Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Cream/Chocolate Brown Dresser/Buffet - $150.00 - SOLD

Here is a cute french provencial dresser/buffet piece I am working on. I know several people have been looking for these type pieces but not sure who is still looking so if you see this one and are interested, just email or call me!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Customer's Hutch

Here is a piece of furniture customer Sarah Beth recently brought in to be painted and distressed. It was in white and she picked a cute pear green paint!

Thursday, November 25, 2010


The French Flea will be having a big sale this Friday and Saturday from 11:00-5:00. Look for red tags for sale items, green tags for clearance items plus an additional 10% off your total purchase!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Prize Winner Pic!

Here is one of the three prize winners from Saturday's Christmas Open House, Robin Jones, picking up her gift bag!

Birmingham Hollydazzle Crafts Show

There will be a new Christmas market on December 10 and 11 at the Brook Highland Plaza on Hwy 280. Colleen Burback (of "God is Good" Christian-inspired t-shirts) has been nice enough to organize this show for Birmingham vendors wanting to get in one more show before Christmas. Hours each day are 9:00am-7:00pm. There will be a gift wrapping station and hourly door prizes and admission is free.

Also, if you are interested in being a vendor or know someone who might, this is a 20,000 square foot venue so she is still looking for more vendors!

Colleen is asking for help from the vendors in getting the word out so if you would like to put this event on your blog, facebook page, email, twitter,... it would be greatly appreciated! It should be great.

Here is the link to the facebook page:


Tuesday, November 23, 2010

New Gift Ideas!

Here is a picture of an old window with houndstooth print covering 2 panes, red corkboard covering two panes (you can hang jewelry, photos, etc.) and chalkboard paint on two panes. These will sell for $32.00 and would make a great Christmas gift!

Also posted is a picture of some new items coming in - various size frames with cream burlap covering corkboard so you can use as a jewelry holder!

Large 8x10 Picture Frames on Rustic Wood Board

Here are some pictures of some frames I'm working on for the shop. They are large wood boards painted and distressed that hold 8x10 photos. Will come with hook on back to hang. These will sell for $14.00 - $16.00 each. Great baby present (can do in pink or blue) or Christmas gift! Will come in various colors or can do custom frames - you choose your paint and bow color! (Thanks Abby for the great idea - see post on Abby below)!

More Lime Green/Red Polka Dot Initial Ornaments in!

We have more of these ornaments in but still not all initials. If you are looking for a particular initial, just email and if I have, I can hold it for you! They're $3.95 each!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Thanksgiving Week Shop Hours

The shop will be open Wednesday, Friday and Saturday this week from 11-5. We will be having a sale on Black Friday and Saturday. Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Prize Winners from the Christmas Open House!

Thank you so much to everyone who attended the Christmas Open House yesterday! The prize winners names have been drawn and notified by email and here they are:

Winner of the $50.00 shopping spree - Meredith Moorer
Winner of the chalkboard door - Ashley Blackwell
Winner of the gift bag of shop goodies - Robin Jones

Congratulations Meredith, Ashley and Robin!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Just wanted to let you know that if you sent an email to be added to the email distribution list but didn't get an email to print to receive the crazy cash coupons, you can still get the discounts, just mention it when you come in. The coupons are valid tomorrow and through the end of November. More digital camera problems so don't have many pictures of furniture but do have quite a few pieces in the shop including a french blue ladies desk/vanity, several new chairs, a great round tufted cream ottomon, china cabinet, mirrors, nightstand, hutch, Mexican pine table, shelves and more!

Thursday, November 18, 2010


Just a reminder that the Christmas Open House is this Saturday from 11:00-5:00 at The French Flea. I have some great new pieces of furniture in, gifts, home decor and much more. Register to win one of three prizes including a $50.00 shopping spree, a chalkboard door, and gift bag. I will try to post some pictures tonight or tomorrow of some of the furniture pieces.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Gift Certificates Now Available!

Gift certificates are now available at the shop. I will try to post a picture tomorrow but they are very nice cards in a clear envelope and tied with a ribbon. You can purchase these for any denomination over $25.00!

Nursery Decorating and Design

A very sweet customer at the shop, Abby Yates, recently had a beautiful baby girl named Harper Ann. Abby was formerly working as manager at Francesca's at the Summit but is staying home to be with the baby. She is also interested in using her decorating and design experience to help other moms or moms-to-be with their nursery design! If you would like more information, you can email her at abigailyates27@gmail.com. Here are some pictures of the beautiful nursery Abby did for Harper Ann:

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Customer Pieces

Here are a couple of pieces that I recently did for customers. The old sewing machine table is a piece the customer brought in and she wanted the piece black and distressed with the dill pickle green drawers and it's really cute. The chest the customer bought from me but wanted it painted black with silver accents. I think it turned out cute so it's always nice getting ideas from customers!

Shop Pictures!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Prize Giveaway at the Christmas Open House

The French Flea's Christmas Open House will be held on Saturday, November 20. Hope you can drop by for refreshments, lots of great new items, sales, and register to win one of three prizes. The top prize will be a $50.00 shopping spree in the shop! The other two prizes will be items in the shop.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Your Personal Shopper...

I do have some new items coming in the shop and will be posting those soon but I am also spending a lot of time shopping for customers who are looking for specific pieces. If you are looking for specific pieces of furniture and you haven't already let me know, feel free to call or email and I will be happy to put you on the list! As soon as I find the piece, I will send you a picture by email and if you like it, you can choose your paint color and pick up when ready! If it's not exactly what you are looking for, I will just put in shop to sell.

Friday, November 5, 2010

New Shop Hours

This week was the start of new shop hours for The French Flea. Previous shop hours were Tuesday-Saturday from 11:00-5:00 but have changed that to Wednesday - Saturday from 11:00-5:00. So much of this business is working with customers who are looking for specific pieces and since the shop was closed Sunday and Monday, Monday was really the only day to go shopping for furniture. So hopefully having another day to shop will help to find great pieces for our customers! We apologize for any inconvenience and if you need to pick something up or it's more convenient for you to come one of those two days, feel free to call and we may be painting in the shop or if we're nearby will be happy to come meet you!

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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 kbush422@gmail.com!