The village of Rauzan is located about 15 minutes from my house on the other side of the river. Twice a year, Rauzan hosts a remarkable antique fair near the old castle. Hundred of brocante and antique store owners gather there with a huge variety of objects. Silver, linens, tableware, armoires, toys…
This time I bought some enamel pots and plates as well as some table linen and a few antique coffee cups (the red and white ones in the picture).
I hope I get to take you there with me someday…
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I pray that the one of the two times a year is when I’m visiting. I could spends days at antique fairs!!! Love them!
Fantastic. Love the old blue enamel door numbers – so French! 🙂
I bet you have a wonderful ones in your area as well dear Luffy. Any plans to come to Bordeaux this summer?
love the depth of field you show in your pics! the details of the antique stuffs, i’ve always loved them! no matter how spooky could they be
Antiques are the perfect subject for photography. I do love to spend Sundays amongst such wonderful things. So much history! So many memories.
i really wish i had that kind of antique flea market nearby my house. i envy that, really!
Now that is somewhere it would be difficult to leave, especially empty handed
I know Marie 😉 Self control is key when visiting a brocante 🙂 😉
Oh my! I want to be there! 🙂
Come on over then! 😉 🙂
Love the photos! Aside from the dolls it’s pretty cool.
I was just answering Amanda’s comment and mentionning how creepy some of the dolls look 🙂
How beautiful! I’d love to get some antique plates and cookware. I always find antique shops to be mostly fascinating, but one part creepy. So much history in one room, so many stories waiting to be told. Lovely photos as usual.
You are right Amanda. Parts of it are really creepy, especially the old dolls and teddies…
Wonderful! Thanks for the preview. I am getting a passport this year!!
I loved your post! One of my favorites since I start to follow you! It is as if I was there shopping as well!
Oh thank you Stacey!!!
I can’t help but think of all the memories stored within these treasures from the past…
If only they could talk! 😉
I love your newly acquired coffee cups. What a wonderful selection of so many different things to see and treasures to purchase.
Thank you Angeline. Boy, I love your name “Angeline”… Very French. Very romantic 😉
Merci. Heaven knows why my Mexican grandmother chose this name.
Beautiful photos Stephane, you’ve obviously learned the master your new camera.
I’d have bought the pinocchio in the first photo without hesitation…
I loved that Pinocchio. I almost got it for my nephew… The new camera is a dream come true for me…
I’d love this market!! Thank you for sharing the photos.
You are most welcome Sarah!
What lovely lighting!!! Beautiful photos.
Thank you my darling! This was the Sunday before you arrived. I kept thinking I wished you’d been there…
He threw back his arms and he cried with pleasure.
One man’s junk is another man’s treasure.
Merci pour cette superbe balade !! J’adore !!
Les brocantes sont un vrai paradis pour un photographe… 😉
Tout à fait d’accord !!
Je me suis régalé il y a quelques mois dans les brocantes de la rue du Marché Popincourt et aux puces de Saint-Ouen.
Oooh, I would be in 7th Heaven here!!!
Oh, how I wish I could have been there! How I envy you for having these beautiful brocantes, if only for being able to photograph all these gems. On the other hand: good for my wallet, would have bought lots of stuff I don´t need 🙂
Merci for sharing what must have been an enchanting excursion!
It was a really nice afternoon Sabine. You are right though, most of that stuff we don’t need. I feel that sometimes what we don’t need is exactly what we do need 😉
thats my excuse, too ;-)) !
Lovely post. I love walking around the French brocants. There is always something of interest.
looks like a wonderful way to spend an afternoon!
You are so right Sandy. I just have to remind myself that it’s mostly useless stuff that I can very well survive without or I’d buy half of the items on display…
You got some enamel! I’m so pleased for you. I found some beautiful linens recently at a nearby thrift store but hesitated to buy them, as I didn’t really need them (two pillow shams and a beautifully cut tablecloth for a small, square table.) A few weeks later, I was passing and saw a 50% off sign and decided on a whim to go in and see if these were included. They were and are now in our house. 🙂
Your photos remind me of the market at L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue. What fun to roam around and see all the amazing (and sometimes horrifying) things for sale.
I’m glad you got the linens you wanted. Good linens are essential. There are one of two ladies at the brocante who sell the really good old table linens. My mom is crazy about them. Some of hers is over 100 years old and looks and feel fantastic…
I love the pics of the brocante. Another reason to visit…
Brocantes are wonderful around here. You just have to liit yourself to a budget. Mine is always 100 euros 😉 🙂