August 21, 2010

Saint. Ouen...Puces a Paris

Still in Paris ..... my little black Moleskine of Paris in my hand (apparently we Dutch love those black note books and agenda's).... it has a map of the city in it and lots of space to write notes.

I had written some places I wanted to visit at the St Ouen market in it as I did not wanted to waste the little time I had in Paris walking around at markets with heavy antiques or paintings I am not interested in. St Ouen has many markets, all with little streets and shops. The one I thought would suit me best was the 'Paul Bert Market'. Around the 'official' market it is full of little shops and people selling on the street. Shop owners eating and drinking together in front of their stands... an amazing and chaotic place.

The next stands were definitely my favorite on the whole Paul Bert Market.... And I am happy to share the addresses with you! You can imagine when I saw these blue metal chairs I had to have a closer look... they were in front of the stand of antique shop of 'Les 2 font la paire', when I complimented the owner of the shop with the beautiful furniture she asked me where I came from and she happened to be Dutch, just like me and living in Paris for 30 years already.

And so I found myself in the middle of the Paul Bert Market in front of her shop, we sat in some really comfortable chairs. We had a laugh, a tea, she told me some stories and we talked for like two hours about our lives and interests... Merci Marianne, I really enjoyed your company.

101-103 alleé 2 - Marché Paul Bert 'Les 2 font la paire'








View a the little streets at the Paul Bert


The stand next to Marianne's (
105, alleé 2 -Marché Paul Bert)







And here some more random pictures
from the Paul Bert Market





52 comments:

Olive Cooper said...

Have mercy, those urns. Thank you for sharing these photos as I may never get to visit such a place. Have a terrific weekend. hugs♥olive

Ann said...

Swooning over everything!

Traveling always inspires me. And in Paris, no less!

-Ann

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Love the blue metal chairs and the green ones in the last photo too! But all that blue painted furniture...to die for! Wonderful markets! Thanks for sharing! :)

TheSmithHotel said...

Lovely, Lovely, Lovely! Thanks for sharing such wonderful pictures! Would love to go there someday!

Jody

Elsa said...

Hi, Finns like Moleskine also, have couple of them, hih!

Lots of beauties and treasures, blue chairs and those old tolix chairs. Very interesting place!

Thanks for sharing!

Christina @ greige and My Sparrow said...

Just the most wonderful thing ever!! Nothing seems to compare- it has been 3 years or maybe more since my last visit there and I am dying to go back.. next spring for sure!

Enjoy!

johanna said...

å my god!!!!now i want to go to paris today!!!Wonderful pictures...The wallpaper i dont were they are from=( Sorry... many hugs Johanna

Room Seventeen said...

Wow Dees, dit ziet er echt fantastisch uit! Mooie foto's, mooie spullen! Hier wil ik beslist een keer naar toe. Dankjewel voor deze supertip!
Groetjes Hennie

It's me said...

Geweldig Dees......wat een foto's!!! zo genieten ditte....leuk leuk !! dankje wel voor het willen delen...geniet nog even in Parijs...of ben je alweer thuis?? fijn weekend liefs Ria....

Dreamy Whites said...

OH WOW Desiree,
Thank you for sharing all of these beautiful images with us. So much inspiration!!!
So many wonderful things in all of your images!

How have you been? I have missed you!
oxoxox
Maria
p.s. Thank you for stopping in and saying hi the other day!!!

Lina said...

Ik kan alleen maar zeggen: oooh....
wat mooi! (zucht)

elinAnita (eddaskreativiteter ) said...

Hello:)
I have never been in Paris..but I hope some day I will:)
So many beautifuls things you show us today...
have a wonderful day
eddaHugs

Bo Butiek said...

Wat een mooie foto's!

Liefs Claudia

makyloua said...

que de belles choses aux puces cela donne envie de tout acheter sur tes photos...mais souvent cher !!
passe un très bon week end

Jane @ The girl in the brick house said...

Ooh, I'm so jealous - could have bought the whole market by the looks of things!! Thanks for sharing.

Haikey said...

Lovely! Thanks for sharing such wonderful pictures with us!

sunny said...

I love those chairs!

Mirjam Decoratieve Verftechnieken said...

Wat een heerlijke sfeerfoto's weer! Was je vervoerstechnisch ook nog in staat om wat mee terug te nemen naar huis? Wij hadden tijdens ons verblijf in Frankrijk absoluut geen ruimte over in de auto en ik kon dus niks meenemen :(
Nou moet ik eerlijkheidshalve zeggen dat het 'woontechnisch' ook niet meer mogelijk is om iets toe te voegen haha. Fijne vakantie nog!

Mäster Henrik said...

one of my favourite places in the world!!!!

best

Magnus

Servies en Brocante said...

Ik wil 2 blauwe stoelen en 2 groene stoelen !!!
Prachtig! Wat zal dat genieten zijn om daar rond te lopen, en dan ook nog andere liefhebbers tegen te komen!
Leuk dit wereldje, waarin je elke dag weer nieuwe mensen leert kennen.
Fijn weekend!

lia said...

Ohhhh, ik zwijmel helemaal weg bij die mooie plaatjes.
Genieten hoor.

Acquired Objects said...

How fabulous are those pictures? Love the old hat boxes and some of those chandeliers. Thanks for sharing your wonderful day!

ticklishfromadistance said...

Oh my, those blue metal chairs. I am swooning!

Eiv said...

always a treat to come and visit you !
take care a bientôt!

La Maison en Wonderboom said...

Heerlijk slenteren door Parijs, alleen maar doen wat je zelf wilt, en ja, dat is vakantie.
Prachtige foto's heb je genomen en fijn dat wij mee mogen genieten.

Hermine

Mariette said...

Dearest Desiree,

Glad I found your blog and am following you on Blogger and on Facebook. Just make a return visit; altijd van harte welkom bij een àndere zigeuner...

Greetings from Georgia/USA

MariettesBacktoBasics

à la parisienne said...

Thank you for sharing your pictures of your recent trip to Paris...One of these days I hope to shop here!

Mandy

florence said...

Waouahhhhh ! what a chance to be there, to meet Marianne ! Thank you very much for those photos !

Daydream Living said...

Hi Desiree!

Wow! Wat een mooie foto's! En wat leuk dat je een andere Ndlse hebt ontmoet, kleine wereld! Bedankt voor de tips. Goed weekend!

Maureen
xx

Yaya Chique said...

Oh what fun!!!! A place one could definitely spend all day and still not want to leave. Can't wait to see what treasures you bring home??? xo..deb

Beach House Living said...

One could definitely scour from dawn to dusk there.

Cathy Louise said...

Your blog always inspires me. We are off to Paris in November. Can't wait :) take care Cathy xx

franca@villadesta said...

Oh ik wou dat ik met je mee was! Liefs Franca

le ciel flamand said...

Ja, altijd leuk en inspirerend, wandelen op de puces. Wij zijn ook nog nooit met lege handen (wel met een lege portemonnee) teruggekeerd van de puces...
Wat leuk ook dat je daar een Nederlandse tegenkwam, je had er vast en zeker een korte maar leuke ontmoeting!
Groetjes, Annelies

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

I see you're enjoying to the max in Paris.

What a lovely decos! I would die for every lil thing you showed.

LOVE... LOVE...LOVE

Have a great time.
x0x0
/chie

me and alice said...

WOW, WOW, WOW!
How much nice goodies...
I would have gone crazy seeing all of that...
Beautiful things!
xo Susanne

Karin said...

Ooooo hier zou ik ook wel een dagje kunnen shoppen, wat zeg ik...een week. Heb je nog wat gekocht?

Henrietta said...

I would gone mad there.If I ever go to Paris I think I have to rent a truck because there is so much marvelous things to shop.

Sea Angels said...

Stunning...and so inspirational....so glad you had a lovely time, I bet your little black book is full to overflowing ha ha lolxx
Lynn xxx

Rozmeen said...

Wow wat een mooie fotos!
Ik zie prachtige spullen..ben weg van het oude witte ladenkastje en de blauwe side table...zo mooi geleefd en de orginele kleur er nog op..echt genieten.

Ik wens je een fijne dag.
Liefs,
Rozmeen

Verrassend Goed! said...

Prachtige foto's en wat is Parijs toch mooi. Bedankt dat je dit moois met ons wilt delen.

warme groet,
Marianne

Gloria said...

Beatiful blue metal chairs!!!!!!Hugs, Gloria.

Nicole said...

Veel plezier nog in Parijs! Prachige dingen zijn daar te zien, zoals ik op je foto's kan bekijken!
Zou er zo heen willen...hi hi
Lieve groetjes van Nicole ☺

LiLi M. said...

Heerlijk dat je nu toch naar Parijs geweest bent. Ook nog vlinders gezien? Ik heb genoten van je foto's, hier was ook weer eea bij te lezen, maar je eigen foto's zijn altijd mijn favoriet. Fijne week!

...............cata.............. said...

Absolutely beautiful post!
Thank you indeed for sharing with us this amazing place.
Have a wonderful week
Cata

Leigha said...

My jealousy of your flirtations and frolicks around Paris continues. Enjoy yourself dear Desiree!
Leigha

Christine said...

Wonderful reporting !! You have catched the atmosphere of the Puces with much cleverness and the eyes of an artist !!

Fifi Flowers said...

GREAT items... LOVE the BIG clocks!

ALL ABOUT CHOCOLATE CREATIVE... said...

OMG Thanks so much for telling about this market, I will visit it in my next visit to Paris, totally love the industrial look, I would have to figure out how to bring all this stuff back to London or my other home in Canary Islands!! LOVE it

kim said...

Now, yes I have seen your post : very nice photography...
I love your stool : I look for that since a long time.
Kiss (from Paris)

kim said...

Now, yes I have seen your post : very nice photography...
I love your stool : I look for that since a long time.
Kiss (from Paris)

Jolanda said...

Hoi,

Via pinterest bij jouw blog gekomen!
Geweldige foto's!
Ik ga je volgen,
Fijne dagen,

Lieve blog groetjes,

Jolanda