Friday, July 04, 2014


             today is the CALGARY STAMPEDE  PARADE   ... AND A FULL WEEK .. OF STAMPEDING TO COME...    and

           Vintage With Flair made its debut
                     June 20th and 21st..  with 
                     over the top CREATIVITY..  FUN ..
                     AND FOOD...

Next Market :


                        SEPTEMBER 20TH, COCHRANE ,

      ALSO                SAVE THE DATE FOR OUR

                        NOVEMBER 8TH AT THE

                                                  9 -5PM

Here's to an AWESOME SUMMER!!!!

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Waiting for SPRING

Flowers, puddles, birds flitting about looking for new nesting spaces, and the sweet smell of cut grass..  that's what we're waiting for.   Looking for days of  garage sales, road trips,  sunshine and preparing for... my most favorite gathering..   Vintage With Flair!!!!  3 months and counting. This year's booth design is around #The Adorned Garden!!!. #flowers #nest #birds #vintage #reloved treasures and pops of #color.    Look for Wow and Then at Vintage With Flair , #Priddis #2014.  June 20th   4 -8  and June 21st  9 - 4.  

Thursday, February 20, 2014


#thorncliffe community hall,  5600 Centre St. N. Calgary, Alberta, T2K 0T3 is hosting                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
                                                     The First Canadian

                            Collector's Club Antique collectible and antique sale..  this

                                SATURDAY          FEBRUARY                                                          22ND, 2014

                                                    9:30 - 4:00 PM

#magpie maggie   #heather-the art of vintage and
#wow and then  will be there..  
#vintage, #one of a kind finds #collectors 
A break from #winter!!!!   and a great Hunting ground !!                    

Friday, January 03, 2014


I have never been one for new year's resolutions as that has always  seemed like  putting too much guilt on one's self, causing the first falter to cancel out the whole unrealistic idea.  On the other hand with my shop closing this summer, I have had some time to reflect on where I'm at..  as well as the not so celebrated anymore.. birthday  just around the corner.   I find I have time to actually think and ponder without being rushed by some deadline or imminent requirement .. which has actually been somewhat of a challenge.  Life has always been full and   began  early with  full time work at the age of 18.. and  there has been a lot of life in between.  From wife, to mother, to part time employee, to being relocated 3 times and raising 2 boys and an early farewell to another, as well as other dear family members and friends, to the fulfillment of owning a small shop and promoter of  my hobby and passion VINTAGE WITH FLAIR.    I feel my life has and is lived with passion and with purpose with  each chapter having its share of tears and laughter,  challenges and joys, hard work and great reward. I have been blessed with a life mate who has been both supportive and continues to work shoulder to shoulder in helping achieve both mine  and our  purpose.  So rather than a resolution..   I resolve; which I presently acknowledge, requires to not always understand the whys, or how to's, but I am determined to continue to work on being the best  of what I desire to be..  a wife, a mother, a sister, a friend, a daughter a promoter of finding  purpose in the discarded,   to look  for and create beauty, all in the hopes of  inspiring others to look and  find it too!! 

Wow and Then,  is currently along with a host of creative talent preparing for our Vintage With Flair, Spring sale, aka The Vintage Chicks, June 20th and 21st, 2014.  Priddis, Alberta.   If you are a passionate designer, creator, using vintage, reloved, repurposed products, we welcome your application to be a vendor at our spring sale.  It can be found on the blog at the tab at the top.


Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Vintage With Flair - Christmas Market

Joining with 20 other vendors in the first Vintage With Flair Christmas Market at the Red Deer Lake Community Hall  was an amazing experience!!!! From set up to tear down, from hauling in to clean up..  we could not have asked for much more!!! The day was beautiful, as well as the product, the vignettes and the customers,  combined  the day was a total  success!!! 

Thank you !!! to my fellow vendors,  friends, customers and family for making the day special and fun!!!   

Now on to the next chapter....  

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

WOW AND THEN - Joining talented vendors in The Vintage With Flair Christmas Market

Wow and Then is pleased to announce that we will be joining a number of very talented collectors, repurposers, designers and cottage industries in presenting the first Vintage With Flair Christmas Market.

The date:                Saturday  November 9th, 2013
Time:                        10am  - 4pm

Location:                Red Deer Lake Community Centre,
                                           53rd St Sw.
                                           Calgary, Ab.
                                           Landmark on 22x - Tanbridge School

                                      3 km   w of Spruce Meadows on hwy 22x
                                           1 km south  on 53rd  
                                           YOU'RE There !!

Join us in celebrating the season with vintage treasures, hand created
home d├ęcor  and gifts.   Stop in for a browse and enjoy a taste of our very own hot apple cider and cupcake for a small donation!   A perfect way to start a very special season!!

Just a reminder that this sale will be cash ONLY!!   thank-you.

Monday, September 09, 2013

Thank you !!

With selling out of most of our inventory, we have decided to not re-open the shop for business.   So at this time if you are in the area and notice me there it is to clean up and move out a few more items.   

We want to THANK each and every one of you who over the past 6 years has made the effort to make the drive out, stop in, take a browse and support our dream!!!!! You made it all worthwhile!!   So many special conversations and people and places that came through the doors at Wow and Then.   A chapter of my life that I will relish for the rest of my days.  It was my pleasure to serve you and help make your selections whether for gifts, home decor for your home, cottage or for no special reason but JUST BECAUSE!!!   For the travelers from around the globe whom I had the chance to intersect life with, it was my pleasure to have you too stop by .. many treasures have gone abroad and most of all the beautiful memory and scenic visions of our Beautiful Alberta!!!

By no means is the last you will see the name Wow and Then, as we will continue treasure hunting and finding those uniquities to share and help fill your lives with.   You will find us at our first occasional sale at

                       ALL THROUGH THE HOUSE

  • Come join us on Sept 28 from 10-5pm. Located at Unit A (east), 100 Stockton Ave in Okotoks.
    Just east of the Okotoks Cinemas.

    You'll find all things old, antique & vintage, re-purposed, up-cycled & painted! There is sure to be something for everyone! Food & drinks available on site

 WOW AND THEN INVITES YOU to Keep Watch for info on a Vintage With Flair - Christmas sale!!!!  Postings will be made once details are confirmed.
We will look forward to seeing you at our occasional sales; and if you need to get further info. please don't hesitate to contact me at  

403 9226888    

THANK YOU ..  and see you on FB and here on our Blog. 

Pam  and junk-hubbie Gord