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. ")
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
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.
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. ")