Thursday, December 9, 2010

A Shop I Could Live In - Old Faithful



How's everyone doing? If you're into the Christmas thing, I hope you've wrapped up your shopping (literally), and are now just enjoying the season. I've got to get on to this part. ;)

I thought I'd share a fabulous Vancouver shop with you. I shot this place a couple of months ago for House and Home - it's in the current issue.

I love shops that sell great product, but that also have an interior that I could live in. Old Faithful is exactly that. It's full of reclaimed wood goodness. One of the owners, Walter, also makes a lot of what you see in terms of furniture. They're located in Gastown, in a heritage building. Beautiful. By the way, you can now shop online. Whoohoo!

 The owners, Walter and Savannah.




This office chair is perfect! You may not think it looks too comfortable, but it is. Love the laptop pouch as well. 

The perfect doorstop. 

 
Jean Pierre makes shopping at Old Faithful even better. I love him.

Have a good Thursday! Back soon.
janis

26 comments:

Karena said...

Cool very cool!! I love your finds!

Remember to come & enter my $200 Giveaway from Fifi Flowers!

Xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Will @ Bright.Bazaar said...

Please could I move in with you? This store is hot, hot, hot (and it's cold, cold, cold here in the UK!) x

Pinecone said...

Love it...the bricks and sliding barn door...and of course Jean Pierre beats all!

Ashlyn

kate / tinywarbler said...

yup, one of my favourite vancouver shops. i was just in there the other day picking up a couple of things.
great portraits you took of them, including the pup!

briannelee said...

Ooo, that looks like a great place! I love the doorstop!

lisaroyhandbags said...

I agree- I could move right in! I've always wanted a big barn door on a track. Love the office chair and that it's on casters and I could find a million places for that grouping of white bottles. Awesome place! :)

considered design said...

One of our favourites too J, wicked shop full of very cool stuff, especially love that book they have on Yosemite in the 60's. As ever your images look fantastic. Love the instore Cabin.

Shannon @ What's Up Whimsy said...

I heard of this shop not too long ago and loved it! Although I probably won't be visiting Vancouver anytime soon, these pictures are helping me get a good feel for it!

c and d said...

beautifully done janis! images really capture the essence of that beautiful shop. need a roomate? ; )
love it.

Diana said...

Love your photos. I haven't even been to this store and I live in Vancouver.

I think that adorable dog, in a drawer, with a Bay Blanket and a rope would just be too much for me.

greenbeenfood said...

aahh sigh - very fabulous! yesterday i blogged a new shop in bris called ma belle amie....cute/bit loud but fun loud and great to see people putting themselves out there to showcase their loves & interests....

i too could live in "old faithful shop"!! x

Walter said...

Hey Janis!
Thanks for the sneak peak.
I can't wait to grab a copy of this! The photos are awesome. My mom will have these all over the fridge.
Stop in soon.
Best,
Walter

mydesignchic said...

Oh, I love to see it in person...looks stunning with the exposed brick and barn door!!

Natasha said...

Ooh Jean-Pierre is so sweet! And your photography is beautiful!! I love shops like this, even if I don't buy anything I still leave with some inspirations and ideas.

koralee said...

I will be looking for this shop my friend...thanks for the tip..it really does look amazing. xoox

Lynn said...

oh my gosh! i love that store, thanks for reminding me to hit it up before the 25th, you rock. i had to laugh though becos my ex was named Jean Pierre (the bad man as i call him now) and he really was a dog! but their JP i LIKE! ♥

sarah, flourish design + style said...

Janis, this shop looks amazing! I swear I'm coming to visit, and I'm going to make you take me to all these fabulous places you know! x

Pinecone Camp said...

It's a really big space, so we could all move in! ;) Really, if you do find yourself in the Gastown area, do not miss this place!

elisa said...

i'm so pleased to see you writing about the old faithful! i adore it there. i've been wanting to talk about them more. one of those rulers came home with us. it is just the thing. their tag line is delightful, good quality goods. i love it. it seems like it rose up from the history of the old street, staunchly determined to stay out all the rest. x we have a similar thing over here, labour and wait. great stuff! xx

shari @ little blue deer said...

Amazing! Love the color scheme, and the shots are just stunning!

Chuzai Living said...

What a lovely store!!! You have some gorgeous photos. I love them!! I wish I could go shop there. I love their interior design.

Renee (eatliveshop.com) said...

This shop looks amazing! I'm heading over to their online store right now :)

our little love nest said...

I love Gastown!! I had so much fun shopping there with my sister. What a perfect area to house this great shop! I will have to take a peek when I come home for a visit in the upcoming year. Thank you for sharing your gorgeous photos! :)

Tucker said...

it really is perfect. love the little frenchie and the boston door stop. flat faced dogs are my fave.

sunday collector said...

Great shots. Love the logo too. I actually spent a month in Vancouver about 5 years ago, and I loved the shopping...think this shop would have taken it to a new level!

Jenn said...

Love every single bit of that store! And that dog? Oh my goodness ... too cute!