Friday, August 22, 2014

Next: "Les Trois Fêtes!"

Now that summer is winding down and our "Paris Apartment" market is behind us, we are excited to tell you what's next for Confectionique!  After hosting markets on the second weekend of every other month for most of 2014, starting in October we'll be going monthly for the rest of the year.


We are delighted to present "Les Trois Fêtes" (the three festivals) of Confectionique!


October:  The Haunting, la première fête, is our annual Halloween market from Oct. 9th-12th -- this year's theme is "Midnight
in (Spooky) Paris!"



November:  The Feasting, la deuxième fête, will be our annual celebration of holiday gathering from Nov. 6th-9th, this year with the theme "A French Home for the Holidays."




December:  The Giving, la troisième fête, is our annual celebration of holiday gifting from Dec. 11-14, and this year's theme is "Christmas in Paris!"



In conjunction with each of these three year-end festivals, we'll be having special events and treats for you, as well as our usual Confectionique Académie classes -- stay tuned for more information!  We hope you will plan to join us for these three very festive markets!

October "The Haunting:  Midnight in (Spooky) Paris" Market Hours:



Thursday, Oct. 9:            5pm-8pm (Nuit Blanche!)
Friday, Oct. 10:                 11am-2pm
Saturday, Oct. 11:            10am-4pm
Sunday, Oct. 12:                Noon-4pm

a bientot,

Anastasia



Thursday, August 21, 2014

October "Flirting with Paints" Class!

Chalk . . . clay . . . mineral or milk – many competing “shabby chic” decorative furniture paints are marketed by various brands like Annie Sloan, American Paint Co., CeCe Caldwell, Miss Mustard Seed, and the Real Milk Paint® Co.  They all vary in available color palette, composition, application, ease of storage and somewhat in cost. They each have wonderful (if differing) qualities and are all quite fun to work with, but you should know more about each one before you open your wallet or drag grandma's old sideboard out of the basement!
                       
Want to experiment with several different types and brands before making a potentially expensive commitment to just one paint? Find your perfect match by flirting with at least four major paint brands first!  Anastasia has been creating with the major brands currently available, and is willing to show you the beginning ropes during her Flirting with Paints™ survey class.

You’ll get a hands-on experience working with each paint, as well as a rundown on each paint’s qualities, so you can make an informed decision.  We’ll even refer you to friendly and reputable vendors who sell these dandy paints and who offer further instruction if you are interested!  

Because Confectionique chooses not to sell any paint and is not under contract with any paint manufacturer or corporation, Anastasia will give you her unbiased experience with the pluses and minuses of each paint – we have no vested interest in steering you toward any particular brand or selling you paint!  Normally, it could cost someone several hundred dollars in paint and duplicative classes to try even just a few of the major types or brands of paint.  Anastasia’s Flirting with Paints™ class is an affordable and impartial introduction to this exciting and creative craft!

The class will be held every market Saturday from 2pm-5pm -- the next class is Saturday October 11 during our upcoming "Midnight in (Spooky) Paris" Halloween market.  Due to popular demand, space is very limited, so get your reservation in early! A $20 deposit is required to hold your spot.*

Tuition is $60.00 for this 3-hour class and we only have a few spaces available!  All supplies are included and light beverages will be served.  Interested? Give us a wink and a nod by messaging us on Facebook or email us at confectionique@confectionique.com  !

Be sure to watch Facebook or your email for updates on other Confectionique Académie classes!


*If the class is cancelled for any reason by Confectionique, the deposit will be refunded.  If a registrant cancels, the deposit can be applied to a future class.

Monday, July 28, 2014

August: "The Paris Apartment" !

Over the years, during our yearly (and now twice-yearly) buying trips to Paris, we have stayed in a wide variety of Parisian apartments -- no two have ever been even remotely the same!  Yet, they all seem to have certain characteristics in common.

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.  And a passion for practicality and efficiency embodied in style. 

We want to share our vision of the Paris apartments we have grown to love over the years -- please join us at Confectionique's "The Paris Apartment" Market August 7-10!  (Click here for a sneak peek!)

If you can't rent a Paris apartment -- come to ours!

August's "The Paris Apartment" Market Hours:

Thurs., August 7:      5pm-8pm (Nuit Blanche!)
Friday, August 8:      10am-5pm
Saturday, August 9: 10am-5pm
Sunday August 10:    Noon-5pm

A bientot,

Anastasia 

Friday, July 25, 2014

Broken Ceramic Birdbath Class August 9th and 10th!

Another session of this class has been added on Sunday August 10 from 11am-1pm -- the Saturday session is full but we have a few spots available on Sunday!  Back by popular demand -- with  a new twist! Connie Jean has agreed to teach another broken china mosaic class on Saturday August 9th from 10am-12:00 pm, during our upcoming "Paris Apartment" Market! This time she'll teach you how to piece together a beautiful mosaic birdbath out of vintage, broken china.

Tuition is $40, which includes all supplies to complete your project, and reservations are required -- just email us or message us on Facebook.  Again, enrollment is limited to no more than 6, so reserve your space today!  Merci Connie Jean for offering your time and talents once again!

P.S.:  If you have a favorite figurine you would like to incorporate into your project as a centerpiece (see picture above for an example), bring it along!

August's "The Paris Apartment" Market Hours:

Thurs., August 7:      5pm-8pm (Nuit Blanche!)
Friday, August 8:      10am-5pm
Saturday, August 9: 10am-5pm
Sunday August 10:    Noon-5pm

A bientot,

Anastasia 

Sunday, June 1, 2014

June: The "Vintage French Summer" Market!

For our next 4-day market June 12-15, we'll be celebrating all things summer -- with a vintage French twist, of course!

School's 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 for Nuit Blanche on Thursday June 12th from 5pm-8pm and share a complimentary glass of wine with us while we kick off our long-awaited summer with our "Vintage French Summer" market!  (Here's the Sneak Peek!)

The market continues Friday June 13th from 10am-5pm, Saturday June 14th from 10am-5pm and concludes on Sunday June 15th from Noon-5pm.

We hope to see you there!


June's "Vintage French Summer" Market Hours:

Thurs., June 12:      5pm-8pm (Nuit Blanche!)
Friday, June 13:      10am-5pm
Saturday, June 14: 10am-5pm
Sunday June 15:      Noon-5pm

A bientot,

Anastasia 

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Patriotic Banner Class !

Is the approach of summer making you excited?  Celebrate by making a unique banner to display on Independence Day, or any day that you're feeling patriotic. If you've always wanted to learn how to make rosettes, here's your chance! Our own Connie Jean will show you how at her Patriotic Banner class June 14 during our upcoming on Vintage French Summer" market!"

The class is from 10am-noon Saturday June 14.  Tuition is $40.00 and we have only 6 spaces available!  Paper, ribbons and embellishments will be provided.  Interested?  Message us on Facebook or email us!

June's "Vintage French Summer" Market Hours:

Thurs., June 12:      5pm-8pm
Friday, June 13:      10am-5pm
Saturday, June 14: 10am-5pm
Sunday June 15:      Noon-5pm

Friday, April 25, 2014

"Mini Marché for Mum" Sat. May 10!


If you can't take you Mom to Paris for Mother's Day, bring a little Paris to her!

Join us on Saturday May 10 from 10am-5pm  for our second Petit Marché (Little Market) of 2014 -- it's a Mini Marché for Mum!  This one-day market will be our only market event in the month of May -- and we're honoring our mothers by taking 10% off everything in the shop for all moms and anyone who has a mom -- I guess that includes everyone!  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.)

And, also in honor of Mother's Day, were' hosting another mini Confectionique Académie during the market -- learn to make a broken china mosaic with Connie Jean, or drop in on Vicky's wander-in bracelet clinic from 1-5pm!  You can find more info here.

Remember, the Fête des Mères (Mother's Day) is Sunday May 11!  We can't wait to see you again!

May "Mini Marché for Mum":

Saturday May 10:  10am-5pm

a bientot,

Anastasia