Tuesday, 7 March 2017

I'm pleased to announce the grand opening of my new Etsy Shop where I will be offering my art, home decor that I've created as well as found treasures! 

Here are some of my latest listings. 

I am also available for commissioned art and custom decor just message me directly at LauraYoungrenART@gmail.com.



Thursday, 27 October 2016


Sorry I haven't posted here in some time... I've ended up mostly on Pinterest & Instagram so thought I would share my links.

The below link is my newest blog however it still has the archived posts from all about Pretty!:

This was my 1st ever all about Pretty! blog:




Have a Pretty! day, 

Friday, 26 June 2015

Vintage with Flair... a great day of shopping!!!

wanted to share a few pics of my booth from the last weekend's sale, Vintage with Flair, my Vintage Chick's partner Pam put on a great sale!

I also look forward to doing The Prairie Girls Vintage Market again this year in Cochrane, Sept. 12th, 2015. Last year was amazing so hope you can make it this year. Please pop by "all about Pretty" and say HOWDY!

Have a PRETTY day!


Monday, 18 August 2014

a sneaky peek

creating lots of pretties for my booth at
The Prairie Girls Vintage Market, it's coming quickly, September 20th.  I will be posting more sneak peeks over the next month until the show

Have a PRETTY day!

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

WHO AM I?????

I have an interesting heritage when it comes to the family name. I was told my Great Grandfather was originally Martin August Sallstrom but as the story goes he had to change his name. He was on a ship with the Swedish Navy and there was a higher ranking officer who also had the name Sallstrom so to avoid confusion they made him change his surname, strange how they did things back then. He chose Ljunggren. 

Then how did I end up a Youngren, the story continues...

the story as I have been told is that my Grandmother Palma probably misunderstood how to spell my Grandfather's last name and spelled it phonetically, on all 7 of her children`s birth certificates so that's how I was born a Youngren when really I'm a Ljunggren, well actually Sallstrom, WHO THE HECK AM I REALLY??? 

Being such a follower of Swedish design/decor and to be true to my roots I wanted to honour my heritage and tell our story. Someday I hope to travel to Sweden and learn of all the family intrigues & mysteries.

I have included a few historical family pics, of my Grandpa Birger & his family in Sweden. I collect & love historical pics and ephemera but these old family photos are extra special. Also included a shot of me from almost 20 years ago when I was still young & perky, side by side with my cousin Carl Johan (on the left) visiting from Sweden. Him & a friend rode across Canada on bikes that year. Those crazy athletic Swedes! I unfortunately didn't get those special genes :)
Have a PRETTY day!

Sunday, 27 April 2014

God bless MOO!

I found some vintage wood letters on a buying trip and have finally finished using them in my latest art work. Because I found an M and two O's I immediately realized I must paint a cow. I ended up with two cows, my rustic MOO cow on barn wood and my FANCY cow complete with a hairbow, polka dots and a vintage frame. They are available at la TaDa! and I will be adding to my Etsy shop soon. I will also be offering prints of Fancy Cow. 

Glad I found an M, who knows what would have happened if I had found a P :)

Have a PRETTY day!

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

I know my all about Pretty! posts have not been happening very often, (don't like the negative term bad blogger :) so let's just say I`ve been busy in my offline life these last few years, lots of personal things going down. After being on disability for 2 years I was laid off my job of 16 years, you know the typical story these days, a large company bought our technology let go of the people, so much for supporting our economy and workers here?? Anyway I digress... with all of these happenings I've been trying to "always~look~on~the bright side of life" whistling~fufu~fufufufufufu yup that's as good as I can whistle :) singing that Monty Python tune in my head as I type this.

So I decided to jump in and open my own brick & mortar shop in Coaldale and it has been so much work that I haven't had much time to work on my art or blog on all about Pretty! I have been creating lots of decor items for the shop but dream of the day when I'll be creating all day long in the studio both art & my repurposed/restyled creations for the shop. I also hope to be teaching more and more workshops in the evenings & weekends at la TaDa! I will start blogging more when I have new work to share.  

My latest restyled shabby cabinet for the shop using van Gogh Chalk/Furniture Paint Collection line that I carry at la TaDa! (sold)

So I just wanted to let you know I'm still alive, working hard and I look forward to creating again and sharing my art with you as soon as I can.  THANKS SO MUCH! to so many who are encouraging me to get back to studio as well as supporting me personally and my shop.

Have a Pretty! day
Miss Laura

Sunday, 26 February 2012


Well I've been dreaming about being able to create for a living & opening my own shop for 20 years now and it's finally happening, thank you Jesus!!! I haven't been great at blogging over the last couple of years, I've been though the ringer a bit - still homesick for Vancouver after a big move to tiny Coaldale, loss of my Gramma & great friend Marg, loss of my beloved cat Sammy, discovered my sweet dog Bella has a heart condition, major structural damage to my home because of flooding last spring (need a whole new foundation, my house is slowly collapsing), recent loss of my job of 16 years after battling 2 years of major depression & fibromyalgia and it was very hard to keep my faith through it all but God gave me the grace to get through and He has restored my hope.

I'm excited to get back to work as well as creating and I'm looking forward to life again!

My new shop is opening March 1st so I'm crazy busy now getting ready but I will be blogging more as I get back to creating and will also write more details about my la TaDa!

Please pop in & say hi.
la TaDa! vintage boutique & creative studio
main street

Have a Pretty! day


Wednesday, 2 February 2011

VINTAGE CHICKS SALE! Antiques, Repurposed Vintage & Artisan SALE!

Hope you can make it to
our 2nd annual Vintage Chicks Sale!

I'll have my all about Pretty! booth right at the
front door so make sure to pop by and say Hi!

Have a Pretty! day

Monday, 27 September 2010


I would like to thanks everyone who came out for the all about Pretty! sale at my cottage in the country. We truly appreciate fellow Albertans supporting local women entrepreneurs. Your business is greatly appreciated and this is truly from our hearts. We can't compete with "made in China" prices but we hope our products have more value because they are unique finds and one of a kind creations that we have put our heart & soul in to. So from the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU!

I'd like to thank Too Charming & Frosted Furniture for joining us in the show this year.

A special thanks to my fellow Vintage Chick - Pam for joining in the show and for all her much needed help. Also a big hug & thank you for my Daddy who is always an amazing help to me.

A few pictures of our lovely day!

Have a Pretty! day