Home of The French Marketplace

La joie c'est le partage
{ the joy is in the sharing }

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Needle Felted Hearts


New in the shop!


Needle felted hearts.


A fun little craft that I have learned.


Enjoy!

xo and God Bless

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Painted Furniture

Good Morning!
It has been so long and I wanted to pop in and say hello - let you know what I've been up to! 

As many of you know, I started an Etsy shop a year ago - The French Marketplace. From there, I started selling my painted furniture locally {too expensive to ship}. I've been painting furniture for years, but finally having an opportunity to sell it has been wonderful!


I'm so happy to say that it's been going well and I have been really busy!
Thank you to everyone who has supported me in this venture. I sincerely thank you for your business!


I wanted to share a few of the pieces that I have done over the past few months.




Each one of these pieces have been painted with Annie Sloan chalk paint in Duck Egg and Annie Sloan in Graphite on the tops. Finally, clear wax and then dark wax to bring out the details.

I also completely re-did our dining room. New paint, curtains, and I painted some of the furniture in there too.

Below is one of the tables that I did for the room.


My father-in-law gifted me with this beautiful antique typewriter. Isn't it amazing?!

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Thank you so much for visiting and I  hope that each of you are doing well! It's great to "talk" to everyone again!
If you have a free moment, stop by my FB page {The French Marketplace} and say hello. I'd love to see you there!!

xo and God Bless!



Monday, September 1, 2014

Happy Labor Day!




Happy Labor Day everyone!

It's been a wonderful summer, I'm kind of sad to see it go.
Hope everyone is having a great day.

xo and God Bless,
Kathleen

Friday, August 29, 2014

Edible Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough


Yes, that's right.  Chocolate chip cookie dough that you can actually eat.  Without worry, without fear!
and it's delicious!!

I've made this stuff way more times than I'd care to admit.
 It's that good.

I found the recipe on Pinterest a little over a year ago and it's one of my most popular pins.

Okay, so here it is:
1/2 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup brown sugar
1tsp vanilla
1cup flour
1/4 tsp salt
2 TBSP milk
1 cup chocolate chips

Cream together butter, sugar, and vanilla until fluffy. Add flour and salt stir until combined. Add milk then fold in chocolate chips.
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Done and enjoy!!



Find this recipe at Tasty Kitchen!

xo and God Bless,
Kathleen

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Chic on the Cheap - A Table Lamp and Vignette




Good morning everyone!
The kids are back in school now, so I've been doing a bit of cleaning as well as catching up on some neglected projects during the little one's nap time.

I wanted to show you this table that I finished.  There is a corner in our living room that's a bit dark when the sun isn't shining in, but the space just wasn't quite big enough for a regular size table and lamp.



While out thrifting one day, I came across this table/lamp combo.
Perfect!!

For just $10, I took it home with me.
I already had a can of Amy Howard paint as well as a burlap lampshade so this turned out to be a very inexpensive project.


Here she is all pretty now, lighting up this little corner.  



Statuary - pulled out of the garden {it's actually one of those things that you hide a spare key in}
Baby Ben Clock - 25 cents
Old Books - already had on hand

Not too bad for a grand total of $10.25 - Chic on a budget!!

Have a great day everyone!
xo and God Bless,
Kathleen



Saturday, August 2, 2014

A Pretty Little Table


I wanted to show you this pretty little table that I found.


Right away I loved all of the wonderful scrolled detail on the doors and knew it would look fantastic with a new coat of paint.

 I painted the top in graphite and the rest in duck egg blue.

The whole piece got 2 coats of clear wax
and then a bit of dark wax on the doors to bring out all of the beautiful detail.



I love how she turned out and guess what?  She's for sale!

If you're in the local Hagerstown or Frederick, MD areas and you'd love to have this pretty little table in your home, send me a message.  I'll set it up in my Etsy shop and she can be yours!

Thanks so much for stopping by everyone -
Have a great weekend!

xo and God Bless,
Kathleen


Thursday, July 31, 2014

Thank you!




Thank you all for your prayers regarding my previous post.  They were all greatly appreciated.

I'll be back soon with a new post!

xo,
Kathleen