I am a self proclaimed flea market junkie and you can imagine my delight when I visited the Paris flea markets this past month. The Paris flea markets were amazing in so many ways! It was so neat how each vendor had their own little room where they could show off their goods, instead of a booth how we typically do it here in the States. These vendors don’t have to worry about packing up their beautiful finds early in the morning to set up; their items are always on display, no matter if they are open or not.
When I first arrived at one section of the flea market, there was a flock of Parisians and tourists sifting through amazing tables full of vintage accessories and beautiful antique furniture. Some of the furniture wasn’t just antique as in 100 or 200 years old, but I was looking at a few pieces that went back to the 1600′s!
The vendors did an amazing job of merchandising their spaces and I really shopped until I dropped! I tried taking photos of many of the neat old antiques, but was turned down by many vendors. Although I was turned down by some, there were many vendors very happy to let me photograph their items! Take a look at some of these awesome flea market finds. Let’s just say that by the end of my trip I had to buy an extra suitcase for the flight home.
Can’t wait to head to another European flea market in the coming years.