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We’re going to hell in a handbasket…but not before I share some more photos of the Lille Flea Market

Right about now would have been the time I would have gone on a vintage shopping trip to the Grande Rédérie in Amiens. Unfortunately, a little something called Corona happened this spring. And so here I am, cooped up at home and wondering what to do on my day off. I spent the few weeks assembling all the old Lego sets I had in the late 70s and early 80s. It’s not necessarily something I enjoyed doing, but I definitely *will* appreciate the coinage once I’ve sold everything. With a little luck, I’ll be able to spend it on one of the big French flea markets later this year. Or next year, who knows how things will turn out? For now, we’re going to hell in a handbasket…but not before I share some more photos of the Lille Flea Market. I’d say, feast your eyes on everything you see, pretend you’re there and don’t forget that things will go back to normal one day. Screw the new normal, I want the old one! BTW, you can check out part one of my visit to the Braderie de Lille right here.

The Lille Flea Market

Ceramic dog with a handbasket at the Lille Flea Markeet

Talking about going to hell in a handbasket…how about this cute ceramic doggy?

Brass sidetables

These brass side tables would look great as nightstands.

Ceramic vase at the Lille Flea Market

The vase on the left reminds me of how I really should draw more. It’s so pretty!

Vulture vase at the Braderie de Lille

I’m not exactly known for my orthonological knowledge…so is this a vulture? And is it a vase?

Vintage crystal box

Nice box you’ve got there!

ceramic floral lamp base

How can I forget what this type of ceramics is called? So frustrating! It’s named after a town in Northern France, I remember, but I forgot which one. It’ll come back to me.

French floral ceramic vase

More ceramics from the same place. All I can think of, is that it’s called something de something. Not very helpful, is it? Oh wait, I got it. Faïence de Longwy!

Resin hand

I don’t know how anyone could find practical use for a giant resin hand, but that’s really beside the point because it’s amazing. So talk to the hand, ‘cos the face don’t understand.

Antique floral screen at the Lille Flea Market

Call me an old queen, but  I love stuff like this. Wish I could have taken it home with me, even though I’m not really sure my fellow Flixbus passengers would have appreciated it.

Hurry up with my damn croissant

As Kanye West once said, hurry up with my damn croissant! Well, here it is, you silly man!

Seventies stools in multiple colors

In general, I don’t like it when things look too Seventies but I guess in the right setting these stools wouldn’t look half bad.

Bling vases at the Braderie de Lille

It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that bling!

Hollywood regency bird lamp

Cécile would be a great name for this ceramic bird with a lamp coming out of its back.

Palm tree lamp

Why I didn’t buy this palm tree lamp is one of the universes’s great unsolved mysteries.

Dora Maar vase

This vase is Dora Maar except it’s not. I’m confused.

Tea cups at the Lille Flea Market

Tea is served! Or is this a coffee service? Oh well, who cares.

Glass vendors at the Lille Flea Market

Pink! Blue! And a lovely shade of radioactive green!

Glass vendors at the Lille Flea Market

Sigh. It’s all so damn purty!

Glass vendors at the Lille Flea Market

More from the same stand. This glass was like 400 euros or something so I put it back on the table quicker than you can say…eeh…something really short.



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