Sunday, July 3, 2011

Happy 4th of July and 3 French Hens

Happy Birthday America!

Less than one week until my first 3 French Hens Market vending debut. I just learned that 3 French Hens has just been named one of the country's 10 best Romantic Flea Markets by Romantic Homes magazine! Yes, I'm nervous. Yes, our 5'x8' trailer is FULL of stuff to take. Yes, I have lists all over the place on what not to forget. I have been writing to others who are more expert in the field to ask for tips and tricks and have received some valuable advice. Here are a few pictures of some of my wares:

I have a thing for glass cloches. I like to change them up to be a one-of-a-kind artwork. This one had no knob at the top so I made one out of a percolator coffeepot top and a watch face. There's a picture of the whole thing down below. Another one of my passions is blinging up ordinary metal pieces. This is a candelabra that stands about 3 feet tall!

I also love old chairs. This one has a hole in the seat to put a flowerpot.

This is the cloche whose topper is pictured above. I have much more stuff so come on out and take a look next Saturday, July 9th from 8am-2pm. I would really love to quit my day job and open my dream business. But, since it took me about 2 years to acquire and alter all of the things I'll (hopefully) sell out of next Saturday, I guess I'm not quite ready yet. My studio looks so bare nowadays. I've decided what to spend my earnings on: a designer for my blog banner, business cards, and logo. Let me know if you know a good one! Have a happy holiday weekend.


  1. Hi Julie,
    I used Susie of Vintage Susie and Wings. She also did rosa and Josie's (Dianne Cook) and Blue Skies (Lynn Richards). She was reasonable, flexible and a delight to work with. I would/will use her again.

    Good luck on your exciting venture. Hope you can quit your day job sometime :-)

  2. Hi Julie,
    You are going to do so great at our market - looking forward to shopping your goodies!! Polly from Counting your Blessings is great at blog design!!