Friday, October 30, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
I just want to let you all know that the "French Flea" is opening extra week-ends during the months of November/December for holiday shopping for you our customers. So if you know anyone that has wanted to make it in to see this lovely shop, but the dates have not worked out in the past for them, than check out the new dates.
November 6 & 7, Fri/Sat, 10-5 pm
November 12 (Thurs) 10-8 pm, November 13th (Fri) 10-5 pm, Nov.ember 14 (Sat) 10-5 pm, November 15 (Sun) 12-4 pm
November 27 & 28, Fri/Sat, 10-5 pm
December 4 & 5, Fri/Sat, 10-5 pm
December 10 (Thurs) 10-8 pm, December 11 (Fri) 10-5 pm, December 12 (Sat) 10-5 pm, December 13 (Sun) 12-4 pm
December 18 & 19, Fri/Sat. 10-5 pm
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Tuesday, October 27, 2009
I believe Sue Whitney may have created this beautiful rusty art above, with old screen, tin cut out hearts, rusty keys and wire. I bought it at her summer garage sale and knew it would be perfect on this vintage bird cage I had on our porch. Dried hops again are from Robyn.
A view of the area to the left of our front door. I'm afraid my time with the pumpkins is coming to an end soon, but hopefully because they are all on or around our front porch they may be more protected and last a bit longer before the killing frost does them in for the year. Just a wanted to share a quick peak at some quickie Fall decorating.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."
Necklace #1 is $49.00
Necklace #2 is $49.00Necklace 3 is a strand of larger faux vintage pearls strung with a vintage rhinestone encrusted bead attached to a vintage mother of pearl white button, layered with another grey mother of pearl vintage button which is then topped off with a another vintage element of jewelry layered to top it all of.
Necklace #3 is $44.00
Necklace #4 is $49.00
Necklace 5 is a variety of vintage elements that have been lovingly designed to make this one of a kind necklace. Paris style #5 necklace with pearls (SOLD).
Dreams Do Come True
This was my October area of display at the "French Flea" shop in Anoka, Minnesota that I am currently selling my jewelry at, as well as through this blog. If you're interested in anything you can just email me at email@example.com and we can talk via email. The French Flea is an occasional sale shop, and generally that means a shop that is open for 1 week-end a month. Our usual sale dates always fall on the second Thursday - Sunday of each month. There is current talk that we will be adding new Friday/Saturday dates to our venue of open dates so to add to the availability of holiday shopping for you our customers. Stay tuned for more on that.
Now to the dream part of this blog post. I bet you thought I'd never get to that didn't you? lol I am a wordy woman, I know.
I have been working on improving my jewelry display space to go with the theme of our shop (French and European), as well as find display elements that compliment my jewelry designs. So along comes one of our great vendors, Ms. Anne. Not only was she able to provide me with the ability to purchase this wonderful buffet in the above and below photos, but she also supplied me with the answer to a long awaited dream. A mannequin. See below photos. Thank you Anne.
New Buffet for Jewelry Space
Meet my newest acquisition, Ms. Isabella. I call her our shop mascot, but she is much more than that to me. You see I've always wanted one of these in my repertoire and alas, she's mine. She wasn't in perfect condition, but she's perfect for me. I love her vintage appeal, and the cuts and scars show her true vintage self. Poor girl was patched up with duck tape in two colors and white medical tape, which actually kind of made a mess, but I knew she had potential and since she's for me and not resale, it was a must have.
The various tapes were carefully removed, and the above photo shows you here chest area afterwards. Better looking than all of that tacky tape. Literally speaking on "tacky".
I brought in some colored pencils and this is me trying to color in the tape with my right hand while photographing on a macro setting with my left hand me coloring the white tape area. Sorry about the blurriness.
Still working on getting the right match for the mannequin tape messes that were left over from the medical tape, but I love using the mannequin for photographing new jewelry pieces. She gives a customer not only a close up of a necklace, but also a vision of how it might lay on oneself as well as the length of it.
Still working on creating my dream display area, but two great pieces accumulated in October, are bringing me closer to that realization. Stay tuned for more updates as they come.
It sounds like our next sale dates may be November 6th and 7th, which is 10-5 p.m. on both Friday and Saturday. Start thinking Christmas shopping!!!
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Ring 1 - Side
Ring 3 - Front
Mother of Pearl, layered with brass, layered with mother of pearl
Ring 3 - Side
Ring 4 - Front
Clear Glass Vintage Button w/vintage pale blue enamel/mother of pearl/brass cuff link
Ring 4- Side
Ring 5 - Front
Mother of Pearl w/brass vintage filigree
Ring 8 - Side
Ring 9 - Front
Bag 1 - Back