So if you are ever in Alberta you must go check out the shops in Nanton. There is an Antique Walk and several great shops to visit. My two favourites are Sentimental Journeys Antiques which is huge (three floors and has many many rooms on each floor) and Lost Ark. Sadly The Raven store which was also awesome has since closed down.
Sentimental Journeys Antiques (Image Source)
Lost Ark Antiques (Image Source)
I now look forward to heading to Nanton a couple of times a year and making a day of it. One word of caution though, there is no where to eat in Nanton if you have any major dietary restrictions like I do (no gluten, sugar or other sweeteners, no eggs, no soy) so I normally bring my own food for a healthy picnic.
Here's a shot of me all ready and excited to hit the road!
Things I bought:
I looked at this on two separate trips, the first time I was afraid to ask how much, the second trip I inquired and was ready to buy but it wouldn't fit in my nieces car. Then finally my sister took me with her SUV and voila it just fit. It's hard to see all the details on this screen but it is amazing up close.
Vintage 1950's Asian Themed Screen (bought from Lost Ark)
Saw but didn't buy:
This Lady Head Vase was in amazing condition just missing a few pearls, I would have snagged her but I am holding out for a dark haired Lady.
Lady Head Vase (Lost Ark)
I was very tempted by this little number, I have a thing for purses but I had my eye on that screen above.
Lucite Purse (Lost Ark)
A 1957 Elvgren beautiful but a bit pricey at $157
1957 Elvgren (Sentimental Journeys)
And some words of wisdom on the way out of town.
Goodbye Nanton see you in the spring