Thursday, July 10, 2014

"Flirting with Paints" Class!

Chalk . . . clay . . . mineral or milk – several competing “shabby” paints are marketed by companies like Annie Sloan, American Paint Co., CeCe Caldwell and Miss Mustard Seed.  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 quite fun to work with, but you should know a little more about each one before you open your wallet or drag out grandma's old sideboard out of the basement!

Want to flirt with these paints before you commit? Find your perfect match before you spend money by flirting with at least 4 paint brands first!

Anastasia has been creating with the four major brands sold in our area, 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 local vendors who sell these dandy paints!  The class will be held every market Saturday from 2pm-5pm -- the next class is Saturday August 9 during our upcoming "Paris Apartment" market.  Tuition is $60.00 for this 3-hour class and we have limited space 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  !

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

Wednesday, June 25, 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!

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,


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,


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,


Monday, April 21, 2014

Mini Académie May 10 !

Bonjour friends!  In honor of Mother's Day, during our upcoming "Mini Marché for Mum" on Saturday May 10, Confectionique is hosting a Wander-in Académie Craft Clinique from 1:00-5:00.  Stop by anytime between those hours and make two bracelets for you and your mom, you and a friend, or you and your sibling! There is nothing more fun than being matchy-matchy with someone you love!

Our resident art teacher Vicki Wilson will be on hand to get you started. Mix and match colorful glass beads and even add charms!  Then voila, wrist candy! We can seat up to 6 at a time. Two bracelets for $10.00

And -- back by popular demand! Connie Jean has agreed to teach a second broken china mosaic class on Saturday May 10 from 10-12:00 pm -- also during our Mini Marché  for Mum. Come and create with other women! We will serve warm tea while you piece together a beautiful mosaic out of vintage, broken china. Tuition is $40, which includes all supplies to complete your project, and reservations are required required -- just email us at or message us on Facebook.  Again, enrollment is limited to 6, so reserve your space today!

More Académie classes coming in June!

May "Mini Marché for Mum":

Saturday May 10:  10am-5pm

a bientot,


Wednesday, April 2, 2014

April: "La Jardiniere" Market!

"Garden as though you will live forever."  -- William Kent.

At long last it's April, and we're finally beginning to believe that Spring is actually here to stay.  To celebrate Spring's long-awaited arrival, Confectionique's April market theme is "La Jardiniere" -- the gardener!

In addition to gardens and gardeners, April evokes all things Spring, including Easter.  Our April market theme weaves all of these together into one tapestry.  (What's more quintessentially Spring than visions of bunnies, chicks, and lambs?)

And Mother's Day is just a month away --  we just restocked the shop with tons of vintage gifts from our favorite Paris flea markets.  Also, Easter is April 20 -- we'll have lots of Paques merchandise -- let us help you fill your basket with vintage, Parisian and handmade treasures!

Join us for a complimentary glass of wine on Thursday, April 10 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm as we kick off the "La Jardiniere" market with our traditional Nuit Blanche celebration!

Our April "La Jardiniere" Market Hours:  

Thursday, April 10:   5pm-8pm

Friday, April 11:         10am-5pm
Saturday, April 12:   10am-5pm
Sunday, April 13:       Noon-5pm

a bientot,