Saturday, March 11, 2017

I'm dreaming of June

I'm dreaming of June!

Here's the thing, the best summer vintage for the Calgary area, Vintage With Flair, is happening in my little hamlet of Bragg Creek!  Come on now, do you realize how much fabulous junk we can being to this show? Itsa gonna be a goodun!

The theme is "Country Garden Party" so that's right up our alley.  Lot's of wild flowers, antiques, vintage fashion and some one of kind creations will be on offer.

Friday, June 16th, 4-8
Saturday, June 17th, 9-4

Bragg Creek Community Centre
23 White Ave
Bragg Creek, Ave

Monday, January 18, 2016

FYI - here's a quick list of sales/shows and crafty catch ups for the next few months

here's what's up for the next few months around the -sue loves junk- head quarters

saturday, february 27th
"cabin fever clear out sale"
19 spruce ave
bragg creek, ab
10:00 am -4:00 pm
i'm clearing some stuff out to make room for more stuff! 
pickers prices, crafty stash, smalls, all sorts of vintage goodness

sunday, march 27th
"crafty catch up"
19 spruce ave
bragg creek, ab
2:00 pm  - 6:00 pm
an afternoon of hanging out in the workshop making stuff and getting all caught up with friends.
go to my sue loves face book page and message me if you want to be invited, because it's an rsvp kinda thing

friday, april 29th, 4:00 - 8:00
saturday, april 30th, 10:00  -4:00
"vintage fashion sale"
19 spruce ave
bragg creek, ab
i have a large collection of vintage fashions, boots, footwear and accessories, mixed with some embellished jackets  and jeans by me!  lot's of good guys stuff too!

sunday, may 22nd
"crafty catch up"
19 spruce ave
bragg creek, ab
2:00 pm  - 6:00 pm
an afternoon of hanging out in the workshop making stuff and getting all caught up with friends.
go to my sue loves face book page and message me if you want to be invited, because it's an rsvp kinda thing

friday, june 17th, 4:00pm -8:00pm
saturday, june 18th 9:00am - 4:00pm
"the vintage with flair summer market"
bragg creek community center
the original vintage market for the calgary area, it's the bestest!

friday, june 24th, 4:00 pm - 8:00pm
saturday, june 25th 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
summer clear out at my place!
19 spruce ave
bragg creek, ab 

friday, july 29th  4:00pm -8:00pm
saturday, july 30th 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
"big, fat, giant, garage sale"
in calgary
address to follow

Thursday, December 3, 2015

best little country christmas market ever

the vintage with flair, christmas market
november, 2015

this is just a quick little bloogy woogy to share what a wonderful time was had by all, at the Red 
Deer Lake Community Centre last month!

the weather was perfect, the crowd was ready for Christmas (and good looking!), and the vendors revealed their Christmasy booths full of treasures and cheer.

me and g with our festive red bows.
"it costs a lot of money to look this cheap" - Dolly Parton

there were fabulous outdoor shops within retro RV's, where I might have spent some of my winnings.  (hello Seven Saints Designs)
& lots of quirky old stuff (hello Mozart).

the -sue loves junk- booth!

"wow and then" made a retro salty angel!

tartan, gas mask cases and denim- sue loves junk

sue loves junk + vintage christmas fashions = xxo

Friday, May 15, 2015

remember last weekend when we had a junkilicious sale?

last friday and saturday we had our second sale in our newly fixed up, repaired and beautified workshop/art barn.

the friday night was lovely, with lots of creekers making an appearance, and a few of my favourite calgary people too!

i took a few photos before the friday night crush.

the wine for the "sip and shop" was in the safe.

those are authentic 1930's circus posters

mary the mirrorscope decided to dress as the "butterfly sergeant", so that was nice!

there was lots of fashion

lucy was looking a bit royal for the event

the suitcase corner

we also had lots of vintage, maker supplies on hand

the "silver lady" was showing her best wares

where else in bragg creek could you find, a meat grinder lamp, my home made flag made from a canadian military tent,  and a beautifully hand embroidered moroccan caftan?

it snowed a bunch on thursday night.  by noon it had melted, so i could bring out the flowers!

the next show is the biggest and best one.  June 19th and 20th,  the world famous Vintage With Flair, in Priddis, Ab.   Do come, it's a wonderful outing full of the best vintage, antiques and creative stuff!  Oh, and there is good country cooking too!


Monday, April 20, 2015

you're invited!

to our next junkilicious sale at our place.

friday may 8th, 4-8.  (it's a sip and shop, so that's nice)


saturday may 9th,  10-4

we'll tease you some photos and deets, closer to the day.


Friday, March 20, 2015

Cabin Fever Antique-y Vintage Sale

We're having our first sale in the newly fixed up Art Barn! 

Come for a visit and stay a while.

Saturday March 21rst.  10 -4
19 Spruce Ave, Bragg Creek, Ab.

Here's a few teasers of what's to come.

meet Miss Mary Mirroscope!

look at all dem retro fire king jadite mugs!

"king of the road"

check out the large, antique wooden trough bowl

lot's of vintage western and punky boots

breaker, breaker get over to sue's for retro team, letterman and cb radio jackets

yes, that is a giant catfish pillow next to an authentic 1940's U.S. Military jacket

more groovy boots, we probably have your size.

sale goes rain, snow or shine.  it's all cozy and comfy in the heated art barn.  plus we'll have hot apple cider and some treats for you too.  remember to wear your boots, it's a bit muddy out in the country.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

the art barn progress report

i felt like sharing a few photos of my BIGGEST project,  the "art barn" (working title, ha ha).  it's coming along, i keep getting distracted from finishing the walls and putting up shelves, because i start makin' stuff.

a "before" shot.  the whole project started with a badly leaky roof.  you know how the thinking goes, "while i have the guys here, let's do a few extra things"

it was the case of the "hey guys, i have an idea.  how about adding a sleeping porch while we're at it?" 

"and let's level out the crappy, lumpy cement floor" 
 i had to park my car in it for the one  and only time this garage had ever seen a car, since we've owned the property.  that's 22 years!
half of the garage actually had a drive in pit for car repairs, when the original owners filled it, they did a really bad job.

lot's of action that day. 

cutest cement truck ever

gotta love a silly concrete guy, right?

scary Terry

all hands on deck

ta da!  looking good Jim

these sheets of osb went on the ceiling.  do you know how hard it was for me to just roll on white?  to resist the urge to jazz 'em up?

here's the exterior as of today. roof is on, with skylights for lot's of natural light. the sleeping porch will be finished off in the late spring.  it has to "settle" before we can install the screened wall.  and of course we can't paint until the spring.

sleeping porch

                             a few current interior shots.  remember it's all a work in progress.

the jar wall, full of old, weird bits and bobs

the beginnings of the boot wall

note the turntable for old timey tunes

so, i added old touristy bead belts to the boot shelves.

still to come-
a giant work bench on castors
various power tools
 a cute little wood burning stove
a disco ball

more to follow