• Spruce Rentals : Our Lounge Look Book is Live!

    PLEASE NOTE THAT OUR RENTAL DIVISION IS NOW CLOSED!
    Visit both of our retail locations at 2619 Montrose Ave (The Market) and 2622 Montrose Ave (Spruce Collective). See you soon!

     

    It's the peak of wedding season and our rental division has been bustling! There is nothing more personal than publicly declaring one's love and we believe that every wedding should reflect the personalities of the couple uniting...it's all about you, after all! Planning wedding decor can quickly become overwhelming but providing pieces to create unique and eclectic weddings just happens to be our specialty. One of our favourite ways to make guests feel at home is by creating intimate lounge seating areas where they can relax and converse amidst the festivities. 

    We've put together a digital look book featuring some of our favourite lounge combinations but, with a collection the size of ours (see it all here), the possibilities are literally endless! Whether you want us to recreate one of these looks or are envisioning something completely different, we're here to help you create the event of your dreams. CLICK HERE to view our Lounge Look Book 2015

    CLICK HERE to view our Lounge Look Book 2015

    By the Seaside | Watered down colours of sea glass and bold pops of azure work well with natural warm wood tones, canvas and driftwood to create a serene and subtly nautical space.

    Industrial Salvage | Utilitarian pieces get a second life when used as home furnishings. Upholstered pieces, layers of soft texture and natural greenery soften the look and create an inviting space to relax.

    Free Spirit Chic | Bold layers of pattern, colour and texture are glamorous when intertwined with gilded gold accessories and bright jewel tones. Bohemian at it's best!

    Gentlemen's Club | Plush velvet upholstery and weathered furnishings are highlighted by eclectic details, creating a lounge perfect for sipping whiskey and sampling cigars with friends.

    Garden Gathering | Botanical patterns and subtle layers of texture and colour set the tone for this garden-like lounge area. All that's missing are the tea and crumpets!

    Mid Century Modern Romance | Sleek upholstered pieces and retro accessories set the tone for swanky cocktails and uptown vibes. It's 5 o'clock somewhere, right?

    Photography | Sharalee Prang
    Graphic Design | Jessica MacDonald
    Styling | Spruce Rentals

     

    We love collaborations (they are what brought us together in the first place, after all!) and photo shoots like this take a team to come together. Thank you so much to our studio-mates Sharalee Prang and Confetti Floral Design for joining us and to our own Jessica for making this our most beautiful look book yet! CLICK HERE to view the entire look book and see how you can get these looks and created others from our extensive collection of vintage rental pieces. Still feeling uncertain? Contact our rental division to book an appointment to see our collection up close at our studio. 
    PLEASE NOTE THAT OUR RENTAL DIVISION IS NOW CLOSED!
    Visit both of our retail locations at 2619 Montrose Ave (The Market) and 2622 Montrose Ave (Spruce Collective). See you soon!

     

     

    Don't forget to visit us this weekend for our "grand" opening of our latest venture, The Market by Spruce Collective too. Some of our recently retired rentals are now for sale there as well as a wide selection of vintage and antiques from 7 of our favourite local vendors. See you there! ~the Spruce Girls
    PLEASE NOTE THAT OUR RENTAL DIVISION IS NOW CLOSED!
    Visit both of our retail locations at 2619 Montrose Ave (The Market) and 2622 Montrose Ave (Spruce Collective). See you soon!

     

     

  • Assemblage: Spruce Vintage Rentals Spring/Summer Collections (Part 2)

    It's officially Summer and the Canada Day long weekend is sooo close, we can almost taste it! But before we put our feet up and pour those cocktails, I thought I'd show you some more favourite vignettes from our latest look book for Spruce Vintage RentalsASSEMBLAGE: Spring/Summer 2014. Since this photoshoot, we've added even more beauties to our growing collection (I know, where on earth are we going to keep them all?!) and you can see our entire fleet of vintage rentals here. Looking to add some character to your next wedding or upcoming event? We've got pieces for all styles, themes and occasions from traditional glamour + mid-century modern to rustic farmhouse + luxe Bohemian. And if you don't see that perfect something-something on our website already, we're happy to try and source it out for you...we do love a good treasure hunt! Take a peek at some looks that we're loving lately :

    Spruce Vintage Rentals: Spring/Summer 2014. Level 6 Photography.

    All photos by Cristal Sawatzky/Level 6 for Spruce Vintage Rentals.

    Spruce Vintage Rentals: Spring/Summer 2014. Level 6 Photography.
    Spruce Vintage Rentals: Spring/Summer 2014. Level 6 Photography.

    Spruce Vintage Rentals: Spring/Summer 2014. Level 6 Photography.

    All photos by Cristal Sawatzky/Level 6 for Spruce Vintage Rentals.

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    Spruce Vintage Rentals: Spring/Summer 2014. Level 6 Photography.

    Spruce Vintage Rentals: Spring/Summer 2014. Level 6 Photography.

    All photos by Cristal Sawatzky/Level 6 for Spruce Vintage Rentals.

    Spruce Vintage Rentals: Spring/Summer 2014. Level 6 Photography.

    Spruce Vintage Rentals: Spring/Summer 2014. Level 6 Photography.

    All photos by Cristal Sawatzky/Level 6 for Spruce Vintage Rentals.

    You can see even more images in our latest look book, here or on our rentals website and don't forget to follow us on Pinterest and Instagram to see what's new and exciting on a more daily basis! Have a wonderful + safe long weekend...we're open tomorrow and Saturday as usual but will be taking a few days off to celebrate this wonderful country we live in with our families. See you soon!

    ~Lily

    Holiday Hours: Closed Sunday-Tuesday for Canada Day

  • Merry + Bright: Spruce Collective in Chatelaine Magazine!

    Last Winter, Janis Nicolay stopped by the shop to photograph a festive dining table we styled for the Holidays and we couldn't be more excited to see it featured in the December issue of Chatelaine magazine! We used several of our vintage rental pieces (mantle, table, benches and chair) and mixed in some of our favourite nautical art, handmade ornaments, fresh greenery (bouquets created by Kari Dueck of Confetti Floral Design) and plenty of gold and brass bits for added sparkle. We're of the opinion that less is more when it comes to decorating for Christmas...use what you have and layer in fresh evergreens, ornaments, candles and seasonal fruit for a festive touch. Here are a few more of Janis' pics in addition to what you'll see in Chatelaine...

    Spruce Collective. Photo by Janice Nicolay.Photos by Janis Nicolay. Florals by Confetti Floral Design.

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    Jessica fashioned these adorable message-in-a-bottle place cards out of clear glass ornaments, string and a small cork stopper, all from the local craft store. Simple bunting flags add a playful touch to Confetti Floral Design's gorgeous evergreen arrangement...it smelled so good! We used mismatched vintage china and glassware for the place settings and a simple linen runner instead of placemats.

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    No need to get too fussy with handmade bits either. For these nautical orbs, we bought clear glass ornaments from the local craft store and filled them with bits of cording and rosemary sprigs before dipping them in gold craft paint. You could easily add feathers, seashells, tinsel or other mementos for your own personal touch. Bonus: they are a cheap and thoughtful gift idea too!

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    Simple strands of rope "garland" on the mantle add to the loose nautical theme as do the hits of navy, brass and striped ticking on the upholstered chair. While we all love Christmas (I mean, who doesn't?), we also love styling spaces that can transition easily from one season to the next and don't scream Ho-Ho-Ho...not that there's anything wrong with that ;) We're off to the Chamber of Commerce gala tonight where we'll find out if we've won the New Business of the Year award, exciting! It's such an honour to even be nominated in our first year of business and it's always fun to get gussied up for a night out together. Wish us luck!

    ~Lily, Jessica, Monica, Elisa + Kevi

  • Spruce Pop-Up Shop at West Elm Market!

    Hey, guess what? We are super excited (as in suuuuper!) to announce that we've been invited to West Elm Market this Sunday, November 10th to showcase a vintage pop-up shop from 10-4! That's right, the Spruce girls are heading to the big city and we'll be bringing vintage treasures galore to share. We're all about the mix of old and new and think that West Elm is the perfect backdrop for our eclectic goodies. If you're in Vancouver this weekend, be sure to stop in and say hello (we may or may not be nibbling on one of their savoury bacon scones, just sayin')!

    More details and directions to West Elm Market are here.

    Spruce Collective at West Elm, vintage pop-up shop. Photo by Mikaela Ruth.Photo by Mikaela Ruth

    Spruce Collective at West Elm Market: Vintage Pop-Up Shop. Photo by Mikaela Ruth.Photo by Mikaela Ruth

    Above are just a few ideas of the vintage pieces we'll be bringing along with us...and our pile is growing as we speak! More details and directions to West Elm Market are here...hope to see you on Sunday!

    ~Lily, Elisa, Jessica, Kevi + Monica

  • Springing Forward: This Week at Spruce

    The days are officially longer and we are excited about the bird chirping weather and Spring sunshine ahead! We've got plenty of "new" vintage items coming into the shop (Monica is on her way back from a weekend in Portland...can't wait to see what she brings home!) as well as gorgeous new handmade jewelry, colourful clothing and bright accessories, just in time to cheer up your wardrobe! Our online shop is in the works so you'll soon be able to shop from the comfort of your living room, although you won't want to miss out on the vintage displays, drop in classes and scheduled workshops that will be happening in the store. You can get a better look at the upcoming classes here and we'll be adding a few more drop ins over Spring Break very soon. Here's a look at what we've been up to...

    Spruce CollectiveVintage Books for Girls, $20 each

    Spruce CollectiveOne of a kind jewelry by Cathy Terepocki, $34-$58. Handmade in Nelson, BC.

    Spruce CollectiveEmerald green Spring dress, $68

    Spruce CollectiveiPhone 4 & iPhone 5 cases by Field Trip, $18-$20 each. Made in Vancouver, BC.

    Spruce Collective: Photo by Level6New addition to our inventory of Trove Vintage Rentals. Photo by Level6 Images.

    Spruce CollectiveWhale bookends, $40. Vintage books, from $8.

    mar10-6_1New addition to our inventory of Trove Vintage Rentals

    Our rental division is growing and we've added some lovely new pieces. Did you know that our basement is bursting at the seams with vintage rental furniture? Wedding season is booking up fast so call us today to book your viewing, 604-855-0506. See you soon :) ~the Spruce Girls

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