antique road show

Andrea Ford 2011

Every so often the Hubs and I wander west along Queen Street and snoop around Queen West Antique Centre. We love mid-century modern furniture and they've got lots of cool treasures (desks, couches, tables, chairs) to admire. I'm not sure why we bother; we always leave empty handed. That's when we need our friend Andrea on speed dial to help us out.

Andrea is an interior stylist and the owner of RE:Style Studio (ever heard of it?) she helps clueless antique-ers bring their treasures to life through DIY workshops (re-upholstery anyone?). Her most recent offering is an antiquing trip to the South Simcoe Region this Thursday June 2. She'll be taking 10 urbanites to the country (via passenger van) in search of diamonds in the rough at three market stores (some opened just for the trippers on that day). From 9:00 am to 9:00 pm participants will be shopping, lunching, light dining and taking in a play put on by the Arts Council. To register go here and if you go you'll receive a discount on upcoming re-upholstering classes or studio time at RE:Style Studio (now that's a deal).

Happy shopping!

May 30, 2011 — Alanna Banks