Wednesday, March 30

Wednesday's Won-of-a-Kind

Every week we will feature a one-of-a-kind vintage item exclusively on our blog that you can purchase for a ridiculously low price. How fun! There is only ONE of the featured item so the FIRST person to email wanting to purchase wins.

Above: This Wednesday's Won-of-a-Kind treasure -- our Industrial Rolling Shipyard Trolley Cart. An original vintage item with breathtaking character. Imagine as your new coffee table. Or in the garden holding pots of fresh herbs. Even in your kids playroom as a fun art table. 

Above: Original detailing. Weathered wood plank top. Industrial rolling wheels. Measures 45 by 30 inches.

THE DEAL: Original price $850. Wednesday's deal $300!  

To purchase, email  with "Wednesday Won-of-a-Kind Winner" in subject line. Include your preferred means of contact. We will respond immediately answering any questions. Remember we ship across the country and can provide a quote before purchase.  

Will you be this Wednesdays Won-of-a-Kind Winner? 

Thursday, March 24

Behind the Scenes at our French Flea Market

With so many vintage objects to prepare, there is a lot of cleaning, pricing and decorating involved in hosting this once-a-season event. But its our team's favorite thing to do. Here Tracey and Nikki compare a vintage potato rice masher to its modern counterpart. Yes, we are obsessed with all things vintage!
Our handyman, Acsel, and his guys built a magical see through tented structure to keep the rain out. It poured during the flea but shoppers stayed warm and dry.

Our biggest line ever extended past our store waiting for doors to open at 8am. 

This season's market was filled with lots of entertaining treasures to inspire Spring dinner parties. Fondue pots. Cafe late bowls. Ceramic pitchers. Cupcake tins. French white plates were huge hits.
Serious shoppers turned every object over to find the perfect treasures.
Nikki has fallen in love with our new Blackbird Bakery Gluten-Free cookbook. She baked yummy brownies for our customers. Thank you Chef Nikki!

Katie Kennedy was our first person in line and won this Milk Bottle Flower Vase from Holland. "It was such a lovely surprise. I came with my Mom, Eileen Kennedy, because she loves this store.  And this gift is serendipitous because I move into my new apartment today. It will look fabulous filled with Spring flowers or fresh herbs on a small table in my new kitchen!"

Our next French Flea Market is in 3 months. Date and time will be announced on our blog. 

Thursday, March 17

Flea Market this Saturday Rain or Shine

Time to text your girlfriends. Call the husband to watch the kids (or bring them along!). The truck has been unloaded for our once-a-season Maison Reve Flea Market this Saturday. Rain or shine - its on!  Wait until you see what we have planned if it does rain.  A magical candlelit experience under tarps.  My team is busy as a bee pricing and shining all our treasures for your hunting indulgence. I just have to stop myself from sneaking a few home every day. I left yesterday with this fabulous onion chopper that had the most adorable Maison Reve orange push top on it - how can a girl resist?!  So 1) COME EARLY 2) wear your Hunter wellie boots (or buy some at our store), and 3) bring a friend as its the perfect escape to start the weekend. See you this Saturday, March 19, 8am - 5pm.  

Monday, March 14

Sneak a Peak into our Flea this Saturday

One of my memorable moments travelling with my husband through Provence is eating at a farmhouse restaurant we stumble onto off a windy French road. It's not just for the predictably delicious coq au vin or smattering of oh-so-fattening cheese plates. Mais non. It's for the architectural inspiration found in their secret dining patios. Every place never fails to deliver its inspiration. An old french baby crib with a cluster of pots overflowing with fresh herbs.  A grand entry chateaux gate leaning against a wall with overgrown seedlings hugging its retired posts. I always leave inspired. 

As we start sowing our seeds for Spring, now is the best time to bring a piece of Europe into our homes and gardens. For our beloved blog followers, you get a sneak preview into our Flea Market before the doors open this Saturday at 8am. And receive an additional 10% off the already ridiculously slashed sale prices on any of these four previewed items below!  The catch - you must purchase them this Thursday or Friday ONLY. So if you can't make it to our Flea Market or don't want to wait in line at 8am, you just got the coveted early bird ticket.  

A gorgeous gate from an inn in Tuscany, originally $950, sale $385.

A fabulous French baby crib, originally $950, sale $350 and a pair of fleur de lys urns, originally $550, sale $365 each.

An entry gate from a French chateaux in Avignon, originally $1200, sale $450. Imagine in a garden with tomatoes growing up it, or as a headboard or just leaning against a wall in your home as architectural art.

See more photos, prices and dimensions of these 4 previewed items online Garden and Baby sections. Then email or call 415.383.9700 to purchase. Mention "10% sneak peak" when purchasing. Remember there is only one of each item and must be purchased this Thursday or Friday to receive the additional discount.

Monday, March 7

Favorite Find of the Week

One of the girls on my team, Nikki, says her favorite day is when we unload our truck full of vintage treasures after a hunting binge. She loves to see the hidden gems spill out. As fate would have it, we both unquestionably fall in love with many, helping one another resist the urge to take them all home. But there is always that one stand out piece that captivates my heart. This week's Favorite Find is our Industrial Rolling Drawer Cabinet.

Stripped down to the original galvanized finish.  Fabulous variety of drawer sizes.

Reclaimed wood plank top was added making it the perfect Urban Farmhouse cabinet.

Imagine it in your office as stylish storage, living room with a TV on top, or kitchen as an rolling bar (did I mention it has to die for large caster wheels). I think its brilliant in a mudroom to stash away the smattering of hats, mittens and dog leashes.

It's vintage so only one of its kind. If your heart is going pitter patter give us a ring 415.383.9700.  Measures 48.5 x 24.5 x 44. $1,620.  See more treasures in our online shop at