Antique Market Finds

I love everything vintage and antique, especially French vintage and antique! Nothing makes me happier than suddenly bumping into a vide-grenier or antique market in the French countryside. It’s almost guaranteed that I’ll walk away with something beautiful and original, sometimes for almost next to nothing. My prettiest plates, glasses, kitchenware and silverware were purchased in France, and that makes them even more dear to me. It’s such a joy to dream away as I set the table or drink my morning coffee from an antique French bowl. Imagine all the meals, conversations and people that are part of their history!
Every year at the end of summer, my city also hosts an antique market. Vendors from all over the country gather in front of the harbor to sell everything from vintage toys and clothes to all kinds of stunning items for the home. For some reason, I missed it the last couple of years, but this year I made sure to plan a few hours in the morning to go in search of new treasures. And I’m so glad I did! Have a look at the lovely things we purchased!
PS: We ended our antique hunt with a plate of fish n’ chips and a cold glass of Chardonnay! How could we not?! Happy Sunday!

antiques

Look how cute that terrine dish is! Enough reason to finally develop a proper terrine recipe of my own! And the small dish next to it is perfect for baked eggs or a small crumble for the three of us.

towel rack

This one caught my husband’s eye first. A lovely tin rack for kitchen towels… and if you look closely, you can see Pastis in the center! 😉

mirror

A convex mirror! It really reminds me of the one in Van Eyck’s ‘Arnolfini Portrait’. What do you think? Now the only questions: where do we put it???

glasses

Three gorgeous glasses with a delicate flower pattern. So pretty!

dish

An oval-shaped serving dish, perfect for asparagus or for slices of French bread to serve with dinner.

 

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