Antiques Diva Paris Flea Market Fête

Dear Diva Readers,

Antiques Diva and Andrew Joseph at The Antiques Diva Paris Flea Market Fête

Last week I wrote to you telling you about the Americans In Paris Party held during Design Week – this week I have to tell you about my own Antiques Diva Party held at our favorite French antique vendors shop – Un Singe en Hiver!!!

Antiques Diva Paris Flea Market Fête Invite

When the invitation reads “Join me at the Paris Flea Market…” you know the party is going to be good.  Throw in a guest list that includes 200 of the top American interior designers, a brunch buffet that reads as “France on a Plate” and copious quantities of champagne – all before noon – and the party is a sure-fire recipe for glamour. To close out the last day of Design Week in Paris, I  invited my clients and blog readers to join me for a Party at the Puce de Paris on the last day of Design Week during Maison Objet and Deco Off.  Following the fete  my guides and I  took clients on complimentary afternoon antique buying tours.

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When asked the ingredient for the perfect party, my answer is simple.  Champagne!  For this special occasion I had my own Antiques Diva label created specifically for the fete!  When hosting a brunch party in Paris you don’t have to look far for the perfect ingredients – croissants, pain au chocolat and pain aux raisins.

champagne brunch at The Antiques Diva Paris Flea Market Fête

To prepare for the fete I pillaged the markets for fromage and charcuterie and served it on 18th C ironstone platters and cutting boards – all for sale at our hosts shop Un Singe Un Hiver – and picked up some flowers and put them in 19th C urns.  Et Voila you’ve got a party – diva style!

Diva champagne and chocolates at The Antiques Diva Paris Flea Market Fête

Of course in Paris every day feels like a fete!  What I loved about planning this particular party – is that it was  easy yet elegant entertaining.  The French make everything seem effortless.  Living in Europe for 13  years has taught me that elegance boils down to simplicity.

Toma Clark Haines and guests at The Antiques Diva Paris Flea Market Fête

If you missed the party – have no fear – we’ll be hosting it again next year during Deco Off and Maison Objet.  This is sure to become an annual Parisian tradition during Design Week!

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Of course you don’t have to wait until next year to″ target=”_blank”>SEE FOOTAGE FROM THE FETE – Editor at Large TV was there to cover the event!

For More Photos of this Fete – Visit The Antiques Diva® & Co Facebook Page

Au Revoir!
The Antiques Diva®
(seen below with part of our my Antiques Diva Team)

local expert Paris Diva guides at The Antiques Diva Paris Flea Market Fête

Diva Guide Danielle, my publicist Andrew Joseph, Diva Guide Katie, Diva Guide Jennifer, Diva Guide Debbi, and Diva Guide Susan (our Tuscan Diva)

All Photos are by Spanish Architecture/Interior Photographer José Manuel Alorda – WATCH this SPACE for exciting news on an upcoming project The Antiques Diva & Co is doing with this leading European photographer.

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Author: Toma Clark Haines

Toma Clark Haines is a Global Tastemaker, Speaker, Writer & Entrepreneur; and founder and CEO The Antiques Diva® & Co, Europe, Asia and America's largest Antiques Sourcing & Touring Company.

  • Looks fabulous! But then everything the Diva does is fabulous. I agree with Catherine, we here in the states are enjoying walking along side the Diva through photos and blog posts, and living vicariously. Go Diva, Go!

  • specialist in building antiques, architectural reclaim, We have imagined for you, a 1 century old textile manufacture converted into a warehouse where we have gathered a vast collection of architectural elements from the most prestigious residences of our country.

    We preserve the best pieces from demolition. They are restored in order to provide the extra something to your home. The charm of the old in a renovated or new place is quite unique. An authenticity that gives a soul to your home.

    At your service since 1999, building on our experience, we’re offering all our talent to help you develop, in keeping with tradition, the places you love, with quality old materials.
    Lille is only 1 hour of TGV away from Paris gare du Nord, and a charming city.

  • Fabulous! I wish I could have been there to celebrate with you, maybe next year! Thanks for sharing the photos and video: I’m vicariously living la vita Diva!