Bon Weekend: 16 May 2014
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One of the reasons I planned my move date to Paris in mid May was so I could shop the Brocante de la rue de Bretagne in the Marais this weekend. I stumbled across it last June and also planned my November trip around it too. These photos are from that visit. While the puces get all the attention, they are also very expensive. I love shopping the brocantes because everything is more reasonably priced. I can’t wait to pick up china and artwork for my new French apartment. We are currently trying to see if I can rent a chambre de bonne in my friend’s building which would be parfait.
I passed up this painting last November and just bought it today! I can’t believe my luck!
Photos by Heather Clawson for Habitually Chic
These photos make me want to go live in Paris, Heather. Brave girl!
I love a Parisian flea market.
I’m soooooooo jealous!! Love following you right now.
Heather the thought of choosing fabulous furnishings and artful accessories for a home in Paris is exciting beyond!
The Arts by Karena
We went to this brocante on our trip last year but sadly walked away with nothing. It’s so nice to have the flea market brought TO YOU though and not have to go out to the Puces!
GOOD stuff! The painting is Wonderful, and also like the gilded sconces, Looking forward to seeing your “Creativity at Work” in your new Parisian abode!
Those orange boxes, piled high! to die!
Oh there are no words for my jealousy! Hope you made some good finds!
Oh wow! Those cloches look amazing!
keeping my fingers crossed you get the apartment you want to rent, so going to enjoy your visit to Paris, (saving for my own trip) I will be taking notes for the future, all my best for a wonderful 4 months of fun and health. xxx
Wow! What a dream! I’m living vicariously through your photos! Merci for sharing!!
How exiting, you are actually now in Paris. I shopped along with your pictures! Spotted a cloisonne vase, some button hooks (I think) and wonderful mirrors. Thank you so much for sharing your adventure. Hope you find a wonderful apartment soon.
So happy to see that you are off-and-running. Love the painting–sometimes things just wait for their intended new owners to come back for them. Can’t wait for more updates. Be well. xoxo
I am foaming at the mouth here! Oh gosh, the artwork, the Hermes boxes, silver, the blue and white porcelain, the furniture, everything is just glorious! I can’t wait to visit Paris. Someday soon…
I have died and gone to heaven with all these beautiful treasures!
Heather, what you’re doing is amazing and I completely understand your reasons for moving to Paris.
Don’t forget to explore Normandy and the coast, it’s one of the most beautiful areas of France, when I was a child my family would take the car ferry from England (this was before the Channel Tunnel)and get lost in Normandy.
I hope you don’t completely give up on New York, I see you as someone who is a truly bi-continental person. Wouldn’t it be ideal to have an apartment in New York and a flat in Paris? You should get Air France to be one of your chic sponsors, that way you could fly back for all the best stuff.
Wishing you all the best.
Stephen Saunders, The End of History.