Wednesday, November 12, 2014

best little christmas market EVER

here's a few photos for you junkers who weren't able to make it to the world famous the Christmas Market, hosted by the Vintage With Flair, last weekend. 
it was the first time g and i tried out our  new *makers vintage supply"  concept.  and guess what?   it was a super fun success!  
so we will keep it going for sure, at the spring show at priddis.

g and i sporting sporting some of our wares

game pieces, ibm selectric font balls, ornies made from bottle caps and tin christmas light reflectors 

2 christmas trees made from industrial funnels

chimney sweep christmas trees with key chain garland and industrial pulleys,  and a one of a kind wooden insulator  tree with hand made glass drops

remember the made in japan santa mugs?  they originally had red, cold painted detail, which washed off almost immediately.  from the 1960's.  perfect for christmas morning hot chocolate and marshmallows.

we made a flag from a armed forces tent fly.

 the hand painted tree on an old window screen was one of the first things to sell,  g painted it.

the sweet "manitoba red cart"  went to a most excellent junker!

christmas junk for all!

lots of sparkly junk too

a big fat thanks to all the shoppers who came out to our little sale in the country.
and big hugs to pam and her crew who creates magic at every sale she hosts!


ps,  more photos from the show here  sue loves junk album

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

sweet country shopping in okotoks

a couple of weeks ago johnny b. good and i headed off to okotoks via the back roads.  it was a rainy, misty kind of day which makes for soft and saturated photos. 

"All Through The House", were hosting their infamous country fall market.  Their shop is fabulous on it's own, but when they invite their favourite pickers and dealers to set up on their property, well that makes for a REALLY fabulous day in the country.

weathered, chippy and rusty!  all my favourite colours, hee hee!

there was tons of delicious goodies everywhere

sunny miss bonnie, was looking so chic in her woolens!

simple country flowers are best

i got all sorts of goodies from this cutie 

they had a great turn out, despite/because of the weather

sparkley jan, had her booth full of her hand made vintage goodness.

these shoes were to small, otherwise they would have been MINE

sparkle jan hamming it up

these are the things i scooped that day

and here's what i did with the dried hydrangeas

i love them, they look great with the dried artichoke

and the school locker baskets hold my ribbons in my sewing room

2  vintage silver jewelry thingys made by 2 bragg creek makers

 the beautiful necklace was made by sue stevens of "Hot Rocks Glass Jewels"  just for me.  i supplied some sentimental bits and bobs and ta da, look what she created!   i absolutely love it soooo much. 

the silver ring was a spoon, it's the most comfortable thumb ring i've ever had.  marina, from "A Little Forked Up" makes a whole line of jewelry from vintage flatware.   also, best name EVER.

I love this time of year, there are so many country markets, antique shows and such.  Then it's Christmas market time.   Just a little reminder to save the date for  the The Vintage With Flair, Christmas Market.   It's THE BEST CHRISTMAS MARKET BECAUSE I"M IN IT!  

Saturday, November 8th,  Red Deer Lake Community Hall.

be there or be square,

Saturday, September 27, 2014

junk haul from "the prairie girls vintage market"

so, last saturday i shopped the most wonderful barn sale here in alberta.
 it was hosted by a sister team of "the vintage veranda" in cochrane, and the "olde farmhouse" in mapleridge, b.c.  these fab gals pulled off an amazing sale,  especially because it was their first.
retail is detail, and these babes get it.
there were all of my favourite local vendors in one place, plus a ton more i hadn't run into before.  i'm sorry i didn't take enough photos of all of the killer booth displays. i was just having such a good time visiting, shopping and taking it all in.
these kids turned it out!
between the setting, the displays, super product AND great dealers, it was heavenly. 

it was soo worth the drive, just a few minuted north of cochrane.  this is a barn that has never seen a horse!  it was built just for fancy functions such as this sale.  the whole property was just dreamy,  the view of those purple peaks were postcard worthy.

 shown here, we have a pair of vintage fluevog biker boots,  quality baskets, a moustache cup, a weird pot and a "mcguivered stool"

how about this for an eclectic mix?  a 1950's spanish doll house, moroccan slippers, and a 
sweet ol' wheelbarrow.

do not use this pot for turkey cooking for gosh sake!!!

as always, i wish you good hunting.  xxo

Monday, September 8, 2014

big fat thank you

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, 
ha ha!

 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.

 Grecian goodness

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

guess what? it's time to come to my house and buy good junk


2 day sale
friday, september 5th, 4-8
saturday, september 6th, 11-4


it's time for the 427th annual,
big ol' sale at my little cabin in the woods.

there is a vast selection of
kitschy kitchen
antique primitives
textiles and linens galore
vintage cowboy boots
hand embellished denim jackets
old luggage
shabby chic
old silver
guy stuff
retro kitschy
arty domes and cloches

and lots more

rain or shine

cash or cheques only