Spruce Collective in House & Home!

January 9, 2013

Co-owning a home decor has already been a dream come true. If I had to come up with another dream, it would have to be seeing said store featured in a national magazine and, guess what? Spruce Collective is the shop feature in the February issue of Canadian House & Home!!! Ironically enough, I seem to be the last subscriber in Canada to get their copy in the mail and I’ve been stalking my local grocery store for their stash (which should be on shelves today, by the way). My mom read me the article over the phone last night though and I’m pretty much freaking out over the whole thing, in a very good way! Janis Nicolay was amazing enough to coordinate the shoot and to take the stunning photos of our shop. She’s always been such a great cheerleader and supporter of this blog and all of our endeavours here at Birch + Bird and I can’t thank her enough! Without further adieu, here’s a look at Spruce through Janis’ lens…

All photos by Janis Nicolay. Spruce Collective in Canadian House & Home.

One funny note about this shoot, we had literally just decorated the entire store for Christmas the week before we heard word about the feature so we had to un-decorate (and then re-decorate again) overnight! Our storage room and even our washroom were packed to capacity with Christmas trees…using the facilities was just like being in the forest ;) But it was well worth the effort…my new partners and I couldn’t be more thankful for such an incredible opportunity, especially so soon after opening our doors in September!

My lovely friends Aprille and Nancy even popped by to practice their modelling skills and try out our line of CeCe Caldwell’s chalk & clay paint…nice work ladies!

All photos by Janis NicolaySpruce Collective in Canadian House & Home.

All photos by Janis NicolaySpruce Collective in Canadian House & Home.

Andrea, one of our fabulous customers, was kind enough to send me a picture of our spread to share with you all…

Photo by Andrea Westbrook…thanks Andie :)

Well, I’m headed back to the grocery store to clear their shelves of the new issue before going into work…hope you enjoyed a peek around the shop! I hope to see you there sometime soon but in the meantime, have a wonderful Wednesday :)



1 Will @ Bright.Bazaar { 01.09.13 at 7:21 am }

Janis did such a wonderful job on the snaps – congratulations, Lily! A wonderful way to start the New Year!
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2 Birch + Bird { 01.09.13 at 8:51 pm }

Thank you so much Will! And yes, Janis always captures spaces perfectly :)

3 Sheila @sZinteriors { 01.09.13 at 7:43 am }

Wow, Lily! Congratulations. This is so exciting… I don’t have my Feb. issue yet, so guess who will be stalking the mail? :-)
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4 Juila { 01.09.13 at 8:28 am }

I’ve been checking the shelves and harassing the stock boys daily. Maybe today is the day. Lily I hope you are beaming from ear to ear as you go through the checkout, just like I will be!

5 Birch + Bird { 01.09.13 at 8:53 pm }

We’re just stalkers all around over here! Still no copies in our own mailboxes but the customer service people at Save On know be by name now :) Thanks so much Juls!

6 Nicole Scott { 01.09.13 at 9:10 am }

Congratulations Lily and all of you Spruced Ladies! What a great feature. It’s going to be a great year for you guys don’t you think? I cannot wait to get mine in the mail.

7 Heather { 01.09.13 at 9:43 am }

Just heard the great news! I am so happy for you Lily, that is amazing. I will definitely be stopping in the next time I am in Abbotsford!

8 Igor { 01.09.13 at 10:57 am }

Wow, I love this space. It bursts with creativity! Love the ‘The Workshop’ writing on the wall!
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9 The simply inpsired Design { 01.09.13 at 1:38 pm }

Beaming for you all!!!! That Janis is great to help you out like that!


10 Kristin { 01.09.13 at 7:59 pm }

Oh goodness! Your store looks absolutely amazing. I want to live there. :) It’s my mom and my dream to someday have a tiny little shop and if it’s even 20% as lovely as yours I would be happy! :)
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11 Birch + Bird { 01.09.13 at 8:54 pm }

Thanks for all of the encouraging words and well-wishes everyone! We couldn’t be happier :) And Kristin, dreams can come true even when you least expect them…speaking from experience over here! Dream big :)

12 Rosa @ Flutter Flutter { 01.10.13 at 9:28 pm }

CONGRATS!! So happy for you! :)
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13 Birch + Bird { 01.11.13 at 12:26 am }

Thanks so much Rosa!

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