Posts Tagged: vintage

double header :: knit city + urban market

UrbanMarketPoster-600pxThis weekend, you can find us at the Urban Market at Highstreet in Abbotsford (BC) hosted by Spruce Collective. These ladies are super sweet and talented, so you don’t want to miss this one! I’ll be bringing a selection of handmade goods that you will be able to find at London Fields Shoppe including work by Forest and Waves, James Brown, Richard Fairhead, the pauhaus, Mellifera Bees, Pepperjack Home, think & ink studio, The Beautiful Project, Camp & Quarry, and more! I’ll also be sharing my vintage collection for the first time! I’m limited to what would fit in our small vehicle, but I plan to be bringing a fantastic selection of kids related books, tin toys, old stationery, lots of Christmas goods, typewriters galore, kitchen items (including teacups), mason jars, vintage aprons, and other fun stuff!

Friday, October 25th 6:00-9:00pm
Shopping Preview – tickets $40

Saturday, October 26th 9:00-4:00pm
$5.00 admission in support of the Crystal Gala
3122 Mt. Lehman Road, Abbotsford

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Yep. It’s a double header weekend! Knit City returns to the Croatian Cultural Centre and we will be there all weekend representing Got Craft? with our friends Pip & Pin. If you knit or crochet, this is an event that you don’t want to miss! I’ll be there with my Roxypop handmade goods, so come by and say hello!

Saturday, October 26th and Sunday, October 27th
10-5pm
Croatian Cultural Centre
3250 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
$5.00 admission per day

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shop talk :: Frankie issue #56

Frankie-Magazine-2Frankie-2Frankie-3Frankie-4Frankie-5When I first discovered Frankie, it was love at first sight. I follow their blog and their social media, but it was only last summer when I * finally * found a physical copy of the magazine that I could call my own. You see, Frankie is a bi-monthly magazine based in Australia, that is pretty much impossible to find locally. And when you do find a single copy stuck in the lifestyle section of your magazine shop, it is usually 2 issues behind. Yeah, true story.

Well friends, that is about to change because guess what arrived at my door step yesterday!? FRANKIE MAGAZINE ISSUE #56!  Just available for sale last Monday in Australia, you can be one of the first people in Canada to own a copy! Issues will be available at London Fields Shoppe (692 E. Hastings Street, Vancouver), but obviously, based on the picture in our last blog post, we won’t be open for another few weeks. So, in the meantime, email us at hello @ londonfieldsshoppe.com to reserve a copy for pick up (South Granville or at Knit City, and Urban Market).  Each copy is $19.95 CDN and we only have a limited quantity of 10. Smith Journal is also available, more on that later! 

Read more about frankie magazine here. Issue #56 “We’ve got an ode to first sharehouses, chats with cat ladies, the quietest of quiet furniture, well-dressed beds and a look at the ’80s british indie scene (hello morrissey and much floppy hair!) and how about a bit of love advice from marky ramone, some hip hop cakes, the science of left-handedness, 3d sugar printing – yes, it’s real – snazzy sandals and international nannas showing off their best chow? for those with a crafty bent, we have some pretty ideas for festive décor from some of our favourite maker types (spoiler alert: no santas or reindeer). and if that’s not enough to keep your fingers busy, we invited five rad artists to create some relatively grown-up colouring-in pages for you to scribble and doodle on at will”.

London Fields Shoppe

LFS-interiorI have something to tell you! See that picture above? Welcome to our new store front, London Fields Shoppe!

We’ve been scarce around these parts lately and we are so happy to finally share with you what we have been working on for the past 20 weeks! I know. You are probably thinking “20 weeks for this box with no walls”? Trust me when I say that I had to put aside my only child tendencies and be very patient!

Taking inspiration from Got Craft? and our time in the United Kingdom, London Fields Shoppe was created and named after the area where our favourite market, Broadway Market, takes place in London, UK. We wanted to create a space that reflected our personalities and to share with the community not only work by local designers, but items that we’ve come across during our travels.

We are both mildly overwhelmed and extremely excited! We’re working around the clock (literally as we are working with designers from 3 different continents!) and will be sharing more details soon. In the meantime, sign up for our mailing list to be in the know and for an invite to our opening party! We’ll be sharing the full details soon!

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shop tour :: Brick & Mortar Living

shop tour: brick and mortar 1shop tour: brick and mortar 2shop tour brick and mortar collage1shop tour: brick and mortar 3shop tour: brick and mortar 4shop tour: brick and mortarshop tour: brick and mortar 7shop tour: brick and mortar 5We visited with the lovely ladies from Brick & Mortar Living last weekend, a beautiful shop that carries a selection of locally handmade and vintage / reimagined goods. Located in one of Vancouver’s oldest neighbourhoods, the shop is a part of the Arundel Mansions, a building built in 1912 and chock block full of the character details that I love.

With a keen eye for styling and displays, sisters Julia and Emma (with the help of their mom!) fill their shop with plenty of inspiration from repurposed mason jar pendant lamps and tennis racket cork boards to handmade goods by Pretty Paper Please, The Beautiful Project, Belvedere, and more. They pride themselves in providing a memorable face-to-face customer experience so make sure to stop in and say hello!

Brick & Mortar Living
42 Begbie Street, New Westminster
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Heirloom Magazine Winter / Spring 2013

Kyla+Anthony photo credit Shari and Mikephoto credit Shari and Mike2photo credit Shari and Mike1The Heirloom Magazine Winter / Spring 2013 issue launched last week and we are super excited to have one of our weddings featured! Our Coordinator’s Witty and Monica provided day-of coordination for Kyla and Anthony’s wedding last July at Hycroft Manor. You can see the full feature on page 69.

Congratulations to the Heirloom Magazine team for another fantastic issue! Click here to get your hands on a copy.

all images by Shari + Mike Photographers