Saturday, 28 December 2013


A new year is upon us, and that means gearing up to the 5th annual


It seems hardly imaginable that 6 months has past ..   so much happened that weekend..  Our hearts have continued to be wrapped around High River, Bragg Creek and surrounding areas including Calgary that felt the rage of the rivers.   It has and continues to be life changing.   

We welcome all interested vendors to apply and look forward to another awesome line up of talent, creativity and inspiration!!!   Mark your calendars and remember that our spring event is at the Priddis Community Hall, Priddis, Alberta, Canada.  

If you love vintage, to re-create, re-invent, re-purpose, and inspire others to see purpose in the discarded..  this venue is for  YOU!!    There is limited space and to apply just hit the Application Tab at the top of the blog..
We look forward to seeing your SCHTUFF!!!

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Vintage With Flair - First Christmas Market

Amazing!!!  That is how one could describe the first Christmas Market for Vintage With Flair at The Red Deer Lake Community Hall.  The vendor products & vignettes showcased for our friends and customers, a myriad of creativity and hand created lovelies.  The day was as lovely as the hall inside which made for a perfect day..  

I want to extend a big THANK-YOU to the Vendors for bringing their talent, energy and uniqueness which inspired us all!!.. Thank you for pitching in where it was needed and for making it a success !!!

To our customers and friends, Thank you for continuing to value and support our efforts and filling your lives with the creativity of those within our community!!

Sunday, 3 November 2013


November is now upon us..  and so is the wintry blanket  of white throughout Alberta.   Feeling and truly looking like winter,  we are looking forward to our upcoming sale...  1 week away.. at The Red Deer Lake Community Hall!!!    
No Entry Fee.

We have a line up of 21 vendors who will be bringing their uniquities from vintage and antique finds, re-purposed pieces, hand designed jewelry and seasonal  indoor and outdoor decor.  It will make for a boutique shopping experience and a  walk down memory lane!!

Welcome vendors :

Poofs Potpourie 
Magpie Maggie
The Art of Vintage
Salvage Girls
Hot Rocks Glass Jewels
Look No Further
House of Van Gogh
Lace Brick Design
Vintage Goods Co.
Nicole's creations
Sue Loves Junk
Busy Bee Primitives
Lannie Rae - the Boutique
Feathering My Nest
Frosted Furniture
Avant Garb
Vintage Van Go
Lyndsy's Yard Art
Wow and Then

See you there !!!

Sunday, 15 September 2013


VINTAGE WITH FLAIR, is so tickled to be able to announce that we will be hosting our first Christmas Market!!!!!

Date:              Saturday        November 9th, 2013

Time:              10 - 4pm

Location:     Red Deer Lake Community Hall,
                        3 km w of Spruce Meadows on hwy 22x
                         Turn South at 53 st sw (benchmark
                         Tanbridge School)
                          Drive 1 km.. turn left at the sign

We will announce our line up of vendors over the next while..  We look forward to a gathering of friends in the spirit of the Christmas season, filled with vintage treasures, re loved, re created, home decor, furniture and unique gift ideas.  We look forward to you joining us!!!

Monday, 22 July 2013


The #popupmarket with some Vintage With Flair Vendors; Carpenter's Daughters, Magpie Maggie, Bear Crossing Mercantile, Bandsforbebe, Vintage Van Go, Avant Garb, Look No Further and John's treasures, was a great day.
The village had Little New York Day's taking place with various activities throughout the area and our vendors brought their own vibe to the day.   Part of our intent was to both support those  vendors who were not able to make it to our actual Vintage With Flair sale in Priddis in June due to the natural disaster that was taking place in surrounding areas, and also to raise funds for #albertaflood relief.  It was successful on both accounts, and we are happy to announce that $380.  has been raised and will be donated to 1 specific family in the High River area.   

We thank all our vendors that prepared diligently for both our sale and pop up market, their talent, displays and personality are the ingredients that make for an awesome experience for all !!!

May you each have a blessed summer, enjoying the simple things and beauty along the way..  As I write this a princess is in process of giving birth to a new little person of the monarchy..  blessings to this new life and family !!

Keep tabs on us here!! 

Friday, 28 June 2013


Some of the Vintage With Flair vendors and friends are hosting a Pop Up Sale,  Saturday, July 20th   9 - 4pm.,  Parking lot adjacent to Wow and Then, Longview Alberta.   Items for sale will be a collection of vintage, repurposed, whimsical and one of a kind items.  There will be a parade route through the village which will alter traffic flow for a short time.. Parade begins at 10 and lasts approx 1/2 hr or so..  our market will begin at 9.   If you come at parade time, traffic will be stopped for its duration ..  relax and enjoy the parade.. so either come at 9 visit us then watch the parade.. or drop by following the parade.   We will be there till 4!!

We will have a silent auction of various items, with proceeds going to #RED CROSS FLOOD RELIEF!!

Take some time out and enjoy the ride down to Longview!! We will be glad to see you !!

Sunday, 23 June 2013


Who would have ever imagined that 6 months ago when the dates June 21st and June 22nd, 2013  were reserved for Vintage With Flair, that they would be historic in the most traumatic of situations.   That the rivers would be filled to overflowing and spread throughout the basins and plains towns and cities of southern Alberta.   Unimaginable!!!    Well it happened and so much has been affected.   While we were in progress of setting up we had little idea till late Thursday that all would break loose.   Others had already joined in making Vintage With Flair a shoppers paradise.  We decided when it got risky to postpone our event to Saturday only to see if the waters would subside or increase to the point of putting too many at risk.   As the organiser I for reasons beyond my control was unable to pull out so.. we waited and watched to see if our situation would jeopardise either vendor or shopper.   By Saturday am.. the water was subsiding in  Fish Creek in the Priddis Hamlet and the sun was shining!  With 1/2 of our vendors, as many were very personally affected ,  we opened for 10 am to 4pm  and our faithful friends and neighbours joined us for a bit of a time away from all of the sad news  and events.
Many have thanked us for giving them a time of distraction and a bit of joy in the midst of all the devastation and loss.   That in itself made all of the efforts, adjustments and emotional stress worth while..  There is still much to do in the area of aiding in this most devastating time in so many areas including the city of Calgary.    Because of our faithful supporters   about 325..  we are donating a half of the entry which was $4. per. for a total of $650.. to the Red Cross for flood relief here in the area.    Thank you !!   
Keep posted for news for upcoming events !!!

Have an awesome summer,  and may you find joy in the simple things !!!

Friday, 21 June 2013

VINTAGE WITH FLAIR - Saturday hours 10-4

This has been the most incredible  past 2 days. We are all feeling the stress of so many  who have been displaced,  lost so much  and  extreme heartache.  What was for so many, will be forever changed, and we as your fellow citizens and neighbors say that we are truly sad  and that we will  shoulder to shoulder walk with you through this journey. 

For Vintage With Flair,  there have been tough choices, emotional situations, and also rays of hope and delight!!   Many of our amazing vendors were  Not able to set up their lovely spaces for you to browse 
due to the present circumstances, but there are and will be a number of  creator designers  who arrived  prior to the continual rain and rising waters and have created a wonderful display for you !!!  

We will be open Saturday   from 10 - 4 .. 

$4.00 admission $2.00 will be donated to #yyc flood relief.        

DUE TO THE UNFORTUNATE SITUATION WITH FLOODING IN THE REGION WE HAVE HAD TO CANCEL THE SALE   FOR      FRIDAY  -   We apologize but safety for all is of the most importance !!!!

We will hold over for SATURDAY BUT WE WILL POST UPDATES PLEASE STAY TUNED, as we do have vendors that have and are going to set up!!! BUT AGAIN..  SAFETY IS OF THE HIGHEST IMPORTANCE..  Thank you!!

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Two More Days - Vintage With Flair 2013

Two more days till likeminded creators, designers, entrepreneurs meetup for an amazing showcase of creativity in Priddis, Alberta, Canada.  June 21st 4 -8pm and June 22nd 9 -4pm.  Each vendor brings their style and display techniques in a boutique setting  to present to the world their love of vintage, reusing, upcycyling and individuality!!  Priddis Community Hall is the perfect setting, in the pretty hamlet of Priddis, Alberta, Canada,  and has easy access from Calgary and outlying areas.   Vendor locations are both inside the hall and outdoors under the large carnival tent which allows you our  guests  to browse and  shop comfortably.   A suggestion would be to  bring some mosquito protection.  There will also be a CASH MACHINE  for your convenience inside the hall.  We encourage you to bring a small shopping cart to save trips to your vehicle and to be aware of parking with care. 

 So, whether you are  wanting to spend some quality time with a friend, sister, mother, significant other, or just because.. we welcome you to join us.  Amy our foodie on site will have again the most amazing tantalising food choices !!!   

We thank you our friends and customers who make effort through the year to support many who run small businesses either through cottage industries or storefronts.   That is why we do what we LOVE!!!

Just a reminder that we love our furry family, but there is so much going on that we aren't able to accomodate them at the sale, and please we ask that they not be left in vehicles.. thank-you.

See you in 2 !!


Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Vintage With Flair

The Countdown is on to this year's sale in Priddis called Vintage With Flair,  and is   hosted by one of the Vintage Chicks. That would be me, Pam, along with our vendors  who are and have been busy , gathering, creating, finishing, and tweaking their pieces for their awesome Boutique like booths.  Priddis, Alberta, is a lovely hamlet and no matter what direction you are driving from you will be awed at the beauty of the area.  Priddis is a short 20  min. drive at the south end of Calgary on hwy 22x and a 1/2 km off the hwy on the south side. There will be a sign on the corner pointing you in the right direction.  Come out and support your local entrepreneurs, cottage industries, and small businesses  you will be amazed at all the fun loving and talented folks from your own backyard  of Alberta and beyond. There is a great food vendor on site our beloved Amy, that always has  the most incredible menu that will satisfy the most picky  of eaters.  So plan to spend an evening or day or both in a beautiful location, and support local talent by taking   home  one of a kind finds,  from vintage to hand created, you will NOT want to miss  it.  
Vintage With Flair, in the hamlet of Priddis, Alberta..  Friday   June 21  4 -8 pm   and Saturday  June 22nd  9 -4 pm.  $4.00

See you There !!

Monday, 13 May 2013


For those that have been to  outdoor markets like VINTAGE WITH FLAIR, you already know the drill;  Bring a friend or two-or three or four,(save on gas and spend SOME good time with friends), Be prepared to park a short distance away and wear comfortable shoes, Bring a shopping cart(saves many trips to the car), Bring your appetite (our concession foodie -Amy also  Farm Girls Food Truck makes the BEST ).  Bring $ but there will  be a cash  machine on site,(we TOTALLY UNDERSTAND) only some vendors will be prepared with debit/cc access but all welcome cash payment.   :)     And last we all love them dearly, But  please leave furry family at home(too many feet, and too hot to leave in the vehicle).

Most importantly Be prepared to Be Inspired!!!

Tuesday, 30 April 2013


Chalkpaint is the new diy favorite and if you haven't tried it or you need some added advice,
Vintage With Flair is excited to announce that  the Calgary based shop, Interiors to Inspire,, one of our 2013 vendors, will  be hosting 3 separate demonstration times featuring  ANNIE SLOAN  Chalkpaint.  They will be holding the first demo at 7pm  on Friday nite and  11am and 2 pm Saturday, the location is alongside their boothspace inside the Priddis Community Hall.  The demos will allow for some tips on the paint, techniques, colors and finishes. Your perfect opportunity to ask questions onsite!!  

Tuesday, 2 April 2013


What inspires You?   Is it colour, design, texture, nature, or creative savvy?  Do you yourself enjoy to bring that inspiration to life?  Each of us has a different bent or gift as I call it on  what we are inspired by.  I myself am inspired by colour and texture.. it calls to me to see beyond sometimes the outer crust of dust, dirt and years of disregard.  That is what Vintage With Flair and our most talented vendors are made up of.  Those that see, use, create, fix, haul and showcase their "style" for YOU our friends, customers and guests.   Each Boutique type booth is thought out and brought together under one name to promote their individuality and network together.  There is still opportunity to share your individuality by applying onto the blog; above is the application.  Still a couple of spaces for unique style vendors!!

Friday, 1 March 2013

Still Time

Have you been hesitating?  Not sure if you are what we are looking for in a vendor?   Are you people friendly, do you love to create out of vintage, refound, or make products that are earthy, organic in nature, local, unique, and you haven't had a venue to showcase your style?  This is your opportunity to be creative, set up a space that allows you to display your originality and style where the likeminded gather to be inspired and shop.  Our customers not only make it out despite the weather, they come to support and  take home pieces that possibly have been hauled for miles, cleaned, recreated and now wonderfully desirable!! The pieces and creations that YOU OUR AWESOME vendors bring each year !!

THERE'S STILL TIME!!   Applications extended to March 30th,  so get your creative savvy on and   join in the fun!!  Just go to the top of the blog and download the application , read through, fill out,  agree to, send .. then email 3 pics of a vignette of your potential booth.. photo credit Painting With Light Photography

Monday, 11 February 2013


Vintage With Flair..  is a vintage sale and the 4th of its kind, held in Priddis, Alberta.   This sale is unique in that it supports not only the useage of vintage, antiques, refound, recreated and salvage, but incorporates the creative element of design through handmade and created pieces.  This year it is being held the second LAST weekend in June in the pretty little hamlet of Priddis, Alberta, in the Community hall on Friday June 21  4 - 8pm and Saturday June 22 9 -4 pm..  There is something for everyone and if anything you will enjoy the pretty ride no matter what direction you may take to get there.

Sunday, 20 January 2013


Trends have come and gone throughout time, and the trend of re-using and  recreating is presently on its way to the top.   It allows anyone of any income bracket to combine something that may have been a family heirloom; a thrift store or garage sale find, or maybe even something more recent which now is in  need of a bit of updating.   At the Vintage With Flair Spring Sale there will be a plethora of vendors providing creative choices in a multitude of ways.  Our vendors are juried  based on their ability to bring their passion and inspiration for vintage and creations in innovative enticing displays.  Home decor, art, garden and yard pretties along with our Food provider, Amy, who will once again bring her delicious, tasty delicacies that continue to delight  our taste buds. 

Friday, 11 January 2013

Think Spring

Eventhough it's only the beginning of January, our minds are looking towards spring.   Much planning is happening as we prepare for our upcoming sale and vendors are busy collecting, creating and repurposing.
Unique planters make interesting displays

Vintage pretties add whimsy to your decor

Hand made body products by Willow Valley SoapWorks 

Whether you are applying to be a vendor or planning to attend as a customer, SPRING can't come soon enough.