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. 


5 comments:

tales from an oc cottage said...

Well that looks like a little slice of heaven!

m ^..^

the vintage bricoleur said...

Yasmine, I love the shop and I'm sure that I would love the Flea Market. It looks like so much fun. To bad we are not closer. Maybe we will see you and Nikki this coming Sunday at Alameda. Terry P.S. Check out our blog for updates of new "treasures". thevintagebricoleur.blogspot.com

Erica said...

Heavenly!

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LT said...

I am looking for the milk bottle flower vase from holland - anyone know where I can purchase one or two?

m. said...

formidable!