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Navel gazing at the Braderie de Lille

Now that I’m back in the mood for blogging again, I thought I’d move right along to part trois of my visit to the Braderie de Lille last summer. The world was a different place, I tell you. No masks, no social distancing, just miles and miles of antiques, vintage furniture and bric-à-brac. I took tons of pictures – but there was one photo I was too scared to take. It didn’t matter, I wouldn’t have shared it online, anyway. So, here’s what went down. I was walking along the stalls in the park, just minding my own business until I saw one of the vendors sitting with his shirt off in a foldable camping chair. And he had this giant ball belly with an outie belly button that protruded so much it looked more like another part of the male anatomy, if you catch my drift. You can imagine I had to look twice! Didn’t think you’d end up reading this story when all you wanted was some info on the Lille Flea Market, now did you? Oh, and don’t get me wrong – I’m far from perfect, myself!

Ceramic statue on the Braderie de Lille

Boo! I think 360 euro’s is a tad steep for this ceramic object, but it’s still fun to look at.

Vintage terrace chairs on the Braderie de Lille

These two terrace chairs are très chouette and have just the right color.

Cognac conference room chair on the Braderie de Lille

This conference room chair takes me back to the time when I had a boss who would drink Asbach Uralt on the job. Scary!

Vintage sofa and matching green chairs

Buy this sofa and two matching club chairs and bing, bang, boom – you’re done!

Majolica planter on the Braderie de Lille

I love a good Majolica planter!

Needlepoint stool

I tried needlepoint once but didn’t have enough patience for it.

Upholstered chairs at the Braderie de Lille

Ooh, la, la…la, la, la, la, la! Check out the upholstery on these two chairs.

Yellow coffee service at the Braderie de Lille

Why buy some cheap knock-off at Zara Home when you can buy the real deal in Lille?

JEMA Holland ceramic fish

The price for these two Jema Holland ceramic fish is about right – and I should now, because I wrote about them once when I worked for Gevonden op Marktplaats. Good times!

vintage orange formica table

The orange table is to die for. I’m not sure the orange stools would be very comfortable, though.

ceramic pillar with stork

They sure don’t make them like they used to!

Ceramic swan

Swanee, how I love you, how I love you!

Hollywood Regency lamp

To be honest, I don’t really know what sort of vegetable this lamp base is supposed to look like but it sure looks nice.

shell covered pots on the Braderie de Lille

Shall I shell out on this shet…eeh set…of shell covered pots?

Ceramic Lamb tureen

Can you imagine serving soup from this tureen? Or better yet, lamb stew!

Be a doll

Please be a doll and get out of the way so that I can take a good look at the chair you’re sitting on.

Easter Island statues at the Braderie de Lille

I Googled the Easter Island statues and found out that a truck crashed into one of them last March.

Bitossi Rimini blue vases

You can’t go wrong with Bitossi Rimini Blu!

Hollywood Regency bowl

This bowl would sure make a splash on my dining room table.

Ceramic fruit bowl and ceramic elephant planter

I can’t decide which one I like best: the ceramic fruit bowl or the elephant planter!


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