Wednesday, May 23, 2012

We're Back!!

Save this date...Vintage Chicks in Priddis on June 8 and 9, 2012! We are thrilled to be Vintage Chicks again this year and we are looking forward to seeing you all there. We are so excited to share all of the new teasures we have been gathering since the last show! Who wants to sneak a peak?

Friday, April 6, 2012

Is it Spring Yet?

We have been hibernating for what feels like an eternity. As I peer outside my little cave, it looks like what the rest of the country would call Spring. Except, spring weather in Calgary doesn't fit the classical definition most people are familiar with. In Calgary weather, we never know what to expect. It's, it's Winter!....Yay It's Spring again. I get exhausted just trying to figure out what kind of clothes to wear!
We have been itching to get to work in the studio to get painting the patient gems we have accumulated since the last show. The furniture is all lined up waiting to be refreshed and prettied. We were able to meet some amazing people selling items from an old dairy farm...hint hint...

Friday, July 8, 2011

Calling the best of the best Antique Shops!

Where are they? We need a list of the coolest, best antique or "unique finds" kinda shop for all over Canada and the US.

If you been to a neat know, the kind that when you walk into the store...

Your heart skips a beat, you quickly catch your breath...

You take a step into a plethora of visual bliss...

Gazing at all of the treasures the store carries.

First, you look at all things eye level; that takes about an hour. Then, the lower or ground level. Great shops always have goodies on the floor, hidden. This takes another hour. By this time, you thankfully pull out a bottle of water and a protein bar out of your purse...Why do you have this on hand, you may ask? Why...because... you're one smart cookie. You knew this shop needed a peruser with experience...with stamina to thoroughly look through the entire shop!

So! If you been to a shop like this...add it by adding a comment and I will compose a list and post it for everyone to share.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Summer fun!

Finally the sun has appeared and with this, come all the wonderful things that characterize summer as we know and love. Ice cream, popsicles, lemonade stands, running through the sprinklers, going camping with my family each and every summer!

Mmmm ice cream...ok ok I know this has nothing to do with Shabby furniture but its about French culture...since we are all about all things French, I thought i could do a lesson in french ice cream. Real ice cream!

In France, a professional ice cream maker is called a "Glacier". This is no regular ice cream! This is not the one galon tub from Costco. This is more of an experience...something sumptuous...this ice cream is made by a Glacier that has been making ice cream since 1954. A few notable things about this type of ice cream... it is made fresh each day starting at 4:30 am, we are talking ingredients that come from the market close to their shop, no artificial coloring or stabilizers, the actual store closes for the summer...go is best eaten no more than the same day it is made. Oh...and the line ups go down the street about a block or so.

Berthillon, is a must if you plan to be in Paris anytime soon! We will see you in line!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Who wants to see some Vintage Chicks pictures?

Anyone! Anyone! Who's awake out there! The rain is just killing me. Help, I'm dragging myself...need sun...can't keep my eyes open. Here maybe this will help, some pictures from last weekend's sale. Grab a latte, sit back and relax. Pretend the sun is shining on your face.

A handmade burlap and chicken wire tiara

Cuffs made with vintage lace from the Farm Chicks

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Farm Chicks Fever!

We're finally here!!!
Carolyn and Kelly ohhh the excitment. I'm surprised they aren't running to get in there!

The lovely Lynne Thune! Our most favorite shabby scrapbook teacher ever!
The fabulous Lori Wilson-Bunda of "The Scrapyard". She cracks us up!
My good friend Dawn! Now a Farm Chicks addict!
Happy Happy People!!! Hi Kelly! Hi Murray!
Oh my god we can't believe we are really here! Pinch me Kelly!!!

Two beauties, Carolyn and Barb! Look at those smiles!
Old springs
I'm breathless!
More talent
Love old globes

I know....some people think the doll heads are creepy, but I kind of like this one's little hat. Look how cute she long as she is not talking in the middle of the night!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011


Please come by to say hello at the Vintage Chicks show this weekend at the Priddis Community Hall. Friday, June 10 from 4pm-9pm and Saturday, June 11 from 9am to 5pm

See you all there!