New Shop in Town: Spruce Collective

November 16, 2012

Last weekend, Tracey Ayton and I made a trip out to the newest store in town, Spruce Collective.

Spruce Collective is an example that several heads are better than one! A bricks and mortar collaboration from Elisa of Home Sweet Nest, Jessica of Trove Vintage Rentals & Handmade AffairsKevi of Twig Home, Monica of Red Wicker and Lily of Birch + Birdlocal bloggers and vendors from the Fraser Valley area.

Chock full of vintage and new, this shop was a pleasure to browse through. Every nook and cranny beautifully styled. And if you are bored, you can always sign up to participate in one of their many workshops put on by local artisans.

They are the supplier of Ce Ce Caldwell Chalk Paints too!

A fabulous DIY idea, frame a silhouette of your child and a autobiographical piece they have written. What an amazing keepsake!

I stumbled across small pexi-glass vintage letters for a fun upcoming project!

 All photos courtesy of Tracey Ayton Photography, who takes great photos even with an iPhone.

Of course I did not come away empty handed. My small treasure trove was a delight!

{The milk glass piece I bought at a local thrift store}

If you are in the Abbotsford area, make sure you stop by. And next door is an delightful cafe, Traceycakes, that serves delicious lunches and the most divine cupcakes!

XO Barbara


  1. Looks amazing and I LOVE that silhouette idea!!!!

  2. Ooh it looks so neat! I love stores with such fun unique things to buy :) Hope you have a great weekend!! xo

  3. I was so in love with the store. I just wish I were closer. Nice finds Barb. I'm curious about what you're going to do with the letters.

  4. Brilliant! This might be the one thing that gets me to Abbotsford. :)

  5. It was a fun visit with you, I can't wait to make another visit out there soon...... oh and have more of those yummy cupcakes. I think the girls have done a lovely job on Spruce. You can tell that they all have a passion for what they do. Have a wonderful weekend!!!

  6. Love the vintage letters. I wish new shops would pop up near me.

  7. Oh...I love 'feel good' shops like this one. Another reason to visit B.C. again real soon. TY

  8. Wow I visited Spruce 3 weeks ago and bought some wonderful rustic hardware for my burled walnut armoire (handles were broken)! On that day I celebrated my girlfriends 65th birthday with a visit to Traceycakes. It was a lovely day in Downtown Abbotsford! So much to see!

  9. It is such an adorable store. I can't wait to go back! {If you ever see a vintage "M" please scoop for me!} There was not one the last time I was there...

  10. Looks like a really cool store - love the owl dish :-) I have a similar idea as the framed silhouette to create keepsakes for each of our foster dogs :-)

  11. Thanks so much Barbara! Wish I could have been there to visit with time for sure! And it's very dangerous having such a yummy cupcake shop just a few doors down ;) Hope to see you soon! ~Lily

  12. I need to make it out to Abbotsford to check out the store! Soon :-) Great finds Barbara!!


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