Sunday, March 06, 2011

Digging for treasure.

Looking for inspiration? Visit Edmonton's Old Strathcona Antique Mall!

I spent Saturday afternoon with my gentleman friend scouring the aisles for vintage treasures. The endless displays of unique trinkets is overwhelming. You could spend hours trying to take it all in. I found beautiful antique brooches, purses, clip-on earrings, crates of vinyl records, well weathered books and board games galore! 

Shopping at consignment or vintage shops doesn't just leave you with a closet full of gems that no one else has, but you'll also contribute to the health of our planet by purchasing reusable items. Rad!

I took home a bright red, wool beret for only $10. It worked perfectly for my Parisian-inspired outfit Saturday night.


  1. I love your blue coat. That place seems amazing.

  2. Anonymous3/07/2011

    Did they have much from the 60's? I'm looking for a coffee table, or any kind of retro decor stuff really...

  3. Absolutely. Lots of items from 50's, 60's and 70's. There is some beautiful furniture in the upstairs.

  4. How did I not know about this place when I've lived here most of my life??? It's amazing! I think I'll need to go next weekend. And you look adorable in your coat and hat!

  5. Grrreat photos, Janis! You forgot to mention that there is an icecream and coffee shop located right in the mall, so you can have lunch there too!

  6. I love the Antique Mall and was there recently looking for a lipstick holder. Didja see any?

    BTW, I'm a new follower & dig your blog...epecially since you use the term 'gentleman friend.' You're my kind of peep.

  7. I didn't see any lipstick holders unfortunately...

    Thanks for the shout out!


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