Monday, September 22, 2014

The Prairie Girls Vintage Market - The Red Barn - Cochrane, Alberta

This past Saturday was the 1st Annual  - Prairie Girls Vintage Market!!!   A huge success...venue was awesome.. views to die for...  creativity spilled  and filled out .. the whole place!!..  Thank you again Tanya and Leah for  your bringing it all together..  you rock!!! till next year.

what's next????

                   ::September 26   Friday    4 - 8                                          and Saturday  Sept 27  10 -4  at the

                              ALL THROUGH THE HOUSE

See you THERE!!!!
                                                             Wow and Then

Friday, August 29, 2014

Wow and Then - SAVE THE DATE Friday Sept 26 4-8 and Saturday Sept 27 10-4

Wow and Then    will be   vending at    ALL THROUGH THE HOUSE - COUNTRY MARKET - OKOTOKS, ALBERTA.     See You There.!!!!

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....