Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Childen's Wish Foundation Gala Donations Lockers and more...

In case you didn't know...my family had a "Wish" given to us!

My daughter was born with Kidney Disease, at age 2 had liver cancer, and when she was 8 years old I donated my kidney to her, and she is currently Diabetic. We have had many a challenge in our home!
My daughter was granted a wish from The Children's Wish Foundation when she was about 2 years old. Meaning we could take a trip anywhere we wanted to go in the world and this fantastic foundation would pay for it. INCREDIBLE!!!
We wanted to wait until Mya was old enough to understand her wish before we used it. I donated my kidney to her when she was 8 years old...it was one heck of a miracle! I will spare you the 10000 pages of complications she has had in her 22+ surgeries, if it's rare it has happened to us! After transplant we encountered some complications and was just plain having a hard time with life! At this time I thought we NEED that wish sooner then later! We NEED some FUN injected into our lives. We received our wish. We went to Atlantis Bahamas for 7 nights......it was the most fun our family has EVER had! You cannot NOT have fun in Atlantis! This trip let us, play, laugh and be revived. It changed our lives really, the timing couldn't have been better!
Here is the great karma part.....my husband had a close friend around his early 20's-later 30's, and life just took them in different directions. We later found out that his friend Darin actually paid for our Wish Trip!! OH WHAT???? YES, Goosebumps! He competes in extreme athletic events and raises money then donates it to Children's Wish Foundation! Here is his website, www.daretodreamextreme.com Go donate! What a story!!
Years pass, we carry on,  and I find art! Yes that's right I find van Gogh Fossil Paint and the always supportive Kathy van Gogh and I take off! It's my turn to give back!
I'm donating some of my pieces to be auctioned off at a 700ppl Gala for Children's Wish Foundation.

Here is what I am donating.....

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Royale Gold Crown Dresser

Hello Hello!
I hope everyone is well! I'm giddy with decor excitement!! Who doesn't LOVE a Vintage Market? My vintage market is in less then 20 days! EEEEEK

I've been painting like crazy getting some pieces ready...

I scooped this French Provincial dresser and nightstand set off of my local kijiji

Always gorgeous curves from this era!!

Sunday, 11 May 2014

Vintage Market Announcement.....OHYA!

Did I not officially announce this yet??? Can't be....maybe I just posted it everywhere but here.....in any case here it is.


Myself and my colleague Annie of Cougar Chic Decor together are
~The Alberta Dames~ and we are hosting our first annual Vintage Shindig/Market!!
Here are the cards we had made.
June 7th, 2014 One Day Only 10-4pm
Balzac Hall, Balzac Alberta Canada
We are to be giving away a van Gogh Fossil Paint Prize Pack valued at $120.00 EVERY HOUR of the vintage market day!!! Oh What??!!

We had Tayla Ann Photography do our photo shoot, and it was SO FUN!
We are going with a Vintage Circus theme....it's GOTTA be FUN right?!
Here are some pics from the shoot...

We rocked our pearl antlers!

 Annie was actually swinging from the roof rafters at one point...

I was SO freaking scared....I'm not good with heights but I threw on that smile....kinda...

Vintage Paper Parasols...

One of my most favorite pics..


In my dreams I thought one day we  will have our own vintage market and showcase our work and other women's work, and it will be so amazingly fun that everyone across the land will flock to come!
* we, being Annie and I, because I LOVE that I have another woman in business who is so empowering without any ego getting involved, and in life for the true fun of it all!
If you ever meet Annie & I out attending a vintage event...and you will find us from the sheer sound of laughter. You will feel our empowering, living life, crazy beautiful fun auras.

I hope to see you at the Shindig......Shindig? the word itself invokes FUN!!

Super Love,

Sunday, 4 May 2014

Piece Of Cake Table

The only time I'm quiet on the blog front is when I've been BUSY, and BOY O BOY have I been busy!
Did you know that myself and my colleague are HOSTING our first Vintage Market?! Together we are The Alberta Dames Vintage Shindig, and I'm SO EXCITED I cannot even stand it!! We have 22+ vendors. I will have a booth FULL available to purchase as well! I feel like I'm raising the bar for myself again....I'm doing some crazy graphics for this event...go big or go home right?!

I want to share a piece I will have at the market....TeeHeeHee...
The story is a cute one! I bought this table a year ago....I KNOW...a year ago??? Yes, and my daughter scooped it right away! When I paint as much furniture as I do , I have to let her pick what she wants....she doesn't scoop things very often! So she had it in her room as a vanity that we were going to paint for her.....she never did pick a color she wanted it painted in! I tried to switch that table with many a piece over the year, NOPE she wasn't letting it go! Until now....

Here is the table....
it's SO PRETTY with all the detailing, but it was quite banged up!