store love – the house of proust antiques

Posted by on Aug 19, 2016 | 0 comments

While visiting Okotoks this summer, I stopped into The House of Proust Antiques (2 Clark Ave, Okotoks AB) for the first time.

The House of Proust Antiques

The building was previously known as St. Peter’s Anglican Church and now houses a great antique shop.

View of church

The interior is still open and instead of pews, there is a wonderful selection of furniture, lighting and unique accessories. Look at those great portraits on the wall!

Proust

I love the original windows in the space.

Vintage bottles

This cabinet is so lovely and is topped by a collection of vintage bottles.  I’ve been slowly buying glassware to store all my pantry supplies and I think I need to go back and pick up a few more for myself.

Enamelware

A selection of items to dress up and use in your kitchen.

Spinning wheel

A spinning wheel sits on top of a perfectly weathered farmhouse table.

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Metal picnic baskets

I keep spotting metal picnic baskets everywhere and wish I had room at my place for a few.

Antique telephones

I really love when a store creates a collection of similar items and these telephones look great.

Proust Antiques

Definitely stop by The House of Proust Antiques the next time you are in Okotoks.  I also highly recommend lunch at The Heartland Cafe (another converted church) which is just down the street.  If you need more of an antique fix while stopping in Okotoks, then see my previous posts on Cozy Cottage.

weekend happenings

Posted by on Jun 26, 2016 | 0 comments

Here’s what I was up to this weekend:

Farmers' Market

Enjoying the first Bridgeland Riverside Farmers’ Market of the season

Roam Vintage Home

Visiting Roam Vintage Home at the first Mid Mod Market YYC

Garage sale find

Picking up a little something during the first BRCA Parade of Garage & Yard Sales

store love – mid-century antiques

Posted by on Jun 7, 2016 | 0 comments

On a recent trip to Nanton, I was finally able to visit Mid-Century Antiques.  They’re open weekends and then by chance during the week which is why I haven’t been able to stop in before.

Mid-Century Antiques

The store has two floors and is full of wonderful mid-century modern pieces plus lots of other vintage finds.

lamps

Check out these fabulous lamps

cocktail shakers

A wonderful collection of cocktail shakers

chips and dip bowls

I think chip and dip bowls are making a comeback

glassware

Colourful glassware lines the walls

lights

Amazing lights

Eames

Eames airport benches proudly sit in the front window

Spara pottery

There is an amazing amount of SPARA West German pottery in the store.  The owner purchased stock when a factory closed and the second floor is full of racks.  I see a lot of West German pottery popping up on Instagram, blog posts, etc. and this is certainly a store to visit for a collector.

I will definitely make sure I time my next visit to Nanton when Mid-Century Antiques is open.  It’s such a great town full of so many antique shops.  You can see my previous posts on Lost Ark Antiques and Sentimental Journey.