Marché aux Puces, Day 2

More good stuff. I still have a few people to buy for so I'm probably going back out July 2, plus there are a couple of other places I'll get one or two things.

 Antique terrine.

 I can taste the paté already...

 Watercolor of Azay-le-Rideau - this one is something of a panic gift.

 For KT - she and I share a love of antique silhouettes - this one is different but I think she'll still like it.

 I neglected to put the pen with this; it's about 7 inches long.

 Every year I see old pencil boxes and never get them.

 This one has an added comparment inside; most have one big trough or two, not the little section.

 And the lady gave me the fun old rickety dip pen as a bonus; she said it was sad to not have something inside the box. :)

 Two more bistrot cordial glasses.

Very fun.

The lady at the stand where I got the glasses was super fun to talk to. First she thought I was French :) which is always fun, but when she found out I was American she said she used to work for a company that had lots of American employees who would come to France for training (kind of like Michelin). She was in charge of getting them housing and helping them get set up with utilities and all the practicalities.

Especially fun was next... After she retired, she kept in contact with her boss from there who was also retired. One day he called her to give her new contact info because he was going back to work and was starting a new business which would call for his traveling back and forth between Australia and the U.S. She was 65 when she got the call and the boss was 83!! She said she had always wanted to get into brocante (selling antiques/bric-a-brac) and she thought if he could start a new business at his age she might as well start her brocante business! I think she was nearing 80 or maybe a tad over so apparently she stuck with it.

1 commentaire:

Applecart T. a dit…

i hope i can be that motivated when i'm 80. heck, if i can get something started before i'm 40, i'll call that a major victory.

brocante for all : )