Monday, 28 November 2016

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

BEAUTIFUL!!!- THANK YOU!!

beautiful  - one word to describe the day!!!

vendors, customers, volunteers, helpers, and location and the 
          ++ weather!!!!!!   



Thank you to the talented makers, curators and fun creatives who brought their best to Vintage With Flair - Christmas in the Country!!!  
 

Thank you to all our families, friends and volunteers, you are appreciated more than words can say!!!!
willing to get down and fix it!!! 


Thank  you to our customers and friends, who support our work!!! I know you found some amazing unique gifts and finds!!!

Congratulations to the 10 door prize winners!!! Enjoy!!!
vendors donated prizes!!


Thank you to frfa.ca for participating in our event and we are delighted to share  a portion of our door entry with you!!! 

The following is a recap of the vendor lineup!!!

1.  Misty's Designs
2.  Bird on a Barbed Wire
3.  Stitch Plus Stitch
4.  Flint and Feather
5.  The Ellebee Tree
6.  Emmalina Blanche
7.  Whitebarn Vintage Designs
8.  Poofs Potpourrie
9.  Monkey Business Vintage Decor
10. Wardrobe
11. Gillian Mitchell Designs
12. Romancing the Home
13. The Copper Grove
14. A Little Forked Up
15. Homebody-Sara Girletz Art
16. Aunties in the Attic-Plaster Paint
17. Antiques New to You
18. Hot Rocks Glass Jewels
19. Lost Valley Textiles
20. The Collective-Fort MacLeod
21. Wow and Then - vintage
22. sue loves junk
23. Magpie Maggie
24. Indulgence at Home





Tuesday, 1 November 2016

ANNOUNCING!!!!!!!! 2 WINNERS!!!




Congratulations 

Melinda Peckam and
L.C. Donald 

Vintage With Flair online contest winners of $50.00 each !!!!!!      


Monday, 26 September 2016

Vintage With Flair - Christmas in the Country - Charity Partner!!!

As one of our mandates for Vintage With Flair markets is to partner with at minimum one local charity, and it is our pleasure to announce that FRFA.. OR better known as Feline Rescue Foundation of Alberta, http://frfa.ca will be our represented charity for Vintage With Flair -Christmas in the Country 2016!!
  The  Feline Rescue Foundation of Alberta (“FRFA”) is a registered charity based in Calgary that provides rescue, rehabilitation and re-homing for cats living on city streets and rural areas. We are a NO-KILL organization.  

Monday, 19 September 2016

Gillian Mitchell Ceramics - Artist Statement

Complete artist statement for Gillian Mitchell Ceramics, www.gillianmitchellceramics.com 


Artist Statement
Gillian Mitchell


I believe my ceramic work bridges the gap between sculptural and functional.  There has to be enough visual interest through familiar and unfamiliar, or unrecognizable textures, to allow my functional work to come to life. These textures are inspired by the natural aspects of beautiful places I have travelled to in Canada and around the world.
Nearest to my home in Calgary, the Grassi Lakes hike in the Rocky Mountains in Canmore has provided plentiful visual stimulation that comes across in my ceramics. Most inspiring are the rock formations on the hike up, the brightly coloured pools at the top, and the lush vegetation on the way down.  
Moving farther away from the prairies and to the ocean, the living fluid life-forms of coral reefs have always been an inspiration.  Repeated patterns like those found while snorkeling in Costa Rica, Mexico and Dominican Republic constantly surface in my work.
Though the inspiration for much of my work comes from around the world, it is still grounded in the prairies.  Much of the textures I use to replicate mountains and coral reefs are directly from the grasslands in which I grew up.  

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

VINTAGE WITH FLAIR - CHRISTMAS IN THE COUNTRY!!!! Artisans, creators and purveyors !!!!!

It is with great pleasure that I introduce our lineup for Christmas in the Country at the Red Deer Lake Community Centre, Nov. 5, 2016!!!   

Each vendor displays and takes payment  in their own boutique styled booth.. !!!


in no particular order:

The Ellebee Tree,           https://www.facebook.com/theellebeetree,                                                      @theellebetree (inst),  
                                       Welcome Leslie!
Antiques New to You       https://www.facebook.com/group       s/571132413040620,  
                                        WelcomeMaureen!
Poofs Potpourrie             https://www.facebook.com/PoofsPotpourrie1,                                                  Welcome Jan!
Gillian Mitchell Ceramics @gillyweeds (inst)
                                       Welcome  Gillian
EmmaLina Blanche https://www.facebook.com/EmmaLinaBlanche-Designs-1405257293106865
Welcome Donna!
Hot Rocks Glass Jewels   https://www.facebook.com/HotRocksGlassJewels,                                          @hotrocksjewellery(inst),
                                       Welcome Sue!
sue loves junk                  https://www.facebook.com/suelovesjunk,                                                        @suelovesjunk (inst),
                                       Welcome Sue and Georgia!
                                        @lost_valley_textiles(inst),
                                        Welcome Tammy!                        
Romancing the Home        https://www.facebook.com/Romancing-the-Home-1157034741007984,        Welcome Carol!
The Copper Grove            https://www.facebook.com/thecoppergroveshop,                                             @thecoppergrove(inst),
                                        Welcome Shelly!
Stich Plus Stich               https://www.facebook.com/StitchPlusStitch,                                                   Welcome Jill!
Bird on a Barbed Wire     https://www.facebook.com/BirdOnABarbedWire,                                             WelcomeJennifer!
Flint and Feather             https://www.facebook.com/flintnfeather/,                                                       @flintnfeather(inst),
                                        Welcome Lauren!
Plaster Paint Alberta        https://www.facebook.com/Plaster-Paint-Rural-Alberta-1475181532777480,                                                                                                                   @aunties_in_the_attic(inst),
                                        Welcome Charlene!
The Collective                  https://www.facebook.com/theC    ollectiveFortMacleod,  
                                        Welcome Cynthia!
Magpie Maggie                 https://www.facebook.com/Magpie-Maggie-561360247235412,         Welcome Marcia!
Whitebarn Vintage Designs  https://www.facebook.com/whitebarnvintagedesigns,       @whitebarnvintagedesigns(inst)
                                         Welcome Kim and Keri!
A little Forked Up            https://www.facebook.com/alittleforkedup,                                                     Welcome Marina!
Homebody                         https://www.facebook.com/saragirletzart,                                                     @saragirletzart (inst),
                                        Welcome Sara!
Mistys Designs                 Welcome Misty!!
Monkey Business               https://www.facebook.com/MonkeyBusinessVintageHomeDecor,
                                        Welcome Deb & Hillary!
Wardrobe                         Welcome Janet!
Tea Wagon                        https://www.facebook.com/yycteawagon,                                                         @yycteawagon,
                                        Welcome Samantha!
                                          Welcome Ashley!
Wow and Then Vintage       https://www.facebook.com/WowandThen, that's                                             me   Pam!!!

I know you will be amazed at what they will bring to share with you, our community and friends!!!!

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

VINTAGE WITH FLAIR - JUNE 2016 MARKET!!!

Vintage With Flair June 2016 has come and and gone and it was such a beautiful and amazing event!!! Vendors pulled out all the stops on their booths..  the venue, The Springbank Park For All Seasons, was roomy, allowing customers and vendors to enjoy browsing and display even more creatively!!!  

Our partner charity the Rainbow Society of Alberta provided us with lovely volunteers who aided at our ticket table, and as well we will be donating a portion of our door entry $350. to their cause.

Cyndy provided a decorating with succulent demo twice on Saturday, as well as draw prizes were drawn throughout the sale!!!!


Thank you to every vendor, Food Truck volunteer, family member and friends and customers who supported Vintage With Flair Summer Market 2016!!!! For those unable to attend .. stop by our facebook page to view some of what you missed!!!www.facebook.com/VintageWithFlair

Thursday, 9 June 2016

VINTAGE WITH FLAIR - SUMMER MARKET JUNE 17 4 -8 AND JUNE 18 9 -4 LOCATION!!!

Vintage With Flair - previously held at the Priddis Community Hall, has moved locations!!!! Bigger space, more browsing room and all are welcome!!!! As previous $4.00 good for both days, children under age 12 free, all entrants over age 18 entered in hourly draws,  First 10 get in free both Fri. and Sat.. and receive a market shopping bag!! 

ON JUNE 17   4 -8 AND JUNE 18 9 - 4   WE WILL BE AT THE Springbank Park For All Seasons, 32224a Springbank Road, Calgary,. easy find off hwy 1 at the Calaway Park exit(Range Road 33), and go right or south 2km..find us  on the se corner of Range Road 33 and Springbank Road,  look for signs and the Food Trucks Or
Take the scenic route via hwy 8, or 22x to hwy 22 and turn east at Springbank Road approx 15 km to the 4 way stop..       www.springbankpark.com Lots of room to browse and wander booth to booth and rest.. and take another look!!!

37  FABOO vendors,

from country farmhouse,shabby chic, fresh vintage, curated originals, makermade, home and garden decor, wearables, including clothing for littles and adults, vintage inspired jewlery, unique art, body care, delectible delights; inside the arena and mobile boutiques and Food Trucks!!!!! 

If you haven't entered to win our 1 of 2 $100.00 shopping spree draws.. head on over to our FB Page www.facebook.com/VintageWithFlair and LIKE our page, share and enter to win!!! Draws will be June 15th!!!!!



Saturday  June 18th at 10 am and 2 pm       is a creative demo by Vintage With Flair's special guest Cyndy, building a succulent wreath!!!!   

  
 SEE YOU THERE!!!!!!


Thursday, 12 May 2016

VINTAGE WITH FLAIR - #freshvintage #repurposed #reimagined #handdesigned #curated

It is coming  in 6 weeks..  #vintage with flair - and it's amazing lineup of Vendors!!!
The talent, creativity, savy, and style will be the most incredible of eye candy!!! Everything from pretty, romantic,rustic, refined, and fresh!!! From wearables to home creations and garden and yard uniquities.. a mix of #urban and #country!!!! 

First 10 peeps arriving in line are FREE!!! TO ENTER.. AS WELL AS RECEIVING A COMPLIMENTARY MARKET BAG!!!

LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING YOU THERE!!!! The countdown is on!!!
           www.facebook.com/VintageWithFlair

Friday, 6 May 2016

VINTAGE WITH FLAIR VENDOR FAMILY WELCOME - MAGPIE AND MAGNOLIA!!!


Kim - Magpieand Magnolia
www.facebook.com/magpieandmagnolia

'Magpie and Magnolia specializes in handpainted, creatively reimagined home goods. We take secondhand items and repurpose them into stylish statement pieces. You will find pieces that vary greatly in style, from farmhouse to arthouse, but all with attention to detail and quality.

We are a husband and wife team who love working together on this creative adventure. Kim grew up here in Calgary, and Mike is from beautiful western Massachusetts. We collaborate on a lot of our furniture pieces, but you will definitely notice a difference in style. Mike is the talent behind the intricate patterns and designs, while Kim loves to experiment with wood burning and other materials. Some of our inspiration comes from old world mosaics and architecture, mid-century pop art, and tattoo culture.'

Thursday, 28 April 2016

VINTAGE WITH FLAIR VENDOR FAMILY WELCOME - GYPSY VINTAGE!!


GYPSY VINTAGE - Min, Nic & Meg

https://www.facebook.com/GypsyVintage-387531844785998


"Hello YYC! We are new to the market life and we are loving it. 
We are a team of 3 friends who turned an old camper into a mobile shop. We curate handcrafted items of all types! The main focus; keeping things simple, natural, refurbished, reclaimed, vintage, handmade and crafted." 💜 Min, Nic & Meg.
 









Wednesday, 27 April 2016

VENDOR FAMILY WELCOME - ROMANCING THE HOME

Carol  - ROMANCING THE HOME

https://www.facebook.com/Romancing-the-Home-1157034741007984/



"Hi I am Carol from Romancing the Home
I have been collecting Antiques for over 20 years . I have always loved the Romantic side of decorating  Victorian and Edwardian being my favourite eras.  I restyle old vintage bottles jars and containers, I shabby chic anything and like to give a vintage flair to items used in every day living . My roots are from England and I  LOVE rummaging at flea markets antique stores and  meeting people who share my passion. "



Tuesday, 26 April 2016

VINTAGE WITH FLAIR FAMILY WELCOME - HOME CREATIONS!


Jessica - of HOME CREATIONS

https://www.facebook.com/homecreationsbyjessica

"Home Creations by Jessica started out 3 years ago.  After 17 years working as a professional in Human Resources I decided desks and suits were no longer for me…er… unless sanding, painting and revamping the desk!  After all those years in an office who knew I could be so creative and “see” the beauty and potential in both old and new pieces!  My dogs - Zita and Mr. Big keep me on the straight and narrow and you may notice my weakness for bunnies in my decor... and that’s because of my real bunny Caddy. I look forward to meeting you and am honoured when my pieces become part of your home."

Monday, 25 April 2016

VENDOR FAMILY WELCOME - AIRDRIE FURNITURE REVIVAL!!!




     JESS - AIRDRIE FURNITURE REVIVAL


                                               https://www.facebook.com/airdriefurniturerevival


"Hi there! I'm Jessie, owner and one woman show over at Airdrie Furniture Revival. I've always loved having a "unique" home and found it very difficult to fill my home with unique items at an affordable price. My love of refinished furniture started as a hobby but after the encouragement from some great friends and family I decided to make this adventure my full time job just over 2 years ago. Attending these markets is my favourite part of what I do, I love meeting all of these amazing like minded people!"
                                     
                                           






Friday, 22 April 2016

VENDOR FAMILY WELCOME - JILL'S JUNK SHOP!!


  JILL  -  JILL'S JUNK SHOP
   https://www.facebook.com/groups/518178634941814

"After years of thrifting and treasure hunting for myself, my close friends and family started asking me to look for items for them...and 'Jill's Junk Shop' was born soon after.  Nothing beats the high you get when you find "that" treasure, making you want to yell out "START THE CAR" like that Ikea commercial.  Treasure hunting is my therapy.  I love anything antique, vintage, or unique.  I am drawn to bright colors, and that is reflected in my home decor and booth items.  I love design.  I love prettying up spaces.  I love when I am able to help a customer find a piece that has sentimental value to it."
                             
                                   


                                 


Wednesday, 20 April 2016

VINTAGE WITH FLAIR VENDOR FAMILY WELCOME - VINEWOOD ORIGINALS


ROSE-ANNE AND JIM - VINEWOOD ORIGINALS

https://www.facebook.com/roseysvintage
"Vinewood Originals began as Rosey's Vintage,  just a couple of junk and antique lovers! Husband and wife, Jim and Rosey are collectors of interesting, eclectic and quirky finds.  As an artist, Jim creates unique, beautiful and very different pieces of furniture and art.  The greatest part is searching out those forgotten pieces and bringing a whole new life to them.  That is what we are all about! If you want something built or reinvented, Vinewood Originals is where you get it!"

Rosey


Monday, 18 April 2016

VENDOR FAMILY WELCOME - OPUS FIVE ARTISAN WORKS!


KATHLEEN - OPUS FIVE ARTISAN WORKS


opusfiveartisanworks on instagram

 "Years ago, as a newlywed, we refinished furniture because it was cheap!  I remember an old buffet I sanded, primed and painted with ‘enamel’ and it took many months of  work to finish,  but I loved the process of transformation.  After my career in business was finished and I was safely retired, I looked around for another venture to interest me, and the prospects of working with the lovely paint products on the market today were compelling.  I can only hold so many furniture pieces in my little house, so the idea of OpusFive was born.  I chose Opus because it means number in Latin and is used in music, which was my degree.  I chose Five, because over the course of my career, I had four jobs and this venture is my fifth."







Wednesday, 13 April 2016

VENDOR FAMILY WELCOME - THE PURPLE PASTRY CHEF

CHANTAL - THE PURPLE PASTRY CHEF

https://www.facebook.com/The-Purple-Pastry-Chef-192209490815720

"Hello,I am Chantal Zimmer, Owner/Chef of The Purple Pastry Chef food Truck and Bakery. I have been involved the food industry for years and it is my passion. I am a red seal chef with training in Europe and have focused my skills on baking and pastry arts in the last few years, opening the Purple Pastry Chef bakery. I love to explore new techniques and Ideas and  love to make people happy... Sweets tend to do that. Check us out at The Vintage  with Flair market".







       


                                                             






Monday, 11 April 2016

VENDOR FAMILY WELCOME - PRAIRIE PALLET

BREANE - PRAIRIE PALLET


"I’m Breane from Prairie Pallet! A wife and mom to a sweet girl who will be turning one soon! Although I live in the city now, I grew up on a farm in Southern Alberta, and will always be a country girl at heart! I recently started creating pallet décor as a hobby after my daughter was born. Pallets and salvaged wood are treasures to me, and I love recycling them to create new pieces of home décor, or using them to add a unique touch to upcycled thrift store finds!"

Friday, 8 April 2016

VENDOR FAMILY WELCOME - ART AND FOUND



LAURA - ART AND FOUND


renaissance lady, artistic "jack of all", repurposer, imaginationist, flower sniffer, professional putterer, collector of bits & bobs, dabbler'n this & that, teller of silly stories,  always rescuing furry things, loves God, loves pretty, animal lover, lover of the old, worn, torn & tattered, and I guess really in love with love, big time dreamer and loves to walk around with her head in the clouds

Wednesday, 6 April 2016

VENDOR FAMILY WELCOME - HONEY B'S AT HOME


Barb - Honey B's At Home
https://www.facebook.com/honeybsathome


"Hello, I am Barb Brown, owner of Honey B’s at Home. I’ve been rescuing and refurbishing antique furniture since my first apartment. My passion for treasure hunting and painted furniture turned into Honey B’s Vintage Home Decor 16 years ago, starting in Calgary’s first antique mall and later developing into a retail shop in Kensington. In recent years I decided to focus on my online shop, Honey B’s at Home, and have continued to provide amazing, beautiful, quality pieces to passionate decorators and local designers. I love vintage style and connecting to a growing community of talents and friends!"

Monday, 4 April 2016

VENDOR FAMILY WELCOME - - SEVEN SAINTS DESIGNS

ERIN & JEN - SEVEN SAINTS DESIGN

   https://www.facebook.com/sevensaintsdesigns

"Jen and Erin have been bff's since childhood, and have always done everything together (went to university, got married, started families), but one thing was still left- to go into business together! They have always shared a passion for fashion and design, so that seemed like the logical direction to head. After spending months brainstorming, Seven Saints was born! Check out their beautifully refurbished vintage motorhome, and you'll discover the quaintest most unique upscale ladies boutique you've ever seen. Bursting with the best selection of fashion, accessories and even shoes, they carry a variety of fantastic labels, you're sure to become a follower."