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


Sunday, 18 July 2010

all about Pretty! Sale - September 10 & 11, 2010

Hope to see you there!

5pm to 9pm Friday
10am to 4pm Saturday
September 10 & 11, 2010

1405 - 22 Avenue
Coaldale, Alberta
just 10 minutes east of Lethbridge on Hwy# 3
 look for pink flamingos

here's a pic from our sale last year, look for the little pink house with lots of trees and little boutiques set up around the yard

Make sure you say Hi, introduce yourself & let
me know you found the sale via my blog

Have a Pretty! day

Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Farm Chicks! - more pictures

Happy Friday! Here are some more Farm Chicks pictures for your enjoyment. I was so excited the first morning, running around to my favourite booths, trying to shop, beat the crazy crowd, take pictures all at once plus just taking in all the beauty, it's a bit overwhelming. I was a bit, shall we say “hyper” “keyed up” “frenzied” maybe just a notch below “hysterical”!!! What can I say, I'm a little passionate about shopping! When I got back to the hotel and downloaded my pictures most of them were blurry. I slowed down on Sunday, had a great time visiting with vendors and blog friends, new and old and this time I took a deep breath and held steady and took more pictures that turned out, yeah! I would like to thank the lovely Isabel for lending me some of her great pictures. She’s a much better picture taker then me :-)

Have a Pretty! day

Monday, 5 July 2010

Farm Chicks FabLushNess!!! ~ Come Junk With Us SHoPFunWowNess!!!

Better late then never I say. So it's not January but I'm making a new resolution to blog more faithfully. So unless I'm flat up in bed sick or I meet Mr. Wonderful and he sweeps me off my feet to Paris to get married and take me shopping I'll do my best. For about a year I've been terrible at posting faithfully even though I have fibromyalgia and it’s been pretty rough this last year I've decided I’m not going to let it get the better of me anymore. I'm going to pray, dream, create, blog and shop my way to better health. So even though it's been over a month since I was in Spokane I just couldn't go without posting about one of my favourite trips, WOW, another amazing Farm Chick Antique Show.

It's still as exciting as my very first time there 3 years ago with Mom and Auntie. When we walked in the front door I was so awestruck and told them I'm sure when I die and go to heaven this is what it's going to look like. I look forward to this all year long, it always inspires me and I meet so many FRIENDLY, genuine, creative ladies!

This year was better then ever because I tried something new, my cousin Susan and I joined up with the one and only “Come Junk With Us” Junk Junket and we had an amazing time. Such a FUN group of gals, we had so much in common it was non-stop talk, talk, talk & tons of laughter! After losing my job earlier this year and battling depression I wasn't sure if I should make the trip but I'm sure glad I did. I felt my deep sadness lift that weekend and I'm feeling more hopeful about life then I have in a long time. It was lovely visiting with old blog friends as well as meeting new friends, many who are making a living doing their art - hey that's my dream too :) so it was delightfully inspiring of them to encourage me and send me back home with some hope and a few of my dreams back in tact.

Have a Pretty! day,

ps. I'll post some more pictures tomorrow

Monday, 31 May 2010

Farm Chicks - here I come!!!

Well even though our "Vintage Chicks" show is only a few weeks away and I'm a busy bee I just can't miss the Farm Chicks in Spokane. This year is special because I'm meeting up with the Come Junk With Us gang and my cousin Susan is joining me. Of course I'll be taking lots of pictures and will share my venture with you.

Have a Pretty! day

Saturday, 1 May 2010

Burlap & Bling

This big, bright world,
is like a drawer full of lace,
though I feel like a leftover rag;
quite awkward, uneasy,
and so out of place.

Lace is chosen
by those with whom they connect.
and selecting their own special piece;
they want their lives
to be so perfect.

Then stew they will
when things go terribly wrong.
Their lace gets soiled, stained and tattered.
For this worlds special lace
doesn’t last too long.

They’re all sewn up,
still seeking what cannot mend....
But this leftover rag, this old scrap of burlap;
though nowhere near perfect,
is your special friend.

©2008 louis gander

Have a Pretty! day