Sunday, October 10, 2010

Mad About Men

Our theme for the Metis Linens sales launch today was Homme. We found a perfect embodiment of Man in the sweet Paxton, who bought several items~Welcome to L.A. Isn't he adorable? We had stacks of linen and other objects, which we will show tomorrow~
We carried the theme over into some Moo Cards, which caused Laura's Sweet Boy to tell his mother that he was so happy that she had put Jesus on her new cards. It's actually a 19C Homme, but it could be Jesus I suppose...
We had men of all ages in the booth today, this one will perhaps channel a Sapeur Pompier or French Fireman for Halloween?~
The men were very interested in the drum, fencing masks and our old tools, including the two sheep shears or "John Bobbitt Special" as we dubbed it~

they bear a hallmark and work perfectly~
here is one aficionado; yes, that is a huge piercing on his chin. We saw all kinds of men today, and though their looks varied, all shared an interest in vintage French items~

Here is a more traditional Rose Bowl pic; check out that guitar; he even struck a pose for me when I asked for a pic;
We had men stopping by the booth all day; sometimes we saw them heading our way, looking decidedly un-French~
we dared not ask for a photo, but got a pic of them leaving~
Generally, men are flattered if you ask for a photo, and will oblige, especially if they happen to be gorgeous~
they loved to mug and smile in the booth~
or freeze in a pose for the camera, while browsing the merch; the little Postes pochette sold today~
meanwhile, we stalked interesting men out and about around the Rose Bowl, here a manly-man with pale green lace parasol~
or here, a dapper in boater hat, tuxedo shirt with rolled sleeves & a slouchy bag; it's quite a quirky yet fashionable crowd at the Rose Bowl~
It was about 100 degrees today, so even the men resorted to Chinese parasols; we are holding ours til next month and our Femme merchandise~
tomorrow we will show you the booth; right now Laura is racing home to catch Mad Men, her favorite show.
Can't wait to show you the booth tomorrow; many many pics~


jeanette from everton terrace said...

And I can't wait to see it! What lovely men there seem to be strolling the market in CA. I think that guy in the green shirt (who is walking away) looks like a young Mickey Rourke.

Anonymous said...

Is there anyone who doesn't love dreamy Don Draper?
My canine even identifies with him. Okay, that's not much of a stretch; they're both dogs.

Loved this post. Les hommes sont des luxes de la vie!

Your Friend,

Auntie Em said...

What a lot of fun!!! The day must go by so fast. Thanks for sharing! :o)

Jami said...

Love starting the day with a cute boy in a fedora looking back at me!
Can't wait to see your booth!

Karena said...

Andrea, What fun!! Isn't it great to people watch while selling your delightful wares! The images you shot are great!

Art by Karena

the language of design said...

Looks so fun, wish I could be there! Can't wait to see your booth!

Gracie's Cottage said...

What a fun take on a flea market! We don't generally get such a wide variety of guy-types here in the bellies? yes!...boaters? no!


The Boston Lady said...

Oh, how I wish I could have been there! Looks like it was such fun and hopefully a great success for you and Laura - Oooooh yes, she loves her Mad Men, alright.

Unknown said...

oh la la.......WE Don't see too many men at Houston got some great shots! Happy Fall Ya'll!

Curtains in My Tree said...

I like the man thing also. I usually don't make over men since I don't score great with relationships with men , but they looked fun & good to see at a flea market.

Enough said


Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

It's always fun to have a little distraction from cute guys. I am looking forward to seeing pictures of your booth and hearing about the items that sold.
Hugs, Sherry

Blue Creek Home said...

Ya'll were just having toooo much fun!!!
It looks like a ton of folks were coming through.

I cant' wait to see more photos and pretty French linens!

vicki archer said...

What a great fun looks like a fabulous day out, xv.

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

What a perfect day! Tons of beautiful French linens, lots of sunshine and checking out cute guys! You girls sure do know how to have fun! Love your blog!

Privet and Holly said...

Loving me
some Mad Men,
too!!! And
you found some
pretty cool ones
at the Flea : )
The little guy
in the helmet
was my fave!
xx Suzanne

Anonymous said...

Brilliant post. I feel like I've had a great day out.