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!!!!