Vintage Accessorizing

AKA: Decorating Second-hand Style
What can we say… We aim to encourage, support and facilitate the growth of a new perspective.  We stand behind William McDonough’s philosophy and book Cradle to Cradle.  We are interested changing the way you view your home environment, not only with regard to consumerism, but also relating to the stigma associated with value, price, lifestyle and status.   

More Refurbished Vintage

Whether you refer to it as refurbishing,recycling or upcycling,
we encourage you to expand your scavenging beyond that of your own home.  For there are treasures awaiting your discovery amongst dumpsters in back lanes, second-hand stores, consignment stores, flea markets, auction sales, yard sales and estate sales.  Not to mention FREE kijiji, and various other (not so free but definitely cheap) websites.

Refurbished Vintage

Upcycling is the new mantra of many. 
Wikipedia defines upcycling as the process of converting waste materials or useless products into new materials or products of better quality or a higher environmental value.

Free Giveaway

Check out our Facebook page for the latest Funky Junk container competition photos.

Funky Junk

I am currently working on my container display

for The 2011 Garden Show, hosted by The Calgary Horticultural Society. The show this year is on the weekend of April 9 & 10 at Spruce Meadows, and the theme for the competition is Funky Junk. 

The Former Alcazar Hotel

The Lightner Museum was originally built as the Alcazar Hotel in 1887.  It was constructed across the street from the Ponce de Leon and displays the same Spanish Renaissance style, was built by the same architects (Carrere and Hastings), and commissioned by the same Henry M.

Child of the Sun Campus

As a Frank Lloyd Wright fan I found myself very interested in learning about the architecture of the college.  During my tour I learned many intriguing stories and design principles.  I hope you find them as interesting as I did.  Florida southern college in Lakeland Florida is built on a hill within an orange grove, with a lake at the bottom of the hill.  It is the largest collection of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture on one site.


I’m back from Christmas, recovered from setting my website up on a new platform, and tanned from my latest vacation (a month in Florida).  I don’t know where to start, how far back do I go?  This is my first blog since December. What can I say, I’ve been busy working behind the scenes and holidaying. I’m still fixing a few layout quirks on my website,please ignore them for now.