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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

A little fun at the flea market...

Judi had seen this purse at one of the vendors just outside the Puces St. Ouen and the man tried to sell it to her for 15euros.  She put it back and we went to mail our postcards.  When we came back, she looked at it again.  He was not at the table when we walked up, but saw her from another booth.  He came running up and said, "Ah, you came back!"   She began to haggle with him, trying to get him down to 10euros.  Finally he said, "Oh, poor African man" and Judi said, "Oh, poor American woman"!  He finally gave in and let her have it for 10euros.  ")

Jan had been looking for a beret and found this at one of the vendors outside the market.  She had fun trying on the hats.

Letters home.......................

Judi and I mailed our postcards home on Monday before we left Clignancourt.  I have a thing about postcards and gone a little crazy buying them..... some to send home and some to put in my collection.  I think I ended up writing and sending about 40 postcards (2 to my honey ").  That was a lot of writing!   But I love to write and was writing in my travel journal every night, too.
Notice the graffiti on the post box. 

More from Puces St. Ouen flea market (Clignancourt)

We had lunch at the flea market.  We had been told that there might be gypsies entertaining us at this cafe.  (The guide book I used also had that bit of information.)  Our floor show was  this lady who crooned away while we ate our lunch and then tried to hawk her CDs while we were finishing up.  ")

Clignancourt flea market..............

Barb took this photo of Jan and I digging through these trays of brass charms.  Our hands were black when we finished!  We did learn very quickly though to read the difference in centimes and euros!  We thought many of these were 50cents and they were 5euro apiece!   So we had to go back through everything we thought we wanted and dwindle down our haul.  We found some really nice bicycle and fan charms.  I ended up with a beautiful clown face.....can't remember who found that one  (Judi or Jan?).  These were some of the greatest times we had......digging through boxes or piles of items to find things to add to our artwork.  ")