Wednesday, July 17, 2019

August 8-11: "The Paris Apartment" !

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 8-11th!  This year, our Paris Apartment market is inspired by -- and pays homage to -- the fashion and style of the great Parisian designer Coco Chanel.

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, like Coco Chanel, to live in style.  Shop like a Parisian, live like the French!

"The Paris Apartment" Market Hours:

Thursday, Aug. 8:   5pm-8pm 
Friday, Aug. 9:        10am-5pm
Saturday, Aug. 10:  10am-5pm
Sunday, Aug. 11:      Noon-5pm

A bientot,


Thursday, June 27, 2019

Vive La France! Paris 2020 Tour

Related imageBonjour friends,
We will be offering  a tour for approximately 17 guests to travel with us to Paris  September 15-22, 2020 (these are tentative dates). We will explore Paris by experiencing Paris. Our goal is to keep the trip affordable, comfortable and as stress-free as possible, while enjoying Paris as the Parisians do.
Our goal is for the tour package to include:

1. Round-trip economy flight from a major US city direct to Paris
2. Round-trip ground transport from the airport to the hotel and back
3. Hotel accommodations with breakfast
4. Unlimited use Metro pass for the duration of your stay
5. Exploration of Paris gardens and cemeteries
6. Picnics and City Walks
7. Paris Markets
8. Hosts Anastasia and Adam
9. Dinner cruise on the Seine

As our  tour group is determined, we will meet regularly to gather your interests and wishes for our stay together in Paris, answer questions, discuss culture, packing and preparing for travel.  Also, we can decide as a group if we wish to buy tickets for certain events or if the tour operator, Burkhalter, can assist with individualized excursions. Once the final dates are set and cost and itinerary are determined, you will want to sign up sooner rather than later, as space will be limited.

If you wish to have your name added to our mailings for this specific trip to receive further information, please send us an email response. We are taking serious inquiries only.  You can contact us at .  Hope you can join us in Paris!

Merci beaucoup,
Confectionique, LLC

Monday, June 10, 2019

June 13-14: "Bonne Chance" Market !

Feeling lucky?  You should, because it's your lucky week!  If you missed our summer- and vintage-themed market last week or just want to come back for more summer fun, we're giving you a second chance with our special 2-day good luck market (or "Le Bonne Chance Marché") this Thursday June 13th from 5pm-8pm and Friday June 14th from 10am-5pm.  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 August!

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 August, here is your Bonne Chance to stock up on one of your French favorites or purchase a last-minute unique gift.

And don't forget your Dad -- the Fête des Pères (Father's Day) is this Sunday, June 16 -- get the Francophile in your life something special for Father's Day!

We can't wait to see you again!

June "Le Bonne Chance Marché" hours:

Thursday June 13:      5pm-8pm
Friday June 14:          10am-5pm

a bientot,


Sunday, May 5, 2019

June 6th-9th: "Summer in Provence" !

For our next 4-day market June 6th-9th, help us welcome the arrival of warmth and "soleil" as we celebrate a vintage French summer!

School is almost 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 6th from 5pm-8pm 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 7th from 10am-5pm, Saturday June 8th from 10am-5pm and concludes on Sunday June 9th from Noon-5pm.

"Summer in Provence" Market Hours

Thurs., June 6:      5pm-8pm (Nuit Blanche!)
Friday, June 7:      10am-5pm
Saturday, June 8: 10am-5pm
Sunday June 9:      Noon-5pm

A bientot,


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!


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!

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,