What a beautiful, whimsical, gorgoeus presentation of everything girlie…not just girlie, but elegant…and well…I guess ChiChi. I am forty’ish and almost every morning of my life…since age 13, I have done my hair, make-up, selected jewelry and sometimes a scarf, to go with the outfit I have put together that day. I try to match the purse and shoes or boots…depending on the occasion, and the weather…and I have always had a little place in my homes to complete my daily ritual. In my current home where I have lived in for 12 years, I have converted a small bedroom into my dressing room or as I like to call it my “nest”, where all my makeup, hair supplies and clothes are located.
I have a 70’s era vanity in maple and a 30’s maple and black leather arm chair, (made in Calgary). I have my Great Grandmother’s Canadiana Heart Pine Dresser, an Italian Wardrobe and a very rare 1900 arrowback side chair… The nest also houses all my girlie treasures too. I have lots of Canadiana treasures like Vintage Birks, figurines that belonged to my dearest Mum in law…treasures from my Mother and Grandmother…all housed in my mid- century, (made in Quebec), side board.
A chandelier hangs over head and my 40’s lamp with gothic, gold swirls and crystals light up my make up mirror from France…it is my eden, my very own place and where I do my best decompressing, I love my nest!
When I walked into Chateau Country Lace it is like a giant sized nest to me. Basically I love everything in this store! They have such lovely vintage finds, mixed in with new luxury bath and beauty products, accessories, as well as quality garments. GORGEOUS sweaters, knit ponchos and jewelry galore. This is a ladies paradise. Nothing trendy here…this store is elegant, traditional and timeless quality. A place to go shopping with you girlfriend, mother, daughter or grandmother! The merchandising is creative genius that has gone into every corner of this store mixing new and vintage pieces together. The upcycling and artistry is amazing, with museum like presentation.
There is a very keen and talented eye at work, that LOVES what they do. I could literally feel it as I walked inside. Every real lady in Calgary should visit this store and spoil yourself with something special from Chateau Country Lace. There is quite literally no other store in Calgary like it…maybe even Canada?