Friday, 3 July 2015

Co-Host to The Alberta Dames Vintage Market 2015

Goodness, it has been to long since we posted! 
I have been BUSY!

As you might know I am the second half of The Alberta Dames, and We hosted our Spring Market this June 6th, 2015 at Beautiful Vintage Balzac Hall, in Balzac Alberta Canada just outside Calgary Alberta.
Click the READ MORE to see all the details...

Our hearts burst with gratitude from our fans/clients/customers that are willing to line up all day long just to get in to support us!

and BAM, they were excited to shop...

Here is our list of vendors that participated in our show and some pictures of their amazing creations...

Always Sunny
Ava Blake Creations
Crafted Artisan Truck
Cougar Chic Decor
Brok Boys
Off the Top Creations
City and the Sticks Designs
Splinters & Shards
Nooks Design
Barnstorm Creations
Bunky & Marie's Consignment Boutique
Polka Dot Creek
the art of Lauren Cowles
Barb's Bears
Sam & Nat
Buttercream Clothing
Sweet Serendipity
Deb's Designs~Jewelery
Krazy Moose Tents & Gear
For The Birds
Reclaimed Antique Designs - RAD
Two Girls Redesigning Life
Leanne Montpetit, Kreative Evolution Welding Art
All Through The House and Red Barn Mercantile
Pink City Soaps & Knits
Sweet Serendipity
Sparkling Dahlia
For The Birds
Seven Saints
Sublime Couture
Wilks Booth Food Truck
Sticky Ricky's Food Truck





 Mobile Vendors are awesome!!

These elegant and unique creations are from Annie of Cougar Chic AND one part of The Alberta Dames

And the second half of The Alberta Dames is Jenny of Ava Blake Creations. Her treasures are Stunning and one-of-a-kind

We want to THANK every single person that came out to show us support on this crazy beautiful creative journey!
We could not have done an incredible job on our show without the help from our many volunteers, and from the Airdrie Food Bank volunteers you all know who you are and we THANK YOU!

Stay Tuned lovelies, our next show will be in the Fall of 2015, dates to be announced!

Super Love,
Jenny & Annie
The Alberta Dames

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Golden Starfish and Friends

Hello Hello!
It certainly has been a while since I posted. 
I always THANK YOU for your continued support Ava Blakers!

Here is a really FUN project to do!

I scooped up these starfish from a garage sale! I'm sure you can find some at Dollar Stores as well.
 I LOVE LOVE LOVE beach decor, especially living here in Alberta where beaches are far and few! I knew exactly what I was going to do with these....

Friday, 20 March 2015

Ava Blake Creations Studio Painted Stairs

Hello Hello!
If you follow me, then  you know that there isn't much I haven't chalk painted with the van Gogh Fossil Paint.

I have three stairs that come down into my studio and, snore bore....they could use some pizzazz-ing!
Yes, I did....
I painted them!!!

I chalk painted them with van Gogh Fossil Paint in Revenge Black and Chalk White!
I then free hand drew (YES, I'm a font whore) the little sayings...
~~Why Not Sing, Sip Some Wine And Create Beautiful Things~~


On the inner step I used various stencils for the designs.
The feather and tin tile looking stencil I helped design for Muddaritaville Stencils, the doily is bought from Walmart, and the bottom design elements are from Studio van Gogh.

--> BAM <--
I LOVE them and so does everyone else who walks into my studio!!
The sky is the limit on what you can create with this paint!

Super Love

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Big and Chunky Dresser RE-CREATION not one but two!!

I Like 'em Big...I Like 'em Chunky....
Remember these HUGE chunky bedroom sets we had as kids?  Did I just date myself? This particular dresser I remember...I think I had the matching waterbed that went with it!!
As much as I can change a piece by just painting it this Mirror kept on screaming 80's!
See what I did to Re-Create this piece.....
Dresser #1

Monday, 2 February 2015

Waterfall Buffet To Liquor/Entertaining Cabinet

Hello Hello! It has been a while since I last blogged! EEEK!
You know that I've certainly been busy though!!

I scooped up a circa 1920 Waterfall Buffet, really a plain piece.  THIS is my only before pic...DARN you excitement for making me forget to take a before pic!
Crazy hardware hey?!

This pic is the closest style I could find but not the original of my piece! Mine was WAY more plain and yellow-ish.

Friday, 26 December 2014

FEATURED on Hometalk!!

Hello Hello Lovelies!!
I hope you were all spoiled from Santa! We were!
It's been a busy year end thus far and I haven't had time to just sit and blog....sorry!
An exciting thing that has happened is I found "Hometalk". Have you seen it? It's a total DIY site and you can clip projects you find to your own boards to see at a later time! More importantly, I was featured on the site for my 1940's French Perfume Ad Lockers!
Click HERE to see all the details of the makeover on my blog!

Here is a picture...

I'm always so EXCITED and grateful when I get recognized for my creations!
Click Right HERE to see all the locker makeovers I curated on Hometalk!

Here is a picture of my AMAZING Lockers!
THANK YOU for popping by to see me!
Super Love

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

1940's Vintage Perfume Label Lockers

Hello Hello!
Do you remember my 1940's lockers makeover? Click HERE to see the post!
I had 3 sets of 3, and they came right out of the school in Nobleford Alberta Canada. The first set I recreated with an Antique Beehive Clothing ad. The second set was a custom piece I did for a family (post to be at a later date).
 THIS, this is my 3rd and final set.

Here were the lockers as they came to me... I LOVE how they are only 5ft tall....people were not that big back in the 1940's!