Monthly Archives: July 2012


July 31, 2012

we have launched our new frances website and it is charming!

see more here.

gift guide: back to school

July 30, 2012

college kids are getting ready to head back to school for fall semester,

send them off right with some fun gear from frances and smeeks.

fill a book bag with dorm decorations, school supplies, and dining must haves.


July 29, 2012

we always get a good laugh from portlandia.

feeling dashing

July 28, 2012

baby ben is loving his new frances wardrobe.

what we’re doing weekender

July 28, 2012

learn more about waste not and how you can participate, here.

style guide: free spirit

July 26, 2012

grace shows us her frances free spirit style.

she’s all about cute and comfortable dresses,

paired with her vegan co-lab bag!

solder technique studio

July 25, 2012

one of our favorite local artists, giuseppina “josie” cirincione

has come out with a new book, solder technique studio .

in her book she shares the artistry of soldering ,

while teaching the craft step by step!

you can find josie’s book and some of her own pieces at frances.

to solder is a method of joining two pieces of metal by melting them together with another metal.

heavy medal

July 24, 2012

are you getting excited for the olympics?  we are!!

in honor of the event, butter london has released

the heavy medal collection in bronze, silver, and gold.

find them at frances and show off your inner champion.



July 23, 2012

inspired by this always entertaining blog scanwiches, we bring you scandy.

a closer look inside the wonderful world of our smeeks’ staff favorites.

summer sale at studio

July 22, 2012


seed spot

July 22, 2012

check out seed spot: the documentary.

in this film anna f. miller shares about the non-profit project opening in phoenix, arizona.

this fall, seed spot will be helping social entrepreneurs to launch projects focused on improving their communities.

read more about seed spot and how you can be involved here.



July 21, 2012

 we feel so honored to be feautured in this season’s  luxe magazine !

read the latest issue of the interior and design magazine here.


July 21, 2012

smeeks is the sweetest shop around,

we carry something for everyone - including sugar-free candies and sodas!

diet cheerwine is a refreshingly delicious cheery cherry soda (without all the sugar).

what we’re doing weekender

July 20, 2012

rifle paper co.

July 19, 2012

rifle paper co. is a frances favorite!

their charming designs are a must send from our card stash.

for more inspiration, check out rifle blog

or follow owner anna bond on instagram (@annariflebond).


instagram ♥ : francesvintage


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