Saturday, April 27, 2013

2013 Paris Flea Market --- Last Chance!

This week is your last chance to purchase a special vintage item from this year's Paris Flea Market ---- and for this final week, all of the antiques will be 10% off.  Here are a few treasures that caught my attention on Friday.  Above is an unusual tole tray, with an off-white background showing off a multi-colored basket of flowers ---- $48.00.

A great pair of pug dogs, at $89.00/pr. stand beside a black and white toile plate ($17.00) and a lovely little silver covered serving dish ($24.00).

This vintage garden statue ($225.00) is just looking for the right garden to highlight!  Maybe it's yours!!!

A classic autumn original oil painting with a lovely reflecting stream is only $65.00.

 A deer head mount to go above your mantel....... only $135.00.

This red tole lamp with green accents would be a lovely cottage-y accent in any sunroom or bedroom ($68.00).

 A darling little green muffin stand ($65.00) could hold plants or towels in your bathroom!

Stop in this week to see lots of other vintage treasures you won't want to miss.   Last chance!

Monday, April 22, 2013

Furnishing your Bathroom!

I've always loved putting an unexpected  piece of furniture in a bathroom.  True.... not every bathroom has room for a chaise lounge (!), but almost every bathroom has room for some accent piece, event if it's just a petite but precious little chair, or a handsome garden stool.  Below are some pictures of "bathrooms with personality" created by adding furniture you would not normally expect to find in this most private room of the house.

This old Hickory chair, along with a great cupboard and a colorful "non-bathroom" rug define this room as a well-furnished space, and not just a bathroom.

A cute little armless slipcovered chair on which to stack towels will fit in almost any typical bathroom, and adds softness to all the tile and porcelain fixtures.

Another darling little chair, this time with a mini table for the towels, adds a personal touch to this bathroom.

Love the red garden stool next to the tub!

More chairs of every style and description upgrade these bathrooms to special spaces.

Shelving pieces or cupboards not only "furnish" a bathroom, but also give you that always-needed extra space to store towels, toiletries, and miscellaneous.  Just look at the variety of cabinetry pieces used in the bathrooms below!

A fluffy fur pouf as a vanity stool together with a zebra rug give this bathroom glamourous "pizazz"!

And, in my own bathroom, a little black papier mache chair from England sits next to the tub waiting to hold a towel or my robe.

And a glass-doored corner cabinet holds extra towels on the top, and cleaning supplies behind the solid doors on the bottom.

Look at your bathroom, and see where you might tuck an unexpected piece of furniture........and give it a personality all its own!

Shop news:  Our Paris Flea Market is still going on, and will continue through May 4.  Some of the dealers have added new vintage pieces since its opening, so be sure to stop in and find something you can't live without!

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Paris Flea Market Images

Unfortunately I forgot to take pictures the way I usually do before opening for yesterday's Paris Flea Market!  But I had a chance to take a few as it first began, and as you can see, it was so crowded at 9:00, I wasn't able to get photos of all the special little corners......  Which just means that you'll need to stop in this week and see for yourself what the pictures missed!  It was a wonderful day (despite the morning snow!), and everyone had a great time.  Our bakers (Carol Van Bruaene and Ann Knott) outdid themselves with their beautiful and tasty cookies and dessert bars,  our customers were patient and in good humor when they had to wait in line to check out, and the champagne punch and French music added to the festive atmosphere.  Thanks to all of you who attended.....we truly have the best customers in the world!  The antiques will remain until May 4, and a few new ones will be added as well, so we hope to see you again soon. Bonjour!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013


Paris Flea Market this Saturday!

  • Saturday, April 13, 2013--- 9:00 a.m. till 5:00 p.m.
  • Antiques, vintage finds and oddities by your favorite dealers
  • Home-baked refreshments and delightful punch served in our cafe (champagne added after 2:00 p.m.!)
  • Lots of great new merchandise

Hope to see you then! 

 (We will close at noon on Friday in order to make final preparations for our special event.)