Each year the town of Sens hosts a huge flea market or marche brocante that is set up on the promenade that rings the town. Of course we never miss it. There are dishes to buy and skillets to look for. I didn’t find a pretty skillet but I bought, 3 platters, 2 dessert stands, 2 absinthe spoons, a bowl, an English teacup and portraits of someone’s relatives that I couldn’t resist because of their clothing.
The promenade was packed with bargain hunters. I thought of Frugal when I bought a red teacup from one of his compatriots who has been residing in France since 1954. He looked French.
I tend to suffer from sensory overload at these fairs. There’s just too much stuff! Everything starts to blur and look alike, so I end up people watching instead of buying.
My husband is much better at this. He can find a diamond amid the coal, while I go home with a sack full of black rocks :)
Anyway, the long walk around the town on the promenade was shaded, the brocanteurs keen but not avaricious and everything fit neatly int0 our rolling shopping bag. Now for a nice, cool absinthe!