FRENCH FANCY
That silly broken dish set me back 5 Euros.
It costs $$$ to visit the puce :)

K and S said...

except for the broken dish, this puce looks fun!

K said...

What fun!! I wish I had been with you!

Darlene (Dee or Gram-D) said...

I just wanna be there with both of you! Your pictures...the dishes...how beautiful.

I hope you gals had a great time!

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

Oh what fun. I loved the Coffee Moulie for the wall. Very French looking.

Anonymous said...

I'll take the pink tea set, please! It matches my office walls.

Anonymous said...

It looks like our flea market we go to every weekend when we can here in NC. I looooove to browse through all that--that looks like it was great fun, and how wonderful that you and Corey got to go together! I can't wait to see paintings from your purchases. Sounds like you're having great fun!

I just saw your note about the cost of the broken dish--you needed to haggle more!!! You should have taken it anyway and made a little mosaic picture frame, Carol...quelle dommage.

rochambeau said...

So great to see you and Corey hanging out! What a wonderful world!

Anonymous said...

I love seeing the leaves on the ground near all those wonderful things to buy! Could you capture some more colours of the Fall for us in Provence & Paris?

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous finds.

Rosa said...

OK, I'm not going to be the one to ask how you're going to transport all this without breaking anything else! Looks like you had great fun.

Merisi said...

Were we supposed to look for that lone macaron??? ;-)
I am very suspicious of flea markets. Don't go near them anymore. Every time I liked something, it was as expensive as heaven. :-(
Are there any fleamarketing courses for beginners in Provence?

Tammy Gilley said...

Oh what fun! Where in Provence are you in these photos I wonder. Anywhere near Avignon? I studied there in college. Am loving "traveling" through your blog back to France. Tres bien!

Anonymous said...

AND THE NAME OF THE FLEA MARKET IS ...... IN THE TOWN OF .....

Your picture of the meal of the vendor is similar to one I took of a vendor having dinner while he ignored customers. In L'isle sur Sorgue, a vendor left me with his whole kiosk filled with antique linens while he went for "cafe", then drove me back to my hotel after I bought too much to carry. Only in France.

You should have bought the green Deco teapot. Could have sold it for a good price in NY. Very in.

A great post.

GiGi

Parisbreakfasts said...

MERISI I spent a grand total of not even 100 euros.
Lordie...for 18 items + 3 more I left behind at Corey's.
The most costly was 20 euros for a miniature wooden coffee mouli and the least was 1 euro for miniature porcelaine doll teacups.

Janice C. Cartier said...

Oooh, what treasures! ANd the little santos among the cups. What great eye candy. IT will be so much fun to paint. Know you had a great time. All best, Jan

Di Overton said...

So now you're doing the flea markets. Is there no end to this? I just read at Corey's blog how you made her eat all those Macarons, how cruel!

Anonymous said...

Oh what fun! And what terrific finds! Wish I could have been there with you both. :)

Anonymous said...

I LOVE that moulin ร  cafรฉ ....Are you going to do a water color of it??? ;)
I'm going to have to search for one of those when I go in spring, since coffee is my thing!

Anonymous said...

I can imagine you there in Teasetland... (as happy as a young child in Disneyland)

I MUST show this post to my children, Carol !!!
This will root them in their very first impressions about you:
"Carol? ... the American lady who pictures leftovers on cafรฉ tables in Paris? the one who paints cups and... cups?"

deedee said...

I am wondering which puce you guys went to, I saw several this pasy weekend but didn't have the time to stop.

Unknown said...

beautiful puce! I hope you will bring all your treasures home safely andnot break them before they reached home:)!

Merisi said...

Dear Carol,
I must admit, spending less than a 100 euros is quite a feat, considering the bounty laid out there in front of you. :-)
I am always afraid of spending to much on these bargains and then having nothing left to spend for the items I'd really need.

Merisi said...

Correction: "too much". Pardon!

tlchang said...

What terrific treasure hunting! (And how, did you say, you were getting all of that home...? Just curious....?)

Anonymous said...

Can you hear me shouting?
I'm coming with you next time!

eeeeeeeekkkkkkk!!!!!!!
L

Rebecca E. Parsons/Cre8Tiva said...

shopping in provence...shopping with corey...are you the luckiest girl ever...i am jealous...blessings, rebecca

WendyB said...

I just love that first photo!

Ulla said...

You and Corey? Corey and You??? Oh what fun!!! Love all the cups and teapots! DELICIOUS...

Anonymous said...

We need to learn from the French--even au puces, the vendor lays a TABLECLOTH for petit dejeuner!

paris parfait said...

What fun, especially with Corey, who's so familiar with flea markets in the area!