Thursday, April 4, 2019

April 4-7: "Springtime in Paris!"


Believe it or not, by the time our next market arrives, Spring will be here!  The days will be noticeably longer, it will be warmer out, and the sun will just a little bit brighter.  To celebrate the coming of Spring, Confectionique's theme for our April market is  "Springtime in Paris," which we will feature from April 4th-7th!

This year, we are combining our annual Easter market and our annual garden-themed market into one Spring fete!  What's more quintessentially Spring than visions of bunnies, chicks, and lambs?  The coming of Spring evokes all manner of flora, fauna and the ground and air coming alive again in so many ways, in addition to gardens and gardeners.  Our April market theme weaves all of these together into one tapestry.  We'll have a boutique full of Easter decor as well as Spring and garden delights -- all with a French twist, of course!


Easter is Sunday, April 21st this year -- we'll have tons Paques (Easter) merchandise!  And remember -- Mother's Day (May 12th) is just a few months away, too.  We'll have a boutique full of lovely gifts from Paris -- let us help you fill your basket with vintage, Parisian and handmade treasures!

Join us for our "Springtime in Paris" market celebration!

"Springtime in Paris" Market Hours:

Thursday, April 4:             5pm-8pm            
Friday, April 5:                   10am-5pm
Saturday, April 6:              10am-5pm
Sunday, April 7:                  Noon-5pm

a bientot!

Anastasia 

Monday, April 1, 2019

So, we bought a plane!

Our new ride landing at the airport in Middleton!
Bonjour friends, we are so excited to extend to you an unimaginable experience like nothing we have offered before: Introducing  Air Confectionique!

Just imagine flying direct to France in a first-class cabin from a local airport. Fasten your seat belts, folks, because Confectionique will now whisk you away on a one-way flight to Paris right from the Morey Middleton Airport, where Confectionique is located.

In the old days . . . 
Confectionique was able to purchase an old 1960s-era decommissioned Air France Convair 880 jetliner off Ebay.  Although initially in considerable disrepair, thanks to the help of several airplane mechanics on the premises here,  this aging beauty of the early jet age has been completely restored to its former glory and updated with luxurious seating that converts into a glorious pillow-top bed to help you slumber your way to Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris.

Our friendly TSA agent awaits you
And no more long TSA lines. We were able contract to temporarily hire one TSA agent and one passport agent who won't ask you to remove your shoes or belt -- au contraire! Rather, our agents will pass your bag through a simple x-ray machine,  check your passport, and hand you a glass of champagne.  And don't worry about the new visa requirements you may have heard about for Americans travelling to Europe -- they've been waived just for you!

Unbelievable luxury!
This Convair 880 is a luxurious, swanky pod of joy whose sole purpose will be to get you to the City of Light as quickly and comfortably as possible.  Not only outfitted with superb seating, excessive leg room and luxury bedding, we also hired a chef to offer the best in in-flight gastronomy with fresh French-to-table ingredients. You will be offered an array of French wines, a lavish in-flight bar with live music and a personal 32-inch flat-screen TV with complimentary cable.
Not sure how you'll get home?

There is one catch:  to keep the ticket prices reasonably affordable, we can only purchase enough fuel for a one-way flight.  We can get you there, but not sure how you will get home. Perhaps you will never want to come home!

Our beautiful Convair 880 will be on display on the tarmac outside our shop during our upcoming market this weekend.  Come check it out!

Air Confectionique is here to meet your every need! (Well, almost any need, except for coming back home.)  Come fly the bluest skies with us -- but hurry, given all the amenities on this aircraft, we only have room for 10 paying passengers!

A bientot!

Monday, February 11, 2019

Feb. 15-16: "Bonne Chance" 2-Day Market!


Feeling lucky?  You should, because it's your lucky week!  If you missed our February "L'Amour" market last week or just want to come back for more French treasures, we're giving you a second chance with our special 2-day good luck market (or "Le Bonne Chance Marché") this Friday Feb. 15th and Saturday Feb. 16th.  We'll be open from 10am-5pm each day so you can have a second lucky chance to enjoy our market before we close until our next regular market in April!

The idea for this special event came to me on a recent buying trip to Paris.  As I wandered single file through my favorite Parisian market, following along with the rest of the shopping herd and passing one vendor after another, my eyes could hardly focus on just one item at a time. Then I saw the most glorious old sewing basket, standing with its doors open wide.  Inside were piles and piles of old threads that were intertwined with vintage metal thimbles, needle cards, buttons and a pair of divine, intricate sewing scissors. Already, I was plotting. My hands were already filled with bag handles from other purchases along the way. I  foolishly told myself, "This late in the day, no one will buy it. I can wait and find my way back later to make that old sewing box mine!"   But, there would be no Bonne Chance pour moi and that sewing box -- it was gone when I returned!

We decided to at least 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 April, 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!

February "Le Bonne Chance Marché" hours:

Friday Feb. 15:      10am-5pm
Saturday Feb. 16:  10am-5pm

a bientot,

Anastasia

Friday, January 18, 2019

February 7-10: The "L'Amour" Market!

"Il n'y a qu'un bonheur dans la vie, c'est d'aimer et d'être aimé." (There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved.) -- Amandine Aurore Lucile Dupin (aka George Sand).




These words are the perfect expression of love for this time of year. For the month of February, Confectionique is all about L'amour  . . . and all that we love.  Stop by to say bonjour and to find something for your Valentine, or for yourself.  Our February market -- our first Valentine's-themed market in several years --  kicks off with Nuit Blanche on Thursday, Feb. 7 from 5-8pm and continues through Sunday, Feb. 10th! 


Valentine's Day can be about more than our beloved:  we thought it would be fun to celebrate the love of our many desires, the beautiful and inspiring things in and of life, anything and everything that brings us joy.  


We can't wait to see you again when we open our doors for Nuit Blanche on Thursday Feb. 7 from 5-8pm.  Stop by to celebrate whatever you love in your life and help us start our tenth year of Confectionique. . . we'll celebrate with you!

Won't you join us?

Confectionique's February "L'Amour" market hours:


Thursday, February 7:    5pm-8pm
Friday, February 8:         10am-5pm
Saturday, February 9:     10am-5pm
Sunday, February 10:      Noon-5pm

a bientot,

Anastasia

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

A New Year Begins at Confectionique!

Are you ready for 2019 at Confectionique?  We have a wonderful group of truly creative women who have brought treasures each market with excitement and enthusiasm since our doors first opened nine years ago. We have a wonderful landlord and friends at the airport, a glorious space to help make all our creative dreams come true, and we have all of you -- our loyal friends and customers.

Some of you we see each market, some every few markets and some only for specific markets. We have so enjoyed seeing the happy faces of our established customers and the new ones that continue to find us one way or another.

Some of you have traveled along with us to Paris and to Provence, and all of you have encouraged us every step of the way as we move in other creative directions. For all this, and so much more, we are so very grateful and simply couldn't imagine something else more fun than opening our doors to you at Confectionique!

But, to avoid dullness and complacency, we decided it was time to shake things up a bit for 2019 at Confectionique.  We are introducing a new market schedule -- we will be having our first Valentine's-themed market in a few years Feb. 7-10.  Our April market -- our "Springtime in Paris" market April 4-7 -- will combine both our annual Easter-themed market with our annual spring and garden market for one festive welcome for warmer weather!  (Special note:  our April market will be one week earlier than normal!)  In June we'll host our annual "Summer in Provence" vintage market, and August will be "The Paris Apartment" -- our annual home or maison market.  Then we'll be ready to cap off the year with  2019's Les Trois Fetes:  The Haunting (October), The Feasting (November) and The Giving (December)!

We hope to see you at our Valentine's-themed "L'Amour" market Feb. 7-10.  We certainly want you along for the ride in 2019!  If you still need our 2019 market card, email us at confectionique@confectionique.com -- all we need is your name and mailing address and we'll pop one in the mail for you!



Confectionique's February "L'Amour" market hours:

Thursday, February 7:    5pm-8pm
Friday, February 8:         10am-5pm
Saturday, February 9:     10am-5pm
Sunday, February 10:      Noon-5pm

Bonne Annee,


Anastasia 

Monday, December 10, 2018

Extra Merriment Hours Dec. 14-15 !

The secret is  out . . . yes it's true . . . we're re-opening the doors to our biggest holiday market of the year for two additional days, starting this Friday Dec. 14th from 10am-5pm and concluding this Saturday from 10am-5pm! As is our custom, we will have a special "Extra Merriment Hours" Last-Chance Holiday Market in case you couldn't visit us in earlier (or just want to come back for more holiday merriment).  Santa's plane is landing one more time at Confectionique this season, so stop by to find the perfect French-imported gifts for your loved ones and help us make room for more French merchandise in the New Year!


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.  And if you haven't yet picked up your 2019 market card with our new schedule, you'll want to do that -- we're shaking things up a bit for the new year!

We hope to see you and share some holiday cheer with you.  If you plan to attend, please RSVP by joining our Facebook event here or emailing us at confectionique@confectionique.com .  Merci!

"Extra Merriment Hours" Holiday Market:

Friday Dec. 14:           10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday  Dec. 15:      10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Joyeux Noel,

Anastasia

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Dec. 6th-9th: The "Merry Miracles" Market!


This holiday season, we cannot take you to Paris, but we can bring a little Parisian Christmas to you.  Our "Merry Miracles" market on December 6th-9th is the last of our 2018 "Les Trois Fêtes" year-end holiday festivals -- The Giving!  Our focus will be 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 shipped back from our beloved Paris and other favorite French locations.  This December, you can shop like a Parisian, and live like the French!

We'll kick off the market on Thursday, December 6th with our eighth annual Fete de Bon Hiver (Good Winter Fest), again featuring the wonderful live holiday jazz piano of Madison's Steve Banik in the lobby, as well as our traditional complimentary refreshments and holiday cheer!  We'll also have a drawing for door prizes, and -- since it is our Giving market -- a special gift for those who attend Thursday night, which we will announce shortly!




The market continues Friday December 7, Saturday December 8 and Sunday December 9 (see hours below).  

We hope to see you soon -- remember, you can always RSVP here!


"The Giving" Market December 6th-9th:

     
Thursday, December 6:            5pm-8pm 
Friday, December 7:                 10am-5pm
Saturday, December 8:            10am-5pm
Sunday, December 9:               Noon-5pm

A bientot,
Anastasia