A weekend in pictures!

Bonjour and Hello!
Finally, I sorted the pictures of my weekend trip via Holland to France and Belgium.
My friend Patricia and I had a great time again. It’s our annual flea market trip since four years now and if you love fleamarkets like we do, I can only recommend it.
We slept very little, we walked kilometers, through crowds of people with our recycled goodies, sweating and getting bruised from the small furniture we bought, but we didn’t care! We got everything home and we also had lots of funny stories to tell with almost everything we bought, haggled over or even got for free!
Yep, I love flea markets!
To give you an impression, here is a selection of  photo’s I wanted to share with you.
It’s a bit long this post, so get a drink and a comfy chair!
Oh, and you can click on the pictures to make them bigger
( I found this out just a few weeks ago…..yeah,…I know….)
My gift from Patricia!
I had to wear it that day!
Pictures from Lille
(France)
  
We arrived in the middle of the city,
no need to look for parking, we
went with Antique S-hopper!
The traditional food since the 15th century in Lille,
mussels with french fries!
A flamboyant sales lady.
I almost bought these, but after a phone call
back to Sweetheart, his message was
“Thank you for not buying!”
So instead I bought the left cabinet! The right one
and the two paintings are P. her goodies.
We adored the girl, so we named her Emily! 
Lovely old suitcases
(see my goodie in the back? I was bruised carrying that…)
This was yummy!
A lot of recycled goodies.
See that yellow ceramic pitcher on the right?
I bought that for my oldest daughter, for her
new room, to store her crayons and pencils.
Live music from a vendor.
Lovely bistro chairs.
Shame green is not my color.
Lovely vintage bottles and blue crates.
I wanted to buy letters but couldn’t find all our initials.
They just need some TLC!
I couldn’t carry more, otherwise…
Unpacked French goodies!
I like old world maps, but I couldn’t find what
I was looking for.
This sign made me laugh!
So, if you are here, you have made it half way, well done!
Now, we go to Kemmel…
Pictures of Kemmel
(Belgium)
Early in the morning, we are on our way.
Yep, you really have to love fleamarkets!
We were not the only early birdies….
Famous Dutch wooden shoes. I forgot to go back for
the little footstool on the left…
Only 5 euro! It’s my new old chair!
This was just the beginning of the road outside the
village. I couldn’t see the end for some hours…
She looked so sweet, I had to buy her for
my youngest daughter, to keep little precious
girly things in the dress.
Again, couldn’t find all my loved ones letters,
but I really like this picture.
This is my favourite bus! I love old beetle cars!
(sigh…)
The light blue metal clock I was lucky to buy, just
minutes before we had to be back at the bus.
It will hang in the new apartment!
Our trolleys were packed with little goodies!
The combined result of our treasure hunt!
 Well, as lovely as this was to make, my eyes are now square of looking at this computer
 for so long, trying to upload these photo’s….
Hope you enjoyed it!
Enjoy the rest of your Sunday!
Maureen
xx 

15 thoughts on “A weekend in pictures!

  1. A House and Home

    Lovely…the convenience of a bus must be such a relief, but there are so many wonderful things, how do you choose? I think I’d have to bring a car. Or no, scratch that, a truck! Looks like a lovely time.

    Just found out my family is going to Europe for Christmas to visit my in-laws who live in Germany, near France and Luxembourg…do you know of any flea markets in the Northeast of France in early january, or do you know how I could find them?

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  2. Miss Sew & So

    oh maureen…

    those bistro chairs {green is soooo one of my fave colours- i would have loved you forever!!!! ;) }

    those blue crates and trucks….

    those typeface letters….

    ahhhhh heaven!!!

    i need to look into this trip….i checked the link but need to do it again slowly sans bambinos!!

    lovely!!!

    melissa x

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  3. Miss Sew & So

    oh maureen…

    those bistro chairs {green is soooo one of my fave colours- i would have loved you forever!!!! ;) }

    those blue crates and trucks….

    those typeface letters….

    ahhhhh heaven!!!

    i need to look into this trip….i checked the link but need to do it again slowly sans bambinos!!

    lovely!!!

    melissa x

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  4. Miss Sew & So

    oh maureen…

    those bistro chairs {green is soooo one of my fave colours- i would have loved you forever!!!! ;) }

    those blue crates and trucks….

    those typeface letters….

    ahhhhh heaven!!!

    i need to look into this trip….i checked the link but need to do it again slowly sans bambinos!!

    lovely!!!

    melissa x

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  5. Draffin Bears

    Hi Maureen,

    Looks like you had such a fun time and so glad that you have came back with lots of lovely treasures.
    I have a little silk picture in a gilt frame, like your Emily.
    Love everything you got and thanks for showing us.

    Have a happy week
    Carolyn

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  6. Life in the Country Lane

    Some great purchases Maureen. Great photos, and love the ‘feel’ of it all. I would cry over not going back for the little footstool – love it. Your little cabinet is gorgeous. What a great time you must have had. Enjoy your week.
    Rebecca x

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  7. It's me

    Wat een hoop mooie spullen heb je gekocht..wat een gesleep zal dat zijn geweest…….fijne week liefs Ria…..kus voor jouw en je schattige hond….liefs …wat een naam trouwens Leuk !!

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  8. Laura

    I am sooooo jealous… Looks like you had an amazing time… I love the blue chest that the clogs are sitting on… I need to get myself back to Europe. There’s an annual International Antiques Fair in Newark, near to my parents… I always miss it by a week or so, but this year I’m going to make sure I’m in town for it!!!

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