Ready, Set, Christmas

Glam Vintage & Moderne's entry for The Festival of Trees

Glam Vintage & Moderne’s entry for The Festival of Trees

The Port Hope Festival of Trees starts this Friday, which conveniently takes place:

a) after this recent snow dump has cleared b) on the same night as The Candlelight Walk and LIghting of Memorial Park and c) on the same night as Moonlight Madness.

Festival of Trees 2013

This is a night where you can kickstart your Christmas.  In the afternoon visit the Capitol Theatre and enter a draw for your favourite of the 80 trees .  Glam’s tree is the one without a single bare spot.  It is fully laden with berries, bows, balls and feathers in warm tones of gold and peach.  It is DONE…I mean totally!

Glam Tree Ornaments 2013

Have a little dinner at one of Port Hope’s great restos then at 7pm warm your heart by watching the traditional Candlelight Walk to the lighting ceremony in Memorial Park.

Finally snap out of the glow and  “START YOUR SHOPPING”.  Most of the retailers will provide discounts “Friday night only” so take advantage of their generosity and get your list ticked off locally at reduced prices.  Call some friends and make a date for this special night out.

port hope santa claus parade

Better still,  invite them to stay over.  Nothing takes the edge off like the sights and sounds of the following day’s whimsical Port Hope Santa Claus parade coupled with a Tylenol extra strength.

Pa rump a pum pum.


Dreaming of a White Christmas? or not?

Stop dreaming and cast your eyes at the store window of Glam Vintage & Moderne.  Use lots of white birch and silver-grey accessories to work this theme.  Picture curling up in the oversized white linen wing back chair in front of your glowing fireplace with a frothy hot toddy and a steamy page turner.

White Christmas at Glam Vintage & Moderne

White Christmas at Glam Vintage & Moderne

Dream in Colour at Glam Vintage & Moderne

Dream in Colour at Glam Vintage & Moderne

Ok snap out of it and step inside Glam where the halls are decked in full Technicolor.

All good boys and girls deserve a champagne breakfast in bed with new linens don’t they?

Whatever your theme is this Christmas, Glam’s got that bit of whimsy you’ll just “have to have” to create the festive look you’re dreaming of.

Christmas Ornaments at Glam Vintage & Moderne

Christmas Ornaments at Glam Vintage & Moderne

Crafting Your Holiday

Tabletop Holiday Decor at Glam Vintage & Moderne

Tabletop Holiday Decor created by
Glam Vintage & Moderne

Christmas doesn’t have to be stressful. This year by taking control of your workload you can actually enjoy Christmas like a kid again.

Cookie Exchange

Don’t succumb to cookie exchanges that have you up all night baking to get other people’s cookies (that might be worse than yours).

Reallite Pillars for Christmas

Reallite Pillar Candles for the Holidays at Glam Vintage & Moderne

Simplify decorating for the holidays by placing a few reallite pillar candles on a platter with a decoration or two.

If you’re looking for spectacular,  purchase a holiday table top arrangement or chandelier arrangement created for you by Glam Vintage &  Moderne.

Chandeiier arranged for the holidays by Glam Vintage & Moderne

Chandelier arranged for the holidays by Glam Vintage & Moderne

Richard's workbench at Glam Vintage & ModerneDIY always seems like a great idea until it’s time to clean-up your sparkly mess in addition to your normal cleaning routine.

Now all you have to do is make “dinner”.for 12.

It’s Beginning to Look a Bit Like Christmas

Christmas inside Glam Vintage & Moderne 2013

Christmas inside Glam Vintage & Moderne 2013

Although Richard is a retailer whose main goal is to sell lots of quality stuff, he cannot be coerced into putting Christmas decorations out in October.

Chandelier with Pheasant & Feathers at Glam Vintage & Moderne

Chandelier with Pheasant & Feathers at Glam Vintage & Moderne

Even displaying Christmas a few days prior to Remembrance Day doesn’t sit well with him…but he succumbed to pressure from his clientele who want to see Richard’s “over the top” arrangements and spectacular ornaments. See how you can make a basic chandelier extraordinary with Glam’s adornments, wire and a glue gun.  If you’re artistically challenged just dangle a few ornaments or hire Richard to “feather your nest”.

A Santa line-up at Glam Vintage & Moderne

A Santa line-up at Glam Vintage & Moderne

On this dreary November Saturday pop in to Glam and see the full “line-up” of sparkly possibilities.

Divine Insider Boxing Day Primer

Here’s the inside scoop on Glam’s Divine Boxing Event.  I’ll go through this item by item so you know what to focus on because most of the store is “on sale”

50% off all Christmas Decor and Clearance-  There are a few great decorations left but the centre table is sprinkled with some really great clearance stuff for next to nothing.

New Bedding and Bedskirt at Glam25% off in stock bedding- This high end quality line from Eastern Accents never goes on sale…you won’t see this again and Richard has some great in stock neutrals

20% off accessories – This would include those gorgeous aluminum bowls which make impressive wedding or anniversary gifts. Also lovely ceramic scent diffusers to make your home smell like a garden even if you own a large dog.  And of course the monkeyfist a stylish doorstop that works as a weapon in a pinch.

Diffusersmonkey fists

20% off custom furniture and window coverings and floor models. Here’s where you can save big.  All the custom stuff is never on sale at the same time so you can creat a custom room including sofa and drapery and save 20% on theWhite Leather Chair whole thing and or simply grab something off the floor.

Custom Blinds, Drapery & Sofa 1

Ceramic Yellow Lamp20% on all in stock light fixtures.  Richard just got loads of new lighting in and he’s got the mate for most the new lamps at the back.  Pendants and chandeliers are also inlcuded and they are all to die for.

15% on all area rugs including special orders.  The pricing is alreadyAmy Butler Chandra Rugs amazing on Glam’s selection of New Zealand wool area rugs.  You’ll be yelling “start the car” after the 15% off

10% off all reallite flameless candles.  As you know these are wonderful inside or out and will continue to be a bestseller throughout the summer. They will not harm you or your aging relatives, children or 4 legged friends.


Upcycled Fir

Reclaimed fir side table

Reclaimed Fir Side Table at Glam Vintage & Moderne

What says Christmas louder than a fir tree?  How about a pedestal table made from “reclaimed fir”?

There are 2 sides to the Christmas tree debate.  Some feel “it’s green” to  have a fake tree because no trees were destroyed and you can use the same tree year after year.  The downside is that it will ultimately end up in landfill unless you retain it until it’s vintage and worth something ( har har).

The “truly green” support the fir growers and buy a real fresh fir tree that eventually decomposes or used in the building industry.

The ” OMG I’m so green” may opt out of the fir tree and opt for a gorgeous “reclaimed vintage fir” side table and place a classic festive faux arrangement (which can be stored into perpetuity) upon it… like this.

christmas arrangement

Christmas Arrangement by Glam Vintage & Moderne

Glam Makes Life “Beautiful, Good and Affordable”

Mantelscape by Richard a.k.a. Glam Vintage & Moderne

Karen Williams Host of “Life is Good” with Richard

The local cable program called “Life is Good” just taped a segment with Richard showing off his Christmas crafting skills. Host Karen Williams bantered with Richard as he pilfered pine boughs from his client’s backyard, shopped a discount store for cheap sparkly accents and created a masterpiece front door swag wreath combination and “mantelscape”.

The mantelscape is created using Glam’s glowing “reallite” battery operated candles which also add height to the arrangement.  A lustrous mercury glass jar adds even more shine and warmth.

Holiday Mantelscape by Richard from Glam Vintage & Moderne