Set in Calgary, Alberta, where the prairies meet the mountains, lives Candice Martinuk. With her hubby and daughter, she's often found in the woods, sitting under the big sky, cruising alleys for treasure, reading a book with a mug of coffee.
Wandering Stone Studio was born out of a life spent creating and thrifting, and finally getting the kahunas to share it with the world. Wanting to show others how regular items can level up a home, office or any space, by infusing it with that thing, that item, that shows a person's personality.
A large part of Wandering Stone is the desire to use a lot of upcycled and recycled materials. Many materials have been broken down from things that would have otherwise gone to the landfill. Doing this not only is a sustainable practice, but brings forward unique, one-of-a-kind products. Materials from local, small, independent businesses are used as often as possible. Most of the cotton cord, metal findings, and vintage all supports other businesses, so one purchase here supports many of us.
The love of collecting old stories, histories and character in the form of vintage home decor, and more, has happened since going to flea markets with Grandma as a little girl. It's led to using vintage to individualize a space, and come up with new ways to take that further. Using a vintage casserole dish holder for a succulent plant tray or a mid century magazine rack as a toilet paper holder, maybe a early 20th century silver platter as a jewelry tray. Pushing the boundaries of intended uses is rather exciting and gives your home something totally different.
Intention is a large part of life, and thus every piece, whether it's handmade or specially curated, is set with the intention to bring happiness, good vibes, and uniqueness into a home.