Flea markets are magical places to me.
You can find anything and everything!
~ Lille/ photo: Eddie Linssen-Alamy ~
I’ve been going to flea markets in many countries for many years. Alone or mostly with my friend Patricia. We walk a lot, talk a lot and laugh out loud. We make new friends or have funny conversations with people we don’t know. We will loose our way but we always come back and everytime
we’ll find something precious to take home!
~ photo: country living ~
Every first weekend of September, we have this tradition.
We go to the big yearly flea markets in Lille (France) and Kemmel (Belgium).
We always go with an organisation named Antique S-hopper. They organize these weekend trips to France, Belgium, Germany and England. And they are inexpensive so you can spend your money on all the goodies you will find. We love that we can just sit, chat, drink coffee and that we don’t have to drive ourself, look for a parking spot on the edge of the city or wondering how we shall take it back home with us. Nope, we just put everything in the big coach Harry (that is the sweet organiser) rents for the day and we enjoy!
So for all the ladies who are living in
the Netherlands or Belgium: go check Harry out!
Tell him I said ‘Hi!’ and I’ll see you later in the bus!
Because in about two weeks,
WE ARE GOING AGAIN TO FRANCE AND BELGIUM!
I look forward to it, my plane ticket was booked months ago!
And if you love flea markets like I do, you are doing a green job! No, it’s no typo, I mean green.
Green as in helping the environment.
Recycling and Flea markets are holding hands, like two people in love.
And they are going strong!
~ Recycling logo ~
We Reduce, Reuse and Recycle while doing something that we love!
Well, you probably don’t think about this much, when you’re looking for that perfect treasure,
hidden behind boxes, waiting just for you to take it home…
In my house, the perfect treasure will be welcomed by Sweetheart with his special look (rolling with his eyes) if the treasure is something big.
(Like the table that I bought a few days ago without telling him first…)
Luckily for me he doesn’t mind me bringing home these recycled goodies.
Yep, it’s almost this time of the year again!
Have a good Sunday!