Saturday, July 28, 2012

Breakfast at Tiffany's and Other Frenchy Stuff

I told you that Thursday I went to the gift show in Los Angeles.  Well, Friday I went to the convention center where the show continued but these are not permanent showrooms.  In recent years I have found some vendors there that actually sell at shows and flea markets around the state, but they rent space here for the weekend to sell their wares.  Some of these spaces were incredible, and I'll tell you the nice thing was that I was in an air conditioned building at 10:00 in the morning instead of 5:30 in the morning, and it was not freezing nor blazing hot.  This is my kind of shopping.  Also these vendors were set up to take credit cards so I didn't have to carry a large amount of cash. 

 There was a very nice assortment of vintage merchandise ranging from pretty Frenchy stuff to primitives to completely re-purposed industrial.  This particular space I snapped some pictures in is one of my favorites and she was swamped with customers early on.  I am so inspired by the above dress form.  I have one that really needs revamping and I might adapt some ideas from this one above.  It says Paris down the front in glittered silver letters.
 Not just in this space, but in others as well, there seemed to be an Audrey Hepburn Breakfast at Tiffany's theme going on.  For instance this image above is a high style French woman in some sort of salon.  These photos were large and that's a real brooch on her waistline adorning her ribbon sash.
 Here are some more prints of a fashionable woman.  These were smaller, but note the brooch on her hat.  Do you notice the tea pot pole lamp?  Very cute indeed.
Oh, I love the furniture this woman carries.  It's always got an etched glass effect on the glass.  Very nice!
 This picture came out blurry, but these are chalkboards with Breakfast at Tiffany's drawn on them.  There is always lots of glitter and princess themed items with this vendor as well. 
Thanks for dropping in.  I took as many photos as I could.  Nobody seemed to say anything about it, but I don't have one of those huge SLRs either.  My camera is very subtle.  Hope you are not too hot wherever you are.

I'm partying at...

Mondays          Le Chateau des Fleurs       The Graphics Fairy    
                                      Between Naps on the Porch Metamorphosis Monday
Tuesdays          Knick of Time       Tutus and Tea Parties       Coastal Charm  
                                      Boogie Board Cottage    A Stroll Thru Life
Wednesdays     Savvy Southern Style         Ivy and Elephants
                                     Faded Charm Cottage       Fine Craft Guild      
Thursdays        Embracing Change     The Shabby Creek Cottage    No Minimalist Here 
                                     Between Naps on the Porch Tablescape Thursday    Fishtail Cottage
                                     Rustic Restorations Homespun Happenings
Fridays            French Country Cottage       My Romantic Home        Miss Mustard Seed
                                    At the Picket Fence     Potpourri Friday     Common Ground
                                    The Charm of Home    Decorating Insanity   Rooted in Thyme
Saturdays        Funky Junk Interiors

Sundays           It's Overflowing

Totally Transformed


Cathy and Paul @One Creative Couple said...

Thanks for sharing. How nice it must have been to be there!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

It looks like some great stuff, Maggie! Love that mannequin, too. Not a bad way to spend a morning!

Laura from Top This Top That said...

how fun!! did you end up buying anything Audrey inspired- perhaps her zero sized dresses? :)

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

I am drooling! So many pretty things! And extra nice to be cool!...hugs...Debbie

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Fun idea to add a real brooch to a photo! I've got a few relatives who could use a little bling!

miss flibbertigibbet said...

Those are lovely Maggie! I love to see displays and Audrey is my absolute favorite! I have a whole Pinterest page devoted to her! LOL I need to cover my dress form too and have been thinking of using paper like that....nice to see one all done up...I really like it!

Anne said...

Love that mannequin! I am still on the hunt for one!

Bliss said...

Makes me want a torso with vintage sheet music on it.


cathywhatisoldisnew said...

Really cool show with lots of inspiration! I love that kind of shopping-10:00 AM with AC what bliss!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Wow, what great ideas! I have always wanted to try etched glass, and I love Audrey!!!


Isabelle Thornton said...

I agree. Great ideas there. Looks like so much fun! Thank you do much for linking to the French party!

Peggy~PJH Designs said...

Ohhh! So many pretties! Wish I had been there. Won't you share this at my party Totally Transformed Tuesday? I love that tea pot pole lamp! :-)