While in Belgium, you must have a pancake! These warm cakes are the "popcorn and cotton candy" of European vendor food. If you are north enough, such as in Brugge, the treat of the day is dried fish, such as below. I forget the name of these, but they are eaten right off the string. Nope, I did not try the Belgium fish - I am more into Swedish Fish - as in the candy!
You have no idea how much I wanted to snatch this chandelier up. But, it was a little pricey, and my budget (as always) was limited and I knew I could find two or three chandeliers for the price of this beauty. I did find several very cool chandeliers though.
Yes, I bought all this silver in the box - I was so excited to come across them. I actually used them in a wedding reception that I designed for a friend of mine, Tricia. She had a wonderful reception in her home and I was honored to pick all the flowers and greenery. I used these silver pots all in a row, filled with flowers, and lined them up on her antique buffet. And below, this was just too good not to shoot. She looks like how I feel on some days!
I bought all of these French collars! I have used them for several projects and sold them in my store. The next posting, I will show you how I used them. My project was also featured in Romantic Homes. Never pass up a French collar is my motto while flea-marketing! :-)
While I could show you more, for now this will have to do. I promise to show you photos from Brussels and Tongern - true eye candy - so don't be dieting! I hope you enjoyed the photos of the Brugge flea-market. I must tell you that while walking around the beautiful town, it was very common to walk past buildings and homes with dates written over the doorways. The dates? Many of them dated in the 1400's! Belgium flea-markets always have flowers, food, fish, fresh air, and French collars - what more could you ask for? Except for more euros?
May your flea-marketing adventures bring you treasures to behold, memories to share, and if lucky, pancakes to munch on!
from my house to your house,