Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Happy 4th of July ! Baby Boomer Hostess Gifts

Happy 4th of July from all of the Girls at The Red Shed! If you need a fun Hostess Gift for your 4th Party, we have just 2 of these great "Baby Boomers", made by Grace, left. They would be darling in flowers, on a cake, or even on their own! Made from vintage baby cutouts, real ribbon (in her hair)............

hand glittered, rouged and tinseled, with a banner that says "Happy 4th of July!" . They are just $12.95, and we could even mail them, though they might not be there by the 4th, they would be great for next year. SOLD OUT


Everyone keeps asking what we have left from The French Market. We honestly had A Lot of treasures, so though much, much went out the door, there a plenty of wonderful things left....
This necklace has a French Medallion from 1947 and a vintage inscribed French Key. $68 (Below)







Hung on a silver ball chain, this French medallion is from 1959 (a VERY good year if I say so myself), hung from a new rhinestone rose. $38(Below)






Absolutely my ALL TIME favorite, made from a vintage French rosary, vintage rhinestone buckle and amulet, this beauty will stop traffic for only $110.00 (Below)






These and much more will be in our online French Boutique, Pardon My French!, soon, but if you want to purchase now, use the Buy Now buttons above.
Check over the weekend for even more treasures added to: www.Pardon-My-French.comHave a Great 4th!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

French Market Sale Photos ** We Thank You!

Bonjour!
First, Thank You to all who attended the French Market! After staying up all night, and running home to shower, we arrived back at about 740am to find the parking lot next door full and a line of eager shoppers (Thank you, Michael, for keeping everyone happy until 8am!). We piped the French music outside and opened the doors! Thank you for your patience while waiting in line....it's usually quicker, our credit card machine just decided to crash & burn on our biggest day of the year! And Thank you for record breaking sales, literally our most successful sales day ever! It validates for us that you love what we do and what we share with you....
Here are a few photos, again, thanks to Michael Patras, and hopefully we will have more soon!

The French Market tents were out front, two tents concentrated with merchandise directly from Paris.......(though there was more scattered about the sale.....) it's hard to tell, there is a BIG Eiffel tower there to the left of the arch, and we had Red our bulldog mascot dress with a beret, mustache and ascot...
This was the "Church Room" ..........
The "preacher" is a Monk's night dress from Paris and a large French Rosary, the prayer steps have two actual church pew ends on either side...
We had LOT of religious art from Paris..........
The wood sign from an old Baptist church was the inspiration......

This was the floral and fauna room. It was filled with vintage florals and bird prints, statues, eggs, and lots of nests!!!...
On to the cottage.....lots of fabulous french furniture......and linens. The fabulous crochet lace panels were directly from Provence.....I'll let the pictures do the talkin.......


Hopefully, I will have more photos of the gardens and arbors soon.
The good news is.. there's more!! We had so many wonderful things from Paris, we didn't even get them all out! So please come by or watch our website as we bring you more beautiful, authentic vintage French treasures.....

Thursday, June 24, 2010

French Market Vintage Jewelry Preview & South Texas Antiques

We know, we know, even though Texas is hotter n haities starting in June, we STILL have the BEST antiques and the best Antique shows! All over Texas there are GRRREAAT shows. If you are in South Texas, (or if you want to drive to Round Top on Sunday after our show...) Our sweet friend Theresa Cano of Garden Antiques Vintage will be showing with several other wonderful vendors at the Red Barn Round Top Antiques fair. Click on the invite below or Visit her blog for more details.....
So less than 48 hours till the French Market....
Here is a little before and after......

Now on to some Handmade Jewelry that you will find this weekend at the French Market. Most are made from antique French rosaries purchased in France, and all made with or added to... vintage French medallions and baubles, straight from the Paris Flea Markets....
This wonderful watch opens to a French inside....


See you Saturday Morning! 8am!
Don't forget you can order online also from Pardon-My_French.com. Check back often, after the French Market, we will be adding more items daily. All French....all Fun!

If you are a crafter, or just love handmade items, after our show you can head on out to The Paper Cowgirl Art vendor show in Waxahachie, for even more fun....Yee Haw!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Inspiring French Decor French Market Preview

They say imitation is the greatest form of flattery, well, we DID feel flattered when beautiful Brittany Harmon said that she is constantly inspired at the Red Shed. She said that she coveted the sign below, but it wasn't in her budget................
(Here's a pic of Brittany with one of her other "creations".....)
Now we are all about, young moms staying within their budgets, so it didn't hurt our feelings at all when Brittany found some old barn wood, she knew exactly what she would do with it. She created this great sign for her home! Wow, what a great job she did, don't you think!
Thanks so much for sending us the photos! We love to hear from you!

We're glad we inspire you, and we know we can't ALL be as talented as Brittany, so that's where we come in. Let's see what the talented Grace Barzyz has in store for you at the French Market this Saturday......In Grace's words:
"Meet me at the French "BROCANTE" wall hanging..........letter's are covered in french book pages front and back.........adorned with vintage brocante tid-bits and ever so carefully wired with vintage pearls placed randomly.......Antique silver glitter accents (always)......

"Paris" sign.......letters hand-cut w/french angels and ornate hand-cut decoration........of course some antique silver glitter adorns this piece.
La Maison "Brocante" vintage piano roll banner..............
lot's of detail on this one.......lovely vintage crochet lace added in between segments....vintage pics of french furniture and house d├ęcor.......vintage rosary bead chain hangs banner.......
I love this!......................Pink French newspaper Roses "On the Vine" w/leaves made of pale green glassene paper..........
Sometimes I just love the way the pattern of the newspaper falls.................I love paper!
Gateaux des Rois paper crown/ 1900's from France (embellished with vintage glitter a la grace.)
Celebrates the Epiphany or Three Kings Day
La Tarte Magnets, I love these.......the glitter has oxidized and they look aged.

It's a girl! vintage shoe mold thoroughly covered in sheet music.........hand-made pink paper ruffles added.......paper candlemade w/ blessings banner ............vintage cigar label added it's a girl...........



Believe it or not folks, there's MORE! Grace has been a very busy girl! If that doesn't get you out of bed for the Red Shed French Market Sale, I don't know what will!
Held of the grounds of The Red Shed, 317 Church St. Grapevine, TX 76051 , June 26th 8am
If you are out of state or just can't make it, don't forget to visit out Online French Boutique, "Pardon My French!". We will be adding many more items after the sale, as well as having a BIG Grand Opening Give-Away!...Stay tuned in July.