Friday, April 8, 2011

Fair and Square

 Last night during our Nuit Blanche market, a young woman that we have seen before popped into our shop. She spent a long time looking through our Easter decorations and baskets. She then asked "Do you have two baskets that are similar?" The woman explained that she has two young daughters age 2 and 4. "You know," She said with a knowing smile, "I used to think it was silly when Mom's bought their young children similar things, I thought they just weren't very creative. But when I had my own children I realized that if all things didn't at least appear similar to the girls, it could be a real problem." Oh I remember those days, I thought to myself.

So after canvassing through the baskets, the woman and I realized that nothing we had at Confectionique would appear similar enough to the young filles. I offered to look through the remaining baskets I had at home to see what I could come up with. The woman found 1 basket in our collection that she really liked, but I couldn't find a similar enough one at home. However, I did find two baskets that were the same identical basket - one is pink and one is yellow. I lined them exactly the same, but with different fabric and embellished each with a different vintage image. I think the Easter baskets ended up being "Fair and Square". The same, but different. Now, I only hope it's what this nice young woman is hoping for.

It also got me to thinking. If you have a favorite basket, fabric or both- Jessica and I would be happy to dress up a special made Easter basket for you too and we know how important "Fair and Square" can be under certain circumstances.

We hope to see you on Saturday and Sunday for a Le Jardin market. It will be your last opportunity to find some Easter treasures.

Au revior,


  1. Brings back memories of our grandmother getting me and Jessica the same exact presents for Christmas!

  2. OMG - I want these for my "fair and square" girls... LOVE!!! Great work! See you tomorrow!