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Collector’s Corner: The French Flea

June 11, 2018

We have visited the Jas des Roberts two weekends in a row now.    It’s an outdoor market in a bumpy field where vendors come with trucks full of goodies, from furniture to linens, china, crystal, silver, rugs and lots of obscure art.   It’s a hunt in the heat and a place for quick decisions (I had a stack of french yellow plates swiped from me in a moment of hesitation), and a trove for treasures like those that my grandmother collected for her French house.   I so wish that we could have gone together (my Grandmother and I) but instead I use what she has in her home as a guide and try to find similar pieces which make my heart sing.

After the Jas des Roberts, we headed to Aix-en-Provence for Vivre Coté Sud at the recommendation of Luxe Provence.   It was an open air market with lots of local purveyors but as we strolled through town on foot en route, we spied another Brocante in the center of town which was definitely a more polished version of ours near home….good to know if you’re visiting anytime soon, it’s on Sundays!

I have seen these sconces two weeks running and have been debating whether or not to grab them, I think it’s a yes!    I would love to find a way to make some of these treasures available to you at home, working on it…. xxx