Sunday, May 22, 2011

Chateau Sonoma~ A French Flea Market...Today in Sonoma, CA



Hello!
I hope you are all enjoying your weekend.
I just wanted to share a few pictures of a french flea market that is going on today at the
I went yesterday with my two daughters...
If you are in northern California you should be sure and stop by....
You won't be sorry.


I got to meet the owner of Chateau Sonoma, Sarah Anderson.
Sarah is the sweetest person....
You will love Sarah and her shop,  Chateau Sonoma....


I am going to share a lot of pictures of the flea market in this post... and it is still going on today...





















I LOVE these chairs.....






























My daughters found out that this gentleman, Michel Saga (Paris Musique)
will have a part in the up and coming Disney movie, Cars.
We actually had left the flea market and my girls asked me to come back and take a picture of them with Michel.....

If you do get to stop by Chateau Sonoma, let your husbands know you might be awhile....
I am glad Thad wasn't with me, because we ended up staying all day!



Thank you Sarah for hosting such a wonderful french flea market!
Hope you get a chance to stop by Chateau Sonoma today!
You can find out more about the flea market by visiting 


Take Care,
Maria

p.s. I have decided to start offering event photographing...
if you are interested in having me photograph an event please contact me to find out
 further details and rates.

98 comments:

Janell @ Isabella and Max said...

Oh, viewing all these beautiful photos felt like a little trip through the French countryside. What a fun way to spend a day! Janell

ShantyGirl said...

Thank you so much for sharing it was a treat looking at all the beautiful photo's! So many things I would love to have.
Sherry

CHH said...

Thank you for sharing.

Happy Sunday!

Best,

Coastal Blue Ocean

suburban prep said...

Thank you for the pictures.
I so love Sonoma County.
My mother is from San Francisco and when we were growing up we would go and visit her family there during the summer and holidays.
As I got to be an adult I would return to Sonoma County on my own and just spend a week piddiling about. When I was dating my husband we went out for a week. We spend our 2nd anniversary in Sonoma as well.
It is harder for me to get to California now (a health issue makes it hard for me to fly--so I take a train).
Thank you for reminding me how beautiful it is out there and it is a place we will go to again.

Anne Lorys - Fiona and Twig said...

Gosh almighty, I would be in SO much trouble if I went to this flea market!

So many gorgeous treasures.

I need to e-mail you about the event photography thing. I seriously need to charge for my services in this area, too!

Happy Sunday,
Anne

Home and Lifestyle said...

I see wonderful stuff, I also like it to visit flea markets!

Wish you a nice Sunday! Hugs, Ingrid

Yvonne - Frl.Klein said...

What a great fleamarket! So many wonderful treasures!
And your photos are beautiful!
Have a happy new week,
Hugs,
Yvonne

Splenderosa said...

I wish I were in Sonoma right now. I have 2 of those lovely iron trestle tables, both with marble top...I love love love them. xx's

High Street Cottage said...

Wonderful photos Maria, looks like lots of gorgeous things to take home too;)
Thanks for sharing, tami

Deborah said...

Oooh-la-la gorgeousness!
Thanks so much for sharing...would have loved to be there!

Deborah xo

Romina said...

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Kisses, Romina.

Schwesterherz-Vergissmeinnicht said...

So beautiful!
Hugs, Sandra

dreams on 34th street said...

Maria,
Thank you for sharing such a lovely event! You added French sugar to my Sunday morning tea!
~Lynne
[w/l]

Liz Bradley said...

I want every single item in every single picture!
Liz

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

OMGosh Maria this is one flea market I would have LOVED to have gone to!! Martina

DebZorn said...

Wonderful pictures. I wish I could attend! I loved the chairs, linens and wire baskets. Baskets are my weakness. (One of them at least.)

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

***swoon***

will for sure put this shop on my destination list! live in the central valley, but will make the trip, for sure! do they have this event often? tons of inspiration here! **thank you!!**

becky

Ashley said...

How delightful....I must go!!! Xoxoxo

Freudentanz said...

THAT must be paradise... WOW!

Love,
Angelina

maría cecilia said...

So sad i live so far away for your photographing and this event.
hugs

Jacqueline said...

Hi Maria,
What a gorgeous collection of wonderful things. I could buy it all....and, when I saw the first photograph of Michel, I thought that he looked familiar. Has he been in other films ?
I would have loved to have been able to have gone to the French Flea Market but, it's a little too far to travel from the UK !!
Have a lovely Sunday. XXXX

Rachel Noelle said...

Amazing!!You must have had so much fun with your girls there all day!;) Thanks for sharing~hugs,Rachel

French Farmhouse 425

manon 21 said...

Bravo ,un petit air de Provence...

Amicalement,
a kiss of France
Manon

Linda Chapman said...

Lovely! Thanks for the tour....next best thing to BEING there!!

Jeannie B. said...

There certainly are so many wonderful flea markets in 'other' areas of the country!!

marga said...

Oh.....my.....gosh.....i see so many beautiful things.

Claudia said...

It feels like I've been there with Your beautiful (large) pictures.

Kris said...

Love Love Love all of this! Thank you so much for sharing this fabulous shop. I am heading out there in Sept. for my sisters wedding and hope to stop by. Thanks again!

Nina said...

Oh my God it is fantastic!!!!I live so ner France but so a beautiful fleamarket have a never see.Thanks for your lovley pictures best wishes from Germany Nina

Bente said...

When I looked at the pictures, I nearly jumped on a plane. How I wish I was there. So many things I love to have.

Hugs

Susan said...

Oh, I wish I lived closer. I'd spend all day there, too! Gorgeous photos as usual!
- Susan

Tammy said...

Beautiful pics...nothing like a great flea markket is there? Thaks for sharing these awesome photos!
Tammy
junk wild

A New England Life said...

What a divine way to spend the day with your daughters! I love all the photos and wish I could have joined you. Thanks for taking on a virtual shopping trip!!

allison @ itstoilegood.blogspot.com said...

This is the most gorgeous blog post I've ever seen! Thank you for sharing this amazing eye candy! It's like a little visual vacation - I'm keeping it bookmarked so I can look back on it every so often. Thank you for sharing!!

catherine said...

wish i was there...nothing in my area even similar. what a great way to spend the day with your beautiful girls.

Will @ Bright.Bazaar said...

I am blown away by the beauty in these photographs. What an amazing market sale! I need to jump on the Eurostar to France asap! Thanks for sharing with us.

Steph. :) said...

How beautiful! I am secretly hoping my eldest son will attend college in Sonoma because I love the area so much! Thank you for sharing. Steph.

Mariette said...

Dearest Maria,

And you call this 'a short blog'?
Wonderful photos though and you managed to capture the French atmosphere very well.

Lots of love,

Mariette

Rusty Hinge said...

Maria, I love these photos! Wish I lived closer, I would swing by to do a little shopping!!!

Karena said...

Maria I see so many things I adore...even her own special shopping totes!! Wonderful!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Do Come and enter my Great Giveaway from Serena & Lily!

You will love it!

Julie (brown eyed belle) said...

Such a fantastic way to spend the weekend! There's nothing like a fabulous flea market, is there?!

DustyLu said...

lookin good sista! Lookin good! Hugs lulu

Belle Inspirations said...

So wish I was there, thankyou for the gorgeous inspiration. I'm so glad I came across your blog as I am now a happy follower. Have a wonderful week xx

Laura said...

Such an amazing array of objects!

Michel used to sing at the Mill Valley farmers' market when I was a vendor there. I enjoyed his music and his raspy voice a lot.

Cherry Blossoms said...

Too funny I was here a month ago and I fell in love with this store! I agree, def some great finds. I wanted to buy the vintage mailbox wine cabinet. Did you see that amazing piece?

Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

my heart started beating a little faster...thanks for sharing these beautiful pictures. I wish I were closer.

Allison said...

I was so sorry to miss this! Sonoma is so close to where I live but we had so much going on this weekend. It looks like a wonderful day spent with your daughters. Both are beautiful girls, Maria!

Sweet Young Journey said...

Oh, I'm so happy you got to go! It looks like it was amazing! I'm going to be dreaming about your pictures tonight!
xx
Cheryl

Eeva said...

OOOOH!! Thank goodness -for my money- that I live on the other side of the Atlantic...!Beautiful!And yes, go for event photographing. You havereally captured the spirit and great details of that market!

Bridget said...

Lovely photos! I think Sonoma is our little piece of heaven in the entire county! Love, love Sonoma!

decorina said...

so wonderful images and what a great "event". I had bought soooooo many things. Thanks for showing such wonderful things!
Great post!

Nicole

Lill's Welt said...

What a loyely blog! i will now follow you...

lovely greeting from lilli

Nordlicht said...

I need a doctor! My heart is standing still!!! Great photos for lovly things!! Carmen

Tammy said...

Wow! I wish we had something like that here in Ontario...what a beautiful way to spend a day!

Neida said...

That French Flea Market looks divine! So much eye candy and items I'd love to have in my own home!
Thanks for sharing such lovely pictures!

Neida

THE VERANDA HOUSE said...

HI MARIA THANK YOU FOR SHARING THE FRENCH FLEA MARKET,AT SONOMA IT WILL BW SO HARD NOT TO BUY ALL THE TREASUES.WHEN I GO TO SONOMA I LOVE TO VISIT THE COUNTRY MARQUET .AND THE RESTAURANT THE GIRL AND THE FIG..SONOMA IS SO BEAUTIFUL..IS WONDERFUL THAT YOU WANT TO START FOTOGRAFHING EVENTS THAT IS A WONDERFUL.YOU ARE SO GOOD WITH THE CAMERA...SANDRA

SallyLeeByTheSea.com said...

What a diving flea market - full of lovely treasures. I grew up near Sonoma and love the area. Wonderful post, Maria.

Serendipity Chic Design said...

these could be magazine photos...Just gorgeous!

Take care,
Lisa

natashalorraine said...

oh why couldnt you have said in yorkshire in the uk! hehe. looks amazing, wish I had been there. I would have spent hours examining everything, thank you for sharing
natasha
http://bonjourshabbychic.blogspot.com/

xo

Bohemian said...

Oh what fun!! I wish we'd have a French Style Flea here in Arizona... most of the Flea Markets here are just not the sort with a European Flair that I enjoy so much.

Dawn... The Bohemian

michele said...

maria,

i went to the flea market on saturday with my two daughters as well. do you know if they only do this once a year? it was magical. here is a link to the beautiful pitcher i bought there.

take care,
Michele
http://summersoul-michele.blogspot.com/

Queen of the Nest said...

what a great flea market!!

Riitta Sinikka said...

Hi! I found Your lovely blog! You have so many beautiful pictures! Greetings from romulyyli-blog.

Simone said...

How lucky you are to have such wonderful flea markets. We have absolutely nothing like it here! I am however heading to France in a months time to find every flea market I can explore! ( Just a tad harder to take anything home!!!!)

B, J, and E said...

I wish places like this existed in Northern Michigan but maybe not as I'd spend all of my money here!

Absolutely delightful,
Jenna

www.sequinedsunsets.blogspot.com

Fairfield House said...

If only we could travel as quickly as our electronic words. Sighhhhhhh

Your Friend,
Deborah

Cottagedreams said...

Wow wunderschön!

All That Jazz said...

Love, love everything you featured! What a beautiful day and space. I would have found so many things there I would have wanted to scoop up and take home! ;-)
~michelle~

Geisslein said...

is this paradiese?! i want to go to such a beautiful fleamarket! I have fallen in love now! sunny greetings from germany, geisslein

Lara said...

Hi Maria,

Sonoma looks so beautiful! I have never been to Northern CA - someday! :)

I am just eating up all the wonderful details of this set of photos! I would have loved to be there! I see so many pieces I would want for my place!

We have a French Flea coming up soon in a couple weeks - 3 French Hens. I am so excited to go!

Best wishes with your event photography! You certainly are talented at that, too!

Hugs,

Lara

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Oh Maria,
I love that event, have so many dealer friends that have attended for years. How great you got to go take a look, it's always amazing!

Bonne chance with your photography endeavor, I'm sure you'll meet many wonderful people through that avenue.
~Tracie @ My Petite Maison

jennifer@nicolejanehome said...

I could cry it looks so beautiful. What an amazing way to spend a Sunday!

dollhouse miniatures said...

Amazing!! I found your site on one of the french websites, and I love your website and your blog! Love all your photos, you are so talented!
I'm in awe!

Pei Li

Vintage Home said...

Dreaming over here about this stunning SHOPPE!
Thanks for sharing!

Laura said...

I wish I was there right now!! Beautiful...
Thanks for the inspiration!

saltbox treasures said...

WOW! Thanks for taking us to this wonderful French flea market. I would also be there all day! What wonderful treasures. I would have to rent a truck to get it all home. So many treasures!
~ Julie

Cynthia's Blog said...

This looks like a spectacular flea market. I love Sonoma. What a perfect day. What fabulous finds!

Cynthia
http://coffeeonthepatio.com
http://www.cynthiasblog.com

Jeanneoli said...

You must have been in heaven...I know I would have been! Gorgeous pieces. I LOVE that you are now doing event photography. Way to go. FYI...Can't stop ordering from your shop..lol

Carolyn@SweetChaos said...

I can totally understand how you spent the entire day there! Wow! Wish I had a place like that in my neck of the woods... I'm going to check out the website now. Thanks for sharing those beautiful images. I love your photography :)

Tereza said...

All these beautiful pictures of things are like candy to my eyes!!!! I wish we had flea markets like that around here!

Everlasting Blooms said...

I want to go here!! SO jealous of your little trip to this beautiful antique store...thanks for sharing with me! :)

sandra @ french laundry 132 ♥ said...

Hello Maria, I am new to your blog here and I wanted so much to post a comment to the post above but I can't locate the comments box. I have tried google chrome, IE and finally Firefox. I am able to see the this posts comments box, so I have no idea what blogger is up to these days.

Anyway, I wanted to say the hydrangea's in the antique French wooden caddies are some of the most beautiful photos' I have ever seen, They are so dreamy and just perfect and I love them!

I Love everything on your blog!

This flea market I would love to go to!! OH MY!

PriscilaPetersDecor said...

Wow. I could spend one day in that flea market!

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

What a fun place! I can see me going there... for hours!

elinAnita (eddaskreativiteter ) said...

What a wonderfuelt fleamarket...I am standing every sunday at a fleamarket in Oslo,Norway:)
hugs

FinsFan said...

You're blog is INCREDIBLE! It's so wonderful every time I stop by:)

Beth said...

Oh my gosh. The market is amazing. I am all the way over on the East Coast....wish I was there.

whitney said...

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i love you blog and am trying to build one just like yours!

Voondi~ Cher said...

Wow~ How could a person choose? There's so many great things! I would love to have the green and white bistro chairs, the linen table runner and a lavender pillow! You do such a beautiful job displaying your great things, Thank you!

Voondi~ Cher said...

I have saved your Chateau Sonoma post, I must go there! Thanks for such beautiful inspiration!

Anonymous said...

entered for the draw! It wouldn't be hard to spend that is for sure, the hard part would be knowing what to pick!!Bristro chair;zinc tub; strawberry crate, oh my!

mrsgrom@telus.net

bth said...

Thinking about buying the French wine basket...

Vicki Strange said...

Finding one particular thing to purchase would be very hard. It's the small things that make your home special and offers inspiration each time to look at it or hold it. I love the lavender bottles - and the pitchers. I would love to see them in my home filled with flowers offering a bit of inspiration for the day. . . .and more than one is a collection! I'll keep my fingers crossed for the drawing and be back each day to your blog site for a little inspiration as well.

Evie Slone said...

I love the vintage rosaries and, the lavender bottles and the french documents! What a beautiful blog.

Mumbai Florist said...

Wow these pics are so lush and splendid! Thanks for providing some visual relief over here.

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Florerias En El Df said...

That flower arrangement is lovely and so vibrant with all those different textures and shapes.

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