Mignonne's 2 Year Fête!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Please join us tomorrow, Thursday, June 26th from 5-9pm at Mignonne in celebration of our two year anniversary! We've planned a special evening for you, our valued customers, featuring a night of Huge SALES, DJ enaturalselection at the turntable, and wine and refreshments will be served!

Mostly, we look forward to welcoming you to share a toast with us as we begin our 3rd year of bringing you the beautiful, affordable, one-of-a-kind décor pieces, gift items and personal luxuries you've come to rely upon us to provide.

Meet our special featured local artisan and guest Mette Vangso who will be showcasing her exclusive line of luxury comfort products using the finest lavender and chamomile blossoms!

Don't miss out on our evening raffle give aways, featuring surprise gifts designed by Hannah Stouffer of http://www.grandarray.com!

Looking forward to seeing you there! Customers like you make being a part of the Old Oakland district a real pleasure!

Mignonne 2nd Anniversary Event - Mark Your Calendars!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

We are preparing an in-store Reception and Huge Sale in recognition of our 2nd year of business in the historic Old Oakland district.

The reception will be Thursday, June 26th from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.  DJ enaturalselection will be at the turntable and wine and refreshments will be served.

Our friend, Hannah Stouffer, has created another exclusive design for us in honor of this milestone.  Her gorgeous "Je Suis Mignonne" art piece adorns a spacious 100% cotton tote, which will be on sale beginning Thursday, June 26th.  We will also be raffling off the new bag throughout the evening.  You've got to be there to win!

Nicole Hanshaw's art work will be available and is in its final days in the store, so you won't want to miss that either.

Mostly, we look forward to welcoming you to share a toast with us as we begin our 3rd year of bringing you the beautiful, affordable, one-of-a-kind décor pieces, gift items and personal luxuries you've come to rely upon us to provide.

Browse our Shelves!

Monday, June 16, 2008

If you see something you are interested in, use the Blogger Profile "Contact" feature, or call us at the store!

New Vintage Furniture and Décor Items at Mignonne!

Friday, June 13, 2008

Stop by and check out our new vintage furniture pieces. We have a fresh set of items waiting to heat up your summer decor! (click picture for close up view.)

For example, this smart side table with drawer, repainted in a soft grey has lots of great touches including carved legs, original hardware and wheels on the legs.

Or how about this great aqua coffee table with art deco lines? An unexpected, eclectic combination of a bright, fresh color on classic lines.

We also have a big batch of highly collectible, painted porcelain roosters and chickens ... they'll definitely bring a French touch to your kitchen. We've got decorative pairs, salts and peppers ... large and small. Each set is one of a kind.

This very sweet antique settee, just right for an afternoon of canoodling, is rare to find in such perfect condition. Carved, 3-tier back along with detailed carved arms and legs make it a standout.

These are just a sampling of the unique items you have come to expect from Mignonne. We consistently seek out affordable, lovingly restored furniture and décor as well as modern design items that guarantee to bring comfort and beauty to your home. See you soon!

Hannah Stouffer Poster, Exclusively for Mignonne. On Sale Now.

Monday, June 9, 2008

Longtime supporter and artiste extraordinaire, Hannah Stouffer, designed a beautiful image depicting the essence of Mignonne, as part of our first year anniversary reception.

Hannah is an amazing illustrator and graphic artist, whose commercial illustrations have graced countless products and pages, including Benefit cosmetics, 1800 Tequila and Coca Cola Vanilla, to name a few. A recent claim to fame for Hannah is her featured recognition by 7x7SF.com for her art prowess. She was recognized in their Best of Home + Design 2008 series. Hannah's work is hot, hot, hot!

"San Francisco based illustrator Hannah Stouffer finds a great deal of comfort in imagery- its an admiration that is often times overwhelming. She has an infatuation with icons that reflect and embrace specific eras and genres. Luxury, royalty, muscle cars, heavy metal, the animal kingdom, femininity, horse races and foliage are all somehow connected in her work by embellishments, pattern and decoration. Perhaps the creative independence so deeply instilled in Hannah since youth informs the penchant she has for hybridizing contrasting elements in her art with such careless abandon. Monster Truck rallies and vintage pin-up girls alongside Baroque art and Americana, all serve as adequate subject matter and styles with which to wield her interior visions and satiate her desire to create her classic contemporary trademark style. Like her art, her life is spent in a grand array of spaces: whether it be a day at dollar-day horse races or reading on a beautiful piece of antique furniture, she is always materializing the world as it appears to her and her lovely feminine gaze."

We are honored to have our own Hannah Stouffer-original Mignonne poster now in the store to share with our customers. The poster is 12" x 18" and printed on high quality, heavy stock. You can purchase this frameable art piece online here at Je Suis Mignonne. Use the completely secure PayPal shopping tool to the left to have your poster sent to you today. Let us know if it is a gift, and we'll be sure to wrap/mail it appropriately!

Thank you Hannah, for your support and the beauty your artwork brings us!

Mignonne Introduces New Candle Line.

Friday, June 6, 2008

We are pleased to begin offering Archipelago Botanicals candles. Archipelago Botanicals candles are hand poured, using only the finest ingredients and fragrance oils available. Made from a premium wax blend containing more than 50% natural soy wax, Archipelago Botanicals candles burn longer and cleaner than regular candles.

We currently are presenting your choice of pillars and a beautiful boxed candle.

One nice thing about a pillar is you have different decorative options including displaying using your own candle holder. You'll find a variety of scents and colors. Savannah, cream colored and scented with a blend of Jasmine and Gardenia. Pacifica, a light aqua color, is scented with Ylang Ylang, Cedar and Sea Greens to create a fresh clean aroma. Petale, in blush pink, is an intoxicatingly feminine scent, with white lilies, jasmine, Moroccan rose and pear. Our pillars are 2.5" wide and 5" tall. They are wrapped handsomely in tissue and ribbon, ready to go as a nice gift or prepared to store in a linen drawer, extending the scent until unwrapped for display.

Our boxed candle of choice is the Excursion line. In a clean white box, this candle makes a sophisticated gift. We've selected Provence (French lavender and thyme, an unusual and calming fragrance mix) and Positano (combining white nectarine with sweet persimmon and pomegranate).

In the future, we'll be expanding our Archipelago line to include additional seasonal fragrances and scented oil diffusers, a great alternative to candles for home fragrance.

Mignonne Reception during Art Murmur

Monday, June 2, 2008

Mignonne now stays open late the first Friday of each month in recognition of Oakland's art event, the "Art Murmur".  A group of galleries in Oakland have openings, and because Mignonne shows work by local artists on a rotating basis we felt it appropriate to become a part of the "scene".

The first Friday of the month is a perfect time to plan a night out in Oakland ... Stroll over to Mignonne, have a glass of wine and check out the collections by this month's local artists.  Take the art walk tour and end up with a delicious dinner at one of the great Old Oakland restaurants. 

Appreciating art is a great outlet for keeping us sane, inspired and motivated in today's frenzied world.  Oakland is overflowing with creative and inspiring individuals.  

Nicole Hanshaw and Gary Comoglio, our featured artists, are two of these individuals ... finding time and passion in their lives to create beauty for us to enjoy!

Mignonne will offer wine from 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm, along with some beautiful original works of art, on Friday June 6th.  See you there!

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