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A New Look for Antique Bedroom Furniture

A New Look for Antique Bedroom Furniture

A little something from the archives; and I do mean the story starts a long, long time ago.

We have two bedroom suites.  One we purchased from an estate sale in the neighbourhood of Oak Bay (Victoria, BC) in 1977.  A lovely black walnut set consisting of three dressers (two with mirrors) and bed unit.  Jan and I purchased these prior to our wedding; we were setting up house.  Great fun!!  It was from the 1920’s and with 50 years of living, the dressers tops needed serious re-finishing.  We set about removing the varnish; tops only.  Major ‘newbie’ mistake; hadn’t considered the tops were veneered; edges were poplar – just a bit of a colour difference.  Too late and we left the variation.  We were young, in love, having fun and didn’t care!

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Rail Trails, Tall Trees and Cougars

Rail Trails, Tall Trees and Cougars

Once upon a time, in a land far away in wilds of British Columbia dwelt the fortunate. Forests thrived; trees reached to the sky and animals were abundant.  It was a land rich, rich in natural resources; one of which was logging; not new news.

The sound of axe and handsaw, of trees falling, of whistles blowing were heard throughout the province, up and down the coast and on Vancouver Island.  Throughout Desolation Sound, Sechelt Inlet and the Broughton Archipelago Jan and I have seen the imprint of times gone by.

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Restaurant Spotlight: Villa Eyrie Resort

Restaurant Spotlight: Villa Eyrie Resort

Escape to the Sky

The Villa Eyrie Resort, inspired by Lake Como, is carved into the mountainside of Vancouver Island’s Malahat Summit. Known for its elevated setting and soaring views the resort overlooks the Saanich Inlet with eagles overhead and sea underfoot. With luxury accommodations and service in the skies, they offer to elevate your escape.

Escape into the clouds with a night stay at the Villa Eyrie Resort, perched 1880 feet high above sea level or enjoy an unforgettable culinary dining experience at the Summit Restaurant with award-winning chefs.

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Near and Far: Memories from Denmark

Antique Road Show eat your heart out. We’ve got the oral memories; we’ve got the photograph; we’ve got the letter.

Memories as written by Ove Tellerup Nielsen:

This for sure takes me back a few years; to me it’s like it was yesterday; fresh out of the Royal Danish Navy.  A good time there for sure as it meant work, make some money and on top of it, going to Norse (Norway) and working for my Dad’s old company of windmill builders; when windmills were still used to grind rye and wheat into flour; most likely the grains came from Canada. They don’t build them with wings any more, now electric motors.

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BC Home Show 2017 Contest

To celebrate another year at the Home and Garden Show in Vancouver (February 22-26, BC Place Stadium) 5 lucky people will win a pair of tickets! We are holding these contests on three of our social media platforms TwitterInstagram and Facebook!

  • For those who complete ALL the following rules we will put you into a draw that will be made on Wednesday, Feb.15th.
  • ONE entry per person per social platform. Please do not create multiple accounts to enter, you will be disqualified.
  • Winners will be announced and contact through the platform they entered with.


  1. Follow us on twitter
  2. Reply to this tweet with your answer to the following question: Which room in your house could use a renovation or makeover?
  3. Retweet!


  1. Follow Us on Instagram.
  2. “Double Tap” or like the photo below
  3. Comment with your answer to the following question: Which room in your house could use a renovation or makeover?


  1. Like our Facebook page
  2. Like our Post below
  3. Comment with your answer to the following question: Which room in your house could use a renovation or makeover?

Answer this: Which room in your house could use a reno? And you could win 2 tickets to the Vancouver Home Show! Like this post + Comment below with your answer. Full contest details here:

Posted by West Wind Hardwood Inc. on Friday, February 10, 2017


Lot’s of ways to enter, we can’t wait to hear about all your potential reno projects! See you at the show, stop by and see us at booth #1144!