Monday, 13 February 2012

Apple Box Boutique

A few weeks ago, I noticed a commenter on a local blog was also from Edmonton.  Apple Box Boutique...I was intrigued by a name like that!  So I clicked through to the profile and discovered a new adorable store!  The lovely Leanne is the owner of Apple Box Boutique, which opened it's doors (shared with Sugar Blossoms Floral Design Inc.) just before Christmas.  She paints and refinishes beautiful furniture, and sells other home decor in the shop.

After a couple of Saturdays that didn't work out, I finally made it to the store.  First impression: a heavenly smell!  Sugar Blossoms' wares certainly make this a welcoming place.  It's worth going for the smell alone!

With only a few butterflies of nervousness, I introduced myself to Leanne.  She remembered me from my comments on her blog.  It was so nice to meet a local blogger, an independent shop owner, and a truly nice person!  Leanne very sweetly allowed me to take pictures of the shop, although the displays aren't complete due to some ongoing renovations.

I love this kind of store.  The Highlands area seems to be full of unique shops like this and I can't wait to explore the neighbourhood a little more.  I didn't look at any prices at the store, but now that I've looked closer at the pictures, I wish I had!  I'll have to go back to check out the containers above (both the yellow patterned one and the chicken-wire one), as well as the adorable sleepy owl pillow below!

If you're in Edmonton you should go visit the Apple Box Boutique.  Let me know if you do!  (Ooh, I want that dresser with the blue stripe too!  Not that I need another dresser.)

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Sumo's Sweet Stuff


  1. Oh I wish I was in Edmonton - first to meet you and second to go to this lovely shop!!
    (side note - NEVER thought I would say the first part of that sentence!)

    1. Heather, definitely let me know if you ever come this way! I'd love to meet you.

  2. Oh this place sounds and looks amazing. So glad that I found your blog!!

  3. What a pretty shop. You are such a good photographer. Thank you so much for all the inspiration.


    1. Thanks for the kind words about my photography, Karianne! It's such an encouragement to hear! I'm such a horrible photographer, really, but I'm slowly starting to improve, and with a digital camera, I can fake it ;-)

  4. Joanna, it was such a pleasure to meet you and so sweet of you to include us in your blog! I am very excited to finally have the doors open, even more so because it means meeting lovely new friends like you. Looking forward to your next visit... and thank you for your kind words :)

  5. Oh, I think I need to visit my niece in Edmonton! What lovely items.


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