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DANIEL TRAUBE: WHETHER A GOOD WALKER OR NOT......
A WONDERFUL SHOP so I entered and asked permission to take some photos.....
Oui, Madame, bien sur, mais pas de close-up's......
I promised him, no close-ups (because he is an antiquaire expert....) and very cautious and I can't betray his secrets....
and he shop is filled with "jewels"......
What to buy: a cane with a silver knob on top.......
The variety is enormous and I suppose the prices too!
What to pay: depends of course....
OPEN AIR SHOP, I would say.....: THE FLEA MARKET
LARGE SQUARE covered with good on trestle-tables and on pieces of canvas of velvet on the cobble stones!
The enormous variety of goods make this place so attractive and....the haggling.....
What to buy: whatever you like......for yourself, for the neighbour who mowed your grass and watered your plants, for friends and kids......
The choice is yours.....
Perhaps is what you see in the photo I took something for your mother-in-law???????
What to pay: do haggle.....that is a necessity! or you will pay too much!
various: Home decorating / antiques
Rue Blaes in Les Marolles is for you if you like to decorate your home. The whole street is full of shops selling furniture, african carvings, antiques, lamps and dinner assessoires. If you want more expensive antiques you should continue uphill to Grand Sablon but down here you will find nice things too. There is also a shop selling Moroccan lamps and tea services. My favourite is New De Wolf which is room after room of glasses, decorations for special seasons like Christmas/Halloween etc, bedspreads, candle holders, shelves...they also have a special "Aladdin" room with a huge bed, stars on the walls etc. Next to it is another shop with 50s stuff like American traffic lights, gas signs and the like, A great shopping street!
Thanks to my daughter's kindergarden teacher whose husband took this pic after I'd recommended him to visit during a trip -)))
What to pay: Anything!
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Antiques & Flea Markets: At the Zavel (Sablon)
Every Saturday (from 9.00 till 18.00) and every Sunday (from 9.00 till 14.00) there is an antiques market at the Zavel (Sablon), in the shadow of the Our Lady of Sablon Church.
There were several stands which were selling old stuff, books, and records.
What to buy: Someting old, you were looking for, for a long time, maybe you might find it here on this antiques market
What to pay: that depends on your budget and on your skill to bribe.
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Antiques & Flea Markets: Baden Baden: The spiritual home of ablutions
I was a bit stumped when I had to select a "type" for this shop. Is it antique? Yes, undoubtedly. Is it bath and beauty? Bath certainly.. beauty being in the eye of the beholder. Is it home furninshing? Why of course, no home should be without one.
Yes Baden Baden is all this... and oh, so much more. This shop has been around as long as I've known the Marolles. In it you enter the most incredible voyage of discovery, all centering around the smallest room... but heavens, to plumb in some of what it offers for sale, I'd need to invest almost the entire floor space of my flat. The only aspect of the bathroom that a specialised museum coul ofer in addition to what you can find in Baden Baden, would probably be a Roman communal latrine!
Where on earth they have found their stock is a complete mystery. Over the years I've seen the perfect bathroom for the most demanding lounge lizard, enormous structures of chrome-covered pipes that at first look made me wonder just what kind of torture it might offer and ultimately tasteless but fantastic bathroom suites hewn entirely from marble.
Everything in this shop is restored to former glory and wonderfully presented. A museum could not do a better job!
What to buy: Noy only baths, showers and toilets, but also everything else: taps, plugs, soap-dishes, cabinets... you name it.
In recent years they've also been doing a new line in contemporary kitchens, but I find that much less interesting that its main line.
What to pay: Nothing, but nothing in this shop is cheap: I've found price tags in the past that reminded me of flat's I'd intended to buy in Edinburgh! But you don't come in here to buy. You come in here to be amazed.
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Antiques & Flea Markets: Antiques shopping around the Sablon
The Sablon-district used to be the fancy district of Brussels and nowadays still is famous for its antique shops. You can find some nice ones on the Sablon-square and in the surrounding streets.
During the weekend, there's a big antique market on the Sablon square.
Antiques & Flea Markets: Manneke Pis of Brussels
You had a glimpse of Manneke Pis?! why not bring back home a miniature of this little boy, sizes varried from small to large as shown in photo.
What to buy: A Manneke Pis for your home!
What to pay: some euros, depends to sizes.
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Grand Sablon area: Antiques
Brussels is a great place for antiques and nowhere more so than around Place du Grand Sablon. To be ctd.
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Antiques & Flea Markets: Flea Market in Marolles - 2
Do you need a new pair of glasses? Maybe here you can find a new one! Just have enough patience ... :-)
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Antiques & Flea Markets: Flea Market in Marolles
After a good breakfast we went to the flea market in Marolles. A very nice and typical flea market atmosphere. You can buy glasses, china, clothes, furnitures, books, postcards ...
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