Neighborhood Brocante

A few things that I saw in a brocante in my neighborhood (the 12th arrondissement) in Paris.

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I have no need for something like these lovely cups and saucers but I sure do like them.

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A view of the brocante.

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I’m not sure where I could put this screen but I wouldn’t mind having one.

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I think this is a little container to hold salt. I thought it was really cute.

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Sort of a strange plate. What would you use it for? Maybe put some real eggs on it?

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I was tempted to buy this little vase with Napoleon and Josephine painted on it but decided I didn’t need something else to dust.

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I really liked this chair. When you sat on it, it sank a little making it very comfortable. I just love the way it looks. I would love it in my yard in Provence. Two problems, though–how would I get them from Paris to Provence and I would have had to buy four of them at the cost of 1800 Euros. Oh well.

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12 thoughts to “Neighborhood Brocante”

  1. Linda, those chairs are just wonderful. Even one, sitting on the front porch with a big planter and ferns on it’s seat would be so charming.

    I want the cups and saucers…….love love love them.

  2. The tea set is Japanese Lustreware from the 1930s. I had a full set of it way back when including the teapot which was fun — bought at a market in Arizona at the Tucson Community Center annual antique fair. You’ve probably been there Linda. I paid $23 for the lot and we used it as Sunday china for years. My daughter now has it in Scotland, a Japanese set that’s a memory of her Arizona childhood. Funny how these things make their way around the world.

  3. I think this is the great separation mark–when you decide you DON’T need anything more. I used to be such a collector, and I now I want to divest myself of all of it and live in a white room with one blue bowl for decoration. At least I think I do . . .

  4. Those chairs are giving me heart attacks. I’m going to tell Matt I need to fly to France so I can pick them up. Yeah…that’ll work.

  5. Love the plate with eggs Linda, i thought that the eggs were real!How very clever!I guess it certainly will be a conversation piece to any party eh…..or maybe, to add a funny touch to it, one can arrange real eggs amidst the row of fake eggs.LOL!!!

  6. Love the plate with eggs Linda, i thought that the eggs were real!How very clever!it certainly will be a conversation piece to any party eh…..or maybe, to add a funny touch to it, one can arrange real eggs amidst the row of fake eggs.LOL!!!

  7. Yes, I noticed those two chairs right away in your second photo! I love their lines…I want them!

    That plate is certainly unusual! I might have bought it just because it is so odd…

  8. Love the chairs, love the screen. Don’t know what I’d do with either one of them. Just curious, is this brocant every week on a certain day?

  9. I have been away from the site for quite a while. You are like coming home to an old friend. Your photography is wonderful. You have a great eye for “found art”. Keep posting for those of us who do not get to France often enough.

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