This was actually our second year to attend the flea market and will probably make it a third before heading back to the States since we enjoy these kinds of events so much. We were lucky to have a really nice day and Reagan even cooperated nicely hanging out (snoozing mostly) in her baby bjorn carrier all day. We found a few bargains: a 'Burgundy', France wine holder, oak medicine cabinet, Chimay beer sign, and some baby clothes. It's not only a great antique fair, but it also consists of several garage sale type booths. After wandering up and down about half of the streets lined with vendors, we stopped for a bowl of mussels and fries to help add to the piles around town. We pushed our way through a few more aisles before calling it a day. I think I was more tired than Shannon and Reagan and ended up crashing on the way home.
Does anyone need an old fashion coffee grinder? I can't get over how easy it is to find them here. I already bought one at Tongeren's antique market, but still have fun checking out others.
Mini roll-top oak desk which I thought was kind of cute
Shannon wanted to buy this for the chateau he plans on building someday!
We even spotted a wandering crocodile!
There were an abundance of tin watering cans as well
Here is an antique wooden scale...no, I did not try it out!
Some of Lille's beautiful buildings near one of the many streets filled with antiques
Old fashion tea kettles / pots
We came across a cool wooden rocking motorcycle...if only Reagan was a bit older Shannon said!
Pile of mussel shells outside of the restaurant we ate at
Shannon enjoying a pot of moules (mussels) in a garlic cream sauce along with frites (fries)
I actually ate some too...they were really good; actually better than some I've had in Brussels where you're suppose to find some of the best mussels around.
Notice the milk bottle carriers which we like to use as wine holders
Shannon and Reagan stopping for a quick photo with an interesting tower in the background