Saturday, December 24, 2011

Christmas Trees

M E R R Y  C H R I S T M A S  

The Front Hall White Tree
& This years little White Chair!

Icicles Snowflakes pinecones....

Acorns & Little White Homes..
Lots of Glittery glass..

My husband buys all the ornaments...
can you imagine how many we would have if we
both shopped! 

I love poinsettias...

Then there are.....

Thousands of .....

Tiny Little mice!

Close up of the garland
In the family room...
(woops forgot to hide the light bar...presents not under the tree yet!)

M E R R Y   C H R I S T M A S! 

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Winter Wonderland Tree!

The Front hall dresser last year
The cutest Snowman!
Sweet little house!
Gold & White & Silver
White Winter Wonderland Tree

A few sparkling mini Chandeliers!
This was last years child Chair ...I will show this years chair soon!
A little wooden Chick A Dee my girlfriend Dorothy made me!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Christmas Crafts & Tags!

Christmas Crafts Tag making ......and a messy room that needs a make over!

All photos Courtesy Sharalee Prang Photography

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Fieldstone Christmas Market & Our daughters Photography!

                                         A week ago...we where chin high 
                                 Fieldstone Vintage Market

                                     Our daughter 
                                    Kelena Swaan Photography
                                      took some great pictures of our booth!
                                           Here are the pictures from her blog........

Vintage Home

Meet my beautiful mother, Colleen. Not only is she a wonderful, loving, and giving mom, 

she's an incredibly talented interior decorator and creative extraordinaire! 
She is the creator and owner of Vintage Home and has been involved in many magazine publications, 
including House & Home and O Magazine. 
She has a booth at the Fort Langley Antique Mall, and has been involved in many events,
including the Fieldstone Vintage Market. I went to the Fieldstone Vintage Christmas Market today, 
and was able to take some pictures of her lovely booth! Visit her page here if you're interested. 
She's amazing at what she does! So proud of you mom! Thanks for the abundance of furniture 
and decor you and Dad have blessed our home with!
It wouldn't look as great as it does without your special touch. I love you!

handmade ornaments and globes


ornaments made from old sheet music.. brilliant!

dustin... and my mom and I

helping customers!

she's quite a hoot

Thanks to Shelley, my sidekick, I couldn't do it without you!
and thanks to Bob Maren & Dustin for all your help & support!
a huge t h a n k s to Kelly for these wonderful pictures & kind words!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

OH my!... the fun & smart 

                              So Canadian eh?

About Me  
generously features home grown designers!

This week for some crazy reason she picked me! pop on over and check it out!
And for more information 
click on her 
So Canadian, eh? link to read about the other Canadians!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Sheet Music!

Oh My..... 
I loved doing crafts, daily, when the kids where young.

But this is beyond my skill level!
I am excited about the coming sale

And along with our wonderful antique serving pieces milk glass 
cut glass & silver ....
I will be selling 
Made with Vintage: 
Sheet Music
Chenille Pom Pom's 
Glitter...(not so old)

But if you want to see really great 
C R A F T S  
come to the sale and all the other booths will have way better ones!

Fieldstone Vintage Market

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Amazing Mirror Vases & Candle Holders

Just a few pieces available @ 

Vintage Home

In The 
Village Antique Mall
Fort Langley B.C.

We are getting ready for the 
Dec 3rd!
so many  fabulous vendors!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Fieldstone Market & Vintage Home

On December 3rd @ Eco Dairy....

Vintage Home 

& other wonderful Vendors will be having a         
Christmas Market! 

Click on Fliedstone Vintage Market 
to see all the Vendors!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

 W H I T E    W E D N E S D A Y 

White Wednesday is always a great day for me I love to see what everyone else has !

Monday, November 14, 2011

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Help Me...Please!


These lamps didn't sell I think it was the crazy colour...
but they have brown marble bases & faux amber thick rings top & bottom. 
I bought linen coloured shades...
They have big dragon flies on them....

So should I paint them black or linen...or do you have a better idea!

Please HELP me!

This adorable twin bed didn't sell either!...But it will @ my booth or at the next sale 

PLEASE...HELP me with the lamp colour!

These pretty pictures by Sharlee Prang!

Friday, October 7, 2011



These three and Bob,
are what I am

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Fieldstone Market

WE had an amazing day!
The sun shone down on us all day.
I could not have done the day without Shelley, she is such a great friend and a wonderful support..not to mention a hard worker! Shelley works @ Roses & Rutabagas and has great style, loves vintage & anything pretty or with roses on it!
Shelley is a sweetie and I barely gave her a break, except to maybe visit a few booths for minutes only...we where that busy!
If people saw us fighting at the end of the day...well we weren't we where negotiating.....! 
We both love the same things!
 To Bob, my husband loading unloading..getting us stuff and helping buyers to their cars.
The owner of Ecco Dairy said to me as we where closing up..."I saw your husband unloading everything yesterday with you and then today he just carried it all out to the parking lot to other cars!"...and yes he did. 
Thank you to everyone for taking our Vintage Home treasures home!
Thank you to Everyone for coming out! 
Thank you to all our friends & family for your continued support, (my sister Judy even did some sewing for us!) ...although we know you all think we are crazy! 
Thanks to Donna Williams for coming out!...this picture of Shelly & I is her's! 
You must go to her blog Funky Junk Interiors to see how she"captured" the day.
The Vendors where amazing..I did a bit of shopping! ... more of that to come!...go to Fieldstone Vintage Market to see the list!
Thanks to all the Bloggers!
To Eco Dairy for their support and Venue!
And last but not least RACHEL & LILY of Birch & Bird ...what can I two are smart, talented, beautiful & creative, not to mention hard workers!...Thank you for everything you have done for months to make this day a success!

These next two pictures are from 
Tracey Ayton Edwards Photography...Beautiful job she has done!


Here are a few pictures our daughter took...
Only in Canada do you see a stray Tim Hortons cup someone left behind!

If you didn't get enough time @ the market or just want to see more of our stuff .....
please go to Village Antique Mall!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Styled Weddings BC

Last Fall I was part of a "Styled" wedding shoot. 
Mikaela Ruth Photography asked me to 
supply & style ( I had no idea what I was doing!)
 for a photo shoot that was a combined on...
From the Magazine Weddings In BC 

by Mikaela Ruth Photography
"It’s been a goal of mine to connect with other local wedding vendors, and also gain further wedding photo experience. Last fall everything came together to reach and work toward these goals. And in the process, have a fabulous time doing so, working with A LOT of talent, found in some amazing women!
It started with an idea and one by one, the pieces that made our shoot successful materialized. First of all, I was SO thrilled to have  Colleen Sawatsky of Vintage Home come on board with her designer touches and eye for fabulousness. She was able to pull my ideas that were dancing around in my head and make them come to life.
A styled wedding shoot wouldn’t be complete without some sweet treats…Whitney Barkman, my sister and student at Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts, whipped up these pretty concoctions. On the menu? Macaroons with raspberry ganache, and chocolate cupcakes and chocolate layer cake with vanilla buttercream frosting. Whitney has also started making specialty cakes and desserts for parties and events.
I was also lucky enough to get to work with Kari of Confetti Floral. Ohhh does she ever put together the most stunningly unique flower arrangements! It was so fun planning with Kari and Colleen, but honestly, I pretty much just sat there and took in their back and forth on colours, flower names and designer terms that were foreign to me. But it all sounded really good and sure enough, what they provided was nothing short of eye candy delightfulness. Kari puts so much heart and passion into her work. I’ve already told her that she’ll be doing my flowers one day! 

For more of this story go to 
Props furniture & dishes etc are from  Vintage Home.
It was such a great experience! The bride & groom smiled threw the cold. 
Our furniture & accessories tried to hold their own against the glow of the couple (they really are married) & the wonderful old barn!
It was a great team effort and Mikaela captured it beautifully!

p.s. fast forward almost a year and I am getting ready for
Fieldstone Vintage Market!  This Saturday September 24th!

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