Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Did We Mention We Got A Mention?

The very clever (and incredible busy mom of two phew-stinky boys) Kerstie Pederson came shopping and was kind enough to blog a tour of Paris Flea Market last month!

She roamed from room to room with camera in hand and snapped away at everything that caught her eye. Here are just a few pictures to whet your whistle--you'll have to head over to her self-titled blog, Kerstie Pederson, to see the rest (plus lots of highly recommended popsicle recipes just right for the last hot days of the season!).

She didn't just come for the fun of looking at all the re-loved furniture, vintage clothes and one-of-a-kind goodies, though. She was on a mission of sorts and with our help, was able to complete it.

See that darling white, cottage coffee table? It went home with her!

What will you go home with from our September 8, 9, 10 & 11th opening? Let us know if you blog it!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

When Something Sparkly Caught My Eye...

Have you seen the latest? Vintage brooches are all the rage, especially when they've been re-fashioned into wearable works of art! Lucky for you, some of the clever "Flea's" have been re-designing some just for you!

Diamonds might be a girl's best friend, but a grown woman knows it takes more than a little sparkle to crack open her pocketbook! At Paris Flea Market in Livermore, CA(and Room With A Past in Walnut Creek, CA) the pins that once dressed up your mother's jacket collar are now an affordable and one-of-a-kind accessory!

Big & bold, or more simple and elegant, you can't go wrong with an eye-catching piece like these worn around your neck.

Hope to see you at our next opening: September 8 - 11th so we can add a little glint to your life!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Happy Hoppin' Flea!

Oh how glorious to be a FLEA
We jump, we skip, we hop with glee.
The only thing better (we think you'll agree)
Is if you'd come and play with thee!

It's the last day of our August opening today (Sunday August 7th from 10-4!)--hope you'll come and have some fun!

Monday, August 1, 2011

We Bid You Adieu ~ A Peek Into Last Month's Shopping Cart

Have you ever snuck a peek at what the person next to you in the check-out line has in their cart? "What did they get? How much did they pay for it? And where did they find it because I want one too!" is what goes through our minds!

It's a lot like that at the Paris Flea Market during the sale: people are always so curious as to what's been bought and is heading out the door. Well, we know it's not quite the same, but in the interest of quenching your curiosity, we thought we'd show you what were the most popular and fasted-selling items for July's opening. (You can click on the photos to see them larger.)

How do you spell "Je ne sais quoi"? Well, we just told you, but if you really want to fill your home with "that certain something" we have two words for you: French Provencal. Yes, it's the same stuff that young girlfriend of yours with the "hip" parents (filled her room with!) had. She may have had the whole set, but honey, that was then and this is NOW. This sturdy stuff has been totally re-done up and down for today's slightly-shabby style. This desk was on the bus home soon after we opened our doors on Thursday night since it had a ticket of 165.00.

But wait, there's more! Two more, in fact. These tall French beauties are getting harder to find. The lingerie chest on the right with all those gorgeous drawers (to put your drawers in!) is long gone (235.00) but it's twin sis may just be there at our August opening (8/4, 5, 6 & 7th).

You've heard of "bed-head"? We wouldn't mind getting it from this darling gently arched, carved-wood embellished headboard/foot board set! The set with side rails was snapped up for 142.00, and it's new owner has been having sweet bed-headed dreams ever since.

Not too tall, not to short, and loaded with lots of ornate shabby details, this four drawer dresser with wedding cake embellishments was perfectly staged with lots of other summer matrimony memorabilia during our July sale. Priced at 219.00, if you love it so much why don't you marry it? We must speak now--someone already said "I do!".

Summer is the time to spice it up, and we can only imagine this 6 drawer RED dresser is still dancing the salsa in it's new home as we speak. It started out with some old-fashioned Americana lines (can you see the original keyholes?), was painted red, and given a rustic distressed finish. Muy caliente, no? Si--229.00!

Please take a seat. Or two. These two totally different dining chairs where given the same sleek ebony paint treatment and charming flourish black & white fabric upholstery seats. Hmm, which one to choose? Take both! At a price of 38.00 each you can't afford not to. As long as you shop at Paris Flea Market, you'll always have a place to sit!

Maybe next month you'll see a picture of what YOU bought at the August sale (August 4- 7th) listed here! (You can also SIGN UP to get the monthly email announcements so you'll be reminded of each sale and any monthly contests just before it happens.)