Thursday, October 28, 2010

Spruce Up Your Furniture at The French Flea!

I finally have a price list for painting services at the shop. Some pieces may vary a little bit in price depending on the piece, but this will give you a good idea. Because the new shop is smaller, I can only take pieces by appointment. For more information or to schedule the service, please call 994-4208.

End Table/Nightstand - $15.00 - $25.00
Small Dresser - $30.00
Large Dresser - $35.00 - $40.00
Tall Chest of Drawers - $35.00 - $40.00
Headboard/Footboard - $20.00 - $35.00
Buffet - $40.00

Smaller pieces are preferred since space is so limited. If you have something not listed, please email a picture and I can give you a price!


Now that Christmas is around the corner, it's time to bring in more gift items so coming soon will be more unique picture frames and clipboards, jewelry, cross tile coasters, new and vintage home decor, tea towels, notecards in tied cello bags and possibly some very cute new long-sleeve t-shirts. Gift wrapping is still provided at no charge!

Also, The French Flea will be having an Open House on Saturday, November 20 - the theme will be "Christmas in Paris". Look for "french" refreshments, Paris inspired giveaways and much more! More details to come.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Chocolate Brown/Cream Vanity/Desk - $58.00

Rustic Tall Narrow Table/Stand - $19.00

Marble/Iron End Tables - $39.00 each

These end tables are missing the glass inserts.

Chocolate Brown/Green Gray Table - $35.00

Burgundy Bench/Settee - $48.00

Small Hall Table - $49.00

(Mirror sold separately at $18.00)

Round Turquoise Table - $48.00

Old Sewing Machine Table - $42.00

Round Tile Table - $35.00

Cream Sofa Table - $82.00

Chalkboard Door - $49.00

Cute Blue Nightstand - $39.00

Chocolate Brown/Cream Sofa Table - $85.00

Pair of Metallic Silver Nightstands - $42.00 each

New Pictures

Here are some pictures of new items in the shop with prices!

Shabby Chic Twin Headboard - $68.95

Monday, October 18, 2010

Thinking Outside of the Box!

Today a customer was in the shop looking for a piece of furniture to serve as a bathroom vanity. She is deciding between a sofa table and a ladies writing desk and will just have a hole cut in the piece to insert the bowl. It's a great idea to think of using pieces in ways other than how they were intended - such as using an old door or shutters or ornate mirror for a headboard, using an old ballister or architectural piece to turn into a lamp, or use a long dresser as a buffet!

Tomorrow I will be posting pictures of new pieces in the new shop with prices! I know it helps to see the prices on the blog so look for that tomorrow!

Friday, October 15, 2010

New Shop Opening Tomorrow!

The new shop now has power so it will be open tomorrow from 11:00 - 5:00! The new location is still in Old Town, Helena across the street from the old location at 4048Helena Road (next to Renaissance Salon). Because of the delay in power, it's not quite ready for opening so this won't be an official grand opening, just a soft opening so please excuse the work in progress!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Last Pictures Today!

New Pictures!

Here are some pictures of some of the new items. I am still hoping for the opening on Saturday but an electrician has to come tomorrow and they are not sure how long it will take to correct the electrical issues so I apologize for not having a definite date but will post as soon as I know!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Pictures Coming...

I apologize for not being able to post pictures of new items today. I am shooting for Saturday for the opening of the new shop because I'm waiting to get electrical approval of building before power is on so HOPEFULLY pictures tomorrow and openng on Saturday!!!

Some of the new items include several large ornate picture frames, beautiful blue queen headboard and twin cream headboard, sofa tables, desk, vanity, mirrors, hall table with mirror, chairs, upholstered bench, marble and iron end tables, french blue nightstand, chalkboard cabinet doors, bow and brooch picture frames, and more!

Sunday, October 10, 2010


Sorry for the delay in blogging but it's been very busy between closing the old shop and getting the new shop ready. We'll be opening this week - Thursday, Friday or Saturday, depending on when the shop is filled up! It will be all new finds and hopefully I can start posting pictures of some of the pieces tomorrow or Tuesday and let you know definite opening day soon!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

More Customer Pics

Here's pics of another customer's home (Dia). Hopefully, I can find some pieces as great as these for the new shop!

Customers' Home Pics

I painted the coffee table and green wall shelf in these pics for customers Grace and her husband and she sent me some pics of her beautiful home!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Everything 60% off on Saturday!

Just wanted to let you know that items are moving fast and everything will be 60% off tomorrow, Saturday, Oct. 2. The moving sale should end sometime next week and hopefully the new shop will be ready for opening the following week. As soon as I start filling it up, I will post pics and let you know an opening date!


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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!