Saturday, July 28, 2012

A Magical July in Paris

There's a little magic for everyone at Paris Flea Market in Livermore, CA. Bring a few friends and you can all join in! Let's see what was happening around the shop during our last opening, July 12 - 15th, shall we?

These are familiar faces! These three ladies come every month, rain or shine. After a little shopping downstairs, they head up to our Paris Cafe in our "Le Chic Boutique" upstairs to share their pending purchases and have some complementary coffee and crumpets.

Oh dear! Yes, it was hot, but this is no way to cool off! Please dress appropriately when you come!

Downstairs there was a magic show of sorts going on! The Cece Caldwell Paint was flying in the able hands of our resident painting magicians, Karen and Lonae.

They both were demonstrating just what this Cece chalk & clay based paint can do, with the most trendiest colors of the hour: Spring Hill Green and Simply White!

We can safely demonstrate INSIDE our shop with this paint since there's NO overwhelming odors or fumes! Two chairs got the Cece treatment during our demo.

And for you lovers of a fabulous shortcut to re-upholstering chair seats--you will NOT believe this! You can use this paint to cover up the old seat--no removal needed! Just paint and seal with CeCe Caldwell's Satin Finish and you're done!


And all the customers got in on the fun!

Here's a kitchen cabinet door brought in by a customer who wanted a souvenir of the Cece magic performance to take back home. Take one um, sorry to say, totally unattractive oak door from circa 1970, give your Cece Simply White can a good shake, insert brush, apply Cece's Clear Wax and..........................................

PRESTO change-o, your ugly kitchen is now updated to cottage chic!

And for our grand finale ladies and gents, we give you Alaska Tundra Green:

Interested in attending a class to learn about all the finishes that can be achieved? Email us at!

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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Red Hats And Babies

Don't be such a BABY! Well, unless you're going to be a cute baby! And we had a lot of cuties at Paris Flea Market during one of our last openings. Take a look for yourself:

Little cutie pie + one on the way = double the fun!

A real doll, no?

She's in PINK--no wonder we thought she was SO CUTE!

Smilin' siblings!

Hey how'd that get in there? These gals are more babes than baby.

Need more cute in your day? Don't miss the summer opening at our sister store, Room With A Past in Walnut Creek, CA July 26 - 29th. And to carry on with the fun summer theme, make sure you mark your calender with a big red circle on August 4 & 5th for the first ever Paris Flea Market parking lot sale!!! Sign up HERE on our website to receive the monthly announcement so you'll get in on all the details!

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Saturday, July 7, 2012

Do You Cece What I See?

Oh say can you pretty Cece Caldwell Paint colors look on furniture?

Take the desk and chair above for example! This was a desk you might find hidden in the back of the garage at an estate sale. It's got great panel-front drawers and lots of molding, but it lacked any VA-VOOM until a brush loaded with Cece's "Alaska Tundra Green" paint (don't forget there's NO NEED to prime or sand before hand!) upgraded it into the center of attention!

And what about this formerly frumpy cabinet that was missing a few drawers? A thin coat of "Pittsburgh Gray" followed by a wash of "Vintage White", an easy to apply coat of clear wax, a few baskets on the shelves and you've got a great "new" office organizer!

Need to add a little pop of color in the powder room? Cece Caldwell's "Santa Fe Turquoise" will be your new best friend! There are over 30 colors to choose from and we've got them all, plus Clear Wax and the Satin Finish coating.

New colors are being dreamed up monthly, it seems and we want to Cece what YOU are doing with yours! Please send us your photos so we can share them here. And if you're in need of more paint, you can stock up during our July 12 - 15th opening!

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