Paris Flea Market Style

Paris Flea Market Style

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by Claudia Strasser
     
 

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Shop and dream Paris style.

If you love French interior design and bargain hunting, Paris is the place where your shopping daydreams come true. Claudia Strasser takes us on a winding tour through the Parisian flea markets finding decorative pieces all along the way.

Strasser discusses ways to bring the look to your home by building collections and looking

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Shop and dream Paris style.

If you love French interior design and bargain hunting, Paris is the place where your shopping daydreams come true. Claudia Strasser takes us on a winding tour through the Parisian flea markets finding decorative pieces all along the way.

Strasser discusses ways to bring the look to your home by building collections and looking for furniture and accessories to reflect your individual style whether it's Napoleon III, Louis XV, Art Deco, Art Nouveau, Moderne or Belle Epoque. Whatever it is, you're sure to find rare pieces that will be treasured in your home. Shop and dream your way around the Paris flea markets with this deliciously colorful stroll through the city's best markets and take home special pieces that are destined to become heirlooms.

A stylized map gives readers the lay of the land and Claudia shares her tips on where to find what, trade secrets, her favorite dealers and advice on shipping items home. So, now take a seat and take a trip to Paris!

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781423632795
Publisher:
Smith, Gibbs Publisher
Publication date:
03/01/2013
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
295,159
Product dimensions:
8.88(w) x 8.66(h) x 0.83(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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For lovers of antiques and vintage, the flea markets are a romantic’s paradise. It’s easy to get lost in the feast of merchandise that has been preserved and passed on over decades, even centuries.

The flea markets are part of the culture for a special set in France. The French market vendors are continually buying, selling, trading and appraising their culture’s objets d’art. Looking at old photographs of the markets reveals that we haven’t changed so much over the years and that the clocks, linens, tables and jewels circulate and find new homes and owners with each generation. We are guardians for a while, and then the items move on, live on. But that’s the beauty of the markets for many of us. We treasure the past, want to hold it and meditate on it. Whether it’s an important work of art or a sash from a dress, it’s a piece of history we canhave as our own.

The great news is that there are flea markets happening in Paris at any given moment. Whether it’s an everyday market such as Aligre, a weekend market like Vanves, or pop-up street fairs known as brocantes and vide-greniers, there’s always a fantastic flea market happening in this ethereal city.

Meet the Author

Claudia Strasser began her career in 1993 when she opened a boutique in New York City’s East Village and filled it with French boudoir furniture and accessories. She painted and repaired flea market finds, reincarnating them into the sparkling treasures. Now she travels to Paris throughout the year, taking small groups shopping and sharing resources. She works on books and articles while designing a furniture line and doing some decorating projects. Claudia’s style and business have been featured in scores of magazines. She is the author of The Paris Apartment: Romantic Décor on a Flea Market Budget (1997). The Paris Apartment boutique is now a .com, and Claudia lives in Miami.

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