Saturday, July 9, 2022

August 11-14: 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 11-14th!  

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!

"The Paris Apartment" Market Hours:

Thursday, Aug. 11:   Noon-6pm 
Friday, Aug. 12:        10am-5pm
Saturday, Aug. 13:   10am-5pm
Sunday, Aug. 14:      Noon-4pm

A bientot,


Thursday, May 12, 2022

June 9-12: "Summer in Provence" Market!

 For our next 4-day market June 9th-12th, help us welcome the arrival of warmth and "soleil" as we celebrate a vintage French summer!

School is out.  Flag Day.  Father's Day.  The 4th of July.  Patio cookouts.  Vacations.  Picnics.  The great outdoors.  Even Bastille Day.

At long last:  Summer!

Join us on Thursday June 9th from Noon-6pm while we kick off our long-awaited summer with our "Summer in Provence" market.  We love Paris, but we just might love sunny Provence even more!

The market continues Friday June 10th from 10am-5pm, Saturday June 11th from 10am-5pm and concludes on Sunday June 12th from Noon-4pm.

"Summer in Provence" Market Hours:

Thurs., June 9:        Noon-6pm
Friday, June 10:      10am-5pm
Saturday, June 11:  10am-5pm
Sunday June 12:      Noon-4pm

A bientot,


Wednesday, April 13, 2022

May 5-7: "Mini Marché for Mom" !

If you can't take you Mom to Paris this Mother's Day, bring a little Paris to her -- or better yet, bring her to Confectionique!

Join us on Thursday May 5 from Noon-6pm as we kick off our Mini Marché for Mom!  The market continues on Friday May 5 and Saturday May 6 from 10am-5pm both days. (No Sunday hours this market.) This special three-day market will be our only market event in the month of May.  If you missed our April market, or you can't wait until our next 4-day market in June, stop on by!  (You can join the event or RSVP via Facebook here.)

Remember, the Fête des Mères (Mother's Day) is Sunday May 8th this year!  We can't wait to see you again!

May "Mini Marché for Mom":

Thursday May 5:      Noon-6pm
Friday May 6:           10am-5pm
Saturday May 7:       10am-5pm

a bientot,


Sunday, April 3, 2022

April 8th-9th: Our "Bonne Chance" Market !

Feeling lucky? You should, because it's your lucky week!  If you missed our annual "Le Lapin" Easter and Spring market last weekend or just want to come back for more seasonal fun, we're giving you a second chance with our special 2-day good luck market (or "Le Bonne Chance Marché") this Friday April 8th AND Saturday April 9th from 11am-4pm each day.  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 May -- 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 May, 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!


April "Le Bonne Chance Marché" hours:

Friday April 8:                 11am-4pm
Saturday April 9:             11am-4pm

a bientot,


Friday, April 1, 2022

Meet Your 2022 Bastille Day Parade Grand Marshals!

The French consulate has noticed us! Given all our contributions over the years to the French nation and to French culture right here in Wisconsin, we have been selected as the Grand Marshals for the 2022 Bastille Day parade in Paris!

We have certainly done a lot to contribute to French culture over the years! We not only hosted the Mona Lisa at our previous location, we flew customers to Paris on our vintage Convair  jet, we were guest foreign correspondents for one year at Le Parisien magazine, we kept a watchful eye on Napoleon's apartment in the Louvre and we were the managers of the Moulin Rouge in 2021. 

We couldn't be more proud to have been chosen for this auspicious occasion!

You will be able watch the Bastille Day parade at 3:00 in the morning pacific mountain time on July 14th on BBC One. You will find us all smiles and waving while sitting atop a float that is a replica of a Bateau Parisien, just behind the mascot balloon of a massive Snoopy wearing a beret!  

Living our best lives!
Anastasia and Adam

Wednesday, March 9, 2022

March 31-April 3: The Lapin Market!

 Believe it or not, Spring is on its way!  The days will soon be noticeably longer, it will be warmer out, and the sun will feel just a little bit brighter.  To celebrate the coming of Spring, Confectionique's theme for our March market is  "Le Lapin" -- our annual Spring- and Easter-themed celebration March 31-April 3!

What's more quintessentially Spring than visions of bunnies, chicks, and lambs?  Our March market theme weaves all of these together into one tapestry of Spring delights -- with a French twist, of course!

Easter is Sunday, April 17th this year -- we'll have tons Paques (Easter) merchandise -- let us help you fill your basket with vintage, Parisian and handmade treasures!  And remember -- Mother's Day is just a few months away, too.

**Online SignupGenius reservations needed in February ONLY if attending on Thursday March 31st 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.**

Join us for our "Le Lapin" market celebration!  Here comes Peter -- er, Pierre -- Cottontail!

Our "Le Lapin" Market Hours:

Thursday,  March 31:           Noon-6pm            
Friday, April 1:                      10am-5pm
Saturday, April 2:                 10am-5pm
Sunday, April 3:                    Noon-4pm

a bientot!


Monday, January 24, 2022

Feb. 10-13: 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 kicks off  on Thursday, Feb. 10 from Noon-6pm. The market continues daily through Sunday, Feb. 13th (please see full hours and other info below).  Our February market this year is dedicated to enjoying the things we love to do with family, friends, or just by yourself!

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! Stop by to celebrate whatever you love in your life . . . we'll celebrate with you!

*Online SignupGenius reservations needed in February ONLY if attending on Thursday Feb. 10th 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.**

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

Thursday, February 10:   Noon-6pm (online reservations req.)
Friday, February 11:        10am-4pm
Saturday, February 12:   10am-4pm
Sunday, February 13:      Noon-3pm

a bientot,