Thursday, June 28, 2012

Shopping the Rose Bowl Flea Market

A lot of people have asked us if we have have shopped the Rose Bowl. Here is a re-post of Val's adventure at The Rose Bowl Flea Market.

I have wanted to visit the Rose Bowl Flea Market in Pasadena, California, since our sweet friend, Ki of Junk Market Style, told us about how fabulous it is. This was confirmed by another friend, so when my DH said that he wanted to visit Santa Anita, I whipped out a map and said "Only if it is the weekend of Rose Bowl Flea Market, and you will let me take two empty suitcases!" A Red Shed Girl never misses an opportunity to SHOP!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Point me towards Paris

Usually the hardest part of making a window sign, is the prep of scraping, taping, prepping and repainting an old window. When I find one in "not too bad shape" it makes me say "Yes!!" It can make a project like this, go just a little faster.
I found this great old cabinet front. Perfect wavy glass. Beautiful molding.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

White Slipcovered Sofa and other Dirty Little Secrets

I love, love, love slipcovered furniture. They look so great in the magazines, but is reality as great as the fantasy? I have a white slipcoved denim couch (below) in my kitchen (yes, kitchen). I have pets so I am SO THANKFUL that I can wash it. The slip, however being denim, it is VERY heavy, and I usually have to take it to the laundry mat (sp?) to use the industrial machines, and it can still take up to 4 hours to wash and dry all the pieces. I usually only do it twice a year unless there is emergency spillage (yes, I am talking red koolaid). Then I normally, 1. Scream at the perpetrator 2. Rip off the cover, 3. Throw it in the bathtub with a lot of hot water and bleach, 4. Step on it with my feet like I am squishing grapes to make wine, then 5. Figure out how to get it from the tub to the dryer.

Miss Mustard Seed Giveaway Winners

Congratulations to the Winner of our Miss Mustard Seed Giveaway!
The winner of the fabulous French Package is Mary of HEYMUDDA.
We also had a contest running for comments on our Paris & Provence Posts
The winner is Theresa of Cedar Junction.
Thank you and your packages will be on their way soon!

Friday, June 8, 2012

Miss Mustard Seed Giveaway

Welcome to all of the MMS Giveaway Readers! We are so excited to be offering a great prize package to introduce you to our Paris & Provence flea market shopping trips. We would love to have you join us, so if you would like to get more information, just click HERE. We still have a few spots left on our October trips.
In the mean time....Here is the scoop on the contest:
You can have three entries. Here’s how to enter…
1. Leave a comment on the MMS blog if you think it would be fun to shop the Paris and Provence fleas with French Chic Antiques & Travel and what you would hope to find.
2. Visit any of our French Market or Paris posts and leave a comment.  Go back to the MMS blog and leave a comment letting Marian know you have.
3.  Sign up for our email list or “Like” us on Facebook and leave one last comment at MMS.
The giveaway will be open until Sunday, June 10, at midnight PST.  It is only open to readers over the age of 18 and those living in the US.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

The French Market at Red Shed Antiques, Grapevine Texas

Welcome to The French Market at Red Shed French Antiques & Travel. Our shop is located in Grapevine, Texas and we are open every Monday - Saturday, but right after we return from shopping trips to Paris & Provence, we celebrate by holding a French Market Sale. Enjoy photos from the French Market held last weekend on June 2nd. 

Paris Flea Market Treasures at The French Market

Inside the French Market the treasures unfold. We shopped for three weeks, with three groups of lovely ladies at the flea markets in Paris and Provence. Inside the French Market tents, only authentic French vintage and antiques are allowed. All of the antique French canning jars have gone to new homes, but if you see something that interests you, call us to see if it still might be available! 817-310-6006

The Cottage at The French Market

Red Shed French Antiques & Travel in Grapevine is actually two buildings, The Shed and The Cottage. Here is a view of the displays in The Cottage during the French Market. If you see something that interests you, give us a call to see if it is still available at 817-310-6006

The Gardens at The French Market

Fabulous French finds spill into the Gardens of the Red Shed during our French Market. The welcomed Spring rains have turned our gardens into a green paradise!

The Harvest Table at The French Market

This table has a story. We had it tarped during the ferocious thunderstorms prior to the sale. The next day, we found the tarp had leaked and the heat had bubbled all the paint on the table! Dear friend and Red Shed contributer, Gayle Christensen, ran home to get her belt sander. Our tears turned to laughter as we loved the sanded look!

Wall of Portrait Paintings at The French Market

Michele found this stash of portrait paintings at an estate sale a few months ago. We are great sleuths and we tracked down the artist who had won tons of awards. She had many French themed portraits (We love the little French artist in the bottom right corner!) and lots of shoes and clothing from Paris...

Friday, June 1, 2012

French Market Sale Tomorrow, June 2, 8am!

French Market Tomorrow! Saturday June 2nd, 8am

French Market at The Red Shed is tomorrow!! June 2nd. 8am - 4pm

Fill your shopping bags with Fun French Treasures!
Antique French canning jars with handmade labels added.
Fun French Farmhouse style furniture...We've got it in spades!
Handmade jewelry from Vintage French elements... Love the tiny frozen charlottes found at a small Paris flea market!
Authentic French Decor and Furniture. This is the tiniest sample! We are still unpacking! If you LIKE us on Facebook, you will see updates as treasures unfold!
After three wonderful weeks of vintage shopping in Paris & Provence, we are brimming with French Treasures! Join us June 2nd to find beautiful hotel silver, piles of French lace and linens, religious artifacts, enamel signs, yard & kitchen decor, apothecary jars, perfume bottles, French lamps & shades, crystals, crowns, books, ephemera, chandeliers, and SO MUCH more! This will be our largest sale yet, of authentic French antiques, vintage & handmade.
"Like" us on Facebook to see treasures as they are being unpacked!
CHECK IN on FACEBOOK while you are at the Red Shed tomorrow to be entered to win a $50.00 Red Shed Gift certificate!
We still have a few spots on our trips to Paris and Provence in the Fall. Call us for details or visit
Red Shed French Antiques & Travel
317 Church St.
Grapevine Texas 76051
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