Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Parlez-Vous S O I R E E?

Drum roll…It’s only 1 month away ~
Our tres magnifique, pull out all the stops
biggest soiree of the year~
18th anniversary E V E N T!
We hope you’ve penciled in Saturday, September 28th 
on your calendars for a full blown celebration of 
everything French, fabulous and utterly over the top.
From the moment you walk in ~ prepare to swoon as you take in the private Paris apartments of:
Jim Fjerkenstad/Brian Jones/What Mama Had
Barbara Gray/Cottage White
Jona Frapwell/Birdrock Vintage
Beth Parks/Elizabeth Parks Antiques
Robin Mckeirnan/Vintage Beach House
Debbie Watts/Blossoms Vintage Chic 
and Robin Slominski/Bistro Chic.
In addition, there will be a fabulous pavillion set up for our guest of honor extraordinaire, Miss Claudia Strasser who will be signing her new book, Paris Flea Market Style from 1:00 to 4:00. We have both her best-selling books in stock for you.
Claudia’s VIP tent will be staged by the talented 
Sylvia Asmussen of the hot, new ~ event styling, photography and prop rental company that everyone is raving about ~ 
Madam Palooza! 
And you won’t want to miss our glamorous Pop-Up Patisserie”, staged by uber stylist Monique Hemminger, that will feature the delicious, handcrafted French macarons from 
Kristy Lynn Therrien of Sweet Insanity Bake Shop
Her confections have to be seen to be believed ~ just ask 
Anderson Cooper from CNN who recently featured and indulged in her sweets treats!

Mais Oui ~ September 28th has all the makings of
Le tres chic, Parisian Celebration of the Year!
So ~ pull out your party dresses mes amies ~
Noon to 5:00 pm  
18 never looked so French!  

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

The Crème de la Crème!

Two of the most talented, stand-out dealers in all of San Diego, who are major superstars of the trade ~ Jim and Brian of What Mama Had, are coming up on their 8th anniversary at Vignettes and what an amazing duo these two are!
No dealers work harder, dig deeper, uncover more treasures, stay the course, clean, polish, repair, maintain an impeccable reputation or have a more positive attitude and demeanor than these two!
They’ve had a major impact on the shop, not to mention the entire trade with their wealth of knowledge, work ethic, vast inventory (set at the perfect price points) and even more so, because you couldn’t find two nicer people to be around. They prove that nice guys can finish first. Just ask their throngs of fans.
Congrats Jim and Brian and here’s to many more years of success and  
treasure hunting to your heart’s content.
Come by soon and say ‘Hi’ to them.

In other shop news we are happy to announce the return of 
Joy Gabler of The Vintage Rabbit.
Joy’s vast empire of designer fleurs and clever, hand-crafted notions has grown by leaps and bounds and her inventive creations are always a huge draw at shows and here at the shop. Joy always knows what's hot, happening and trending and we are so happy to have the bunny back!

Also, next month we welcome back Gina Balourdas of Lizzy B Vintage. Gina’s handcrafted jewelry created from found objects, ie; typewriters, chandeliers and silverware has skyrocketed into the stratosphere and even landed her on the Martha Stewart show! We are so proud to showcase her unique one-of-a-kind creations. 
Countdown to Claudia Strasser

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Taking The Plunge

Wherever your travels take you this summer ~
we hope it eventually leads to our door.
We’re two blocks from the ocean and 
fabulous, vintage seaside finds arrive here daily.
Stop by and dive in.

18th Anniversary Event
Featuring: Claudia Strasser

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Par Avion

For our 18th anniversary soiree next month on September 28th, our guest of honor, Miss Claudia Strasser, will be flying here direct from Paris ~ straight from leading one of her immensely popular, customized shopping tours!
We are so honored that this will be her only California book-signing stop!
Miss Claudia will have much to share about her home away from home in Paris and will be signing copies of her best-selling, new book, 
Paris Flea Market Style. (We have plenty in stock for you)
Whether you’re flying in, taking the train or arriving by limo ~ 
However you can get here ~ You’re going to want to be here!
Join us for a huge celebration of ~
All things French…and Fabulous!
Vive La France!