Archive for May, 2012

New Items Added To A Vintage Affair!


This week I’ve got some new stuff to show at A Vintage Affair. I’m finally starting to get a bit organized after a busy busy Spring and listing of the house, so I will be publishing photos of new pieces that I am taking to A Vintage Affair hopefully on a weekly basis (now I’m committing myself by saying so!!). Things are going quite well over there and they’ve really developed a lovely niche! They will also be participating in the Vintage Chicks Show in Priddis this June 8 & 9th at the Priddis Community Hall just west of Calgary (Hwy 22X). I would love to take part but the squeeze for time and energy is a teeny too hectic and I’m all about slowing life down and “smelling the flowers” so to speak. I will definitely be looking for funs sake though and I’ve got my show coming up in July which is going to arrive sooner than I think!

Check out all the details of these pieces on the website and they are all at the store right now. Hours are on the Events Tab!









Custom Refinishing


It’s been a very busy spring so far with the listing of our house, organizing the purchase of a lovely new home and preparations that it all brings! In between, it’s been a miracle I could squeeze in a couple of custom refinishing jobs!

Here are some of those pieces, though I have a couple still in the works! The little display table belonging to Lora was a cute but plain piece that needed some jazzing up. A coat of white paint and black velvet lining did the trick!

The bench (firstly shown in it’s prior condition) was listed in the “Drab to Fab” category of my website. A very sweet lady, Trish, spotted it and we collaborated on this beautiful fresh look. I love the blue and white fabric with the birds!

Lastly, a set of nesting tables needed new life for Toni! They came out really great!


We Are Selling Our Home!


My family and I recently returned from a visit my sister Sue who has a beautiful little place in Summerlin, Nevada. It was an amazing, restful holiday. One of those real awakenings where you realize life can be lived differently than what you are currently doing and if you are brave enough to make that step it can lead you to exciting and rewarding possibilities for the future. Afterall, we aren’t getting younger!!

Though we had considered a change before, this trip just gave us the push we needed! Winter in Calgary has become to us (like many others), something we don’t look so forward to! ¬†The idea of having an alternate home in warmer climates has become a real dream. How do we make this happen?.. sell our ¬†current home, free up our investments and pursue other life interests. Exploring possible winter destinations, owning a little cottage on the sea, or just travelling for the next year sounds perfectly appealing!

I will certainly miss some of the personal features and love we put into this home, and we’ve been so blessed to have almost 9 years here. We will always have great memories of it. Our new “Calgary” home has been selected and I have the exciting job of bringing it to it’s full potential. It is simpler which will fit into our new plan perfectly. I’ve emailed all my customers the details of our Parkdale home in case somebody is interested! But here are the photos again for the blog. These pics don’t show the fully finished basement which has a huge bright recreation room, bar with storage room, one bedroom, a full bath and laundry room.

If you or anybody you know is interested, call Murray Brown at 403-540-1841. Our home will be listed on MLS next Thursday, May 10th!