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La Vogue Vintage Pop-Up Store: Antique Central Show and Sale, June 7-8

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We hope to see you there.

June 7 and 8

Friday 6pm-9pm

Saturday 9am-4pm

Calrion Hotel and Conference Centre

2120 16th Ave NE, Calgary

There will be cocktails or coffee while you shop. 

Vintage Pop-Up Store Calendar

Since we opened our showroom earlier in the year, we have had to be selective as to what shows we attend, as you can well imagine there is a lot of work that goes into setting up for these shows. Having said that we are now entering our show season. For the next few months leading up [...]

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Something Old... Repurposed Family Jewelry For Your Wedding Day

Repurposed Jewelry to be Worn on a Wedding Day Growing up in a family with a jeweler as my Father and an antique dealer as my Mother, I was always surrounded by beautifully handcrafted jewelry, furniture and décor items. I developed a great appreciation for the skills required to make such treasures. But I think it was playing with [...]

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Part 3: Late Victorian Jewellery Circa 1880-1901

Part 1: Victorian What Does That Mean? Part 2: The Definition of “Victorian” Jewellery The final two decades of Queen Victoria’s reign saw the beginning of great changes within the very fabric of Victorian society. Celebrations for her 50 years on the throne in 1887 saw, at long last, a relaxation of the strict rules of mourning that she had imposed [...]

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The Inspiration of Spring

I recently listened to a discussion on the radio regarding whether people preferred spring or fall. Having listened to the various comments and having given the question much thought, I couldn’t possibly give a definitive answer. I think the two seasons are so diverse and each has something different to offer.Right now, I’m enjoying the chirping of the busy [...]

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Vulcanite and Gutta Percha Vintage Jewellery

It is hard to believe that rubber has been made into jewellery... But its true as there are two substances that were used, Vulcanite and Gutta Percha, both have often been confused with jet and bog oak. Read our blog to find out more about bog oak. These substances were used extensively although not exclusively in [...]

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The Treasure of Mermaids or Gems Worn by Warriors, March Birthstones

Aquamarine is a beautiful light blue gemstone that derives its name from the Latin for “water of the sea” and is one of the two birthstones for the month of March, the other being bloodstone, which we discuss further, below. The subtle colour of aquamarine ranges from a pale, but intense blue to a soft greenish blue due to [...]

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Wedding Anniversaries: Remembering Love

In modern times wedding anniversaries are celebrated with traditional gifts every year on the date of the wedding for the first ten years and every five years thereafter. As well as exchanging gifts it is a time for the couple to reflect on the past and to reaffirm their love and commitment to each other.History tells us that anniversaries [...]

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Jewellery As a Love Token

For centuries jewellery has been given as a token of love. Below is an exploration of some of the more popular vintage jewellery tokens of affection. The LuckenboothA unique, traditional, Scottish love token in the form of heart and double heart brooches given as a symbol of betrothal appeared in 17th century Scotland, although in Europe [...]

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Lest We Forget

Picture Courtesy of PinterestThe eleventh hour on the eleventh day of the eleventh month, 1918 is a moment in history that will never be forgotten by people throughout the Commonwealth that signalled the end of the First World War. A war that was unimaginable in its devastation, suffering and loss of life. 10,000,000 people died including 61,000 Canadians. Predominantly, [...]

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