Friday, April 27, 2012

Rustic Vintage Furniture and Decor for my First Barn Wedding!

I blogged several months ago about meeting Kelli and Shawn at a trunk show I did and they started a wedding and event planning business in Birmingham called Southern Soiree.  Here is a vintage chair of mine they used for a wedding photo shoot!

They referred one of their brides-to-be to me who is planning a fall wedding at Swan Lake Barn in Cahaba Heights and I am so excited to be working with her on providing vintage furniture and decor for the barn wedding!  She has some great ideas and has a wedding board on Pinterest which is such a good way to organize your ideas.  She's wanting to use pieces like farm tables, vintage hutches, old church pews, shutters and more.

It is also really going to help me to start building up inventory to offer vintage and rustic furniture and decor for vintage, rustic, shabby chic weddings and events in the Birmingham area.  I hope to eventually be able to offer a wide variety of items such as vintage furniture, crystal chandeliers, old shabby chic picture frames and mirrors, wishing trees, cake and cupcake stands and pedestals, mason jars, mixes of vintage chairs, burlap chair sashes, table runners and tablecloths, pew cones, signs, old doors.....!

Here is some inspiration from Pinterest and Etsy:

Burlap cones by


  1. Awh Karen!!I am thrilled to be your first vintage furniture bride! This is gonna be a ton of fun:) For anyone that might be interest in my online pinboard of vintage wedding ideas you can go to and search for me by my email address Happy Friday!

  2. love everything you did,and if yu every want one of my paper wedding cakes,give me a holler. I use one stack with a method where the bride can unstack the cake and have a place where whe pops the lid and can put cards,love letters her choice. Need to put on my blog as and example,but you can see one cake I did in a March post(the start of my messy posting)Love everything you did and all the pretty pretty pictures rock

  3. Can you tell me how to get ahold of Kathryn Cain? I would like one of her cakes! Thanks so much Sue Richardson


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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!