Saturday, April 25, 2009

The French Flea - My Latest Adventure!

Beginning May 1, I'm starting out on a new venture. An occasional sale is opening in Anoka, MN called "The French Flea" and I 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 they're doing different with this sale is that it's not going to be individual booths, say 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!

Here are a few "before" and "during" set-up pictures. And yes, we are painting the carpet! Ha!

Julie breakin' after all that paintin'! Ha!

And some additional info:

13 comments:

Tracey said...

Sounds like fun fun fun. Of course you know I'll be there.

Tracey

SweetMelissa said...

Looks like the store is coming together great....would love to be there!

Junk Sophisticate said...

Your photos leave me wanting more, Lani! Love the painted carpet. I bet it will looking amazing once your inventory has been placed.

Congrats and please keep us all updated!

Meadowview Farm said...

Well...will just have to add this to my "To Do" list!!
Kari

Junk Girl said...

The store is looking great! Love the floor. You gals will have a great time! Good luck and wish I could be there. Andrea

Cassie said...

Looks like everything is coming together nicely! I wish you all the best on your venture! I'll get there someday soon...

karlene said...

super exciting for you!!! congratulations and best wishes!!

Cottage Elements said...

Thanks, y'all! It's coming along and I'll post more when I can (still going crazy trying to get my stuff ready, YIKES)! ND gals, you'll have to make another trip down here. Would love to do lunch again,too! And I'm still thinking we should meet sometime in Fargo! Tracey, I'm sure I'll see you there! Karlene, hope things are well with you. You'll have to stop by as well. Don't forget about the Customer Appreciation Night, too, on the 13th! Lot's of good old fashioned socializing!! Btw, Sue Whitney will be there on the 16th at 10:00 am and will be signing her new book if anyone is interested!

Lanette

Cottage Elements said...

Oops, I almost forgot about Candy and Kari! Candy Girl, I'll be taking more pictures when it starts coming together a little more (it's still kind of a mess)! Kari, if you get a chance, make a trip and let me know your coming. Where exactly are you again???? Until my next post...

Lanette

Eileen said...

Can't wait to see the new place in person! I'm sending my friend over to check it out when you first open in May (she lives just outside Anoka).

Best of luck to you!

Eileen
http://ruralwisconsin.blogspot.com/

Karen said...

That sounds like a great time! I wish I were closer! Karen

Anne Marie said...

looks great! and the idea of mixing dealers together is a good idea....

Zane Wooder said...

Glad to see that Julie got a break from all the painting. It most take a lot of energy.

-Zane of ontario honey

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