On a glacial Saturday morning, I mustered up the courage to crawl out of my cozy nest of blankets and dragged myself to the Marché aux puces to hunt for treasure. Rain or shine, comb the overflowing racks and aisles of hidden gems, from vintage clocks to 1950s teacups, beautiful handwritten letters, stacks of old comic books, and Hermès scarves, all waiting patiently for the right home. The friendly vendors, snug as a bug in blankets and wool hats, brave the cold with smiles on their faces. Don't be shy because they are always ready to talk your ear off, in a cheerful jumble of French and English. And during lunchtime, you'll find them happily enjoying a feast, paired with a glass of red wine (proof). So French. :)
It's a bit out of the way, but oh so worth the adventure and the lovely surprises you may find!
When you go to the flea market, what do you come home with? I'm a sucker for vintage plates and teacups, wrinkled maps, and old glass bottles.
P.S. Happy Valentine's Day!! And if you don't have a Valentine, even better! It's the perfect occasion to "treat yo self" like Donna and Tom. Any Parks and Recreation fans here?