Something old, something new…


I like to call all of the above 
Recycled Goodies….

I love old furniture, old houses, old china….

If only they could talk, what would they say?
My weekend trip was great but the sad thing about having to take an airplane 
when you go abroad to fleamarkets is….

you can’t take all the big goodies home!

If I could bring it home, that creme dresser would be the focal point in my dining area, 
no need to do anything to it….

And the little but heavy stool would fit perfect in a corner.
I would have treated it with some white paint for the wood and retouched the legs 
with black metal paint to make it look good again….

I did find some lovely smaller items, 
which I will show in future posts.
There where also lovely new things, like these french soaps….

All looking and smelling so good, true candy for the eye and nose!
I had no time to make a lot of pictures like I did last year,
I was too busy snooping around ….

But I can surely say this,
if you want to enjoy a good flea market weekend,
it’s always the first weekend of September in Lille and in Kemmel.

So if you can make it,
I will see you there next year!


21 thoughts on “Something old, something new…

  1. Jane

    Oh Maureen! How gladly I’d accompany you on such a trip. I would have swooped on that dresser as well. Be still my beating heart! Looking forward to more photos…J x

  2. Thisisme.

    Hi Maureen. Glad you had a good time at the fleamarket. I agree with you, that cream chest is absolutely wonderful. I’d certainly have that in my home anyday. Wonder who the lucky person is that bought it :) I was in Paris (visiting my family) and I was really looking forward to visiting a large fleamarket in the centre of Paris. When we got there, it wasn’t there! :( My daughter said it’s probably the only Saturday in the year when it’s not there. I was so disappointed. It would have been ideal, because any larger items, they could have brought home in the car in October!

  3. T's Daily Treasures

    Hey Maureen, Ha! I like that one sign English spoken as good as possible. :) Looks like you had a great trip. We returned from 5 days in Paris this past Saturday. On the Wednesday while there, we saw frames go up in the park across the street, and by the next morning, there was a flea/farmers market. How fun! I’m glad you decided to keep blogging. Don’t worry so much about what or how often, just do what feels right! I like your posts, what you share … and definitely would like to see a picture of you one of these days! :) Best wishes, Tammy

  4. Melissa

    love french soap….

    should have taken the combi or holiday van to bring it all back my love…

    lovely to have you back after the summer my friend…

    melissa xxx

  5. ivana

    How I wish I could be there… spent some days in France this summer and must admit miss it so badly!!! I loved evry moment of it!

  6. Pet

    I like the bedroom dresser too, I’ve got an old one in my bedroom too. If they could talk all they have seen :-)

  7. flowersandhome

    I love that dresser!!! Think I’ll just have to start going to fleamarkets too; never been to one. Kemmel is only a ten minute drive from here… I never even knew they held a fleamarket there… I’m what you could call a complete fleamarketanalphabet but I’m amazed by all the marvellous things people find there. So, maybe, in the near future, just maybe, I’ll visit a fleamarket…

  8. maureen

    Oh I can’t wait to see what treasures you brought home, I’m sure they are lovely and you will find just the right place for them.
    And that is a dream of mine, to go to a flea market in Europe one day. One day . . .

  9. Jill

    Hi Maureen
    It looks like a date I will have to put in my diary, glad you had a great time hunting for treasures.

  10. Becca

    Oo! Looks like some wonderful things! I love that chest of drawers! Whenever I travel I always see things I wish I could take home, but not possible when you fly. Those soaps look lovely, I want to pick them up and smell each one!


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