The hunt is on! French antiques are beloved worldwide, all era's, all styles. The pricing, when you know where to look is doable.
Day One of our tour...... We brought our ladies to the Chatou Antique market. Twice a year, this fair outside of Paris, has over 700 exhibitors, all of whom are bona fide antique dealers. It feels oh so French with seemingly few tourists.
This image from the Atlanta designer Nancy Braitwhite, has had me spellbound. All white allowing the grand element of the eagle hold center court. To find such an object and say, Au revoir was painful
This fair is an event. Two massive aisles are devoted to French gastronomy; fresh shucked oysters, muscles, cheese and veg paella, champagne, wines galore, pastries. And celebrate they did, dining together at booths and the beautiful dining area. Not a hot dog in site.......
My favorite find for the shop, country french windmill c. 1920
Marche aux Puces de Saint Ouen, (clingincourt)is a well-known weekly flea market in northern Paris. Stepping into the maze-like, narrow alley creates an intimate, otherworldy experience. A tourist destination, prices can be higher, but if you know what you are looking for and are savvy in negotiating, treasures abound.
If there, a visit to Chez Louisette is an experience
So I am thinking this could be a funky evening bag, forget Louis Vuitton.
Did you guess incense burner? See the rotating vent on top? Lit sticks of incense were placed within the metal cage, top closed, while one enjoyed fragrance beautifully. Actually one of the best I have ever found
As I write, I am still in England, yep, I knowFrench Champagne, bon gout!
Au Revoir for now