Thursday, November 5, 2009

Market Days in Provence

The social event in each community seemed to be market day.
While staying in the Luberon Hill country we thoroughly enjoyed our visits to the markets in Gordes, Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, and Roussillon. As you can see by the collage there was much to see from the beautiful flowers, cheese, spices, fruits, mushrooms, fish, meat, and vegetables.
I think our favorite market day was in Roussillon where we also found books, vintage linens, and clothes. You know my love of vintage linens. I came home with two vintage bed sheets with the letters embroidered in red, MM. I was very excited with that find and I am thoroughly enjoying sleeping under my MM vintage bed sheets.

Please excuse another collage, but that seems to be the best way to share as many pictures as possible with you. Click on the collage to see a larger view and enjoy the colors of the market place.


Deanna said...

May your Holiday Sale be a big success!
God bless ya,
d from home haven

Time Traveling in Costume said...

What a gorgeous collage! It makes me happy just looking at it. What is it about outdoor markets that make you feel so good?

Time Traveling in Costume said...

Uh oh, I just noticed my weakness.. local artwork. I would have been stuffing those in my bag.

parTea lady said...

Strolling through the markets must have been heavenly - the fresh lavender, figs, spices, sunflowers and more look wonderful.

What a fabulous find those monogrammed linens were.

Ron said...

We, too, found wonderful linens, but at the market in Orange. And great cheese and spices in Beaune, and ... well, you know. It's great to see that these venues for small business continue to thrive, even as Carrefour moves in.

Jeanne said...

I love everything you share
Love Jeanne

Brenda @Cozy Little House said...

I am a vintage linen lover as well! Love the collage. It's like a smorgasbord of goodies all in one place.

Angela McRae said...

What gorgeous photos! Those markets are just amazing ... apparently everything you saw was just picture perfect. And I love that you found such a wonderful and personally meaningful souvenir with the MM bed sheets!

Mary said...

I did find a small linen hand towel with MS (my initials) but no luck with sheets! I want a pair to make drapes for the dining room. Are linen sheets heavy when sleeping? I know they are supposedly warm/cool depending on the season - and so luxurious. Lucky you finding MM monograms.

La Tea Dah said...




and LOOK at that beautiful


dutchbaby said...

This is sheer bliss! I adore vintage linens too. Wonderful photos.

SE'LAH... said...

Markets are the best, aren't they?