foreign treasures

This weekend I went hunting. This time not for treasures at the Louvre but for antiques. Specifically a danish modern shelf unit to fit a television. (Yes, after over 2 years television-less we are ready. Mostly as a tool to aid in French of course, and the occasional Anglo film.) The marché aux Puces had made it’s biannual appearance on Rue de Bretagne and I gave in to temptation. How could I not, as it was just a few blocks away. So the adventures in the history of ‘other people’s treasures’ began.

In the end, did I find what I was looking for? No. But I did find what I wasn’t looking for. Hard to resist, especially when it’s a foreign treasure. I did return home content, but will be sure to peruse the next antiques market when it returns in May. Or perhaps find another before then…

If you are on your own French treasure hunt, here’s a list of antique markets in and around Paris.

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8 Comments

  1. Lindsey November 28, 2011

    So fun! I STILL haven’t been to one of the antiques markets (except the one that’s often on rue de Bretagne) but there are definitely treasures to be found! Great photos.

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    • Kasia December 1, 2011

      I must admit the market on rue de Bretagne is my favorite, and closest to home!

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  2. Paris Paul November 28, 2011

    Nice! Personally, I find more to buy than to photograph at les puces. What were you able to snag to take home?

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    • Kasia December 1, 2011

      I tried my best to avoid buying anything that I really didn’t need, as I could not find what I really needed. Most of all, as I walk around I wonder of the history of certain items, who they once belonged to, etc.

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  3. Audrey November 29, 2011

    ah so mad i missed this. i love the vintage fashion newspapers

    FRASSY

    http://www.befrassy.com

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  4. StyleOnTheCouch November 30, 2011

    I am reminded of the scenes from Midnight in Paris when Owen Wilson’s character looks around the markets and searches for old records… I do love places like this, in London I lived near an indoor antiques market, at Hampstead, that sold fabulous art deco pieces and costume jewellery. I’d love to explore the ones in Paris some day.

    http://www.styleonthecouch.com

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    • Kasia December 1, 2011

      You definitely must explore the Paris puces one day… And I will happily come to London and go antiquing with you!

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  5. Michael Andrew Wilson January 2, 2012

    Kasia, I just read your blog for the first time, I like it, If you want to have a insiders tour of the Paris flea market’s, I have been hunting in the markets for 22 years, I used to work for Ralph Lauren as a art and antique buyer, I would love to show you around. Take a look at my website and contact me.

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