What to do when it rains on your parade, or in my case: brocante day? If you are a reasonable person you find a brocante that is inside, if you are like me that idea comes after a grump session with disappointment.
Isle sur la Sorgue brocante and antique market is every weekend, and most of it is indoors. But I did not feel like going there this weekend, because Chelsea was home. As she went for a run, I thought I would "run" to the local brocante market.
The last Sunday of every month there is an antique market in Aubagne, lucky this rainy day was on the last Sunday of the month.
These two French olive pots greeted me.
The one in the back with a touch of green is older.
A wooden box full of old French pottery.
A pair of miniature chairs that were used to hold a pocket watch. See the little latch on top of the back of the chair?
Hand painted platters. A pottery, faience, dishes... cupboard type of brocante day.
Stack of linens with gigantic monograms, and a pair of armchairs.
Paintings in perfect condition, and or perfectly restored in perfect frames.
Just too perfect for my taste.
My friend Melanie who lives in Bangkok, sister Clarice does upholstery on old furniture. Also she is an antique dealer, and sets up in Aubagne.
These darling old toy box games were on her stand as well.
While I was taking this photo, I noticed a white confit pot in the reflection of the trumeau.
As I was checking the confit pot to see if it was broken, chipped, cracked...
I saw a 1700s faience platter, but before I could utter a word someone grabbed it, asked the price and bought it.
And Mr. Stuffed Animal Admirer aks French Husband found this 19th century mustard pot.
I tell you he is way into it these days.
This little colouring box had my name all over it, and it literally cried, "Take me home."
The dealer asked if I wanted the contents in side the colouring box. I said no. Then he said, "Do you collect old boxes?" When I confirmed that I did, he told me he did too, and if I wanted he would show me his other boxes..."
Lovely beautiful rainy day, thank you!!