Saturday, February 16, 2013

Head To France In The Fall ~ 2013

A gift that lasts a lifetime is one that you hold in your memories forever! Don't miss this flexible opportunity to join us when we head to France Sept 19 - 25th (for a seven day trip) and/or September 19 - 29th (for a ten day trip) 2013.  Jill Mitchell from "Le Trip" will once again be heading up another exciting trip of a life time to Provence. 
This is an all-women, all-fun (did someone say shopping?) trip to remember.

Please email Susan Goodman at for more info or to reserve your spot for this trip of a lifetime! 

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Monday, February 4, 2013

Meet CeCe Caldwell In May!

Come and learn some fun, fast and easy CeCe Caldwell Paint applications and help the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation at the same time! You'll love using this paint to transform any piece of furniture or home decor item and turn it from Trash to Treasure! Learn crackling, foils, distressing, plaster effects (and more!) from the Master Anne Stougard (shown above). Anne is the Western Distributor for CeCe Caldwell's Paints and has been teaching these applications for over 20 years! This paint is sweeping the nation as it is made in the USA, all "green", no prep, easy to use and in recyclable containers too! 

This is a fundraiser for the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation, a charity near and dear to our hearts, as our shop Managers' daughter suffers from this debilitating disease.  CeCe Caldwell herself is so passionate about giving back to the community that we are excited to announce that she will be joining us for this fantastic event! So come and meet the woman behind this fantastic paint!

This Event will be on May 4th, 2013  from 9:30 AM until 4:30 PM at the Paris Flea Market's new, additional warehouse (opening in March) at Paris Flea Market 535 Leisure St. Livermore CA, 94551

 Cost $175.  Tax Deductible

This event also includes:
Continental Breakfast
Use of all materials, paints and instruction and taught by the expert in faux finishes, Ann Skougard
Delicious Lunch
Bring a small project to work on
Exclusive Private shopping at Paris Flea Market (after the doors close)

So come help a great cause, meet CeCe Caldwell herself, learn some fantastic paint applications and of course meet some great new friends!
Please email Susan Goodman (Owner of Paris Flea Market & Room With A Past) If you would like to a part of this wonderful event.

Space is limited to 20 students.  To reserve your spot please send your checks to
Paris Flea Market 535 Leisure Street, Walnut Creek Ca.  94566

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Saturday, January 12, 2013

A Peach Of a Blog!

We love it when we get a mention on someones blog--especially if that blogger is a customer and knows first hand how we love to do what we do! Meg & Nicki are sisters (and DARLING sisters to boot!) who are the plum and peach of their aptly named blog plum & peach!    

They are two city gals sharing an apartment and from the looks of their blog, are always on the go! Lucky for us, " When looking for furniture and home decor for our apartment, our favorite place to shop has been Room With A Past."  they write, and share some photos of just a few of the things they purchased from us:


Visit their blog and follow along with them as they give their tips on Apartment Therapy, Favorite Things and Foodie (lots and LOTS of foods! How do they stay so slim?!?) interests. 

Do you have something you'd like to share about a favorite item you've purchased at one of our monthly sales? Please contact us! We'd love to know all about it!

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Saturday, December 29, 2012

New Year's Day Schelpfest!

It's almost New Year's Day, and since we'll be OPEN at Room With A Past on January 1, 2013, and we can't sleep in, we'll be happy to schlep in instead!

Yes, even after a night of wild abandon, we're happy to be open at 10 AM (until 3 PM), but we don't mind if you wear your jammies, so we're hoping you won't mind if we do the same!


This will ensure that we'll be nice and relaxed when you give you half price on all holiday items, and we'll be more than happy to strike a deal on all merchandise priced over $30! We may have so many deals going on that we'll have to include a PARKING LOT SALE (if the weather cooperates!).

Oh, and the best part? Did we mention the food??? If we are working on a holiday, there's GOT to be food!!! Not just for us--for you too! A complimentary brunch!


Do we know how to start the New Year off right or what??

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Saturday, November 10, 2012

Chalk It Up To Cece Caldwell's Paint!

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If you've been to Room With A Past  in Walnut Creek, CA, you've already seen the gorgeous furniture we have painted with our CeCe Caldwell's Chalk & Clay Paints, which we sell at the store. 

But how would you like to see how they all looked before they were ready for their "close-ups"? Now you can! 

There's a new blog that's dedicated to showing you the condition in which these pieces were found, and how the transformation took place from a questionable start to beautiful finish!

"A Painted Past" features a new piece every week. The last post shared a wonderful dresser and story sent in by one of our customers who used the paint for the first time! Share your before and after story about CeCe Caldwell Paints at and A Painted Past just might feature you too! 

See more treasures at our upcoming opening at Room With A Past in Walnut Creek, CA November 15, 16, 17 & 18th.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Witch Hat Do You Like?

Every year at both Room with A Past and Paris Flea Market, we consignors drop our hammers and pick up our glue guns in a fierce battle! Gathering accoutrements of beauty or of the creepy, we attach them on to pointy witch hats. When satisfied that everything is just right, we place them on our heads and open the doors for business!

This years winner was Debi Ortega!!

Next month you can expect to see another holiday being celebrated! Look for lots of vintage Thanksgiving and Christmas goodies November 15 - 18th!

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Sunday, October 14, 2012

Drab To FAB Makeover

We know you love the fabulous CeCe Caldwell's Paints because it's an all “green”, no-need-for-priming or sanding paint. But let's put it to the test and see just what this stuff can do!

How'd we do the simply gorgeous drab to FAB transformation shown above? The tall, dark & handsome dresser, was in good shape overall, but it needed to be perked up! We chose the cheery qualities of Alaskan Tundra Green to do just that. The original bright brassy hardware was first removed, and given a coat of black spray paint. Then we put brush to wood, and tackled the job in no time flat! Cece's Clear Wax gave it the protection it needed to be pressed into service in its new home.

We carry the full line luscious colors, and we now have the NEW COLORS (for a total of 36 fabulous choices!), the easy to apply wax back in clear and dark, plus the satin finish and NEW GLAZE! Check out the PROJECT GALLERY to see what this stuff can do and send us your pictures! Interested in finding out about our upcoming paint classes? Email us at so we can fill you in on the very latest news.  

(Click HERE to visit the CeCe Caldwell's Paint Facebook page, tell them we sent you!)
Hope to see you at our next opening: October 18, 19, 20 & 20th at Room With A Past, 1557 Third Ave, Walnut Creek, CA

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