Eggs Benedict & Vintage Love

Friday, April 29, 2011

vintage milk glass egg goblets, Mignonne

When Catherine of the bay area blog, Local-Social stopped by Mignonne the other week, it was great to meet another hands on driven gal! She was looking to put together an Easter Eggs Benedict Brunch and wanted to see if we at Mignonne, would like to help by providing items from our rental line. I love that Catherine and Gretchen of Local-Social have a mission to merge design & craft by collaborating with other Bay Area artists. There are so many components that go into planning a successful event, and every part in the planning takes time and hard work... all in the hopes that the day of will be a blast!

vintage Chairs, Mignonne

vintage french patina garden table, Mignonne

What a success it was, as seen in the lovely shots taken by local photographer Emily Gutman. Check out more of the great work at &

And remember to contact Mignonne for your Vintage Rental needs at! xxoxoooxox

antique metal frame & milk glass, Mignonne

Matmi Ikat Chair is pure love....

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

When i picked up this little 60's chair, I was in love with the shape, size and possibility! It had the perfect masculine silhouette, one of the many things I love about these mid century pieces, but it also screamed take a risk...and spice it up. I love the look and feel of raw silks, but also want my chairs to be pieces you can cozy up in with out all the fuss. I picked up a small amount of this green, vintage Thai Ikat fabric, also known as Matmi, and knew I could use it somehow as an accent in a chair. The black & white raw silk blend used in the seat has the durability that I love for daily use, and the Ikat has just the right amount of sophisticated color to shine. The little decorative reversable pillow pulls her all together.

The Matmi Ikat technique is also extremely fascinating and is very labor-intensive! From what I've read it requires great skill because the yarn has a tie-dye technique that happens before it is all weaved. I am so drawn to these bright, bold patterns, that feel timeless, organic, and vibrant. Email us at, for a free review of a piece you are thinking of transforming! Remember my collection of fabrics grows daily, and I would love to help design a piece with you!

out with the old and in with the new ... ahhhh, spring is in the air!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Just in time for spring fever, we are so excited to share our clean fresh site redesign!

Mignonne celebrates our 5th year this spring and we felt it was time for a new look that aligns with our shop's evolution ... artistic and painterly expressions of hand-done furniture and upholstery, personal and professional design consult and execution ... with that modern, clean edge.

We are proud of our growth, we think our approach has aged well and truly represents our spirit and passion for beautiful and eclectic designs.

We partnered with Nate Beaty of, artist and webmaster extraordinaire.

We are delighted to now present and sell furniture and d├ęcor items and also share galleries of sold items to inspire you towards your latest design project. Now you can securely complete your Mignonne purchase online!

You will also find information about our line of rental furniture for weddings and other events.

And of course our blog. still here and sharing the love!!

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