Fortune smiled on us because Sunday dawned clear and sunny. Nothing but blue skies and a brisk wind. I breathed a sigh of relief. Just look how beautiful it was, with the Notre Dame just in front of us.
Peniche Henjo was surprisingly large inside with room for us and the different people who stopped by. I even lucked out on my spot which was just in front of the entrance.
Setting up a stand is an art of itself and requires lots of planning and thought, something I didn't necessarily know in the beginning. You have to have a large enough selection to give people lots of choices, but not so much that the stand looks crowded and busy. Here's how mine looked that day.
A selection of some of my new bracelets--millefiori from the end of the 19th, beginning of the 20th mixed with some vintage french glass
A close-up look of my sautoirs. Remember this frame? One of the frames I found in the brocantes last year.
And here's a peek out of my window. It was pretty impressive to see the boats passing by and the Seine was pretty busy that day with the cruise boats and private boats like this one..
Of course I couldn't resist checking out other people's wares and there was certainly a good and more importantly varied selection. I loved this one....a product after my own heart. The artist, seated on the left, works with recovered materials from industrial sites and reworks them into contemporary light fixtures and lamps. Aren't they cool? I bet he spends as much time in brocantes as I do. Luckily we're after different things!
and colorful printed slip on socks and shawls.
And finally, some pretty handmade bookmarks.
A lovely group of people if I do say so myself. I'm sure we made lots of people happy that day! Looking forward to the next edition!