FEATURED VENDOR - PAM MIKOLAYENKO
from WOW AND THEN
from WOW AND THEN
also one half of THE VINTAGE CHICKS
Anything with patina, history, chips and adored before has always had an appeal for me. Seeing potential and possibilities is what I love to do. From childhood living in Winnipeg, my maternal Grandmother was a great thrift shopper and I never left her home without some little treasure she had found. I remember shopping at what was called The Piggy Bank Sale at Christmastime at the local Community Centre; 5 cents bought some real cool gifts for my family. From early in my marriage I would seek out vintage finds to decorate and remake into my home décor and later was part of a 10 day annual Christmas sale made up of some 50 people. My dream began then to someday have my own little nook to gather and display my finds. In 2007 that dream came to fruition in the village of Longview, and I named it, WOW and THEN. My husband is my awesome partner, helping paint, remake, haul and store my collections. I am open Thursday to Sunday, May to December, adding Wednesdays throughout the summer and Friday to Sunday January to April, 12ish - 5ish, always weather permitting.
The Vintage Chicks Faire is also a dream in the making that began two years ago when Laura approached me at my booth at the Fort Macleod Antique Show. It is almost here and we are looking forward to the rewards of all our hard work. Stop by and say hi at the Faire, or make a trip out to Longview and look for Wow and Then, 146 Morrison Road, next door to the Jerky Shop, you can’t miss it.
Wow and Then
We would also love to introduce Heather from Gumdrop Photography who will be hosting a photo booth where you and your friends will be able to take some fun pics in vintage hats and purchase beautiful sepia toned pics as a keepsake of your day with The Vintage Chicks. Her work is absolutely lovely!
Look forward to seeing you all at the show, make sure you pop by and say Hi!
Laura & Pam
The Vintage Chicks