What's Happening At The Studio

The Scouts share what's inspiring them at the moment, along with what's going on in the studio.


Thursday, September 24, 2009


The Scouts simply must share our love story about Lulu, the name we have given a great piece of original artwork now in the studio. Everyday, we have been wildly creating a backstory about the lovely lady. Is she a Moulin Rouge dancer? We have no idea! Stop by the studio and see what this enigmatic woman tells you. The oil painting is priced at $1650, and it would serve as a spectacular centerpiece to any room.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Merci Beaucoup!

The Scouts thank everyone who came out to our French Flea Market. We had spectacular weather and it is always fun to see some of our favorite clients and meet new ones!We had some really great items for the event. Love the vintage blue lamps and the wire urns would be great on a front porch all year round.
This hand painted cow got lots of lookers! I doubt he'll be in the studio long. He'd be great in any home... he has quite a modern feel to him. Customers also got a great deal on vintage transferware; it was 30% off for the day.
Jean & Robin served up quite a French themed feast throughout the day. We started the morning with croissants and jam, moving into bread and brie later in the day, and finishing up with a delicious tray of asparagus appetizers and what else... French wine!
Dana is usually behind the scenes, working hard to keep our books straight and generally keeping us all in line. Her laugh is contagious and she was a trooper on Saturday as she dealt with a water crisis at her house and still managed to run the store.
Once again, thank you all for a super fun and successful day! We're already looking forward to next year.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Registering outside the box

classic bride: Registering outside the box The Scouts are MORE than flattered to have been mentioned in one of the premier wedding blogs, Classic Bride. If you haven't checked out this stylish blog, make sure you surf the site; even if you've been married 20 years like some of us Scouts. We love it for design inspiration and fresh new perspectives on everything from using vintage milk glass to cute invitation ideas. Sarah, you are lovely to think of us! (and we love your new look)

Ooo La La!

New and vintage merchandise is arriving daily in anticipation of our upcoming French Flea Market this Saturday, the 19th. Nous aimons these Soy Vey Candles~ hand poured soy wax in authentic French wine bottles with scents to die for! At $22, they are already flying out the door.

Monday, September 14, 2009

The Countdown Is On

Une. Deux. Trois. The Scouts are busy preparing for Saturday, September 19th, which officially marks their Second Annual French Flea Market. Don't miss this spectacular event. The ideas for interiors and entertaining will flow with the creative zeal matched only perhaps by the energy of the Left Bank. And you won't want to miss Scout Robin's sneak peek of her pied a terre in Ohio; so join us this Saturday for brocante and baguettes!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

A Sneak Peak at our Flea Market

Treasures are starting to arrive for our anniversary French Flea Market. We thought we'd give you a little something to whet your whistle while you wait for the 19th. The Flea Markets of France is a must-buy if you dream of perusing the Parisian streets in search of the perfect je ne sais quoi. Sandy Price even gives you insight on where to grab your baguette to munch while you shop.
Penny Drue Baird's Bringing Paris Home is a beautiful coffee table book that will guide you in incorporating all the flea market finds you bring home from France (or Vintage Scout) into your own interior.
Both these books are now available at the Studio along with several other inspiring titles. Don't miss Vintage Scout's 4th anniversaire celebration; a French Flea Market~ here at the Studio, 60 N. Main Street in Historic Centerville, Ohio; Saturday, September 19th beginning at 10am.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

The Easiest Pet Ever

These ancient Chinese creatures are so classic, so traditional, yet SO fun and modern! Actually, a foo dog looks like a lion and they were commonly placed at entrances to temples, homes and businesses to chase away evil spirits. The pair consists of a male, playing with a ball symbolizing the earth, and a female playing with a cub.
We love them here in this bright blue, but we've seen them in many different glazes. Use them as bookends or pair them on a sideboard like you might Staffordshire dogs.
Let us order you a pair of lamps for your bedside tables, like these Barbara Cosgrove beauties. Interested in something antique? Ebay even has some that are centuries old. So have some fun, welcome good chi to your home as well as a little Chinese tradition... get yourself a carefree pet; a pair of foo dogs.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Labor Day

The Scouts will be taking Monday off to enjoy the last unofficial weekend of the summer. The Studio will reopen as usual on Tuesday morning at 10am.

A fun drink for you to try~ Lavender Lemonade

We're getting invitations out for our upcoming French Flea Market on September 19th, and by coincidence this morning, as I was reading one of my favorite blogs, Design Sponge, here was this yummy drink recipe from Alyssa and Ryan. So I'll pass it along to you... make a pitcher this holiday weekend and dream of the French countryside. AND mark your calendar to celebrate our 4th anniversary with us at the Studio. INGREDIENTS: By the Glass: 1.5oz Vodka (Ciroc seems appropriate) 1.5oz Lillet Blanc 1oz Lavender Syrup (recipe below) 1oz Lemon Juice 2oz Chilled Soda Water French Lavender Flower for Garnish
or By the Pitcher (makes 4 glasses): 3/4 Cups Vodka 3/4 Cups Lillet Blanc 1/2 Cup Lavender Syrup 1/2 Cup Fresh Lemon Juice 1/4 Cup Chilled Soda Water for each glass French Lavender Flower for Garnish
Methodology: Lavender Syrup: Add equal parts sugar and water to a medium saucepan and bring to boil. Add fresh organic French lavender to taste (or 1/2 cup dried food grade lavender for every 4 cups water/4 cups sugar) and boil for one minute over medium/high heat. Remove from heat and let steep for an hour.
Drink: Mix first four ingredients with spoon, pour over ice, add chilled soda water and garnish with lavender flower (or lemon wedges if you can’t find fresh organic lavender).

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Back to School

It's that time of year... the air starts to get cool, and Target's got aisles of colorful organizing things everywhere you look. It can only mean one thing- back to school! We thought we might share with you some of our favorite desks. Who wouldn't love studying if you had one of these? At least that's the concept, right?
Love this architect style desk. We would be shamed if we didn't mention this fabulous Williams-Sonoma Home desk!
Left: Super cool glass and metal desk. Great clean lines; you could even use this in a living room. Right: Majorly chic and affordable faux shagreen writing desk.
Of course you need something to sit at whilst studying. This Ikea stool does the trick.
Hot Hot Hot! That's all we need to say about this green lacquer desk.