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Saturday, June 7, 2014

Planting Roots!

Our new storefront is open for business!! We are putting down roots and can't wait for you to watch us grow!

Beth and I are "buzzy" and excited to share some of the photos of our new space with you. Let's just call it virtual shopping for now! :)

FMF Compagnie, Store No. 4
It was just nearly a year ago when we made our FMF Compagnie market debut in Santa Monica and since that time Beth and I have been looking for the perfect venue for our beautiful antiques & vintage pieces. 

Scottsdale Marketplace is a collection of shops with a great mix of antique, vintage, and new things all in a large range of tastes and styles. 

We are excited to be part of this great group of entrepreneurs and shop owners.

Take a little shopping adventure through our store below..........

Hand-Colored German Lithographs, Antique French Monogrammed Linens
Antique French Tole Tray Hand-painted with Mary & Joseph, Vintage French Champagne Bucket, Silver Compote, Vintage French Green Bottles
I must mention the antique French Hand-Painted Tole Tray you see here. It is truly a special piece with exquisite artistry that highlights a Mary & Joseph on the donkey, traveling to Bethlehem. Beautiful!

The vintage French Green bottles have wire bales and ceramic stoppers and were used for lemonade or salad oil.
Antique Carved English Bread Board, Preserved Boxwood Topiary, Arcadia Citrus Groves Linens & Organic Orange Castille Soap
This antique English Bread Board is newly added to our collection. They are special and becoming rare.

We love our own line of Arcadia Citrus Groves linens and Soaps as an ode to our Scottsdale Arcadia neighborhood. Vintage citrus groves crate labels were the inspiration for our designs.

French Folding Iron Garden Table, Welsh Sun Deck Chairs, Market Baskets, Arcadia Citrus Groves Linens & Soaps, Antique Carved English Breadboard
These darling antique Welsh Sun Deck Lounge Chairs would be a fun and charming addition to your backyard pool area.  The vintage French Iron Garden Table actually folds down for easy storage....but leave it up, it's too pretty to store away!

If you are leaving the hot Arizona sun for the summer, heading to the beach, one of our leather handled market baskets is a must as a brightly-colored beach bag. The vintage wicker picnic basket might be required to carry your lunch, too!

Antique French Linen Pillows, Chairs, Ottomans
One of the signatures of FMF Compagnie is our exquisite collection of antique French monogrammed linens. We love using parts of our collection as upholstery on vintage and antique French armchairs, darling ottomans and footstools, and as one-of-a-kind decorative monogrammed pillows

Antique Victorian Iron Mirrored Windows, Antique Hungarian Swivel Top Table, Integrefolia Wreath, Hand-Made Vintage Embroidered Linen Lampshades, Beara Beara Handmade Leather Handbags, Antique Pine Chest
A very special addition to our collection was this pair of antique Victorian cast iron windows that have been mirrored. They are the epitome of rare, unusual, and authentic! 

Tucked under the candlestick lamps is a beautiful antique Pine Chest with intricate brass key hole, a really pretty piece and great for storage.

We have two antique Hungarian Pine Swivel & Fold Top Tables. They are great because they can be folded down for smaller spaces or open the top to double the surface. Under the folding top is storage space as well. 

We are also proud to introduce and include a very special line of handmade leather handbags, satchels and backpacks from Beara Beara, Ltd.  Beara Beara bags are relatively new to the U.S. market but you will definitely see them if you visit London!

Vintage French Burlap Grain Sacks
We love vintage and antique burlap grain sacks

Rustic Candle Pot
You're going to find signature dried floral arrangements (mostly for Jackie's fun!)!

Vintage English Sanderson Fabric, Antique Silver Leaf Mirror, Market Basket, Beara Beara Handmade Leather Handbag, Vintage Hovis Banking Tins
Authentically English is this pair of red floral Sanderson fabric panels, pretty for your own design project. 

That darling antique Silver Leaf & Etched French Mirror is just the right size and so pretty! 

Sitting on the seat of the industrial iron drafting stool are two vintage Hovis baking tins. They would be fun for desk organizing or at the link, you can see them made into candles. 

Vintage English Wooden Croquet Mallets, Vintage Science Poster of the Body Meridians, Antique Hamilton Drafting Table, Vintage Iron Drafting Stool, Ironstone Ink Wells, Leather Surveyor's Measuring Tool
One of our newest additions to the collection is this antique English Hamilton Drafting Table. It has great iron hardware for adjusting height and tilt and a little pop-up pencil rail. Wouldn't it be fun in a gentleman's home office? 

Those great old wooden Croquet Mallets have their English manufacturer carved on the head.  

Of course that vintage science post of the Body Meridians is just fun and funky! A great conversation piece for sure.

Vintage Dundee Marmalade Crock, Antique English Shears, Antique Iron Shoe Repair Lasts, Vintage English Leather Cricket Balls, Antique Books, "Pilgrim's Progress" & "Longfellow"
Large old cutting shears, Iron Shoe Repair Forms as bookends, mixed with vintage English Leather Cricket Balls and a Dundee Marmalade Crock........all fun for the desk top design. 

Vintage English Leather Cricket Balls, Antique Iron Shoe Repair Form
Vintage English Angel Prints in Barn Board Frames
This pair of vintage Angel prints have been newly framed in rustic barn board. Somehow, the contrast between the two is intriguing.

Antique Pine Carved Potting Rack, Antique English Bread Boards, Hungarian Swivel Top Table, Vintage Kindel Dining Chairs, Vintage Olive Buckets, Linen Monogrammed Sachets, Market Baskets, Vintage Painter's Ladder
The antique hand-carved Pine Potting Shed Rack would be fun in your garden to hang tools, string, gloves, etc.  

Beside the other antique Hungarian Swivel & Fold Top Table sits one of a pair of vintage Kindel dining chairs. The Kindel Furniture Company is from Grand Rapids, MI, and is well-known for their fine, high-quality furniture. These chairs have been upholstered in burlap with rustic nail trim. 

Great old Olive Buckets will be fun in your garden, maybe held by the antique Goat Milk Scale you see above the ladder. 

Antique French Linens as Monogrammed Lavender Sachets, Lavender Basil & Orange Clove Soaps, Vintage Bottle Vases
Vintage Olive Buckets, Vintage Galvanized Sap Buckets, Cast Iron Garden Pot
Antique Iron Footman As Burlap Ottoman, Hungarian Wicker Lidded Hamper, Vintage Galvanized Pot, Antique Wooden Washboard, French Floral Pillow, Grain Sack Pillow, Antique English Bread Boards
We love this antique English Iron Footman that has been upholstered with a French burlap grain sack. (A footman was actually used as a step to get into our out of a horse-drawn carriage.) The large wicker hamper is lined inside and makes a pretty place to store blankets or quilts. 

The best part of all...............our new container is due very soon and that means we will have new pieces to share with you both online and in our new storefront!

We would love to answer any questions you have about pieces you see above or if you are in the Phoenix / Scottsdale area, we would love to have you stop in at the Scottsdale Marketplace and visit our space. Email us with questions:

Come see us soon!!