Friday, July 29, 2011

Fridays in France: Treasure Hunting in Flea Markets

Photo courtesy of Cynthia Morris of
Original Impulse. She also owns the copyright.
In an area where immigrants and hurricanes love to visit, a decent flea market is elusive just because people and things do not seem to stay long in South Florida. The South Florida version of a flea market is a stereotype of true junk with some cheaply made new goods. Picture bad garage sales, and that is how the flea markets seem to be here in Miami, Florida.

Some of the U.S.A. and Europe have dream flea markets. You can bet while I am visiting Paris, I will be browsing through flea markets. The blog My French Country Home has lots of beautiful examples of the loot she gets at these flea markets. This is treasure hunting, this is shopping

Treasure hunting in Paris! Most of the finds will have to be captured by camera...just because there is a budget, space limitations, and my fiance Andy who laughs when I bring that "one more thing home." Laughs because we don't need one more thing, and we are lucky for that!

After a little searching online and the use of a few France guide books, here is a quick list of some flea markets sites added to my treasure hunting plans:

Best Flea Market Shopping in France by the Guardian U.K.

The Paris Flea Market by Untaped Cities

Vintage Finds by SFGirlByBay

Where do you love to treasure hunt? Share!

Save the date! You are invited to share more art at my exhibit opening Once Drove Through Florida on Saturday, August 20th, at the Children's Gallery and Art Center that runs through September 13th, 2011. 
Remember, too, to explore Paris, France with me during my Fridays in France posts which began Friday, May 6th. Interested in original art from Paris? Check out my Send Paris to You Project!

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