August 23, 2010

Marché Vernaison...Paris

Some more pictures from Saint Ouen.. these I made at Marché Vernaison, a real bric a brac place ... Marché Vernaison, is the oldest market and is seen as the historical birthplace of the Paris Saint-Ouen Flea Market

It was here, in 1920, that the first organized market was born. At the time, Romain Vernaison, who held a concession on market pitches at the Halles de Paris, and then rented deckchairs in the parks of Paris, owned a plot of land in Saint-Ouen where he set up a series of pre-fabricated wooden huts on the area.

The village spirit of this new market attracted bric-a-brac merchants, discount traders and, crucially, period furniture dealers. It was an overnight success. Gradually, up until the end of World War Two, the wooden shacks were replaced by more permanent stands. With 300 stands, Vernaison is and will remain the leading market.


The first time I was here I was a teenager and traveled with my best schoolfriend to Paris ... we stayed there for some time, in an apartment from a friend who let us his key, and lived Paris in the French way. We spent lots of time at the Vernaison market then and I never forgot the atmosphere and the smell of French onion soup everywhere. It was great to walk around in the narrow streets of this market....... to bad I could not take one of those blue iron carts with me ...




All pictures above are made in the stand of Sylvie & Sylvain Seron 'Aux trois Singes' at Marché Vernaison ,Allée 1 ,Stand 22. I recently received an email from them that they will open another stand at Marché Paul Bert ,Allée 1,stand 20 .

30 comments:

A Perfect Gray said...

beautiful...

Olive Cooper said...

I am a mirror nut and those in your photo are stunning. I am glad you had such a nice trip! olive♥

Gracie's Cottage said...

The cart, the cart - I want the cart!
Yum.

Jan

manon 21 said...

Un endroit que j'aime beaucoup.

Bonne journée

Manon

Room Seventeen said...

Zeg hou jij eens even op om ons zo lekker te maken met al die geweldige plekjes in Parijs ;-)
Fantastisch weer!
Groetjes Hennie

Room Seventeen said...

Saint Ouen en Vernaison, is dat de metro halte Porte de Clignancourt ?

La Flotte said...

Hey Dees, jij bent er ook nog lekker tussenuit geweest zie ik.Heb je in je eentje parijs onveilig gemaakt? Je hebt flink wat foto's geschoten, de 1e foto van dat raam...die zag ik in Lyon toen we in een kleine file stonden.
Prachtige huizen stonden daar met smeedijzeren balkons, luiken en bovenop die mooie raampjes, ik weet niet hoe ze heetten maar je begrijpt me wel toch!
grtjssss

Marianne@Songbird said...

Oh ik heb nog altijd een tripje naar Parijs in het verschiet, dus blijf maar komen met die tips ik bewaar ze allemaal!

It's me said...

Geweldig Dees..............wat een heerlijke spullen allemaal......heb je nog wel wat gekocht?? ...fijne week liefs Ria.....

Mrs Modern Country said...

Your photos really capture the feel of the market stalls exceptionally well.

Thank you so much for following Modern Country Style. I'm so proud!!!

Servies en Brocante said...

ik wil die blauwe tafel van de 4de foto. Leuk in de keuken, bestek erin, servies en kruidenplanten mmm.
Ik wil ook echt een keer daar heen..droomdroomdroom

Lumo said...

Marche Vernaison is such a fun place, one can find practically anything there!

To me it was the best and most interesting part of marché aux Puces de Clignancourt.

There is also an amusing little restaurant in the middle of Marche Vernaison. Not the best food in Paris, bun a fun place for people watching.

Les Roses de Damas said...

Thank you for remind me when I was young! I have spent a lot of time in Marché Vernaison. And even now, I have some friends between the sellers. It's always a pleasure to return and see some of them. Thank you for your pictures.

Zaira said...

What a magic place! I've missed it while in Paris....now i have one more good reason to return... xx

Little Marianne said...

i just discovered your blog today and really like it. . we seem to share a love for muted colour palettes. . lovely blog. ;-)

Theresa Cheek said...

Thanks for the history of the market. I have been many times and always find more than I can buy! Lovely post.

jules @ The Diversion Project said...

incredibly jealous...soooooo incredibly jealous! jxxx

OneCraftyFox said...

So beautiful! In the second pic, it looks like the horse is eating the heron :)

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Dani said...

Nou daar had ik ook wel even tussen willen snuffelen. Leuk daar!
Groetjes
Dani

red.neck chic said...

I want the red chairs!!!

;-D xoxo
robelyn

Jeanette said...

Jij weet de plekjes in Parijs wel te vinden zeg! wauw.... Kan je je beheersen? of is het allemaal megaduur...zoals in de rest van Frankrijk:-)

Liefs jeanette

Dorine said...

Jaaaaaaaaa , lekker hé de echte champagne. En daar smaakt het nog beter dan hier!

Greotjes Dorine

Lynda said...

onionsoup!!!! YUMMIE!!!;)....
Leuk is dat he, de "geur"der herkenning, ruik je nu uiensoep.....ben je zo weer in Paris!!!!!!

Groetjes
Lynda

Daydream Living said...

Hi Desiree,

Ik moet toch snel weer naar Parijs! Bedankt voor de tips!
Maureen
xx

Virginia Blue - Director Blue Fruit said...

Ooh! There are some treasures there! LOVE the little blue cart - wouldn't it be adorable filled with Blue Sapphire bottles, just waiting to make a martini or two...

Floor said...

wow ik ga binnenkort een weekend naar parijs, ik wil graag alle must see van je hebben please !!!!!

Karin said...

Mooie foto's weer, en de terrasstoelen van de laatste (fermob?).....yummie!

Helt Enkelt said...

I liked the letter A :)

Yes, I ♥ all stars. I spotted some in brown leather the other day and I must have them :)

I don´t know the english word for the colour I used, and the Swedish site didn´t have it.
So I send you the link in Norwegian and maybe you can find it where you live.

http://www.jotun.no/www/no/20020050.nsf?OpenDatabase&db=/www/no/20020051.nsf&v=10EA&e=no&m=90A&c=A1E903B5203D4DCCC12574E30072080C

It is the colour called Drivved nr. 9041

Anna-Malin

PS. It´s a beautiful colour. Now I want to repaint my whole home :)

me and alice said...

Hello!
Now I know I just have to go to Paris for a weekend!!! Love everything you show!!! My husband is going to Lill next week! Hopefully he will bring back some goodies for me... ;)

Ha, ha we are very much the same you and I!!! Maybe we could met one day and have a look in our old Ikea's... Totally agree about the size this and last year... It made a mess against the other ones, right?
Have a great weekend!
XOXO Susanne

le ciel flamand said...

Deze markt is onze favoriet! Laatst ontbeten we daar, heerlijke croissants en een kop werme chocolademelk, mmmm... En dan de markt zien ontwaken, rolluiken gaan omhoog, steeds meer geroezemoes...
Mooie foto's heb je gemaakt!
Groetjes, Annelies