Tuesday, July 24, 2012

French Flea Frame Giveaway at This Crazy Life Blog!

Michelle at This Crazy Life blog was nice enough to ask me if I wanted her to do a product review on one of the picture frames in my Etsy shop.  I sent her a frame and the review is on her blog today so I wanted to share the link to her site.  You can sign up to win the choice of any frame in my Etsy shop.  Or just check out her great site - she frequently does produce reviews!


Friday, July 20, 2012

Easy Street Resales, Serendipity Sidewalk Sale, Mason Jars for Your Wedding

Easy Street Resales

I've been so busy lately, I haven't had a chance to stop by Easy Street Resales and yesterday stopped in and met Bo, who owns Easy Street along with his wife Rachel.  I took a few pictures - it is very cool with lots of eclectic and unique pieces.  They are located in the Oak Mountain Center off of Hwy 31 in Pelham where e Alabama Outdoors Outlet used to be, next to McAlister's Deli. If you haven't stopped by yet, you should check them out!

Shoppe Serendipity

 Shoppe Serendipity will be having a Sidewalk Sale tomorrow.  They will be serving drinks and refreshments and lots of vendors will have great sales so hope you can stop by!  They also now have a shop phone number in case you need directions, hours..., it is 937-2728.


 I was in Steinmart yesterday and took this picture, who knew functional fans could be so cute...

Mason Jars for Your Rustic Wedding

I am doing another wedding where I will be renting 200 mason jars - if you are needing mason jars or other rustic items, just send me an email!

Friday, July 13, 2012

Sweet Striped Frames in Etsy Shop and Shoppe Serendipity

Here are some cute striped frames I put in my Etsy shop today.  I also have some of these for sale at Shoppe Serendipity at Brook Highland Plaza on Hwy. 280!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

House Proud Photos from The Nate Show

 I've blogged several times about the House Proud segment on The Nate Berkus show where they show these great diy-inspired homes.  In case you never get to see the show, here are a few photos of "House Proud" homeowners...  To see more, you can go to thenateshow.com, click on Photos then House Proud!

Rustic Wedding Picture Frames on Etsy - for Mother of the Bride and Groom, Memory Table, Bridesmaids Gifts and More!

Here are a few pics of some custom Etsy orders for distressed frames I have been working on lately for rustic weddings.  If you are looking for bridesmaids gifts, mother of the bride and groom gifts, memory table frames and more, I would love to work with you on your custom order!  You can check out my Etsy shop (http://www.etsy.com/shop/thefrenchfleashop) or if you are in the Birmingham area, email Karen at kbush422@gmail.com!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Turquoise Piece, Birdcages and Industrial Finds, and Serendipity!

Here is a cute turquoise distressed piece I just painted for Ashley - she has put it in her foyer!

A friend of mine, LuAnn, has 2 great booth spaces at Interiors & Antiques in Vestavia.  She was telling me last week about some of the great items she has been finding lately and I wanted to share some with you.  The first are some great old birdcages!  These would be so cute repurposed into unique light fixtures and I also know that a lot of people are using these in their Rustic Weddings to hold wedding cards guests bring! 

Here is a photo of some new 'industrial chic' items LuAnn picked last weekend and put in her booth in Vestavia yesterday. She said that the fan does have bearings and could be mounted to rotate in a garden, used inside as a fantastic statement piece or even turned into a light fixture!

This is a 'before' photo of some vintage lockers in a man's shed where LuAnn found them. She got two sets that are numbered. She said they need a little TLC but she should have them in the shop next week!

If you are interested in any of these items, LuAnn is vendor LWH at Interiors & Antiques in Vestavia!

 I also wanted to let you know that one of the shops where I am a vendor has just changed ownership!  Colleen opened Serendipity (at Brook Highland Plaza on Hwy. 280) several months ago but her and her family are moving to Florida so a mother/daughter team, Jeanette and A.J. (who were already vendors there) are now the new owners!  They have lots of retail experience and I am sure will do a wonderful job.  If you get a chance, I hope you will go onto Serendipity's new Facebook page and like them!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Custom Distressed Frames for Wedding Memory Table, Bridesmaids Gifts - on Etsy, and Free Gift Wrap

I have been working with a bride-to-be in Montgomery on frames for her wedding this weekend. I did frames for her bridesmaids as well as for her memory table - I think it won't actually be one table but used in different rooms where the wedding/reception will be held. She wanted all of the "memory" frames in distressed black so here are some pics (before she's added her photos):

If you are in the Birmingham, AL area and would like to talk about a custom order for frames for bridesmaids gifts, memory table, etc., feel free to email Karen at kbush422@gmail.com.  If you are outside of this area and would like to make a custom order, you can just convo me through Etsy!  I will also gift wrap gifts at no additional charge for local orders!

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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!