Sunday, August 23, 2009

Treasure Hunting in Paris

Today we headed to a Paris flea market at Port de Clignancourt. We were hoping to find some vintage finds for our new home since it is the largest market in the world and is known for its antiques. We only covered a fraction of the market and will probably head back in a couple of days to scour for more treasures since I LOVED IT there. Good thing I have a fluent-in-french-husband who bargained on my behalf all morning. Today's vintage treasures included:

-the cutest little white, embroidered apron
-two large square pillow cases to go with the shaggy rug in the my living room
-black and white postcards of Paris from the early 1900's written in beautiful cursive(that I plan on framing)
-vintage colored postcards

Other things we saw today:

cute wooden bird cage

vintage suitcase with the ship tags still on...900 euros

vintage parisian soap labels that I might go back for to frame in my bathroom....loved the colors...

p.s. to all my crafty friends out there, I found the most awesome vintage label-like rubber stamp from the late 1800s that was used on stationary ... totally my kind of thing...but the vendor would not budge on the 30 euros because it's apparently rare and I just couldn't justify it : (

1 comment:

Rachel said...

Oh my gosh I love that vintage suitcase!! Glad you found some good things.