Saturday, 25 June 2011

The Parisian Flea Market



In the words of my favourite northern miserablist, 'I'm throwing my arms around Paris.' Is it just me or was Morrissey looking a little bit like a tatty Elvis in Vegas at Glastonbury last night? Anyhow, last weekend Monsieur et Madame That's Not My Age gave the French capital a great big hug. After a leisurely breakfast on Saturday morning we hit the Porte de Vanves flea market (march├ęs aux puces) in the south of the city. An excellent spot for mid-century nick-nackery, clothes and books. Now I like the market at Porte de Clignancourt, once you've got passed the kebab vans and cheap tat, the covered area is fabulous. If you buy antiques on the New King's Road, Fulham, then this is the place for you but at That's Not My Age Mansions it's shabby chic all the way.




I nearly bought these 1950s Orangina glasses but transporting fragile items is always problematic, as Amy Winehouse's tour manager knows only too well. Here are some of the superior bric-a-brac stalls and lovely people we met at Porte de Vanves.









And although we were beaten to a gorgeous Art Deco globe by the woman in the top photo, we still managed to pick up two new orbs to add to the collection:





The flea market runs on Saturdays and Sundays from 7am - 1.30pm and is a couple of minutes walk from Porte de Vanves Metro station.

16 comments:

Penny Dreadful said...

Love that song. I've never been to a French flea market, I would really love to x

the gardener's cottage said...

french junk is so awesome. i love the globes you got esp the 2nd one.

xo
janet

Veshoevius said...

I love these photos - its been far too long since I've been to a French flea market!

Aesthetic Alterations said...

Wonderful finds to add to your home. And are my eyes betraying me, but are those a few Chanel bags (faux) on the mannequin up there?

High Heeled Life said...

What a wonderful day you must of had!!! thanks for sharing it with us... oh to be there in person , magical, I'm sure. Great finds, for your collection... HHL

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

I love your photos..thanks for sharing a flea market trip! It looks like so much fun..I would probably still be there!

LPC said...

Oh that looks like so much fun! And I love globes too.

puncturedbicycle said...

Ooh, jealous. I live for picking through loads of old stuff.

heidi adnum said...

TNMA, you are a lucky girl! Love the globes.

MyStyle said...

Hi my dear-well done on the orbs, they are lovely!! I would love to go to a French flea market xx

Terri said...

How fun would it be to flea market shop in another country! I would have to stick to small items--like buttons and jewelry and fans and gloves, but what fun it would be to look.

Chicatanyage said...

I love flea markets there is usually some treasure to be found. That's why I like the Brocantes in the South of France so much.

sacramento said...

I remember you told me about your globe collection.
Thank you for taking me on a trip to a parisian markert.
Besos.
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heidi adnum said...

TNMA, I saw this http://www.etsy.com/shop/vintagecals and thought of you.

Judith said...

Looks like the perfect place to find a hat!

Christina @ Fashion's Most Wanted said...

I love globes.

I would love a poke around that flea market.

Please let me know when you're east as I'd love a drink xx