Saturday, April 30, 2011

Celebs Are Heading To Paris Flea Market!

Yes, the word of mouth is a powerful thing! Stories of the goodies to be had and the fabulous prices at Paris Flea Market in Livermore, CA has caught fire and spread to Hollywood as evident by this quickly snapped photo!

This silver-haired fox and regular monthly shopper has GOT to be related to Kirk and Michael Douglas, don't you think?!?!? We sure did!

In any case, we believe all our customers to be celebrities in their own right! And the biggest superstar of all is none other than YOUR MOM! We hope you'll join us in celebrating mothers/sisters/aunts/BFF's and all the the important women in your life during our May opening (May 5, 6, 7 & 8th). Plans to let her know she's number one include makeovers, a vintage fashion show and many one-of-a-kind gifts!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Joyeuses Pâques!

We hope you have a blessed Easter spent with family and friends! Happy Easter!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Things That Make You Go " ! "

Qu'est-ce que c'est?!? Our April opening is this Thursday! What is all this?

If we could bottle the "en grande quantité" amount of talent and energy contained in all of our "Fleas" we could sell it and make millions. But instead we like to make our money the old-fashioned way; by gathering the beautiful elements we love, putting them on display and opening the door to our many customers. About this time of the month, the gathering part is done, and what we're left with is this:

Oodles of ornate-ness!

Boxes of bounty!

Piles of pleasure!

Wonderful wire waiting for walls!

Bags of beauty!

Dressers needing knobs and clocks ready to tick!

Chandeliers lighting a pathway to the ladder!

What a mess, but it's a beautiful mess, and that in itself is inspiration to our collective creative "eye"! By this time on Thursday, April 7th, this blank wall will be full of someones creative vision and maybe YOUR new-found treasure!

And don't forget to wear any Spring hat for a chance to be entered into our $50.00 shopping spree! Plus, if your hat has been handmade by you, there's another $50.00 shopping spree contest waiting to be won for the one voted to be the best by our staff!

(Ruffles and Rust 2011)

Hope to see you then! For more information on our April sale, please check out our website at

Sunday, April 3, 2011

In Your Easter Bonnet

In your Easter Bonnet,
With all the um, uh, stuff upon it
You'll be the grandest winner
In our Easter parade!

(from Ruffles and Rust 2011)

And you'll have TWO chances to win a $50.00 gift certificate! Just wear any "Springy" hat into our April opening (April 7, 8, 9 & 10th) at Paris Flea Market, and you'll be entered to win. Plus, the headpiece voted the best handmade hat will win another $50.00 shopping spree at our store!
Ladies, start your glue guns, and good luck!