Maron Bouillie Paris

Flea market Bric-à-brac

Add life to your childhood memories with storage boxes, vintage bags!

The flea market of Maron Bouillie is vintage and colorful. Tote bags and backpacks are printed with photos of street bric-à-brac. The messenger bags have a retro look and purses are old fashioned. Old toys and grandmother's dishes come together in this happy hubbub. Nostalgia and poetry are displayed on the wall pouches. Fabric storage boxes are just like this wonderful bric-a-brac. On the book covers the time stopped during the reading break. In this authentic flea market, the trinkets are fashionable and knick-knacks are deco! Bags, shoulder bags, catch-all, baskets, do not wait any longer come to do your shopping!

It’s the annual flea market, the clearance and bric-à-brac sale of Nowheresville. There are crates full of crockery, rows of books, heaps of clothes, endless lines of knick-knacks, boxes overflowing with toys… stalls as far as the eye can see… At Memory Fair one can rub shoulders with grime and beauty, items unique or identical, poesy and nostalgia, scrap merchants and hagglers, street vendors and onlookers… “Jumble” meets “Topsy-turvy”, “In days of yore” is next to “In olden times”, “Fate” has an appointment with “Opportunity”, “Yesterday” meets up again with “Recently”. People bargain, talk about the weather, pass time, remember things past, they come and go, chat and babble, ask for news, are surprised, they rummage and search about, find stuff and indulge themselves.

In this vast theater of objects, the “puppets” are waiting for the passer-by who will give them a new role, a new life. My “containers”, bags, boxes, pots and tidies, are very much like these moments of unusual gathering. Use them to put away your finds, to go to the market, to pile up what you cannot possibly organize. Put them somewhere in your house, anywhere…

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