Thistle Lane Spring Market

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Spring has sprung and none to soon, the much anticipated warm weather is exactly what us Manitobans need to feel rejuvenated after our long winter.

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That being said, we are planning an Amazing Spring Market for June 2, 2018. The Market will be held here at Thistle Lane from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. 
$2.00 admission includes a complimentary coffee.
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We’ve got a great list of local vendors for you this year including:
Country  Perogy Shop – Local business providing a Perogy lunch at our market, as well as selling bulk frozen perogies.
Thistle Lane Flowers- Vintage finds, along with succulents, fresh Bouquets.
Oma Quilt Shop- All things fabric, quilts, aprons, and more.
Handmade with Love- Creating decor and furniture sourcing used materials.
Old Church Bakery- A small batch bakery specializing in sourdough bread & pastries.
Dadirri Naturals- Handcrafted health & beauty products made by a certified aromatherapist.
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Sarah Makes Bracelets- Beaded & leather wrap bracelets.
MA Creations- Inspirational signage.
Joy Bubbles- Handmade bathtub treats.
Then and Now- Refurbishing old and tired furniture pieces.
Caffeinated Crafts- Creating crafts inspired by coffee epiphanies.
Annie Lynn Creations- Wood inspired home and garden decor.
White Daisy Designs- Simple, elegant and modern country inspiration using signage and recycled furniture.
Funk Leather Co.- Leather earrings & cuffs, wrapped metal words.
Oak & Thistle- Reusable beeswax food wraps earth friendly to replace Saran Wrap.
Boutique Sew Chique- Sewing accessories for makeup, curling wands, flat irons, cosmetic bags, etc.
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We hope to see you June 2nd.
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A Season of Love and Flowers

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As we start thinking about another wedding season, I’m reflecting back on 2017. My interest in the floral wedding industry came as no surprise with my daughter’s upcoming wedding this past October.
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With that in mind and my background in growing flowers, the stage was set for some creative floral designs. This last year it was a privilege to be involved with flowers for several weddings, as well as a beautiful photo shoot at Cielo’s Garden.
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The floral wedding trends are leaning towards romantic garden inspired bouquets. Brides are looking for lush, textured, and seasonally inspired flowers which are perfectly suited for a rustic Manitoba country wedding.
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It seems a natural fit to offer farm fresh flowers as well as a design services for any events including weddings, bridal showers, special events, dinner parties and more.
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We are looking forward to expanding our flower varieties in 2018, which in turn will provide endless possibilities and much creativity.
Book your 2018 event today, we’d love to design and create gorgeous locally grown arrangements for you. 

Photo Credits:

Photos by Lilli
Megan Steen Photography 
Arianna Tennyson photography 
Julia MacCharles Photography 
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A Special Bridal Shower

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One of the very special moments during an engagement is the bridal shower. It’s a way of honouring the bride and lavishing her with gifts and encouragement.
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The scene was set, taking place in a Country Barn strung with vintage patio lights, paper lanterns and the festivities were about to begin.
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The guests had arrived, creating a feeling of excitement as we awaited the arrival of the bride. Her joy was contagious as we celebrated her, alongside family and friends.
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The generous gifts were varied from household items, to camping gear, as well as gardening tools. All of us attending feel an invested interest in her life as a married women, by being a part of this celebration.
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Simply stated, it is more than just gifts, it’s really about supporting the bride in her journey as a newly married woman, and sharing with her all the excitement of creating a new home with love and dreams of a happy future filled with contentment.
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We must never take for granted the role that we play as older married women in the lives of our daughters, sisters and younger women. It is vital that we encourage the next generation in their marriages.
Our Thistle Lane Tips for Throwing a Bridal Shower:
1. Make it about the bride
2. Pick a theme
3. Delegate tasks, don’t try to take it all on
4. Ice breakers for the guests…. activities or games
5. Honour the bride with words of encouragement
6. Personalize your shower, it’s all about the little details
7. Make it fun & relaxed; the bride and guest will appreciate it
Have fun and enjoy every moment!
If you want help throwing your own bridal shower or would like flowers or a venue, contact us. 
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Flower Farming- Season Two

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Finding myself in my second season as a flower farmer with a flood of mixed emotions. Comparison to last year with an abundance of rain three inches at a time, drainage ditches were incorporated to alleviate the year’s excess water. This year we are finding ourselves scrambling to add some form of irrigation for our dry field. Sharing this with my brother, a farmer of twenty years, laughed and he said “Welcome to Farming!”

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Photo of our bouquets displayed at The Home Workshop Open House. Photo by Sawmill Photo Co. 

This being said, the year is going better than last year as we have had plenty of orders to fill, along with sales at a few local spots we are encouraged to continue.

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The nurturer in me loves to care for the flower field and is driven to provide the most fertile soil for the best blooms possible. We have a little ways to go yet with our heavy clay soil, having added six loads of new earth and lots of compost we still can use more.

On the design end of things, God has already designed the beauty of each flower, now it’s up to me to make the right combinations of blooms with foliage. With a few weddings coming up this fall we will be busy creating our flowers into the brides dreams.

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It is a privilege to work with flowers, learning from others and seeing all the beauty that can be made from locally grown flowers is inspiring to say the least.
The farming aspect is a challenge, as a colleague of mine stated, if it wasn’t a challenge you wouldn’t do it.

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Thistle Lane Spring Market

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Join us on June 3 for our ONE DAY ONLY Spring Market. Seventeen local artisan and business vendors will be showcasing their handmade goods and one of a kind merchandise. This is an opportunity to connect personally with the people who love what they do and most importantly gives us an opportunity to shop small and shop local this spring!

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Our amazing vendors include-

Retro Chique- Take a trip down memory lane by visiting us at the Spring Market. You will not be disappointed by our selection of retro and vintage one of a kind collectives. 

Daisy Thirteen- We aim to bring simple nature inspired designs to your home. Personalized gifts and accessories, designs to make you smile.

White Rustic Woodworks- Building things rustic including tables, benches, book shelves, doors, coffee tables. Rustic inspiration at its finest!

Handmade With Love- Repurposed furniture and handmade home decor, made from pallets as well as other recycled materials.

Grunthal Berries- We grow our strawberries and then make a beautiful heritage jam. The jam tastes as fresh as the summer and is a little runny, just like grandmas recipe.

Sage & Olivia- Unique, expressive, chic and always current. Uniquely handcrafted jewelry, designed with natural stones such as turquoise, jasper, agate, labradorite, coral and many more. Using vintage elements, chains, pearl, leather, and feathers the jewelry is ever evolving.

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Roosties Baby Muks- Re-purposed leather and fabric toddler footwear that is durable with barefoot like comfort.

Then & Now Designs by Wanda- Then & now designs is taking something old and used then transforming it into something new and refreshing. Furniture, frames, blackboards, are some of the items of our home decor line.

Artist Pivot- Arts and crafts, antiques and collectables. A variety of antiques in vintage and retro collectives. Flea markets dream with an assortment of new and gently used items.

Old Church Bakery- Artisans Bread, sourdough cultures and long fermentation give this handmade baked bread its tremendous flavour.

Oma’s Quilt Shop- This little country quilt shop offers fabric along with a variety of ready to sew quilt packages, hand made quilts, and much more. There will be something for everyone, no matter your style or sewing level, you will be inspired by the choice fabrics, and patterns.

Annilynn’s Custom Made- An assortment of home decor items with a modern rustic touch, lanterns, wooden signage, vintage inspired chalkboards and much more are a few items that are being offered.

The Home Workshop- Home, office and commercial design services including project management and furniture sales. Let us help you make your house a place you are proud to call home and a business a pure reflection of your brand and business goals. Connect with us at the Market to dream up how we can make your design dreams come to life.

MA’s Creations- Inspirational signage for home and office, variety of styles and sizes. These beautiful signs are sure to leave a statement, expressing your inner thoughts.

Thistle Lane Flowers- Field to Vase, locally grown flowers, bouquets will be sold weekly throughout the growing season, at various locations. The venue at the spring market allows me a chance to show what we offer, our bouquets, hand tied as well as quart jars will be available for purchase.

Boreal Tree Company- All things made from trees including birdhouses and wooden tapas boards.

Dadirri Naturals- All natural alternatives for health and beauty at your fingertips. Quality ingredients and hand-crafted products that are great for your body and your world.

Lehman’s Log Furniture- Showcasing and selling beautifully hand crafted stools, mirrors, coffee tables, dressers and more. All made from logs for a truly rustic look. 
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We looking forward to seeing you. Follow us and our vendors on social media for sneak peaks, directions and so much more!

Shop small and shop local with us this spring.

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