Saturday, April 9, 2011

Paris Flea Market

I've been waiting for a long time to go to a Paris Flea Market. Today was the day. I could hardly sleep the night before, I was so excited. We took the train all the way to the last stop for the Marche Aux Puces Flea Market. I had my euros, I had my Evian, I had my big bag.....I was ready.

Oh Momma, I'm in heaven

For my dear friends Amy and Rhonda....I thought of you both today when I saw this booth.

Now this is what I dream about, rows and rows of French booths.

I don't think this next photo needs words......I was in complete shock that I found a box of laces and trims. My face is saying...."seriously?"

What a day and I am one happy shopper, a thrifty shopper at that. I promise more photos of this day.
xoxoxo Rhonda


  1. Yes Rhonda you are in a Parisean dream and it is real. Looks like pure nirvana. Your bag looks like it might be getting filled with all sorts of lovely goodies. Happy Paris exploring...

  2. Oh, I've. een waiting for this post!!! I knew you would be over the moon! Can't wait to hear about all the booty.

    Love, Kim A.

  3. This would be the highlight of the trip for me! Enjoy!

  4. i would have that SAME look on my face the WHOLE time too! wow..some fabulous-looking tresors there! can't wait to see what you come home with!!

  5. I knew you would love it there. I feel just like you do. I don't think there is anything more exciting in life than to attend a French flea market. Oh the wonders. I can only imagine the beautiful things you will create with that lace.

  6. Oh ma chere-that`s truly like flea mark so many-and so much-WONDERFUL-sweet Rhonda.

  7. Oh what a lucky girl you are... freshly-picked vintage French treasure!!! ;)

  8. ooh i'm in love.. i know where i want to go!!! have a great time !!!

  9. I think I just had the same reaction as your face when seeing those little trinkets!!!!
    Oh girl, I know you are in heaven!
    It looks like so much fun.
    I can't wait to see what you came away with :)

  10. Wow what fun! My guess is that you are exhausted from the shopping but your mind is wondering, 'what will I make first with this awesome French lace!!"
    Hope you rest well tonight...happy dreams!

  11. Rhonda,

    YOU LUCKY GIRL! I am supposed to go to France this fall for a visit. I would LOVE to do this. Would you send me an email when you get home & give me some hotel suggestions? Thanks & enjoy.

  12. How fun! My fear would be not wanting to use those items because then they would be gone!!!! But I'm sure you'll use lots to make goodies for yourself....:).
    Keep those pictures coming, I was at St. Vinnies today but it's not quite the same thing...:(. Although I was lucky enough to find a sweet child size ticking pillow in pink.....

  13. Oh my gosh! I would have FREAKED! The second I saw just a tad of those pictures with the dolls, I gasped thinking how I wish I were there to buy them all up! Fabulous! So glad you found some great treasures for yourself! How fun! xoxo R...

  14. OMG I'm just salivating over the large stack of fabrics behind you! *winks* I can only imagine how enchanting this whole experience was and how many fabulous Found Treasures you scored! Lucky Girl!!! Thanks for taking us along on this Paris Flea Experience!!!

    Dawn... The Bohemian

  15. You lucky girl, Rhonda! This looks like so much fun. No wonder you are such a happy shopper. Enjoy your wonderful finds!
    Have a great Sunday!

  16. OMG, Rhonda!! You lucky duck!! I know you are having the time of your life! Enjoy and keep us posted of what you see and find! See you when you get back. We will have to make plans to meet up so I can hear all about your trip!

    Hugs! Judy

  17. Wonderful photos Rhonda, just LOVE the flea market shots.

  18. Hey! I think i've made that face before too!

    Seriously! I love the thought of you finding laces and trims! That means more creative adventures are on their way when you get back to your studio!

    Ps..i am always buying fresh bagettes here and cradling them in my arms all the way home. You'd think I was holding a precious baby or something! lol

    Keep smiling, beautiful Rhonda!

    Ciao Bella!

    Creative Carmelina

  19. Oh Rhonda
    I still haven't been to the Paris flea markets, so next time it is at the TOP of my list!!!!!!

    You're making my mouth water - oh that lace, I'm sure getting those treasures made your trip worthwhile - Oui??!!!
    Gorgeous photo of you too.

  20. Oh I am so jealous and happy for you at the same time. Love the last picture of you and the lace.

  21. Hi Rhonda, Oh now I bet you had a wonderful time, it looks like so much fun, what most of us dream about. Love the dolls and the lace. You look so cute with all that beautiful lace. Thanks for sharing. Have a safe trip home. Hugs, Terri

  22. Oh my!
    I love your face. I would've looked the exact same way. I can only imagine what that would be like.
    Can't wait to hear more and see what treasures you got!
    Karen ~ Some Days Are Diamonds

  23. All I can write is ... sigh ...
    It all looks too divine for words! :)))
    Wish I were there ...

  24. Now this is a part of Paris I long to visit the markets swoon and be still my beating heart

    Love Dawn xx

  25. Hi, Which marche au puce is this? I love to go the fleas...I'll be going back in the fall and I can't wait.
    bliss farm antiques

  26. I am sooooo jealous, looks like you had a wonderful trip and that flea market looks so cool! Wish I was :o) Sue


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