First I went south to the Marché aux puces - Porte de Vanves. It is an outdoor flea market that takes place on Saturdays and Sundays. It is a true flea market in my opinion. People bring used and vintage junk to sell. Although, as you will see from the pictures below, there are some treasures
The first dollhouse I came across was this American one. It is either a Rich Toys or a Keystone (Florine would know) and it was in perfect condition. I didn't buy it. I couldn't figure out how to get it in my suitcase.
There were lots of antiques dolls in various conditions, from very bad to very good. I didn't buy one, but I enjoyed seeing them.
These ones are vinyl. Cute little chairs in the background though
I didn't see much dollhouse furniture, but I did find some larger pieces here and there.
There was a cute little farm with lots of animals
This poor dolly has seen better days
There were lots of these souvenir dolls for sale. I didn't need any so I didn't ask the price.
I did ask the price on this one. She wanted €2500. It didn't come home with me.
The same dealer wanted €1000 for this one. She stayed in Paris too.
I browsed a bit at this table, but didn't buy. His prices were almost as bad as the previous lady's
|This cute little mid-century school was only €80. It's still in Paris.|
Poor dolly has lost her head. But she still has her banjo!!
I saw several of these Provence-type dolls. As I have picked up a few in thrift shops at home I didn't feel the need to buy any.
There were games and other toys too.
This dolly needs a good home. But not with me.
Around noon I hopped on the Metro and made my way to the huge flea market in the north end of Paris - the Marche aux Puces, Saint Ouen
On the Metro I saw a lady with these crazy fingernails. She graciously allowed me to take a picture of them. What else could she do? We were between stops and she couldn't escape.
There were lovely things at the big flea market, but again I found very little that I wanted to take home with me.
The last time I was in Paris in I bought some wonderful antique dollhouse furniture from this dealer. This time I only took pictures.
I hope you enjoyed a quick run through the flea markets. Maybe next time you can come with me.