Our store, Spruce Collective, is a curated collection of all things old + new. The five of us (Lily, Elisa, Monica, Jessica + Kevi) met as vendors at vintage markets in our hometown of Abbotsford, BC and, after a series of very serendipitous events, found ourselves opening a brick + mortar store just over two years ago. In addition to our eclectic selection of boutique home decor, vintage treasures, fashion + furniture paint, we also run a bustling vintage rental division, supplying vintage furniture and decor items to weddings and other events in the Greater Vancouver area. We love sourcing out other local businesses and stock handmade + sustainable goods whenever possible.Creating unique spaces that combine the beauty of the old with the modern sensibilities of the new is our passion and while this passion carries on throughout the year, we think it’s especially important over the Holidays. To us, Christmas is all about the memories and nostalgia of years gone past. We always encourage our customers to use what they already have…use that “good” china, put fresh frames around those old family photos, and embrace the worn beauty of treasures that have been passed down. We see the beauty in the imperfect and all agree that it’s a good balance of old layered with the new that brings warmth + personality to a home.
To avoid conflicts with other family events + festivities of the season, we had our staff party right after we decorated the store for Christmas in early November. Duft &Co., a bakery just a couple of doors down from us, catered the delicious appetizers and mouth-watering desserts and we put together our own cheese + fruit plates. Calligraphy is a skill that several of us were eager to learn so we called upon Karla from Written Word Calligraphy to come do a class for us and teach us the art of hand lettering. While there were only a couple of naturals in our midst, we all really enjoyed the experience and left with a solid knowledge of the basics as well as an adorable starter kit put together for each of us by Karla. She was an incredibly patient teacher + we loved every moment. And practice makes perfect, right?
Merry Christmas and don’t forget to shop local for the Holidays this season!
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