Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Paris Day Three

Saturday in Paris
We decided to walk over to the Rue Cler and enjoy this famous market street.  It was a busy day and we loved watching all the Parisians buying their fruits, veggies, bread, cheese and oh so lovely flowers! 
**warning photo heavy**

First we stopped for a cafe creme and some lemon cake!
The market street was stunning, the color, textures, sights and sounds!
Flower markets
Fruits & Vegetables

I just kept taking photos!
Apartments above the shops!

Now for the big surprise! 
A Brocante on Sat/Sun 
I was so excited!
Beautiful dishes!
This booth had all these great lights!
Loved this!
Trying for an artsy shot!

It was very crowded so I only took a few photos, and I was busy looking for treasures.  I bought a few things and I'll share those soon!
Now why didn't I bring my old Georgia license plates to sell or trade? 
 If I'd only known!  
My cousin who is not a junker, was getting tired after about an hour or so and it was lunch time!!
We ate at Cafe Central on the Rue Cler! 
I just love how they bring a bottle of water to your table!
This black & white polka dot top is one of my new Paris purchases!
After some more shopping we headed back to the apt for a rest! 
Next thing we knew, it was dinner time!

I'm really taken with these water bottles
We ate at Le Recrutement
It was a balmy evening and we enjoyed our sidewalk table
This evening found me feeling very 

On our way back to the apt on the Rue St Dominique 
we saw this beautiful sight
The city of lights indeed!

Bon Soir,



Kathe said...

How fun! A French flea market! Oh I wish I would have been there shopping with you :-) You look 10 years younger in just hours spent in Paris Linda!

Chatty Crone said...

Oh my gosh Linda - I am so jealous - in a nice way - but you look like you are having so much fun. It looks so beautiful there - the flowers and the lights. sandie

20 North Ora said...

OMG - A French flea market! I would probably have fainted. LOL Love all of your photos.

Enjoy your time!


Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Ooooooh my goodness! A brocante right there on Rue Cler! I am so excited for you! How fun! It sounds like you are having a wonderful time! I loved seeing all the photos of Rue Cler...just the best little street in Paris! Keep the posts coming...I'm eating them with a spoon! And...I am so impressed that you are not only posting, but doing collages! You go girl!...hugs...Debbie

Gina said...

Oh this is so exciting! I can tell from the smile on your face, you're enjoying every minute of it!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The water bottle on your table is very neat...and the glasses of wine! I love your new top and your pretty scarf, too. Your cousin looks lovely as well. What beautiful photos of the market....flowers and the berries! What beauty in every direction! Have fun!

Suzan Sweatman said...

Rue Cler is one of my favorite streets in Paris!!!
Love your scarf Linda - tres chic!!!

Sarah said...

Linda, in all the years I've stayed on Rue Cler, never did they have a brocante in the hood. How wonderful! I love the way the Parisians set up a brocante on the streets around Paris. I've often found some treasures at these little street fairs.
I'm impressed that you are so faithful with your posts. I'm loving seeing all your photos and hearing about what you are doing. Seeing the Rue Cler images certainly made me smile. Keep having fun! ~ Sarah

Vicky Hunt said...

Oh Linda...what great photos! Everything is so beautiful...:) You are just beaming in your pictures and I know you are having the time of your life!!!

Blessings, Vicky
Life On Willie Mae Lane

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

A real Paris flea market, I'm jealous! Looking forward to seeing what you bought. Looks like you're both having a great time...great shopping, food, and wine.

Pondside said...

Oh, Linda, I've just read your last three posts - how wonderful that you are there, in Paris, and able to share it! I loved, loved this post, with you looking so chic and Parisienne! The wine, the food (the bread!) and then a Brocante!!!! You lucky lady. I am so happy for you and look forward to more updates!

Donna said...

You fit right into Paris with your oh so artfully draped scarf, Linda! I really loved each and every photo, I want to explore Rue Cler next time we go! Don't you just love all of the gorgeous flower and produce markets? And lucky you to find a brocante!! How funny, I even noticed a Michigan license plate:) So glad you are living it up, be sure to have a glass of wine (or two!) for me!!

Jo-Anne Meadows said...

Do you speak French?
Just wondering I would love to go to France but don't speak French so don't know how I would go.
All the photos are lovely, those flowers so beautiful indeed

Susan said...

Oh my oh my oh MY, Linda. You are having the time of your LIFE! It all looks so inviting.

How are you doing with the language?

Thanks for all the wonderful photos. More pul-eese! Susan

the cape on the corner said...

well you certainly look Parisian with your polka dots and scarves. you're too cute! can't wait to see what you bought at the flea market! what a great surprise.


Love your new top! What FUN to find a flea market!!! I think you should buy yourself a water bottle that they use in Paris! LOVING all the photos!

Melanie said...

I love the photo of the Eiffel Tower all lit up - wow. And you certainly do look Parisian with that lovely scarf. ;-)

ImSoVintage said...

Look at you living the high life in Paris. bonnes vacances, mon amie

Karen Estes said...

Glad my 2 special cousins are having such a wonderful time and making memories! Love ya'll! Karen

Anonymous said...

I've never seen you look so happy! Paris must be amazing, your photos tell it all - Absolutely love that last pic of the Eiffel Tower lighted at night - wow! Maybe you can buy one of those water bottles? So glad you're having the best time ever, love the pics!

Hugs ~ Mary

Jane and Chris said...

The market looks fabulous...I would have loved all the fruits and vegetables!
You look very chic in your evening wear!
Jane x

Jane, Naples, Florida said...

Love,love the photos, it is like I am there!
Great photo of you in your Paris top!

Flora Doora

Shelia said...

Oh, Linda, I'm loving being in Paris with you! Everything looks so lovely and I'm glad you're having a ball!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Art and Sand said...

I can't believe they lost your luggage and how well yo handled it.

I think I would be gawking every time I walked back to the apartment with that view of the Eiffel Tower.

One of our favorite things to do in Paris, it was July and HOT, was to eat Berthillon sorbet. Expensive, but amazing. One day we ate it twice.


Diann said...

I loved all the photos! How fun! And the market looked amazing!

Annesphamily said...

I would shop til I dropped with you! LOL! Oh I would love to be in Paris! Sigh! You are one amazing and lovely lady, I love your sweet scarf!

The White Pear Tree said...

Really enjoying "travelling" with you, Linda!