We went to the Sunday antique market at Carpentras and it was a wonderful day! I also picked up my beaded chandelier. It’s gorgeous!
Why was it such a wonderful day? First off, I loved the Carpentras flea market and it was my favorite in Provence by far. I was even able to pick up the beaded chandelier I bought from the owner of the antique store. Isn’t it amazing? I absolutely love it.
Another Chandelier Purchase at an Unbelievable Price!
We arrived at Carpentras at about 9 am and I immediately took off on a brisk walk through the entire flea market. I like to do this at every flea market just in case I see something that I absolutely love. Or need. Or want to buy!
I happened to see this chandelier and I thought it would look great near the beaded chandelier I bought yesterday. But I doubted I would want to pay the price.
I asked for a price but as usual, I had no idea what the vendor said when he answered in French. Fortunately, a nice man nearby translated it for me and said, “€30”.
€30 is like $32.00. Yes, that is thirty-two-US-dollars! The vendor nodded so I checked the chandelier again to make sure it was vintage (although I knew it was) and paid him immediately.
And then I walked away with the biggest grin on my face! How had I just bought a vintage chandelier for €30 that is beautiful and incredible? Within seconds I knew exactly where both these chandeliers would hang. The smaller one will go in our beach house in the foyer of our primary bedroom and the larger one will hang on the ceiling of the primary bedroom.
Wow. That was a great find. The best of the trip for sure!
While I found some incredible chandeliers and unbelievable prices, I also found some for you to check out!
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After that purchase, I walked around the flea market a few more times and just had fun.
There were a lot of booths with some great merchandise. I saw a lot of dishes, art, linens, and furniture. And compared to prices at the flea markets at home, these prices were better.
Here were some of my favorite items I saw. The pretty blue plates/bowls were actually purchased by another gal on our trip!
What I Bought at the Flea Market
Of course, I did manage to find a few more things.
I bought three sets of linen and cotton shams. Two are Euro size and the all-white one is regular pillow size. They were €10 a pair which was a great price. Right?
The linen apron is so soft and the vendor gave it to me as a gift.
Below you can see I bought some handkerchiefs for my boys (with their initials and a lovely tablecloth. I love the dots along the edge! I also found some sage colored lace (for the bags I am going to make). If you don’t know what I am referring to then see yesterday’s blog post.
I found two more green mason jars. These two are really old.
And I bought some chandelier pieces. These all have the small flower crystal which I love. In previous years I have decorated an entire Christmas tree with crystal chandelier pieces. I just might be doing that again this year!
Lunch in Fontaine-de-Vaucluse
After a few hours at the flea market, we took off for a wonderful lunch at this restaurant. We sat on the patio and enjoyed a cooler day!
That reminds me, this week has been unseasonably warm and even though it has been hot, it hasn’t been terrible. Just so you know, next week the temps will be in the low to mid-eighties.
We wandered a bit around town and I took some wonderful photos.
Isn’t this building incredible?
As you can see from my posts this week, we have done a TON of walking. Below are my must-haves for any walking/shopping trip.
I did want to mention that you all have bought a ton of pairs of the Vionics shoes since we featured them on the blog a few days ago. If you aren’t familiar with them, they are amazing and the white ones are 25% off.
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A Stop in Roussillon
We stopped on the way home in Roussillon which is located in the heart of one of the biggest ochre deposits in the world. The town is famous for its amazing red cliffs and ochre quarries.
The red and orange shades of the earth are a huge contrast to the lush green pine trees located throughout the city. The vivid blue of the Provencal sky and the exceptional quality of light make this a magical town.
The colors in these photos are amazing.
Lastly, I took this photo because I was thinking that we might want to use a metal screen like this at the beach house Hmmm … You know me, I am always thinking.
I forgot to mention how much this chandelier cost. It was slightly more than $320 which was one of the prices I mentioned on my Instagram. What an incredible price for a chandelier of this quality.
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