Monday, October 14, 2013

A Sunday Brocante

steve and i had date afternoon
instead of date night yesterday.
we happened upon a brocante
at porte maillot..close to our flat.

most of the vendors were showing
pieces way out of our price range.
but it's always fun to look.
there was one tent with some
cool metal vintage shelves
and storage pieces.
i'm regretting not buying one..
i loved them all!

vintage toys and board games

kitchen scales and weights

lovely tea cups

gorgeous glassware..
and one of those decanters
came home with us!

pretty silver

i told steve i wanted this 
beautiful linen couch for christmas.

it was a wonderful afternoon..
after strolling the brocante
we stopped at a cafe for 
french onion soup,
a carafe of wine 
and a cheese plate.
i love living here.


  1. Wow! Awesome must be so nice to just browse; thank you for sharing...really pretty things!

  2. you know i have a weakness for industrial, but FRENCH industrial? i wouldn't stand a chance.
    and that little sofa is adorable! i am picturing it with a big cream ribbon next to your tree.
    santa could use it to put all the presents on, so steve had better get it early : )

    1. Oh, Pam, thank you! What a treat to see these wonderful treasures! I think Catie has a great idea for Steve!
      I enjoy your blog so much and have been with you since the Tracy Porter days.

  3. Just found your blog through French Larkspur...Was so enjoyable to visit you in Paris this morning ,sitting in Cali having my morning latte' I also have 4 grown children. What a wonderful life you have created with yours. Thank you so much for sharing your shopping adventures. it's almost like being there...:O)

  4. I hope you go back for one of those metal storage units, and I hope you have a very, Merry Christmas.......

  5. Oh... I love that sofa too. It would go really well with my three year old and my dog! Maybe in my next life!! I took the plunge and bought some industrial antiques at Chatou last week. So happy with my new computer desk (formerly a bistro table) and chair.

  6. Sounds like the perfect day! I was just telling James the other day that I need a trip to Paris to explore with Pam. I'm not sure that he agrees - yet. ;-)

  7. Wow, that is a pretty fancy brocante! If you get your new apart' you might want to look for industrial pieces on ebay. ;) And I love that sofa too...