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frances blog is moving

January 2, 2014

happy 2014!

we are excited to announce that a new frances blog will be launching soon!

blog moving

frances christmas gift giveaway

December 27, 2013

thank you to everyone for making our holidays such a great season.  we were so excited thinking about all of the lucky people opening up frances bags and boxes on christmas day!winner@lutergrams thanks for sharing your gifts from frances under the tree!

you won our frances christmas gift giveaway!

union sale

December 26, 2013

sale union

merry christmas

December 25, 2013

we want to wish all of you a merry christmas and happy holidays

from all of us here at frances & smeeks.

Vintage Christmas Cards retro Xmas card design antique mid century illustration

rae dunn clay

December 23, 2013

rae dunn is a california native and san francisco resident. she is inspired by the simple things in life.  she finds beauty in natural shapes and found objects of the world.

“today, more than ever, i think we all need to slow down and grasp that which is honest, real, and personally satisfying. i try to express those feelings in all of my work.”


giveaway: frances gift for you!

December 21, 2013

we love seeing all of our christmas gifts wrapped under the tree!

share a photo of your frances gifts wrapped under your tree, in stockings, or wherever they’re piling up!

tag us on instagram, facebook ( @francesvintage) and you can be entered to win a frances loves gift with a $25 gift card to frances and goodies from some of our favorite local vendors including standard wax, jar of buttons, and more!

frances under the tree

short leash saturday

December 20, 2013


heidi’s favorite frances finds

December 19, 2013


1. Sunflower soap
2.  Wood forest friend post earrings
3. Tru Grit flannel
4. The little book of letters from santa & his elves
5. Majorelle mint Tea
6. Rewind candles
7. Stance socks
8. Holiday String dolls
9. Silk Scarf
10.  Wooden Plier Multi tool

pinterest inspired diy gift wrap

December 17, 2013

we found inspiration all over pinterest to personalize frances traditional craft wrap.

add fresh sprigs of herbs or flowers, stamp with white paint, decorate with vintage photos,   ornaments,  paper cut outs and stickers.

how do you personalize your gifts?

craft wrap

gift guide: for the teacher

December 16, 2013

teacher's gift guide

crafeteria 2013

December 13, 2013

thank you all for coming out to support frances and our local artists at crafeteria 2013!crafeteria instagramread more to see if you won an artist giveaway.

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gift guide: for the little ones

December 12, 2013

kids gift guide

1. mermaid mobile ($55) 2. tiny toms ($36) 3.shadow puppets ($35) 4. elephant pull toy ($50) 5. ukulele ($40) 6. bla bla finger puppet ($6) 7. teething toy ($15) 8. wooden clown letters ($3) 9. milk carton purse ($25) 10. hazal village ($45) 11. wooden airplane ($32) 12. good night arizona book ($9.95) 13. eames wooden blocks ($50)

farewell to smeeks

December 11, 2013

smeeks closing1

ladies night out

December 9, 2013


gift guide: red

December 8, 2013

frances red

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