May 31, 2010

13 more days - The Vintage Chicks Sale

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 d├ęcor 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

May 20, 2010

24 more days - The Vintage Chicks Sale


From a small log cabin in Alberta's Willow Valley, nestled against the scenic Livingstone Range, Willow Valley Soapworks offers you a healthy alternative to over-processed commercial cosmetics.

Offering hand-crafted, gentle, skin and earth-friendly
bath & beauty products.
*handmade soaps
*handmade bath bombs
*luscious lip balms
*face, hand & body lotions
*skin-saving salves
*soothing tub truffles
*bath salts
*massage bars

Wendy also offers custom orders & designer gift baskets or why not try her fun-filled, hands-on classes, great for showers, birthdays, reunions, conferences...

Say Hi to Wendy at the Vintage Chicks Show


Some extra show info:

Our show is wheel chair accessible

Cash & cheques with most vendors, a few vendors may have visa or debit capability

See you June 12 & 13!!!

Laura & Pam
The Vintage Chicks

May 8, 2010

36 more days - The Vintage Chicks Sale


“Necessity is the mother of invention”… moving to our dream property as a young couple with 2 tiny babies was a dream come true. With hardly 2 pennies to rub together some days the necessity part of that saying became too real. A practical approach and a creative eye taught me to not only make due, but to share. Not having pretty things doesn’t have to be a part of a practical life. It is all in how you look at. Aged barn wood from the neighbors old shed, that tattered bit of fabric and a flower you grew yourself from one of grandmas divided perennials can be so precious. Lets call it Farmhouse glam!
From owning a retail store, to a successful wholesale business, I only do custom designs now. This allows me more time to be creative. Raising the meat we eat, our own dairy goats and a very large garden keeps me grounded. Being self sufficient is so rewarding. I am so looking forward to being a part of the first Vintage Chicks Fair so I can relish in the inspiration gained from precious finds and re-used treasures. After all……It’s this journey we are all on together. When life gets too serious I garden!

Dawn Kay
Keeper of the Farmhouse Garden

May 2, 2010

Into my garden come!

42 more days - The Vintage Chicks Sale

There is another sky,

Ever serene and fair,

And there is another sunshine,

Though it be darkness there;

Never mind faded forests, Austin,

Never mind silent fields -

Here is a little forest,

Whose leaf is ever green;

Here is a brighter garden,

Where not a frost has been;

In its unfading flowers

I hear the bright bee hum:

Prithee, my brother,

Into my garden come!

by Emily Dickinson

Laura & Pam
The Vintage Chicks

May 1, 2010

pink & pink on white

43 more days - TheVintage Chicks Sale
sneak peek

pink lamp, pink milk glass on white vanity
 a pretty combination

JUNE 12 - 13, 2010
rain or shine
Priddis Community Hall
15 min west of Calgary on Highway 22X
vendor enquiries email:
only outdoor booths left

Laura & Pam
The Vintage Chicks