samedi 19 juin 2010

french breadboxes reborn! -petits mobiliers relooké!

baguette, anyone? here are some adorable French baguette bins, redone in cheery colors ... would also be quite charming as small bathroom hampers or bins ... swing by and grab one ... or if you've an old one knocking about & would like it transformed, give us a call ... trés simple!

jeudi 17 juin 2010

it is here!

our new vintage. collection is on the floor and all items are under 36 euros. You'll find some great blue jeans (Levi's, Abercrombie & Fitch, Converse), jackets & some specialty pants as well in spring colors. Sizes range from petite to 44 ... while they last!

all coordinate well with our existing collection of colorful tunics from la Fiancée du Mekong and Terre Rouge. Not to mention Hannah Stouffer's unique art-tee's.

see you soon!

dimanche 13 juin 2010

Check out our new window design, recently installed by our visiting intern who will be designing four distinctly different window displays while here in France. Our shop has very unique, hand-forged windows lining the front of the store...these are about 8" panes of glass that are 6' or so tall. There are two dozen of these ... many of which are the original old wavy glass ... lovely to behold and they fill the space with beautiful morning light.

For first installation, we have a bird theme.. using ethereal, tissue-light birds that flock around openings left in each window ... creating a spotlight effect on the mannequins posed in each window.

We think the result is very pretty and very, very 'printemps'! wouldn't you agree?

jeudi 10 juin 2010

vintage collection ...

as promised, we did hunt out a small collection of vintage clothes for women. basically, we have jeans (Levi's, Ab Fitch, others) and a small assortment of sweet jackets. There are some summer colors here, so stop by to take a look soon... if the collection is at all well received, we'll be continuing our vintage corner with monthly updates ...

mardi 1 juin 2010

We Are Open! Nous Sommes Ouvert!

We are back on track with 'soft' opening hours ... still quiet and a little rainy about town, so we are opening Thursdays-Saturdays (tous les jeudis, vendredis et samedis) for certain (10:30 - 12:00 and 2:00 - 7:00 .... 10:30 - 12:00 et 14:00 - 19:00).

We have been working hard in the atelier ... updating signs, working on furniture ... as well as in the boutique, getting all of our new treasures organized. We are excited to get organized, on track, and welcome our clients for the season!

We are welcoming Rebekah Carey McNall for the next two months. She is here from the United States, and is doing an internship with The Bohemians. She will be designing our window displays, helping with merchandising, improving her French and travelling about the region a bit. Rebekah is an Oregon native with Berkeley roots. She graduated from Oregon State University with a degree in theater.

Rebekah started with our sister shop (Mignonne Décor) in Berkeley, and we are so lucky to have her here ... stop by and wish her well!