Shop B goes Antiquing

Shop B Goes Antiquing

By Bianca Jamieson 

 

I love the idea of antique hunting but the truth is, I often have a tough time envisioning the items outside the context of the market.  I usually get overwhelmed and don’t end up buying anything other than the odd trinket. But this past weekend, Michele and I went to the Aberfoyle Antique Market and I took notes.  Sure, there’s the thrill of the hunt but it’s also fun to just tag along and see what ignites other people’s creativity.  

 

Here are some highlights from our visit: 

 

Photos via Pinterest from: 

(Purses) Moda Operandi, Mango, Elle Australia

(Vases/bowls) Faded Charm, Exceeding Joy 

(Rugs) McGee and Co, Indigo Trade 

(Chairs) HGTV 

antiquing- caned chairs antiquing-vintage bags antiquing-bowls and vases antiquing-rugs

Getting Creative!

It’s that time of year when Art on the street comes to Quebec Street. Lots of talented people gather and set up their booths and display all their creations. It happens this Saturday June 22nd right on our street.

As you know.. I love to get creative at the shop and to be inspired by other creatives. I asked my long time friend Ali who many of you know from working here over the years to come in and help me out with the window. We used to brainstorm and design the windows all the time together.

A couple of months ago Ali designed some really cute stickers to update our online packaging. I thought it would be super fun if she would paint the backdrop in our window inspired by the stickers.  Of course.. she was as excited as I was to dream up a new Shop B window.

This morning she came in and got right to work. Mixing paints, making templates and painting the backdrop. Take a peek or walk by to see how cute it all turned out!

planning window displaypainted window backdrop, new window display,

Sun’s out!

Happy Tuesday! We had a little pop up shop this past weekend with D’Blanc sunglasses! The glasses are lightweight and Italian made acetate frames.

Honestly there are so many super cute styles…. cat eye, round, tortoise, pearl & soft pink. It’s a tough choice. It’s definitely a fun way to show a little personality and top off your looks.

We are excited to be keeping the sunnies for a few weeks in shop. Stop by and see what your favourite style is.
sunnies pop up shopstriped romper & sunnies, sunnies pop up at Shop B,

Signs of Summer

summer display linen & cotton summer piecesespadrille sandals & tie shorts

Happy Wednesday!

We love the first signs of summer… the linen and lightweight cotton pieces arrive at the shop.

We switch our accessories up for gorgeous woven basket bags and effortless comfy slip on flats.

That’s the beauty of Summer dressing.

 

 

Cute outfit

Happy Tuesday! We are back to the shop after the long weekend. Sunday gave us a sweet taste of summer weather and has us excited for more of  those sunny days. Yes please!

We’ve got some great new pieces from Velvet which got us thinking about Summer vacay.   Think essential denim shorts and lightweight cute linen top.. effortless! Those go to items for your summer vacation at the cottage.

summer- denim short outfit

A peek inside the shop

Happy Wednesday! It seems like it’s been awhile since we gave you a quick peek inside the shop. The sun is shining today (yeah) and all those spring pieces are just giving us all the cute outfit vibes. Come in and take a look.  So many pops of colour, neutrals, and shades of blues…what’s your favourite?

Shop B -spring paletteShop B- white overalls, Shop B- neutral displays, Shop B- spring denim Shop B-shelfie of spring shoes,