Early at the Flea Market

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Sunday morning at Antiques by the Bay

Just a few quick shots of the flea this

morning and a reminder of an upcoming

container sale…

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Much that was gorgeous…

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Really …what else can I say…

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Lovely…

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The seller was still mulling over which of

these she was going to keep for herself…

sourced from Round Top

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This huge trunk was $25…

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Loved these old ice cream freezer buckets…

Heavy, tall, water tight, perfect for umbrellas…or lamp bases…

From the same “kids” who introduced me to grains sacks

when I first started going to the flea market three

years ago…

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Still the best bargain around…

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More upscale linens here…

from Ludwiga Covert…

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Ludwiga’s Linen

Click above to visit website…

also at Etsy here

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And last but not least…

An old favorite…Atelier de Campagne…

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Though Atelier de Campagne is at the flea market every month, they

also regularly hold container sales of just arrived, hand picked merchandise

direct from Europe. The next container sale will be this coming

weekend…October 9 & 10…at their home near Santa Cruz

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Several times a year Johan and Trinidad rummage their way through France

and Belgium, attending antique fairs and dropping into antique shops to collect

a warehouse’s worth of treasure for each sale. Here is a partial account by Trinidad

from a piece he wrote for the Alameda Point Antique Fair newsletter:

“After the first fair, we head to the South, making a major pit stop in Le Mans

for our first “debalaque”. Most people recognize this city for its car races, but

to antique dealers and brocanteurs, it is a great place to buy and sell.

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Our next stop is Beziers, which is quite close to the Mediterranean.

We shop these for two days and in between, we visit Pezenas, which is a

beautiful, ancient little town, and whose main street is lined

up with quaint homes, restaurants, and of course, antique shops.

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Avignon is our next stop. This formerly papal city has many points of interest

and a peculiar center of town, which in days of old, was surrounded by

the river…hence the song Sur la Pont D’Avignon. Our last stop is Montpellier,

and from there we find our way back to our place in Belgium.

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For more information and photographs of some of the new

merchandise that will be arriving visit the Atelier de Campagne website…

Earlier posts about Atelier de Campagne’s container sales below:

Atelier de Campagne here

Belgian and French Antiques here

Bright Notes from the Antique Sale here