Friday, December 24, 2021

Jan. 13-16: The "Bon Hiver" Market!

 Yes, it's cold outside, but warm hearts make for a cozy life!  That's the theme for our January "Bon Hiver" (Good Winter) market, starting at Noon on Thursday January 13 and continuing through Sunday January 16.  It's time to get your hygge on!

January and the New Year is a time for epiphanies, for renewal, for comfort and creativity.  Think about what brings you comfort and enhances your creativity, and stop in to say bonjour and Bonne Annee . . .

**Online SignupGenius reservations needed in January ONLY if attending on Thursday Jan. 13th and can be made at this link here. If attending on Friday, Saturday or Sunday, no reservations needed, but if possible please join the Facebook event here.**

January "Bon Hiver" (Good Winter) Market Hours:                             

Thursday, January 13:         Noon-6pm (online reservations req.)
Friday, January 14:              10am-4pm
Saturday, January 15:          10am-4pm
Sunday, January 16:             Noon-3pm

Bonne Annee and a bientot,


Sunday, December 5, 2021

Dec. 9th-11th: Extra Merriment Hours!

The secret is  out . . . yes it's true . . . we're re-opening the doors to our biggest holiday market of the year for three additional days, starting this Thursday Dec. 9th from Noon-6pm, continuing Friday Dec. 10th from Noon-6pm and concluding this Saturday Dec. 11th from Noon-6pm!  As is our custom, we will have a special  "Extra Merriment Hours" Last-Chance Holiday Market in case you couldn't visit us earlier (or just want to come back for more holiday merriment).  

Come find the perfect French-imported gifts for your loved ones this holiday season!  We still have lots of holiday stocking stuffers, gifts and handmade crafts for you and your loved ones, plus beautiful vintage treasures from the flea markets of Paris.  

We hope to see you and share some holiday cheer! (No reservations are needed for this event.)

**To comply with local health regulations, you must wear a face mask in Confectionique until further notice.**

"Extra Merriment Hours" Holiday Market:

Thursday Dec. 9:       Noon to 6:00pm
Friday Dec. 10:           Noon to 6:00pm
Saturday  Dec. 11:      Noon to 6:00 pm

Joyeux Noel,


Monday, November 15, 2021

Dec. 1st-5th: The Noël Market !

This holiday season, we cannot take you to Paris, but we can bring a little Parisian Christmas to you. Our "Noël" market Dec. 1st-5th will focus on bringing holiday joy to those you love.   Our last holiday market of the year will feature all that shimmers this holiday season, including tons of  lovely handmade and vintage holiday gifts and crafts and -- as always -- lots of new treasures that we just imported from our beloved Paris and other favorite French locations.  This December, you can still shop like a Parisian, and live like the French!

This year, We'll kick off the market with our first-ever  WEDNESDAY market premiere on Wednesday, December 1st from Noon to 6pm (SignUp Genius reservations required ONLY for Wednesday this market and can be made here).  The market continues Thursday Dec. 2, Friday December 3, Saturday December 4 and Sunday December 5 (see hours below, no reservations needed for these days). It's our first-ever 5-day Noël Market!  

**Online SignupGenius reservations needed in December ONLY if attending our first-ever WEDNESDAY market premiere on WEDNESDAY Dec. 1st and can be made at this link here. If attending on Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday, no reservations needed, but if possible please join the Facebook event here.**

The "Noël" Market Hours Dec. 1st-5th:

Wednesday, December 1:        Noon-6pm (online reservations req.)
Thursday, December 2:           10am-5pm 
Friday, December 3:                11am-6pm
Saturday, December 4:            11am-6pm
Sunday, December 5:               Noon-4pm

A bientot,

Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Friday Nov. 12th: "Bonne Chance" Market!

Feeling lucky?  You should, because it's your lucky week!  If you missed our November "Holiday Fete" market last weekend or just want to come back for more holiday shopping, we're giving you a second chance with our special 6-hour good luck market (or "Le Bonne Chance Marché") this Friday Nov. 12th from Noon-6pm. We're opening our doors once again so you can have a second lucky chance to enjoy our market before we close until our next regular market in December -- and there's no appointment or online reservation needed for this event! (We would appreciate it if you would join the Facebook event here if possible.)

We decided to offer you a second chance at something you admired, loved, or want to reconsider after thinking about it for days! Knowing we won't open again until December, here is your Bonne Chance to stock up on one of your French favorites or purchase a last-minute unique gift.

We can't wait to see you again!


November "Le Bonne Chance Marché" hours:

Friday Nov. 12:             Noon-6pm

a bientot,


Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Nov. 4-7: Our "Holiday Fête" Market!

 We love to travel to Paris in September, after the summer heat but before what Ernest Hemingway called the bad weather that "would come in one day when the fall was over."  When we return home from Paris, the change of seasons is usually underway here also.  Autumn is now in full swing in Wisconsin, with orange and yellow leaves and crisp, cool days.  Our hearts and minds turn to the coming holiday season.  Some long for the coziness of a wood burning stove, others for a snowshoe hike after fresh snowfall, or reading a good book next to a roaring fireplace, baking your grandmother's banana nut bread, the coming of Thanksgiving and -- not long after that -- Old Man Winter. It is especially this time of year that we may long for comfort and coziness the most!

We hope to create a sense of warmth and bundle you up in joy at our next market Nov. 4th-7th.  Our "Holiday Fête" Market is the first of our 2021 "Les Fêtes de Noël" year-end holiday festivals!  We'll have tons of home decorations for the holiday season, including Christmas, as well as treasures and lots of gift ideas from Paris and elsewhere in France.  We want you to feel as though you can come and stay as long as you please, as if  you are being hugged by beauty and find happiness around every corner.  And maybe you will find a little something for your precious, cozy home,

**Online SignupGenius reservations needed in November ONLY if attending on Thursday Nov. 4th and can be made at this link here. If attending on Friday, Saturday or Sunday, no reservations needed, but if possible please join the Facebook event here.**

Our November "Holiday Fête" Market Hours:

Thursday, Nov. 4:          12pm-7pm (online reservations required)
Friday, Nov. 5:               10am-6pm
Saturday, Nov. 6:           10am-5pm
Sunday, Nov. 7:             Noon-4pm

a bientot,


Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Oct. 7-10: Our "Paris After Dark" Market!

 Paris is haunted.

No doubt -- there are spirits in the air in France.                                     

Don't believe me?  Then spend some time in the Paris Catacombs. This deep underground cave devoted to the bones of the dead is certain to make you believe in all things ghostly. How about Pere Lachaise cemetery? The cobblestone walkways between the ancient graves sometimes feel that they will cave under your feet. And what about some of the crypts that are no longer completely sealed? I dare you to peek inside one of them on a cold, crisp autumn night.

One of my favorite things to do when I visit Paris with my hubby Adam is to wander the narrow cobblestone streets of the oldest parts of the City of Light late at night and breathe in the history and romance of this ancient place.  Sometimes it's really quite creepy to look up at the dark, imposing shadows of the Concierge, where Marie Antoinette spent her last days imprisoned before meeting her sad fate . . . Even the river Seine has a certain eeriness about it when the wind is blowing and you can only hear the faint sounds of traffic above and the rippling water below.

Confectionique's October "Paris After Dark" market is where the City of Light meets the darkness!  What scares you? At Confectionique, we will do our best to creep you out just a little bit -- but with Paris style, naturally!

**Online SignupGenius reservations needed in October ONLY if attending on Thursday Oct. 7th and can be made at this link here. If attending on Friday, Saturday or Sunday, no reservations needed, but if possible please join the Facebook event here.**

October "Paris After Dark" Market Hours:

Thursday, Oct. 7:            12pm-8pm (online reservations required)
Friday, Oct. 8:                 10am-6pm
Saturday, Oct. 9:             10am-5pm
Sunday, Oct. 10:              Noon-4pm

a bientot,


Monday, July 12, 2021

August 12-15: The Paris Apartment Market !

There is nothing that helps me soak in the French experience more than having our own apartment in Paris.  If only for one short week or for a long stay, having a place to "nest" and call home helps me feel as if I really am living life as a Parisian.

Just like Americans, Parisians (and the French in general) have a wide variety of tastes.  But something binds them together.  A love of the worldly, the cosmopolitan.  A flair for the eclectic.  A need for travel.  A passion for practicality and efficiency embodied in style.  And, of course, a love of fashion! 

We want to share our vision of the Paris apartments we have grown to love over the years -- please join us for Confectionique's  "The Paris Apartment" Market August 12-15th!  

When you think of a Paris apartment you may imagine white furnishings, chandeliers and gold mirrors -- it can be these things, certainly, but a Paris apartment can also have a modern or minimalist look.  It is not unusual to find a centuries-old wardrobe next to an Eames chair, for example.  In the end, a Paris apartment is about using the elements of design in a compact space that is aesthetically beautiful, well-designed and functional.

Parisians are experts at making little spaces seem big. They do this with multi-use furniture, getting by only with what they need (most Parisians would consider art and decorative pieces a need ) and bringing this all together in a cohesive and useful manner which showcases one's individuality and -- above all -- remains stylish. After nesting in a smaller space while living in Paris, it does make me wonder if I really need so much stuff at home.

We hope you will join us at our "Paris Apartment" market where you will feel inspired to shop like a Parisian and live like the French!

**Online reservation needed in August ONLY if attending on Thursday August 12th and can be made at this link here. If attending on Friday, Saturday or Sunday, no reservations needed, but if possible please join the Facebook event here.**

"The Paris Apartment" Market Hours:

Thursday, Aug. 12:   Noon-7pm (online reservations required)
Friday, Aug. 13:        10am-6pm
Saturday, Aug. 14:   10am-5pm
Sunday, Aug. 15:      Noon-4pm

A bientot,