Flea markets are the same the world over. Vendors are often more interested in each other's gossip than in selling stuff to you:) Sellers have always "just left" to get coffee, leaving their neighbor to watch their stall just when you desperately want an item. Lunchtime rolls around and all vendors everywhere pull out delectable lunches they have brought in, only to make you notice your hunger pangs as you settle for a local skyrocket-priced carnival food. And, of course, everywhere there is much posturing and haggling over prices... all part of the fun!
The brocante in l'Isle sur la Sorgue at Easter was just like all the rest of the flea markets I've been to... except for the things you can buy, the setting, and... yes, the lunches. This was not our local Alemany Flea with corn dogs on a stick!
We had an unforgettable adventure there on the Chic Provence Design Tour... come with us next spring!
the entrance to the park where the flea market is held
in Isle sur la Sorgue, France
we drooled over these hand blown wine jugs from
the early 20 C....and one of us bought one
this 19th C small rug is now a table runner for
one of our Tour attendees...isn't it beautiful!
great old planters were everywhere
the statue and the setting are so elegant..wait
until those vines are filled out and blooming!
loved this little grouping of vibrantly upholstered
furniture...looks like Designer's Guild
I think these are hitching posts...and not
sure what the curvy iron is..but love it!
original tile floor in one of the
buildings in town
metal cafe chairs, always chic!
rusted old garden statuary
highly styled mid-century stall
I love "terre melee" and this vase is
a superb example of the mixed clay
technique from Vallauris
funny little mid-century Michelin Tire guys!
(what are they up to anyway?)
the selection of vintage silver was phenomenal
at this stall
this wonderful Gustavian bench would look
great with cushions in a Swedish frame of mind
more tile floor from around town
love this navy and white tile floor