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Sourcing Paris Flea Market for Jewelry Pieces

Dear Diva Readers,

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How to Source the Paris Flea Market for Pieces to Make Jewelry

One thing I love about the Paris Flea Market is that you can find anything and everything there. As the official Tour Guides of Paul Bert Serpette, our Diva Guides know the market like the back of their hands. When clients come on tour and are searching for bits and baubles to make jewelry with, we take them to several of our favorite stalls to hunt for just the right pieces.

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When you’re meandering among furniture, chandeliers, taxidermy, and linens, you have to have a keen eye to spot the little boxes filled with jewelry pieces. And it’s important to understand what price point and style you are after. There really is a range available. Some vendors carry turquoise, coral, and sterling which can run a bit higher in price. Other dealers specialize in religious icons, medals, and rosary beads. If you’re looking for really special things, there are places to find them. Why not make a necklace from an antique vinaigrette? These pieces once held vinegar-soaked sponges to block odor if you felt faint, but their intricacy make them ideal pieces for a modern day necklace! Scraps of vintage fabric, buttons, lace trim, and ribbon all make for great crafting projects and can be incorporated into eclectic jewelry items. There are some great stores that sell mini vintage bags and wrapping that make a great finish to wrap your products for sale or as gifts.

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Sourcing Paris Flea Markets for Jewelry Pieces-Vinaigrette fullWe often encourage clients to look for the junk drawers in stalls that don’t specialize in jewelry at all—and these are the stalls where you can really find bargains! In general, if something is locked behind a closed case, it will be more expensive. Rummaging through junk drawers or boxes may require you to wash your hands afterwards, but you’ll come away with some wonderful items at excellent prices! Some clients find the most broken and tarnished items possible, which helps keep the prices low. These people really have a vision for the potential of these disparate pieces and know that once they get them home, they can create beautiful jewelry. If you can think outside the box, you can pick up small sterling purses that tailors once used for keeping pins in and transform them into unique necklaces! It’s all about seeing the possibility behind objects! Perhaps one of the most unique objects we’ve seen turned into jewelry are antique baby items such as teething rings! One client made them into beautiful pendants!

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We also love to take clients to a place in touen.com/5.aspx?ProdID=c559d93b-6a1d-4341-8576-b046a65fe936&CatID=75f8e8e8-d3a6-49bd-8bf1-82f11beb6549&sr=0&page=2″ target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Marché Malassis which is very famous and has beautiful and great quality passementerie, accessoires de mode, perles, and broderies. If time permits, we’ll also visit Porte de Vanves where you can find everything from old coins to medals, charms, silver luggage tags, chatelaine perfume bottle pendants, folding eye glasses, cameos, brooches, and rings. It’s literally like a treasure hunt!

If you’re not heading to Paris and want to buy one of these repurposed necklaces, one of the dealers in the USA who is doing a brilliant job creating inventory from French Finds is French At Heart. Take a look at some of her beautiful creations below and on her Pinterest page!

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If this sounds like your idea of a heavenly day, then the Antiques Diva Paris Tour is for you! Email us at info@antiquesdiva.com for more information and we’d be happy to put together a custom tour just for you!

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Bonne Shopping!

The Antiques Diva®

Paris Apartment – Girls’ Guide to Paris

Dear Diva Readers,

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Doni noticed an influx of AirBnB rentals and many other sites that rent apartments to travelers throughout Paris, but decided it was time for a trusted group of Paris experts to offer something a bit more. What you don’t get with the large Internet companies is personal service. So Doni and Jennifer handpicked all 25 of the apartments they represent, and work with trusted and experienced apartment managers which means they can ensure a very high-level of quality, something that the big guys simply can’t do. Throw in a few Girls’ Guide to Paris extras, and you’ve got yourself some serious added value!

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When you rent from Girls’ Guide to Paris, you’ll not only be getting a gorgeous, professionally cleaned place to stay – you’ll also receive a free Girls’ Guide to Paris GO-Card (worth $75) with every rental which gives you a set of gg2p walking tours plus a multitude of special deals and perks at over 250+ partners around France including Galeries Lafayette, Auto Europe and Cook’n with Class just to name a few. The card also gives you special deals with respected tour companies, trendy restaurants, bars, car rentals, spas and Francophile websites so you can continue saving after you arrive back home.

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You’ll also get a private guided tour in the area where you’ve chosen to stay, which can be extremely helpful when trying to navigate a new neighborhood. And in the spirit of hospitality, the girls will even include a free glass of wine at a well-known wine bar in Paris and 10% off a cooking class plus a free tote-bag at Cook’n with Class. Sounds like a Diva’s ideal time!

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An apartment gives you more space, allows you to feel ‘Parisian’ for the week plus it’s far less expensive than a hotel. Be aware that choosing the right company is critical. When you rent directly from an owner via the popular rental sites, their idea of cleanliness and service may not be up to the standard one expects.

GG2P rentals offers apartments in all of the major central areas of Paris including many in the most coveted neighborhoods like the Palais Royal, the Louvre, St. Germain, Ile St. Louis and the Marais. Prices range from $60 per person per night to $125. Many of the apartments have balconies, views and/or terraces and all are spacious. Doni tells me the largest property GG2P offers is an actual home in Paris with two floors and four bedrooms and two separate terraces. Wouldn’t that be fun for a group of girlfriends?! All apartments offer free phone calls to the US as well as free wifi—important for staying connected with friends and family at home. Concierge service is available on request for an extra fee. Apartments are available to rent for 5 days to 5 months or more.

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Doni and Jennifer are both passionate about Paris and want their customers to have a seamless experience with no hiccups or problems. Knowing you have trusted people nearby should set your mind at ease and allow you to enjoy Paris!

And while you’re in Paris, be sure to book one of our Antiques Diva Tours of the Paris Flea Market. Our Diva Guides will help you navigate this vast market and find exactly what you’re looking for. For more information, email us at to:info@antiquesdiva.com”>info@antiquesdiva.com

Ciao,

The Antiques Diva®   

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