May152012

Scout Vendors: Sharalee Prang Photography and Creekside Country Home Decor

Tuesday May 15th 2012, AT 6:00AM   1 Comment

Delish Magazine is honored to be a sponsor of the upcoming Scout Handmade + Vintage Market! This fantastic event is brought to you by Rachel & Lily of Birch & Bird Vintage Home Interiors, the same dynamic duo who brought you the Fieldstone Vintage Market.

From now until May 25th, Delish will be bringing the sellers to our readers! Consider this a sneak peek to entice you to come to the market (make sure to say hi to us at the Delish General Store booth!), or an introduction to an amazing artisan, handcrafter or business for those of you who are not local to the Lower Mainland, or cannot make it out. Check back every day for new vendors!

Sharalee Prang Photography

Owner/artisan: Sharalee Prang

What is the story behind your business?

I feel like I’ve always looked at life as if I was looking through a lens. I got my first SLR film camera when I was in high school and became completely addicted to taking pictures. My business started small…friends asking me to do pictures of their families and has grown to the point where I will shoot 20 weddings this year.

Where and when do you craft your goodies?

If I’m addicted to taking pictures, I’m also addicted to thrifting! I’m in a thrift store every chance I get. Since I’m normally toting 1-3 children, I usually put my head down and make a beeline for my favorite sections. I started collecting unique and vintage frames a couple of years ago for my own personal use, but decided I would ramp it up and refinish some to sell at the market.

What will you be selling at Scout?

I will be selling vintage pictures frame collections and also promoting my portrait photography business.

Why do you like these events?

I love the feel of the markets that have been hosted by Birch + Bird. I’ve gotten to know so many of the vendors and have developed great friendships! It’s fun to be a part of a day where people are excited and there’s a buzz in the air but at the same time it’s relaxed and there’s lots of time for conversation. This is an ideal market for me to promote my business at because the clientele fits into my target demographic: people who are fun, have unique style and appreciate quality.

What is next for you, personally and professionally?

Well, right after the market I am full bore into wedding season! I’m booked every weekend of the summer from the end of May until mid-September. So it will be a busy season, but I’m looking forward to taking some time off mid-week to tend to my vegetable garden and take my kids on mini-road trips.

Find it here: Sharalee Prang Photography

Creekside Country Home Decor

Owner/artisan: Darcey Peters

What is the story behind your business?

Creekside is located in historic Downtown Abbotsford. The combination of vintage, antique, locally made and new items sets us apart from other shops, and provides you with the ultimate shopping experience. Soothing music and scented candles create an atmosphere that is just meant to be shared with a friend! We love to arrange our items in beautiful displays just as you would in your home. Maybe that is why so many customers say they wish they could just move in!

Where and when do you craft your goodies?

Searching for vintage and antique items to share with our customers is a time consuming process. We go to estate sales, garage sales, and are kept busy following up on calls to the shop of items for sale. While these items are harder to come by they are truly where our heart lies. There is nothing as special as seeing someone’s face light up when they find that unexpected treasure!

What will you be selling at Scout?

At the Scout Market we will be selling antique and vintage items. From the simplicity of a blue glass mason jar to a large vintage globe on a stand. We will have a little something for everyone’s taste.

Why do you like these events?

We love events like this market as they give us the opportunity to introduce more people to Creekside in a unique and fun environment. When visitors enter our store for the first time they immediately think of others who “must see this shop!” We also hear a lot of “this is my new favourite store!”

What is next for you, personally and professionally?

I am looking forward to seeing how my business continues to evolve. I would like to introduce more locally made items. There is so much talent out there! At the same time I am focused on my family. My children, ages 12 and 14, are growing so fast and I can already see glimpses of the adults they will become. Being a wife, mother and business owner can be a bit of a balancing act but I am enjoying every minute of it!

Find it here: Creekside Country Home Decor

Scout Vintage + Handmade Market Info

When: May 25th-26th, 2012
Friday, May 25th from 6-9pm will be open to ticket holders and invited guests only. A limited number of tickets will be available to purchase on April 15th for a First Dibs night of shopping, wine + cheese and live entertainment. Saturday, May 26th will be open to the public from 10am-4pm for a small admission fee.
Where:The Parallel Marketplace (across from Thrifty Foods) 1920 North Parallel Road, Abbotsford BC.
Partial proceeds of the admission will go to a local charity, Life Recovery, a non-profit residential women’s recovery program.

See them here: Scout Vintage + Handmade Market

And see you there!

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One Response to “Scout Vendors: Sharalee Prang Photography and Creekside Country Home Decor”

  1. Tracy Dueck says:

    Thanks for the great stories on businesses!
    They are inspiring!
    “Dream the impossible dream”

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