Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Saint Malo, Rocabey

Saint Malo is a wonderfully preserved medieval city and is absolutely one of the prettiest towns in France. As a bonus, it's got a few nice beaches. If you have never been here, you should go!

We went to one of the rare brocantes that are held on a weekday in a part of town called Rocabey. As it was a Wednesday, there were few regular people selling off their family's stuff, and lots of professional dealers. It was pretty small, but we still had fun. It was held in a square outside the fortified city walls. Looming in the background you can see the church.

As usual, there was a fair quantity of crap. This stand even proclaims it proudly!

There was nice stuff too, such as these old trunks and marine equipment.

I am forever perplexed at people who buy old family photographs. Do they hang them up in their living room? That's what I'd be tempted to do. What do you say when someone asks you who they are? I'm not French so I don't have this issue, but I'm always wondering if one day my French husband will come across a long-lost great-uncle's picture being sold off on the street.

Would you a like a doorknob? Or lots and lots of doorknobs! All ceramic, and all gorgeous.


the old schoolhouse said...

Love your blog ,would love to go to some of thoes wonderful markets and rummage to my hearts content.Here in Ireland we dont have yard sales [worst luck] I wpnder if i could start a trend ? i will be back !!!

the old schoolhouse said...

and next time ill check my spelling !!!!!

Monica said...

gorgeous doorknobs!!!!