A cheery reminder that summer's just around the corner in this vignette at the twice-yearly brocante and ham fair at Chatou, France.
Need supplies for your yacht?
Perhaps an old spinning wheel or a collection of vintage tools?
A selection of vintage coffee grinders, including a large one from Philadelphia.
1920s fashion hand-coloured illustrations.
Curious face masks.
A vendor talks to a customer.
An ancient clock from Geraldine Michelis's collection of stylish antiques and vintage collectibles at her Une Chanson Douce stand on rue de la Gaite at Chatou.
A desk with vintage books and school supplies.
Vintage cookbooks on a boulangerie cart.
Scales, pharmacy bottles and assorted decorative kitchenalia with a spring and Easter theme are arranged on a painted chest with numbered drawers. I also like the stack of baskets, perfect for display.
Letters and a wooden sign.
This huge French mercantile cabinet features numbered drawers on both sides. Oh to have a big kitchen or studio!
A vintage child's steam shovel, framed antique map and wooden plan chest.
I'd like to fill the back of this truck with CDs or old photos.
The smoothness of the wood on this elegant, simple piece made me want to rub it like a touchstone. Luckily, I forgot my checkbook.
A chandelier with crystal "branches" dripping like a weeping willow.
See more treasures from Chatou in an upcoming post. Or see the many delectable antiques and collectibles for yourself! And plan on staying for lunch. They don't call it the "ham fair" for nothing!
The 80th Anniversaire Foire Nationale aux Antiquites a la Brocante et aux Jambons at Ile de Chatou continues from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. through Sunday, March 21st. Tickets are available at the door. Hope to see you there (yes, I'm making a second trip).
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