Monday, November 30, 2009

gifts galore baby

Mom always said,"It's not polite to arrive empty handed to a party". Ditch the fruitcake and bring something that your host or hostess will really like...a piece of Mariposa. It's the modern answer to sterling silver; no tarnish, no polish and lots of sparkle. It's designed in Massachusetts and crafted from recycled aluminum in Mexico.

And for those hip chicks in your life...they want Tokyo Milk...

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Sprinkling a little holiday magic...

More Tokyo Milk products for the contemporary woman who appreciates traditional details.

Sunday, October 25, 2009


Tokyo Milk Lip Balms are confections without the calories, aptly named Bon Bons. Start with the packaging complete with glittered vintage images, unscrew the cap and the fragrance will make you swoon, when applied you have lovely glossy lips perfect for puckering up.

Friday, July 31, 2009

It's time for the baby showers

This adorable bunny rattle is not the kind that will startle the little ones, it has a gentle little jingle, and at only $7 who can resist it? It has a little velcro so it can be attached to a car seat or a tiny wrist.

The cuddle coat, so soft and cozy, is bound to turn into a photo shoot.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

A colleague shared some information with me about a new project.
It's called the 3/50 Project, and it is a grassroots campaign designed to "save" independent businesses.

Participation is really simple. Choose your three favorite locally owned businesses, and at those three shops combined, commit to spending $50 a month.

If half of the U.S. population did this, we would generate more than $42 trillion in revenue. For every $100 spent in locally owned independent stores, $68 returns to the community through taxes, payroll and other expenditures. If you spend that in a national chain, only $43 stays local.

So get out there and support your local independent stores!

sidewalk sale

The first weekend in August will once again be time for the annual Essex Sidewalk Sale. Let me tell you, this one will be a big one for The French Hen. Almost everything will be reduced and lots of merchandise will be practically given away. We need to make room for the next batch of goods, so please come on by and find a treasure or two.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

A few of our latest treats...

This is a lovely chandelier complete with tiny bluebirds and blossoms. It's jewelry for your house. This one was created especially for my home and happily lives in my dining room. Whenever I see it I smile. The birds were painted the exact shade of my dining room...beacon gray, which to me is more of an "ice blue".

The quintessential handbag for the super prep this summer... you know who you are...too cute! Some of these designs were custom for "the hen". I requested a simpler palette for the ribbons in order to keep the bags a bit more neutral and classic.

And for the girls that like something just a bit funkier:

Monday, June 8, 2009

New Limited Edition Pandora Grape Charms

Available at The French Hen!
The grape charms are sterling silver with either a peridot or amethyst drop.
They retail for $40 and are only available for the month of June so they are truly a limited edition.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Get's almost Easter

Both of these lovely photos are from

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

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Monday, January 26, 2009

Spring is coming

The days are growing longer and I hear a few birds singing on these sunny days, spring can't be that far off.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

A Day to Remember

"Let us mark this day in remembrance of who we are and how far we have traveled...", the 44th President of the United States of America.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

and this little french hen went to market...

Hey Y'all, that's how we talk down here in Atlanta, where the hospitality is so warm even strangers smile at each other as they cross the street. I have been here at market for 2 days now and you could never tell that there is an "economic crisis" underway - based on attendance and the orders being written. I admit that I am buying carefully and even considering how to work products around existing inventory to make everything seem new and absolutely irresistible.

We have become very well-known at "the hen" for our special spring and Easter displays.No one will be disappointed this year. Yes, we will have the classic velveteen rabbits with their basket brimming with woodland violets and some really clever new things too. The customers who travel across state lines for the spring goodies will have made a worthwhile trip.

I found some very sweet things for young girls to give their "BFFs"...trinket boxes, hand mirrors, jewelry all with great price points. And for the big girls - furniture, ahh, my favorite thing to buy...settees, an upholstered bed with a curved foot board that just oozes with relaxing luxuriousness, grain sack pillows, lamps, the perfect marble top dining table. Jewelery, of course Pandora has some great new offerings for spring. I was able to plan the trunk show for Valentine's day with my sales rep, Barbara, amid the chaos of the 4th floor in Bldg 3. Other jewelery includes delicate stone and wire work set in sterling silver and then there will be more of the bold, chunky pearls. Oh! And books! Stunning books, clever, cute, beautiful...lots of books. They will add so much to the mix this year. I think they will get snapped up as soon as they are unpacked. Love the one titled What Happy Parents Do, it's the perfect baby shower gift.
Tomorrow is another day. Peace.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Happy New Year

Wishing you a very happy and healthy 2009! Now, what d'you say we get the kids back to school?