Friday, 14 August 2009

Market, continued

L'isle sur la sorgue
The market in l'Isle sur la Sorgue is not limited to fruit and veggies alone. You can also find flowers, olives and spices there, along with lavender bags and soap, colourful woven baskets, leather shoes and sandals, tablecloths and tea towels of traditional provencal design, "boutis" (traditional bedspreads made using a technique similar to quilting), olive oil, home-made jams and spreads, straw or panama hats, scarves, pottery, jewelry, summer dresses... enough? Where would you be likely to stop?

Le marché de l'isle sur sorgue ne se limite pas aux fruits et légumes. On peut aussi y trouver des fleurs, des olives et des épices mais aussi de la lavande en petits sacs ou en essence, de beaux paniers tressés, des chaussures et sandales en cuir, des tissus provençaux, des nappes et des torchons tissés, des boutis (couvre-lits piqués selon une technique traditionnelle qui se rapproche du quilt américain), de l'huile d'olive, des confitures et du pistou maison, des chapeaux de paille et des panamas, de la poterie, des foulards, des robes d'été et des bijoux d'artisan... je continue ? Où auriez-vous envie de vous arrêter ?In the top photo is my Aussie friend Toni, in the bottom one is my mother, both enjoying themselves tremendously.

Sur la photo du haut voici mon amie australienne Toni, sur celle du bas ma maman, toutes deux ravies de leur visite.

17 comments:

mirae said...

ah quel luxe de couleurs!j'acheterais un beau sac,ici en ma ville canadienne on collectionne les sacs pour éviter d'avoir les sacs en plastique.

C'est un véritable conte de fées, enfin après tout ce temps on rencontre la belle mère de la princesse.

claude said...

Que de couleurs sur ce marché ! Ah ! les marchés de provence. Je connais celui de Nice. C'était un vrai régal. Bien que celui de Sérignan (près de Béziers), est beaucoup plus petit, il est tout aussi beau.
La présentation des pains est très belle aussi.

brigetoun said...

je passais sans commenter, parce que je n'avais même plus assez de tonus pour ce petit trajet. Va mieux - faut que je cède à mes envies de l'Isle et d'Arles (le reste trop compliqué sans voiture)

fardoise said...

Celui de Carpentras, tous les vendredi matin, n'est pas mal non plus. Il occupe toute la ville et propose les mêmes articles sans doutes...

ladydi said...

I'd be right there with your mom admiring the quilts. Nice!

Leif Hagen said...

Wow - those handbags and tablecloths are outstanding! My wife would go wild there - I'd have to drag her away...

Mango Girl said...

Such rich and bold colors! Makes it seem like all is right in the world...

Jilly said...

Oh my goodness, like mother, like daughter. A very good looking woman and no surprise there!

I love the French boutis.

Señorita Andalucíana said...

What I wouldn't give to have those type of markets here in Texas! Beautiful pictures!

coleen~ said...

I love checking your blog as your photographs are so enthralling! I love to learn of far away places and you make me feel like I am there!

Babooshka said...

Wonderful colours, aromas, sights and sounds. Can't wait to be back on France.

Dimple said...

Of what you have shown, I would linger longest at the tablecloths and tea towels; I love textiles and the colors and patterns are beautiful!

Books, said...

Bonjour! Nathalie,
I think that my first stop would be to pick up...scarves, tea towels, hmmm...and maybe very simple bracelets. I agree with you, the colours are very vivid, bright, and colourful.
Merci, for sharing!
DeeDee ;-D

Virginia said...

Well I'll take every single handbag , then I like the tableclothes as well!! I love seeing your friend and your mom. What fun you had. I wish I could have been there for this shopping trip. I"m home Nathalie and I don't mind telling you I'm still blue about leaving Paris. La sigh. Have fun with your family. I know it's a joy to have them there.
Best to you all,
V

bambi said...
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bambi said...

What a colouful market it is!
Colours are warm and sweet!
People there will be happy.

Libby Murphy said...

Oh I wish I were there. Those table linens are beyond fabulous.
Happy Twrils

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