Saturday, April 30, 2011

Trunk Show at Beth and Michael's

I did another trunk show today at Beth and Michael's house. They are a very sweet couple who bought quite a few pieces at my shop. They have a great house off of Patton Chapel in Hoover and have done a wonderful job fixing it up! I had forgotten all the pieces they bought from me but many in these pictures were from the shop!

Friday, April 29, 2011

Devastation in Alabama

Elizabeth wrote a wonderful post today about the terrible devastation in our state of Alabama and beyond so hope you will read it when you have a chance. I couldn't have said it any better about how we are all feeling for those affected...
(if you can't link from this please see her blog on the right)

A Few New Things in Booth at Encore

Antique chippy paint mantel - $150.00, Green Distressed Large Mirror - $28.00 (SOLD), Robins Egg Blue French Provencial End Table - $42.00

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Chocolate Brown/Turquoise Chest - $85.00 - SOLD

Here is a cute piece I put in booth at Encore today - priced at only $85.00! (ENCORE IS CLOSING AT 1:00 TODAY DUE TO WEATHER!)

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Great Idea for a Jewelry Holder!

Here is a very cute idea I got from my sister-in-law. Take a picture frame and remove the glass, picture and any backing. Purchase some screen wire and cut it to fit the back inset of the frame. My sister-in-law hot glued dowels to hold the screen wire taut. Then sit it on a cute decorative stand and you have a great display piece to hold earrings or other jewelry! (I am working on some of these to put in booth and have at my next trunk show which is this Saturday!)

New Pieces in Booth at Encore! ALL SOLD

The robins eggs blue piece is an antique cabinet with glass knobs and would make a great TV stand (THIS PIECE HAS SOLD). The two french provencial pieces are a desk painted chocolate brown/antique white/pale gray and nightstand/end table (BOTH SOLD). (I'm sorry, I need to double check the prices I put on these and post when I have them - I know I priced the nightstand at $42.00)

Friday, April 22, 2011

Chocolate Brown/Antique White Dresser/Buffet - $165 - SOLD

Here's a new piece I just put in this morning. The mirror is sold separately at $29.00. This cute piece can be used as a dresser or buffet, tons of storage!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Beautiful Furniture at Encore

If you haven't been to Encore Resales in Pelham, you can find some beautiful furniture here. The owners have great painted pieces that are just adorable and there are also many vendor booths! You can go to Encore's website, and see pictures of current inventory in the store. Their hours are Monday-Saturday 10-6 and Sunday 1-5!

White Distressed Desk - $99.00

Here is a white desk I put in my booth at Encore.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Some New Items at Encore - TV Stand Sold

This is a cute Ethan Allen distressed shelf.

End table painted a light robins egg blue.

This is a great TV stand in a turquoise and heavily distressed. Has a drawer and shelf below to hold all of your TV components.

I put these in yesterday afternoon - if you want specific prices, please let me know!

Encore Rummage Sale and Blog Mention

Encore Resales, where I have a booth now, will be having a 1 day Vendor Rummage Sale on Saturday, May 7th from 8:00-5:00! I think the booths will be set up in the front parking lot area.

Leigh Ann at featured a chalkboard I have on Etsy today on her blog. Thanks Leigh Ann! She also has a cute Etsy shop that you can link to from her site.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Turquoise Distressed Petite China Cabinet/Cupboard - SOLD

This cute piece is at my booth at Encore Resales in Pelham and priced at $105.00.

This was in at Encore but sold yesterday.

I am working on a cute desk and a tv stand and will probably have them at Encore tomorrow!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Dresser/Buffet - $165.00 - SOLD

I put this cute piece in my booth this morning at Encore and found out it sold but I will be getting more in like this soon!

I think the mirror above it is still for sale and there is another like just like it painted blue, both priced at $28.00.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

BHG - Farmhouse, French Flea Market and Vintage Cottage Style!

I bought the latest edition of "100 Ideas Flea Market Style" today published by Better Homes & Gardens (it's got lots of great ideas) and you can go to these sites and take a tour of some of their favorite flea market theme homes!

Vintage-Chic Cottage go to

French Flea Market Style -

Farmhouse Style -

Mirrors - $29.00 Each! - SOLD

Here are a couple of mirrors I just put into my booth at Encore. I don't have the dimensions with me to post but they are large and one is painted antique white, the other robins egg blue and distressed.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Vintage Anthropologie Inspired Weddings

The most popular posts I have had on the blog are on rustic, vintage, shabby chic, anthropologie inspired weddings and since it is that time of year, today I'm posting some more inspiration!

Wedding cake topper!

More great uses for burlap!

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The French Flea is a Birmingham, AL based business specializing in selling painted and distressed furniture, rustic home decor and more. It reflects a love of anything french, rustic, shabby, chippy paint, distressed! We currently have a booth at Greystone Antiques on Hwy. 280 in Hoover and The Blue Building in Alabaster. We also offer custom furniture painting and will be your "picker" or personal shopper and look for pieces you are in search of! To contact The French Flea, call Karen at 721-0578 or email!