After leaving the Jardin du Luxembourg yesterday, my husband and I stumbled upon an unexpected treat - the 29th Foire aux Antiquaires at Place St. Sulpice! So many beautiful things, I was overwhelmed - especially sans bank cards, with only 20 euros cash! I could hardly bear to look, as everywhere I turned presented a feast for the eyes! I bought a silver mould of a victory medal to use as a paperweight and concentrated on taking photos - not looking too closely at what I could not consider buying. Later I found out the antiques fair continues from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily through June 12th! You can bet I'll be making a return trip - sans husband, avec cash!
In the photo above, unique curiosities and antiques abound from Sophie Pretelat's Anges et Demons shop at 14 rue Notre Dame in Cunault, France. I bought an antique Madonna's crown from her at a brocante at Bastille. At another stand, an exquisite gothic bird cage (below), chandelier with amber crystal drops and petite iron doll furniture are on offer.