The French Flea Occassional Market Place

April 30th, 2009 in blog     
suewhitney Sue Whitney, editor
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Coverless books are all the rage. They are so lovely by themselves or in groups.
Heres the skinny.
Check out the old stamp holder.
Youll find plenty of ideas to display your favorite junk.
Great distressed cupboard!
Love them boots, but I dont think they were made for walkin!
We got your number . . .
We definitely have a French theme going on here.  Magnifique!
What a awesome door!
Oh-la-la!  Love the ticking on this settee!
Heres a beautiful display of Gretchens jewelry.  You go girl!
Coverless books are all the rage. They are so lovely by themselves or in groups.

Coverless books are all the rage. They are so lovely by themselves or in groups.

Beginning May 1, two of our JMS contributors are starting out on a new venture. An occasional sale is opening in Anoka, MN called "The French Flea" and they will be a part of it. If you're not from Minnesota (ya sure, ya betcha!) and not familiar with occasional sales, they are sales typically only open four to five days a month. They are very exciting and the frenzy that ensues at the beginning of these sales is incredible to say the least. This particular sale is running on a French/European Country theme (oh-la-la!) and will be open every second weekend of every month.

One thing that is different with about sale is that it's not going to be individual booths like a typical antique store. All the different dealers, about ten in all, will be mixing their items together, to have a more cohesive feel. It will be more muted colors and neutrals, and of course black. But all vintage!!

So if you happen to be in the Twin Cities, live near it, or are looking for something to do, come and visit us. It will be tre magnifique!

Join with me and wish the girls the best of luck! If there is a hot spot you would like me to review please make sure to let me know.

posted in: blog, flea market, antique show

Comments (16)

Fjerda writes: The Pfarkel Sisters of Junk {re}defined and Marge of Emma's Nook & Granny are pleased to announce that we are hosting our first ever Vintage Treasures Market. For one-of-a-kind cottage,vintage antique and repurposed wares. It will be held Friday & Saturday, June 19 & 20 in St. Charles, MN. We will be hosting it on the grounds of my other business the Victorian Lace Inn. We have ordered the big tents and only have a couple of spaces available for vendors. So, if any of you are interested in getting out to beautiful SE MN to be a vendor contact me. All of you are invited to come as a shopper of course!
The Pfarkel Sisters are also having our Spring Sale here this weekend May 8 & 9 at the Victorian Lace and it is also city-wide garage sales in town. Posted: 12:33 am on May 7th
roadtriplouise writes: I wish I could hop in the picture! The French Flea is on my to do list soon!! I wish you all my best on your new venture.
Ann Posted: 11:35 am on May 3rd
shabbychick writes: So happy it went SO well for you guys - just knew it would! Tomorrow should just be the icing on the cake! :)

Would love to be able to come to a junkmarket event! And a sleep over? Big fun!

Get some rest girls!!

Kathy Posted: 11:07 pm on May 1st
CottageElements writes: I ended up working at my other job, and was bummed. But then again when I found out how crazy it was was kind of glad! LOL! Like any new store, there will be kinks that need to be worked out. But I think all in all it was a success. Whew! Would love to have a Junk Market get together there sometime. There's a darling courtyard in the back of it where it would be fun to do a little get together. I'll let you know it the details can be worked out and if we can get enough people together. I have an extra room at my house for outside guests!!

Lani Posted: 10:32 pm on May 1st
alicemom writes: I tried to post on the blog BE4 the opening. It looks fab. I wish I was closer. I think we need a giant sleep over. I am so glad the first day went so well. There was not any doubt in my mind! great job girls!!! Thanks Sue for the great pic's.
Alice Posted: 8:46 pm on May 1st
MimiToria writes: Just wanted to give you a little update on the sale. It was very, very busy today, and went quite well. I think we learned alot in our first venture, and can improve on things for the future sales too. Like have more smalls. They went super quick, and anything that was cool or unique went within the first couple of hours. We'll need to have back up for the future sales to restock with.
Thanks for all of your wonderful comments and encouragement. It has been a lot of work for everyone involved, but the first day was a success. In this economy one has to wonder how things will go.
Posted: 6:52 pm on May 1st
junkermidge writes: Gretchen and Lani, I'm so excited for you guys! Your stuff is so beautiful, I'm sure you'll do great. I wish I lived closer too, but hey, you never know -- it could be a great destination for a crazy junking road trip (I can always dream). The displays look really great. It's a lot of hard work but you'll have fun along the way too.

Sue, thanks for sharing this with us. I really enjoyed the pictures of the displays.

Midge Posted: 11:54 pm on April 30th
thecottagegate writes: Everything looks fabulous- I'd give anything to be able to go! Hope you'll take lots of pics of the market so we can see the results! Posted: 11:12 pm on April 30th
CottageElements writes: Thanks, Susie-Q, for posting this! It's been fun setting it all up, but I sure am tired. Wish we all lived closer and we could have a Junkin' Fun Party there. Maybe in the future. There is a great garden patio out back. Hmmmm, my minds a thinkin'! Ha!

Lani Posted: 3:53 pm on April 30th
fellowjunker writes: Sooooo sad I don't live close enough to check this out in ALL looks fabulous!!! I see a few things I would snatch up if I that great cubby!!! Best of luck Lani and Gretchen, and thanks for sharing this post with us Sue.
xojanis Posted: 2:29 pm on April 30th
OldBarnRescue writes: From the look of the pictures, you will do very well. We have heard of this idea and think it sounds incredibly fun. Wish we lived closer. Best wishes! Posted: 2:11 pm on April 30th
georgiamoon writes: Ok ladies, get ready, get set and sell, sell, sell! You guys are going to do fantastically well!!! It is SO beautifully arranged and merchandised and the items for sale are fabulous!!!! I love all the natural colors and textures. And Gretchen your gorgeous jewelry will FLY out of there. Good job and good LUCK to you all, Georgia Posted: 1:48 pm on April 30th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: I wish you all the best with your new venture, ladies! Love all the muted tones and French theme and am sure the shop will do well! What fun!

Candy Posted: 10:34 am on April 30th
shabbychick writes: Oooh la la!! (getting into the French theme...) It's awesome - and I knew it would be from Lani and Gretchen. What a great look - and I wish you all the success in the world! I would love, love to be there too! But, will settle for more pics of your opening day! :)

HAVE FUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Posted: 9:47 am on April 30th
junkfestgirl writes: Looks fabulous Gretchen and Lani! I know you'll find great success with this venture! Keep us posted on the results! Posted: 9:35 am on April 30th
oldnews writes: Georgous stuff, Wish I was there!! Marie Posted: 9:17 am on April 30th
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