Do you have a weakness
for lovely old things? (I suspect you might.)
You will find some here then
at the Camden Passage Market, Islington
on a Saturday (8a.m. - 4 p.m.)
or, Wednesday (7 a.m. - 2 p.m.)
or Thursday (7 a.m. - 4 p.m.) in London.
The prices can be gentle
for odd bits if you don't mind a bit of a rummage
and some good-humored haggling.
For Mlle Paradis with her
it was the usual delicious tortured bliss......
of imagined worlds, imagined needlework projects, imagined adventures.....imagined times - past.
I did manage to carry off with me one of those bone edelweiss'es (in the top left corner) for pinning on my person eventually. I had never seen such things before. Apparently they are souvenirs of alpine visits to Switzerland and Austria - also sometimes made of ivory. (The lady who sold them was super nice.) Fascinating! Like sea anemones I thought.
And - this one couldn't be pinned down - but a little blouse 'caused very acute past memories to wash over me - not at all imaginary. In a burst of recognition. Odd how these things happen.
Not so odd was Mr. Paradis - after much patient hanging about and talking records and rock'n'roll with an amiable silver plate seller (as in forks and knives, yes!) finally dragging me away from a table full of goodies like this........with the promise of a pint.
Anyway, must leave something for the next time, NO? And for all of you out there too, YES!?