Travel back to the '50s at the Osborne Street Festival
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Two lovers of everything vintage, Stefanie Hiebert and Erin Thiessen, began their traveling boutique recently but have been in the thrift shop business together for about 10 years. With a shared love for making old treasures new again, the two women adore the '50s and '60s and decided to showcase this love to visitors traveling on Canadian railway tours inside a gutted and renovated 1956 Cardinal trailer.
All summer long, the girls will travel around Canada to various events and festivals such as the Osborne Street Fair and showcase their prized store on wheels.
"We want to create a whole '50s lifestyle experience in our 13-foot trailer," Thiessen told BUST Magazine. Her partner, Hiebert, added, "The trailer gives us a sense of freedom ... not having to be tied to one location."
With floral wallpaper covering the walls, the interior of the trailer is like stepping foot in an episode of "Leave it to Beaver." Housewares, '50s sundresses, colorful belts, funky hats and old-fashioned suitcases fill up the cozy space. Male and female travelers can find a fashionable accessory or a new ensemble in the separate sections conveniently labeled "She & Him."
After finding unique treasures inside the shop, travelers touring across Canada by train can satisfy their appetites at one of the many acclaimed vendors serving sushi, patay, meat pies, Chinese barbecue, ice cream, fresh lemonade and more. The event will run from June 30 to July 1 and is free for all visitors.