June 19, 2010

WOW ! The Vintage Chicks Sale was a BLAST!!!

So what is a Vintage Chick anyway?

A Vintage Chick always looks on the pretty side of life and of course loves all things Vintage.
She likes to mix it up, 1 part junk,
1 part glam and 1 part heart!
She follows her dream of making the world
a more beautiful place!
You can find her late at night, wearing camouflage chic, sprinkling flower seeds everywhere!

Greetings Vintage Chicks!
sorry this post a tad late but I had to sleep all this week to catch up from all the excitement of our first ever Vintage Chicks Sale. Wow, is all I can say, it was wonderful to find so many other "Vintage Chicks" right here in our own backyard and we even had a line up on Saturday. I've posted pics of all our lovely vendors and booths however due to my adrenaline rush that day I couldn't hold the camera still enough to get great shots. I think next year we'll to hire a professional photographer next year

Our mission is…
to bring to western Canada a new style of show that will be uniting antiques/collectibles with arts/crafts as well as the hot new trend of restyling antiques to a new purpose. A lovely combination of all, stunningly displayed, by very talented & creative people who in the past have had no venue to showcase their wares all together. Our hopes are to be supportive and respectful of each other in our endeavours and we pray a true camaraderie of vendors will lead to a successful sale. Our offerings are inspired by days gone by when people had less but cherished more. Our booths will be boutique-like displays brimming with charming handmades, collectibles/curiosities, reloved & repurposed vintage finds and one-of-a-kind creations so everyone will be sure to find something special for their home & garden that can't be found in the big box stores. We truly believe in supporting local talent versus overseas mass production. So whether you're into cottage, retro, country, rustic, shabby, farmhouse garden or eclectic everyone will be sure to discover a treasure or two. We delight in the hopes to inspire, nourish the soul, delight the senses, and encourage all to take joy in adding a little beauty to they're home and life!

Pam & I are thrilled and so very thankful that our vision for a new style of show for Canada not only came to fruition but that it was so well received, whew! Our amazing vendors and customers helped to make our first annual Vintage Chicks Sale a success and a dream come true so thank you, thank you, thank you! We had prayed for wonderful weather so we weren't surprised when we were blessed with sunshine for exactly our weekend even though it's been raining all of June, we call that a God kiss! We hope everyone who attended has a memorable time and we thank you for supporting local women in business, bless you! We had so many lovely comments, everyone seemed pleasantly surprised and wanted to know if we would be having more shows like this and yes, we have already booked the hall for next year, here we go again, yahoo!

Prize #2 Lorraine from Priddis

Moving onward & upward and looking forward together with you to our next great Vintage Chicks Sale and the day when “Vintage Chicks” rule the world!

Laura & Pam
The Vintage Chicks

If you weren't able to join us, visit our Vintage Chicks Blog Shoppe for show specials!

JUNE 11 & 12, 2011
10am to 4pm
Priddis Community Hall
15 min west of Calgary on Highway 22X
see you next year!

•antiques & collectibles both as found and restyled
•farmhouse primitives
•charming handmades
•salvaged finds
•one of a kind decor
•garden treasures
•yummy food
and more!

June 4, 2010

9 more days - The Vintage Chicks Sale

Hi! My name is Vintage Valerie and I love everything associated with collecting antiques and vintage. I especially love the pursuit, discovering great finds, participating in and attending fabulous shows and meeting other enthusiasts who just can't seem to get enough of those beautiful gifts from the past. I am always on the lookout for the next great discovery! I am so blessed that my 30 year career has afforded me the lifestyle to fulfill my passion of hunting and gathering. When I retired it was only natural to open my dream Shoppe “Antiques on 9th” (Lethbridge, AB) which enables me to share my passion with other treasure hunters, and as I like to say “find good homes for my children”. I love it when I find that special item my client has been searching for; if I don’t have it in my Shoppe or storage good chance I have a connection to acquire it for them. I love & collect all styles from Country, Shabby, Victorian, to Retro & Modern so no matter what you’re looking for I may have it. So make sure to pop by and say Hi at the Vintage Chicks Show, my booth is outside and I would love to meet fellow hoarders, umm, I mean collectors.
Hi, I am a born & raised, blue jean wearing Albertan. I was born in Calgary & raised in a village east of here. I have always loved old things & had the vision or illness, however you look at it, to see a new use for these forgotten treasures, like my treasured wooden ironing board, reborn as a tv stand, when I was 18. My husband & 3 great kids have always humored me. I now have grandchildren, my sweet little man & our 2 new little angel girls, born 12 days apart. My family, kids & antiques, are my passions. I have been a collector for most of my life, selling my “antiquities” as I like to call them for many years. I believe everything old has a purpose. The hunt for these treasures is really exciting, sometimes to the dismay of my family. I like the natural patina of good old rust & wear. I can see the beauty in pieces that others may not & pass that on, with a little work & a good cleaning. A milk pail is never just a pail in my eyes, think magazine rack or guest towel holder, an old fence board & a door knob with rusty bolts is a great hat hanger, the sky's the limit! I enjoy sharing my pieces with others who can give them a new home & love them as I do. Put on your jeans & enjoy hunting through my treasures.


See you in 9 days!!!
Laura & Pam
The Vintage Chicks