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, 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, 

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, ,                                                      @theellebetree (inst),  
                                       Welcome Leslie!
Antiques New to You       s/571132413040620,  
Poofs Potpourrie   ,                                                  Welcome Jan!
Gillian Mitchell Ceramics @gillyweeds (inst)
                                       Welcome  Gillian
EmmaLina Blanche
Welcome Donna!
Hot Rocks Glass Jewels,                                          @hotrocksjewellery(inst),
                                       Welcome Sue!
sue loves junk        ,                                                        @suelovesjunk (inst),
                                       Welcome Sue and Georgia!
                                        Welcome Tammy!                        
Romancing the Home,        Welcome Carol!
The Copper Grove  ,                                             @thecoppergrove(inst),
                                        Welcome Shelly!
Stich Plus Stich     ,                                                   Welcome Jill!
Bird on a Barbed Wire,                                             WelcomeJennifer!
Flint and Feather   ,                                                       @flintnfeather(inst),
                                        Welcome Lauren!
Plaster Paint Alberta,                                                                                                                   @aunties_in_the_attic(inst),
                                        Welcome Charlene!
The Collective            ollectiveFortMacleod,  
                                        Welcome Cynthia!
Magpie Maggie       ,         Welcome Marcia!
Whitebarn Vintage Designs,       @whitebarnvintagedesigns(inst)
                                         Welcome Kim and Keri!
A little Forked Up  ,                                                     Welcome Marina!
Homebody               ,                                                     @saragirletzart (inst),
                                        Welcome Sara!
Crazy For Towels              @crazy4towels (inst),
                                        Welcome Diane!
Monkey Business     ,
                                        Welcome Deb & Hillary!
Wardrobe                         Welcome Janet!
Tea Wagon              ,                                                         @yycteawagon,
                                        Welcome Samantha!
                                          Welcome Ashley!
Wow and Then Vintage, 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 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!!!

Thursday, 9 June 2016


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.. 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 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!!!!   


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!!!