Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Before and After or "You always find a cutest things!" Part 2

It's been a while since we played a little "before & after" . We love it when people come in the shop and say ''You ALWAYS find the cutest things!"I still think we need to put the "before" pic on all the price tags! So here are a few transformations from our recent French Market Sale...

We will buy a church bench, every time we see one! Too versitale! You can pull them up to a dining table, use at the foot of your bed, or leave outside on your porch.
We added casters to the bottom of the wood boxes to make wonderful, moveable flower boxes or coffee tables.
This was my first attempt at molding a new applique (see the missing part on the top left?)
A little hard to tell in this pic, but it turned out pretty well!

Free standing mirrors are always hard to find, so I snapped this one up at a garage sale.....
(BTW we will soon have more of the French Belt Flower Baskets ,above, that you went CRAZY over!)
We fell in love with these scrolly chairs at Round Top.
They were not quite upholstered yet, but still heart stopping! The funnest thing about these chairs is they have wheels only on the front legs, to make them easy to scoot in, but still stable.
Loved the French lines on this petite desk, but it had a leather top that had seen better days..
A new, sophisticated look helped it quickly find a new home.
Thank goodness for "Vintage Girls" . That's what I call teens and twenties that are decorating their rooms, dorms, or first apartments in "Paris Apartment Chic". First on the list is Always a dreamy vanity... Would you have guessed that the above would turn out like this?......
Wonderful bakelite handles and triple mirror added even more glam!
Don't you think it is SO FUN to take something headed for the dumpster and give it a new life?

Friday, May 13, 2011

French Market Sale

We were told that our French Market Sale was one of our most stunningly beautiful shows! Thank You so much to the many who attended! If you were not able to come, here is a small peek. We will post pics soon of more affordable French antiques and ephemera from Paris that you can purchase online. So if you are not in Texas, you can still join the fun!  The Red Shed is open Mon - Fri 9 - 5 and Sat 10 - 3, so if you see anything you like, call Michele to see if we still have it. 817-310-6006


Monday, May 9, 2011

Winner! Paris Blog Contest

We have a winner! Thanks to everyone who entered our Paris Blog Contest! We really appreciated all of the wonderful comments! The winner was selected by a very complicated process, I saw on another blog:
I printed all the comments (with additional for blog posts and referrals) and cut them into little strips, then, just so there would be no funny business, had my husband, who has never read a blog in his life, draw the winner.

And the winner is...... Jan at Gracie's Cottage! Jan, send us your address and your package will be on it's way. Here is a little preview of what Jan will be opening! 35 pieces or original French ephemera, including French love letters, documents, school pages, postcards, communion cards, music, saint pages, even a 1923 engraved French birth annoucement!

A large bar of wonderful Provencal soap, jar of vintage buttons with a French document lid, a French poetry book, handmade sachet filled with french lavender, my FAVORITE French cookies, a linen backed French bicycle map......
A French fabric sample card, a vintage perfume sample card wrapped with a yard of French lace...
 A necklace made with a vintage French war medal....
 And last, but not least, a French postal courier bag....too cool of a purse, with wonderful pockets inside...these can ONLY be purchased at a French post office. We may even throw in a few more goodies.
We hope you enjoy!

Friday, May 6, 2011

French Market Sale Sneak Peek! Saturday May 7th

First, we will announce the winner of our Paris Package on Monday, May 9th. Right now we are busy busy getting ready for our French Market Sale! We have been so busy and we have Sooooooooo many great treasures that it has been hard to get some pictures loaded... We JUST returned from the Paris Flea Markets and we are brimming with fun French finds! So here are a very few...Please come by! We have French furniture, antique and vintage French decor, French style accessories and jewelry and much, much more!

Ala Grace by Grace Barzyz, wonderful !

As we are unpacking, We will put more pics on our facebook page. So 'like" us for updates!
See you tomorrow!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Happy Campers in Paris ** Last Post to enter contest**

After all the shopping, all the wonderful meals, beautiful scenery,  and wonderful surprises, our trips to Paris are really about having wonderful experiences and joyful interaction with new friends. These are the memories that last a lifetime.

This is your last post to leave a comment and enter our contest!
We will be having our French Market Sale at the Red Shed on May 7th.  Next week we will start some sneak peeks as we count down to your favorite sale of the year.