Friday, November 23, 2012

Iron Orchid Designs

Come on in

Even the cute window display beckons you to come in and explore 
 I want to introduce you to an amazing store in Kamloops, British Columbia

 This amazing store is full of unique handcrafted items by some very talented local artists.
Including the store owners

Painting by Jada Britton
store owner


Other items in the store are by local artists that have made furnishings, unique upholstered chairs, painted furniture, mirrors, scarfs, handbags, sock monkeys, benches, trunks, pens, etc.
I am in awe of the talent of these people and so are most of the customers that enter the store.
You have to take your time walking around the store because there is so much to see.
Bright coloured furniture and mirrors, unique and one of a kind furnishings.
Handcrafted leather head bands, jewelry, lamps, tables and cabinets. 
and so much more
Here you can find adorable sock monkeys Made by Marie Lebond from Beneath The Monkey Tree
sitting on gorgeous chairs by Bobby Jo Haukeness of Sew Tied Up
And these stunning chairs by Nicole Duff of Mood Design Studio
My vanity and bench sure look better here than in my garage lol
This store had given me a chance to show my projects and my talent
Vanity by Tobey of Tobeystrashortreasure
It is a store where people like me can display their creations
Where home business's are given a chance to shine and be discovered by customers who consider themselves lucky to buy these one of kind items
Jada hand painting on a dresser, this is one very talented lady
Dresser by Iron Orchid Designs, gorgeous
Gorgeous Chair by Iron Orchid Designs
Is this not the cutest cabinet you ever saw
Cabinet by Laverne Tremblay
I love this painting
Paintings by Kathryn Greener
More creations by Bobby Jo of Sew Tied Up
The store has many unique collections  
Pigs really can fly
And you will be having so much fun in here that time will just fly by
Have you ever seen anything like this
Mirror Mirror on the wall
what do you see?
I see a store where pigs can fly and sock monkeys sit on chairs
I also see a store full of talented people who put their heart and soul into their work
And most of all I see dreams coming true
All because two sisters had a dream
And now that dream has been turned into a very successful store
called Iron Orchid Designs
Thank you Jada and Wynona Britton
for letting me be a part of your amazing journey
I want to wish you all the success you deserve
But judging by the way the store has taken off, I know you ladies are going to be very very busy
and Maggie May


  1. Hi tobey. I love your stuff! You have some beautiful furniture! Just wanted to clarify that the blue cabinet with the flowered wallpaper back is actually one of my creations. Thanks laverne Tremblay

  2. Laverne I have seen some of your work as well and am a big fan. I have updated the blog to give credit where credit is certainly do. You do amazing work, and I am honoured that you took the time to read my blog. thank you Tobey

  3. I really enjoy your blog. There are so talented people in Kamloops! Thank you for giving me credit!!! I feel honored that I'm posted on your blog. That is one of my favorite pieces and it was hard to give up. But as you know we can't keep it all. Thanks again.