24 Jan 2012

OUR WORLD - Troc


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When in my part of our world it's raining (again), a nice place to visit and to see funny, strange or exotic decorations or furniture, is "Troc" which means "exchange" but it's rather a slang word.

When you have to empty an household for various reasons, because you move, or somebody died, you can put all things in this store to have it sold and of course they take a little commission.



Near Brussels is one of the "Troc" stores.



The entrance was full of mirrors of all kind and styles



a blue skeleton welcomed me. Unfortunately I forgot to look at the price. Maybe one of you wants to have it for your entry.



paintings, paintings, paintings, some good, some ridiculous, some funny and sometimes a real bargain.



This counts also for furniture tablewear or decorations



For everybody's taste there is something



Vases, masks, buddhas



an old radiator, a cooker and a vacuum cleaner



The frog made me laugh



lamps and also modern furniture




and if you need, an antique craddle is also available.

You can spend hours in there, sometimes I find a little thing to buy, but I have also bought some very nice furniture in the past, a real bargain.

16 comments:

diane b said...

That's a great idea for a shop. I would love meandering around it with you. Didn't you find a cat?

Rajesh said...

Beautiful items. This will definitely add value to ones home.

jewaicious said...

What a great collection of photos, and of items. So much to see, so many textures and tones and variety.

Lara @ Uproad said...

well... in such places for sure one can find some gorgeous things for the house :)

Linens and Royals said...

I'm sure I could find a bargain in such an interesting shop. would love to have a look around.

LadyFi said...

What an interesting place. That blue skeleton is delightful!

Joyful said...

Looks like some beautiful things. We have such stores here also but they charge a lot for the things.

Stewart M said...

Reduce, reuse and recycle!

What a great shop.

Stewart M - Australia

Reader Wil said...

This is actually what would be handy for me at the moment! I am in the middle of spring cleaning and there are so many things I'd like to get rid of. Usually I give things to the boys scouts every year. They sell in at the fleemarket at " Koninginnedag" ( Queens Birthday) on April, 30th.

Maribeth said...

Oh this would be such a fun place to poke around!

Sylvia K said...

Definitely my kind of shop! We have some similar ones here in Seattle and they're one of my favorite places to spend some time in -- particularly when I need/want something that I don't want to have to pay a lot of money for! Fun post and great shots for the day, Gattina!

Sylvia

A Lady's Life said...

I love shops like this. I had a friend that collected frogs. She had so many in her collection. And I love the cradle. The blue vase would interest me.Great for umbrellas and I would certainly be hanging around the paintings section.

SandyCarlson said...

What an interesting arrangement of neat things. Looks like a great place to wander around.

Jessica said...

I would LOVE a store like this in my area. Do they have these in America? :) I'll check out the website!

eileeninmd said...

What a great idea for a store. I would assume the person moving would be a happy camper to be relieved of some items they cant take with them. Great post and photos.

Jientje said...

I can just about picture you playing the paparazzo in this store with your little baby camera!