Tuesday, 13 January 2009

The Antiques Market

Lucky me, it was the monthly antiques market up in the city at the weekend, so we went along for a look. We usually go really early, but as we had been out (dancing) until 1.30am we had an extra hour in bed. It was very cold, but there were lots of interesting stalls to look at. All the stallholders were wrapped up in hats, scarves and thick winter coats trying to keep warm. There are food stalls too, so you get the aroma of cooking onions and french saucissons as you walk around - very tempting on a cold frosty morning. It's outside in the streets which is much nicer than being in a hall, I think. I love rummaging through, it's great fun and I managed to buy some pretty things too. Holly spotted the little door plaques (small proud moment). We went to our usual little warming up point, a café near the cathedral where we all have hot chocolate and Holly had a pain au raisin (plus we use the loo - warm, clean and uk style!). Then we're rejuvinated to have one last wander round before going home for lunch.


i cant sew said...

we love just roaming around looking at all the treasures to be found. the only problem is that we have a 2 and a half year old who likes to seek and destroy rather than look! i woyuld like to know why you live in france?

bexsbuttons said...

oooo! they look good. are they little shell buttons at the top or am i seeing things ? the red fabric looks nice. i would love to go to an antiques market like that...we thought wed go to one when on holiday in lille once...but it wasn't quite like i thought it would be...lots of normal market stalls too.
have a good day

Shabby Chick said...

Love the fabrics and buttons, and Holly's a clever girl! Sounds like a fun day :)

Mel xxx

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Rubyred said...

I love antiques markets and the like.What a lovely morning out! I like the sound of the coffee and pain au raisin .I bought 2 vintage mirrors on Sunday at the boot,I'm going to post about them tommorrow if you'd like to see a picture.I do like a good rummage.Love the little door plaques,well spotted Holly!
Rachel x

lou said...

Lovely fabric and what cute plaques!!!
I love going too Lille, we have brought some lovely things from the market, I hope too go next year.

P.S I don’t mind living in a half converted barn… :0)

Love Lou xxx

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