Monday, September 8, 2014
I really want to thank all of you all who made their way out to little Bragg Creek, and come visit me at my little place in the woods.
Friday was a blast! A little wine, a little junk, all mixed together on one of the last summer nights of 2014.
The beautiful models showed up, to show off the vintage sari's. and we're not sari! for the pun,
some retro guy stuff
kitschy kitchen goodness
the doors are open
LOVE your new necklace Cat!
Mozart is looking good.
The fashion was flying out da' door.
Gold and gold is good.
Come on in.
Cash desk, showing off the domes, cloches, bell jars made by MOI.
My lifelong thermos collection was up for grabs.
So, again, I appreciate you all who were able to come out, and you who couldn't make it. Keep in mind the next sale I'm showing at is "The Christmas Market, hosted by Vintage with Flair" November 8th, 2014. Me and G are working on a whole new concept, so stay tuned!
Monday, September 1, 2014
JUNKY VINTAGE ANTIQUE SALE
2 day sale
friday, september 5th, 4-8
saturday, september 6th, 11-4
19 SPRUCE AVE, BRAGG CREEK, AB
it's time for the 427th annual,
big ol' sale at my little cabin in the woods.
there is a vast selection of
textiles and linens galore
vintage cowboy boots
hand embellished denim jackets
arty domes and cloches
and lots more
rain or shine
cash or cheques only
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
the fam jam spent a lovely few weeks on the stunning west coast of vancouver island, b.c. we rented a house on chesterman beach, and it was the bestest. tofino is a small coastal town at the very end of the trans canada highway. there wasn't much for junking there, unless you count excellent beach combing
which i do!
there was one little curiosity shop called "vargas treasures". it was a trip! it's owned and operated by a sweet, wee french gypsy. sandra vargas has led quite the life, her father was a well known costume designer in montreal, she was a magicians assistant. a real character! her shop is tiny and packed to the brim, everything beautifully displayed, and her jewelry showcases are to die for! the thing was, as you walked in, there is no lights, really. she doesn't turn the lights on for whatever reason. but she cheerily hands you your own flashlight. hilarious. me and g had our noses pressed against the showcases for so long, sandra finally said, my hip is too sore to bend over, why don't you help yourself! so g, played store and carefully pulled stuff out for me and the other customers, what a hoot. needless to say we both scooped up a few things, and went back later in our trip for more.
me and g's "tripawd" riley, getting crabbies and shells and feathers
my head's still there...sigh
Monday, June 23, 2014
it was a long, long, long winter around here, but we made it through and we got to celebrate the arrival of summertime at the "Vintage With Flair" show this past weekend. and for once we were selling, not buying, hee hee!
the sun shone for the 2 days of vintage shopping fun in the charming tiny hamlet of Priddis, Alberta. it is the most beautiful, lush, country setting. the show and sale was a great success for all. g and i had 2 booths, one in the hall and one in the giant tent. we sold a ton of great junk and re connected with some old friends and customers. plus made a few new ones. here's a few photos of our stuff. if you would like to see more photos of the whole show check out "Vintage With Flair" FB page and their blog.
antique english silver, leather hat box with applied needlepoint
g and j hand painted this old door, in the bloomsbury style. it would make a great headboard or table top.
antique indian, nickle samovar
where is my mind?
ralph & shep
billie joe momento
tool box with applied needle point
the altar to fabulous boots
my favourite suitcase, it's an antique leather which I added the horsie needlepoint.
terra cotta baby
groovy embroidered, patchwork denim jacket
antique glass negatives applied to a terrarium, "the dandys"
victorian needlepoint/mahogany footstools, for the fireside.
antique brass, english, military door stops
my "world famous" (in my mind), embellished memory bottles
art nouveau claret bottle, with skully
honeycomb and wasps nest
detail of embroidered denim jacket
more vintage suitcases, all fixed up with needlepoint. so pretty.
tray with more needlepoint!
it's all about the attitude and flower boots, for the high fashion look
in the tent
the wheel barrow was snapped up immediately! such a smart customer
handmade shades from barkcloth
you are a winner!
g and j made this
my pretty pony at the entrance
pastels everywhere at the entrance
i have no words! xxo