Monday, December 16, 2013

It's Been One Year

Well, it's been one year since I "Hung the Sign" did this post (my most viewed post to-date) and opened my brick and mortar shop, Paris Flea Market at 769 Virginia Avenue in North Bend, Oregon

It's been a very busy year for me.  The shop takes a lot of my time and energy, and what's left I devote to my grand children.

I take photos to do a post...but seem to never get further than that. With that said please excuse some of these photos...I have a difficult time getting a sharp and clear image (took over 200 digitals for this post alone) , hence, one of the problems of frequent posting.

And now for the photo tour......

Got two new signs for outside...this very cool VINTAGE CHIC sign and another that hangs from the awning (no pics). Already had the one to the left.

I absolutely adore this white nativity set!

I use newer NOT VINTAGE patterns for my tissue paper to wrap items in, the response is fantastic...every one notices, they even call out to others there with to come over and see.  I use to use black and cream toile tissue paper that cost a small fortune...and no one ever noticed. I very much like "keeping it simple".

I have a map of France on a cork board and have all my customers that have been to France put a pin in there favorite place.  Surprising how many people have just been to Paris.  A few people spied England and Italy and pinned locals there!!!

I had the Nutcracker with snow flakes painted on my window for the holiday season. I've always enjoyed store windows that were painted for the holidays....

Thank you for taking the time to look 
and as always...........
Happy Hunting and Gathering.


  1. Wow, your store is looking wonderful, I see so many fun treasures. Love the huge display of hydrangeas, the folding blue ruler star, the fresh eggs sign, and more. I will definitely be stopping in if I ever get over to the Oregon coast again.

  2. Congratulations on a year of your store...Love the outside signs and jam packed full o goodies. I can only imagine how much time it takes to to run a store!

    Merry Christmas

  3. You have some great items in your shop. Congratulations on your one year anniversary.

  4. happy 1st year! wishing you many more years of success! your shop looks very charming! merry christmas to you!


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