French Fabrics & Frills Tour in Paris

Dear Diva Readers,

I’m a sucker for vintage and antique buttons, always picking them up at flea markets and in antique shops, but the problem is… what to do with them once I get them home?  A few months ago I found this darling – and tres simple – craft idea for utilizing antique and vintage buttons by making crafty  napkin ring holders – I was smitten! While I love my silver napkin ring holders, I felt these were ideal for a casual weekend brunch or lunch with girlfriends. 

Plus, this simple craft idea seemed to me the IDEAL way to tell you about the new CRAFT TOURS – French Fabrics & Frills – we’re now offering in Paris!!!

French Fabric and Frills Tour

In this special Paris tour, coordinated exclusively for crafters looking to source French fabrics and frills, we’ll take clients by the hand to the best ateliers and shops specializing in fabrics, ribbon, buttons and bows.  From vintage lace to last season’s Pierre Frey fabric, from Paris’ famous Marche St Pierre fabric district to the bustling area around Chatelet, we’ll help you source French treasures to create your own “Made in Paris” designs!  Ask also about our Embroidery and Needlepoint Tours.  Offered midweek or on a weekend combined with a trip to the Paris Puce!

Following you can enjoy a few snap shots from a recent Antiques Diva French Fabric and Frills Craft Tour in Paris!

Marche St Pierre – Paris Fabric District where the bargains abound

While I love vintage buttons, shopping for new buttons is just as fun!

Fun with French Ribbons & Bows

The tour is the brain child of Antiques Diva Guide Franca G who happens to be a crafting genius!

 

Paris Diva Guide & Crafter Extraordinaire –  Franca

Bonne Shopping & Bonne Crafting!
The Antique Diva®

13 Responses to “French Fabrics & Frills Tour in Paris”

  1. Lisa S. says:

    How do we learn about this tour? I will be in Paris only a very short time in October, between visits to Amsterdam and Le Havre. Naturally, I want to fit in the standard offerings of the Eiffel Tower, Versailles, etc., but this tour would be perfect for me. Cost and contact information would be most appreciated! Merci!

  2. toma says:

    I’m delighted you’re interested in taking a Crafters Oriented Tour of Paris – to find Fabrics & Frills in the City of Light!! What crafts do you do?? Are you looking for something specific? Are you wanting a flea market tour that helps find vintage French and funky things that can be altered into crafts or are you a knitter, scrapbooker or sewer?? The Paris Fabric District is DIVINE – in fact, it’s one of my favorite places in Paris… So many questions, so little time!

    I’m going to send you link so you can read more about the current tours we offer – http://antiquesdiva.com/tours/craft-tours/ but if you tell me your craft interests I can tell you which tour (or combination of tours) I think you should do! I love nothing more than customizing a tour when possible!
    The Antiques Diva (email me [email protected])

  3. Ooh, what a great idea for a tour! I will be sure to tell crafty friends that visit! xoxo

  4. Thanks for sharing with your amies!! Word of mouth is the best publicity!

  5. What a great idea Toma! Love this. I bet this will be a very popular tour for you. xo Lidy

  6. Toma

    Your button ideas are fabulous! I also share the curious obsession for buttons…imagining the possibilities for bags, jeans, chef jackets and more!!

  7. Fun idea for accessorizing Chef Jackets Jill!

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  10. Timberly Dunn says:

    Hi, I am loving this idea. I will be in Paris for a week in June. June 5 arrival. I would love to do this mid week. I am most interested in ribbon and trim. Would there be any vintage items or all new on this tour. I am mostly interested in older items. Could you also let me know what this tour costs. Also which day it is held. I’ve got every day full !!!
    Thanks so much, Timberly

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