For quite a while I had no luck at all while visiting flea markets and charity shops, but luckily I didn't give up too soon. This week I returned from my visit to a charity shop (to get some zippers) with almost as many things as what I had given away while cleaning the closets.
I have never really been to Paris, if you don't count changing flights in Charles de gaulle airport as a visit. My charity shop visit gave me a change for a really nostalgic trip there through this lovely book "This is Paris" by Miroslav Sasek, published in 1959. I just adore the pictures of this book. Even my kids wanted to have this as a bedtime story.
I also found a serving plate (Arabia), the embroidered table cloth, a tea tin, a couple of aprons, emroidered pillowcases, a leather purse and, yes, some zippers. This whole lot cost me 12 euros and the serving plate was half of the sum. This is what I call pleasing shopping!