Monday, April 30, 2012

Paris, a View from the Top

 Some of the most amazing views of Paris are not from the top of the Eiffel Tower or the Arc du Triomphe, they are actually from the top of this building....Tower Montparnasse
The tower is a Paris eyesore, and the Parisians absolutely hate it and for good reason. It was built on the left bank, and just a little too close to historical neighborhoods for comfort. As soon as it went up, they wanted to tear it down, but it didn't happen. It's one redeeming feature is a Really Great View....

Friday, April 27, 2012

French Flea Market Contest

Time for our annual French Flea Market Contest! There are lots of ways to enter and you will get one entry for each:
1. Leave a comment about your favorite post or picture on any of our Paris & Provence posts from April 19th - May 5th. (one comment per post)
2. "Like" us on facebook and leave a comment on a Paris or Provence post
3. Write about this contest on your blog or facebook and let us know!
4. Ask your readers or followers to say the YOU sent them and you get an extra entry!!

Now for the goods! (Last year's winner said it was the Most Generous give-away Ever!) How about a great stash of authentic French Book pages and ledgers....
It includes a beautiful Vie des Saints page from an 1800s French book, covered with Angel graphics on both sides! (MORE,MORE, READ MORE)

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Vanves Paris Flea Market Fantasy Container

Our ladies love to shop the Vanves Flea Market in Paris! So fun to shop out of the back of vans and cars pulled up to the sidewalk!
If you can't find a one euro treasure here, you can't find it anywhere!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

What we buy at the Paris Flea Markets

We have had a couple of Great days at the Paris flea markets. On Saturday we spent the entire day at the Pte de Clignancort / St Ouen flea market, the oldest and one of the largest flea markets in the world! When we arrived back at our hotel, we had a progressive "show & tell". We wanted to see everyone's treasures and now you can too!
Sue and Dodie, our Ohio girls found fun bags, vintage fashion mags, cool spa water holder and the tiniest flower frog I have ever seen!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Paris Vintage Shopping Trip Day One

After a very exciting flight from Dallas, (we had to land in Newfoundland due to a medical emergency) we finally arrived in Paris to meet the rest of our group. Since the Dallas ladies were four hours late (we have ladies from Ohio, Maine, Illinois, Rhode Island, Maryland) we threw our luggage in our rooms and headed out the door for our first walking tour.
First to the beautiful Luxembourg Gardens..

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Off to Paris

GiGi just got back from taking our first group of ladies to Paris. I'm leaving tomorrow with another great group of ladies. It looks like we may have some rain...
 I'm so glad
that Paris looks beautiful
or shine
Stay tuned for Posts from Paris!

Friday, April 6, 2012

Best Antiquing in Texas

There is simply no competition. The Round Top / Warrenton / Marburger Farms Antique Week is by far the most amazing Antique show in Texas, if not the country. Miles and Miles of Cities, Buildings, Tents, Fields, as far as the eye can see, filled with wonderful, searchable, dig-able Antiques and Vintage
We saw fabulous displays
Interesting Items everywhere...
So many textures and colors

The thrill of the Hunt that never disappointed
We filled the van to the top, then drove happily home after 3 perfect days of shopping bliss...
to appear soon at the Red Shed

Bunnies, Roses, & Cool Old Stuff

4 Great Reasons to visit the Red Shed

Four Great Reasons to drop by the Red Shed!

Beyond the ordinary Easter decor, handmade and one of a kind...

Just in! Some really cool "old stuff"

Fresh from Antique Week in Round Top, we brought back a van FULL of the most fun, gorgeous, and unusual vintage and antiques we could find!

Fun "new stuff" Vintage style

We have been hunting and pecking to find that unique piece that has Red Shed Style. Love the vintage handwriting print and the magnet board made from chippy architectural pieces and hardware.

Roses, Roses, Roses

Our Rose Gardens are overflowing with beautiful, fragrant blooms! Bring your scissors or clippers and take home an armful! Someone told us this weekend that you should do something everyday that makes you Really Happy. Let us Thank You for making us happy! Clip some roses to brighten your Easter table. If we are not at the shop, please help yourself.

P.S. We just got in a new shipment of our Heavenly creme brulee Candles! (guess that's a fifth reason!)

Red Shed Hours

Mon - Wed 9am - 5pm
Thur - Fri 9am - 7pm Open Good Friday
Saturdays 10am - 3pm Open the Saturday before Easter
The Red Shed
French Antiques & Travel
317 Church Street
Grapevine, TX 76051
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