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Currey & Co

Dear Diva Readers,

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While Currey & Co is known for their lighting lines which include chandeliers, wall sconces, table and floor lamps, they also manufacture a wide range of home furnishings, garden furniture, and accessories. In fact, they’ve been a purveyor of distinctive garden furnishings since 1988. The essence of Currey & Company is not only the product for which it is known but also the very important people who help to create the product and carefully deliver it into the hands of those other important people, the customers, in a timely fashion. While people are key, the product is also the lifeblood of the company and at Currey & Company they take pride in their original design work , meticulous craftsmanship and careful attention to all details of a product. The effort of their multi-step hand-finishing process manifests itself in the richness and depth of the final finish of many of their products. The appearance of these pieces speaks of the human hands that have touched them as well as of the design skills and craftsmanship that have created them. They have the willingness to do what many other manufacturers regard as too difficult or too time-consuming, and it certainly shows.

Some new products we love that will launch at this market are:

1. 3249  AR 4497  Sinclair Bar Cabinet

50.25″w x18.25″d x54.5″h

Material: Wood/Printed Glass

Finish: Black Lacquer/Emerald Green Lacquer/Malachite

A provocative mix of gloss black lacquer and reverse painted malachite glass panels make you want to see what’s inside this beautiful bar cabinet. Features include a gloss emerald green interior, lit with under-mount lighting, touch on/off, wine bottle storage for up to 13 bottles, a pull out tray and adjustable glass and wood shelves

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Currey & Co, High Point Market, The Antiques Diva, Toma Clark Haines, Midnight in Paris Party, Maison Objet, Paris Flea Market Tours, Sinclair Bar Cabinet, Bar Carts, Odeon Bar Cart, Zhin Cabinet, Chinoiserie, Hester Table Lamp, Clara Folding Screen, Bethanne Matari

 

 

2. 4217  Odeon Bar Cart

36″w x19.75″d x35.5″h

Material: Wrought Iron/Mirror

Finish: Gold Leaf/Black/Light Roche Antique Mirror

Modern chinoiserie story with geometric patterning and shallow curved detail reminiscent of Chinese architecture

Currey & Co, High Point Market, The Antiques Diva, Toma Clark Haines, Midnight in Paris Party, Maison Objet, Paris Flea Market Tours, Sinclair Bar Cabinet, Bar Carts, Odeon Bar Cart, Zhin Cabinet, Chinoiserie, Hester Table Lamp, Clara Folding Screen, Bethanne Matari

 

3. 3258  Zhin Cabinet

33″w x23″d x62″h

Material: HDF/Solid Steel

Finish: Snow White/Molten Lava/Contemporary Gold

This Modern Chinoiserie cabinet has crisp lines, bold color and geometric hardware from an Asian motif. The lava red inside adds drama and the hardware is a statement on its own. The cabinet features ample storage with soft close drawers, cubbies with cord management and an adjustable shelf than can be removed to accommodate a small flat screen TV.

Currey & Co, High Point Market, The Antiques Diva, Toma Clark Haines, Midnight in Paris Party, Maison Objet, Paris Flea Market Tours, Sinclair Bar Cabinet, Bar Carts, Odeon Bar Cart, Zhin Cabinet, Chinoiserie, Hester Table Lamp, Clara Folding Screen, Bethanne Matari

 

4. 6258  Hester Table Lamp

34″h

Material: Ceramic/Metal

Finish: Gold/Black and White Stripes/Satin Brass

Shade: Off White Shantung

18x18x10/150w/1w/A

And an exclusive sneak peek only here on The Antiques Diva Blog

Currey & Co, High Point Market, The Antiques Diva, Toma Clark Haines, Midnight in Paris Party, Maison Objet, Paris Flea Market Tours, Sinclair Bar Cabinet, Bar Carts, Odeon Bar Cart, Zhin Cabinet, Chinoiserie, Hester Table Lamp, Clara Folding Screen, Bethanne Matari

 

5. 3244 Clara Folding Screen

78″w x2″d x74.25″h

Material: Wood/Brass/Linen

Finish: Natural Black Linen/Brass/Bronze

Inspired from a bangle bracelet this screen is full of drama. The black linen texture compliments the hand finished brass cladding that is inlayed into the piece. Each panel is hand wrapped in brass cladding to frame out the design with class.

Currey & Co, High Point Market, The Antiques Diva, Toma Clark Haines, Midnight in Paris Party, Maison Objet, Paris Flea Market Tours, Sinclair Bar Cabinet, Bar Carts, Odeon Bar Cart, Zhin Cabinet, Chinoiserie, Hester Table Lamp, Clara Folding Screen, Bethanne Matari

Cannot wait to see all these new products in person! Be sure to join us at the Midnight in Paris with The Antiques Diva & Co party as you can enter to win a tour of the Paris Flea Markets with the DIVA. Join us for lively conversations about antiques, design, travel and more while sipping a champagne cocktail, listening to live music and viewing new Currey products on the first official day of market.  SPECIAL 100 EURO OFF Diva Tour Gift Certificates will be given out at this fete in everyone’s favorite showroom at High Point! See you there!

Ciao,

The Antiques Diva®   

How to Find the Paris Flea Market

Dear Diva Readers,

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It is always difficult trying to navigate a foreign city, but Les Puces can be tricky to find.

As the only official tour guides of Paris Flea Market Paul Bert Serpette, here are The Antiques Diva’s tips on how to find the Paris Flea Market.

How to Find the Paris Flea Market

First off – the area surrounding the Puce is always a surprise! It’s located in what I call “the armpit of Paris”—the northernmost area of the city near the Porte de Clignancourt.  This is the type of neighborhood that makes you want to watch your wallet and hold your purse close! It’s a pick-pocket’s haven so BE CAUTIOUS. My go-to technique when meandering in an area is to wear dark shades and avoid eye contact with the humanity. Oh and yes, when I pop out of the flea market the first thing I always think is… “Oh the Humanity!”   Don’t let this dissuade you – you just need to push past the populous.

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Toma Clark Haines, The Antiques Diva, Paris Flea Market, Jennifer Meditash, Marche aux Puces

To get to the flea market, take the metro line 4 from anywhere in the city to the end of the line and get off at the stop Porte de Clignancourt. There will be signs that point to Puces de Paris in the metro station so go ahead and follow those. When you come up to the street exit, you’ll see on the opposite side of the road a small market set up—the kind that sells sunglasses, fake designer bags, t-shirts and even stolen cell phones. Don’t be fooled—this is NOT Les Puces! Most people go wrong at this point and give up, thinking that the Paris flea market of their dreams doesn’t exist.

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What you need to do at this point is walk down Avenue Michelet and go past the overpass which is the highway periferique (it circles Paris). Turn left when you see Rue des Rosiers. Once you’ve arrived at the corner of these two streets. you’ve officially made it to the Paris Flea Market! When you get there, you’ll find 15 miles of antique filled alleyways, so it can be a bit overwhelming. Where do you go? What sections specialize in what styles? How do you get your purchases home? That’s where we come in. Our Diva Guides will take you to the best spots in this vast flea market, all the while translating and negotiating on your behalf. They’ll even help liaise you with your preferred shipper.

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If you happen to be going on your own, however, I’ll give you my three favorite areas of Les Puces. The first is Marche Vernaison which will be on the right as you enter Les Puces. This market has smalls and perfectly packables which are attractively priced. You can find good jewelry, small paintings, hotel silver, porcelain, and other tabletop items.  The second area I love is Marche Paul Bert which is best described as the Paris flea market you’ve always dreamed of shopping!   It’s what you see in photos when you google Les Puces and it is where the magic happens. A mix of furniture, decorative antiques, industrial items and much more is all set up in proper shops rather than tents. It’s styled and romantic—just what you imagine Paris to be.  Lastly, be sure to visit Marche Serpette which is connected to Paul Bert as the covered section of the market  and perfect should a rainy day make you need to run inside for shelter!

Toma Clark Haines, The Antiques Diva, Paris Party Maison Object, IFDA

At my famous annual party in Paris during Maison Objet with a team from IFDA

So there you have it! Don’t get detoured when trying to find the Paris Flea Market. Use this guide and if you want a seamless experience, email us at to:info@antiquesdiva.com”>info@antiquesdiva.com to book a tour of this world famous treasure!  While you can always shop the market on your own… we save you time and money by shopping with us! You tell us what you want and we plan your day to get you directly to the areas of the market where you’re most likely to find what you’re looking for!  And then we negotiate – getting way bigger discounts as locals who are seen shopping the market every weekend of the year – than you as a tourist would get. And then we liaise you with an international shipper to help you get your goods home sweet home across the pond!!

Want more of the Paris Flea Market!?? Watch me on Editor at Large TV here (toratlarge.com/editortv/a-tour-of-le-marche-aux-puces-with-the-antiques-diva-part-ii/279″ target=”_blank”>part 1) and (toratlarge.com/editortv/a-tour-of-le-marche-aux-puces-with-the-antiques-diva-part-iii/278″ target=”_blank”>part 2) here.

Bonne Shopping!

The Antiques Diva®

Client Feedback: Paris Flea Market Guide Danielle

Dear Diva Readers,

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Hello Diva,

My husband and I just returned from Paris on Sunday, 05/25/14. I had booked a full day antique tour with your company for Sunday, 05/18/14. We had a wonderful day with our guide, Danielle Pelletier. What a great way to start our trip to Paris!

Danielle picked us up right on time in her little car and away we went! She really put us at ease right away. She was invaluable in helping me to find my antique treasures. In fact, before we had even arrived, she was sending me photos of things she thought I might like and keeping an eye out for a variety of items. She had also talked with a vendor at the Puces and sent me a link to the vendor’s website for Lamidesarts so I could check out some pieces prior to arriving in Paris. The vendor, Claire Castillo, brought all the items to the shop and I was able to view everything and purchased quite a few treasures.

I’m mostly a “I’ll know it when I see it” shopper and there are some items I’m always keeping an eye out for, even here in the U.S. Danielle was wonderful at picking up on the items I was looking for and was relentless in helping me to find those items. She said we would “shop ’til we drop” and we did.

I really wanted to let you know what a memorable day we had with Danielle and will definitely recommend the Antiques Diva & Co. and Danielle to any friends traveling to Paris and will also let our travel agent know about your company.

I see that you have antique tours in other countries so hopefully in the future; we will be able to meet up with another Antiques Diva guide in another country or in Paris, if we’re fortunate enough to return.

We have some lovely French antiques to remember our 20th anniversary spent in Paris.

Best regards,

Rebecca C.

To book your Paris Flea Market tour email to:info@antiquesdiva.com”>info@antiquesdiva.com The Antiques Diva®

Spring Sale!

Dear Diva Readers,

I love Paris in the spring time!

It’s a Spring Fling here at The Antiques Diva® & Co.   There’s no place like Paris in the Spring Time and as such we’re giving you a special offer you can’t refuse.  Book your 1 day Antiques Diva® Paris Flea Market Tour by April 1, 2014 and cash in on these savings!

Offer valid on any Paris Flea Market tour taken through the end of 2014.

200 Euro off a 3 person booking

100 Euro off a 2 person booking

75 Euro off a 1 person booking

Mention SPRING FLING as your discount code when booking.

Simply email to:info@antiquesdiva.com”>info@antiquesdiva.com to book your tour or use the online Tour Request form.

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Bonne Shopping!
The Antiques Diva®

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