around the world 80 days


bonjour tout le monde, coming to you from gay paree! i spent the last few days at the flea market with clients from perth, australia who are buying for their antique business which will be set in a gorgeous church they’re converting into a store.


i promised to keep it hush hush for now and will be blogging more about it when it’s ready to go. but i couldn’t resist sharing a little of our time together. they asked me to help them find a lamp post to hang their shingle and i knew just where to go to look, but what we found surprised even me. next to an everyday light that had been removed from a paris street were three magnificent lamposts that had come directly from the Champs-Élysées!


hard to believe this magnificent piece of history was available for purchase but then again, that’s the beauty of the french flea market; it’s a place where you can take piece of history home with you, even if that means all the way around the world to australia.


the details were beautiful and on one hand i can’t understand how they could have been slated for removal after all these years, but on the other,  i’m grateful that they’re there for the taking for someone who truly appreciates them.


the plan is to get them to their new home within the next 80 days for the grand opening, so they’ll be packed up and shipped on monday.


i can’t wait to see them in their new home! we’re finishing up tomorrow, so  for now, it’s  lights out!

ps i’m in paris for the next couple weeks so if you’re interested in shopping the markets together email me at bonne nuit! 


June 13, 2015. Antique Shopping, Clignancourt Flea Market, Clignancourt Market Paris, flea markets, Fleamarkets, France, Furniture, Lighting, Marché aux Puces, Paris, Paris Flea Markets, Paris Trip, Vernaison Market.


  1. Theresa replied:

    Absolutely beautiful! The detail…


  2. Theresa Seabaugh replied:

    The details are absolutely beautiful!


  3. Karena Albert replied:

    A stunning find for your clients Claudia, amazing details and history!
    The Arts by Karena


  4. PEGGY BRASWELL replied:

    stunning + they give new meaning to lamp post xx


  5. Kalen | Piaf Vintage French replied:

    Wow!! What an amazing find! I can’t believe you can buy a street lamp at the flea market…definitely a conversation piece!


  6. Nikon replied:

    That’s just amazing! I can’t believe the craftsmanship that went into that lamp post.
    Very lucky find!


  7. Lori Forwe replied:

    This blog is delightful. I love these beautiful finds!! Would die to be able to shop with u and find the most unique French accents for my home.


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