A few weeks ago J was taking a class at Le Cordon Bleu, so I went to the flea market. I love poking around the stalls. Truth be told, I was really going to find a certain seller who last year had the most amazing taxidermy piece. Even though I find taxidermy animals fascinating in museums, I still am a bit weirded out by them and don't have any in my home. But this one display that this seller had was hilarious and was so me, if taxidermy animals could ever speak to your sense of humor. The masterpiece in question was a wooden platform with two squirrels engaged in a sword fight. Yes. It was truly amazing and so weird. I was hoping that it was still there, but when I found the seller it was nowhere in sight.
There are many sellers who specialize in vintage/antique industrial furniture.
This display was interesting and sad. Each buffalo horn had a date, one for every year starting in the 1980s or something. I guess every year this person would go and kill a buffalo and mount its horns on their wall. Weird and pointless.
This is an amazing vintage store with priceless pieces from Chanel, Dior, Hermes and many other high end brands. It's that kind of store where you don't want to touch anything.
An amazing Dior coat.
I arrived around lunch when all the sellers get together and have wine and fantastic-smelling lunches.
There is a lot of taxidermy, including one creepy little den (not pictured above) that had every kind of exotic animal staring back at you on all four walls. Need a giraffe head or a full-size zebra for some reason? They have it. I kind of expected to see the hunter of all these animals leaning against the wall in the corner, taxidermied himself. I think it's only fitting.
Any kind of statue you could possibly want is here!
I found my whippet/greyhound statue. If only I had a stately garden to place it in.
I did manage to pick up this vintage science poster from the 1940s. It's a diagram of a mole I think. I even haggled in French, which I was quite proud about, since I don't even like to haggle in English. I managed to get 40% off the asking price, which isn't too bad!