Finding the most wanted vintage and handmade pieces,
for the wild at heart
Howdy! Sierra here, owner and founder of Wanted & Wild Co.
Thanks for making it here to my little corner of the internet!
Here’s my story: I grew up on a farm in rural Manitoba, Canada and this experience has profoundly shaped who I am today. Growing up around livestock, horses, and wide open spaces, I find myself gravitating to design elements that take me back to those formative years.
Where we lived, it was over an hour to the nearest shopping mall, so needless to say we didn't go often. But…we had a thrift store just over 20 minutes away, and let me tell you, my family and I were regulars.
To me it was the history, the uniqueness, and the low prices that kept me going back. Now that I’m heading into my 30s, I thrift for all these reasons and more. To buy vintage and secondhand pieces, we are all lessening our environmental impact. By swapping out unloved items for new ones, we never accumulate too much. By filling our home with objects and furniture that bring us joy, reflect our passions, and styles, we create a space that tells our story.
I started my adult life working in healthcare, and spent time in various hospitals and positions for over 4 years. What I noticed, and unfortunately became the common theme, was the abuse, mistreatment, and lack of respect for healthcare workers. When all of our lives turned upside down amid the Covid-19 pandemic, these feelings were magnified. It had me feeling pretty Yee-naw about continuing in the field.
So- I made a huge life change and walked away from my career in healthcare. Looking back now, I wish I had done it sooner. My life now looks incredibly different than I ever thought it would. My days are filled with sourcing vintage goods, collaborating with local makers, styling & photographing new pieces, and interacting with customers turned friends. It has been such a joy watching my local economy thrive, with countless small businesses supporting each other.
Wanted & Wild Co was born out of a desire to be creative, be challenged, and make a difference in my community. It has awakened a part of me that truly adores interior design, the thrill of the hunt, and sharing my finds with the world.
Wanted and Wild is about finding the most wanted vintage and handmade pieces, for the wild at heart.
I feel so blessed to do this work and I am grateful to all my valued customers who allow me to do it. Thank you.
Peace, love, and cacti,
Sierra, owner WWC
Wicker Suitcase Card Box
A beautiful boho touch to your event!
The small collection includes sizes small, medium, and mini, as pictured. (95mini, 27 small, 5 medium)
The full collection includes 95 mini, 27 small (2in), 12 medium (5-8in), 1 large (12in) and 2 xlarge (16in)
Add a touch of the desert to your next event!
Solid Wood Cocktail Table
The perfect piece for your cocktail reception, memory table, card table, or signing table. Dimensions: 32in tall, 28in wide.
Coloured Glass Vases
A collection of coloured glass vases for your head table, centrepieces, & ceremony spaces. Florals not included.
Price varies on amount needed. Please contact us regarding your needs. Starting at $15.
The perfect size (over 2ft tall) to make an impact at your ceremony or photo area. Pairs great with dried pampas & palm spears.
A variety of amber glass vases for your tablescapes, head tables, and centrepieces.
Price depends on quantity needed..starting at $15 for collection of 17. Please contact us to discuss your needs.
A modern touch & great layering piece on long tables.
$20/collection of 65. Candles not included but available on request for an additional fee.
A collection of brass candlesticks & candlabras. Dripless candles only (available on request and for an additional fee).
$30/collection of 40+ candle holders & 2 candlabras
A collection of gold and brass frames for your seating charts, table numbers, & memory table.
Available in 4x6, 5x7, & 8x10.
Price depends on quantity needed, starting at $5.
Mismatched is in! We have a variety of glass & brass goblets for your next event. $1/glass
8 Clear plastic umbrellas. 6 are plain, 2 have polka dots. Collection rents for $15.
Delivery of rentals within city limits is a flat rate of $20. Addtional mileage fees apply for delivery to venues outside of Winnipeg.
Delivery is free if we are hired for setup services.
Picking up rentals from our St Boniface Studio is always free. Please contact us within 48 hours of your event to arrange a pickup time.
Our services are available for setting up all of your events, wedding related or not! We have opted to charge an hourly rate instead of an inflated "all-in" rate, so you are only paying for what you need. Our setup services are $80/hour. This includes mileage to and from your venue (within city limits), and delivery of any rentals you are using from us. Additional mileage fees apply for out of town events.
Tap the button to fill out our rental inquiry form. Please be as detailed as possible in your requests, guest count, & vision for your event.
We look forward to working with you!
What is a sliding scale?
A sliding scale is a community care-based fee payment structure that takes into consideration the variances of economic access and privilege that exist for all intersections of folks. Sliding scale is not a sale or discount.
Why offer a sliding scale/affordable rentals & setup services?
Since becoming engaged & starting to plan a wedding myself, I began to realize how incredibly inaccessible wedding rentals & services were for low income folks. You’ve heard of the wedding tax, and I assure you, it is alive and well. It is my belief that nobody should have to go into debt to have the wedding of their dreams. It is also my belief that wedding & event rentals should not charge extra for rentals or services on a weekend. Every wedding is on a weekend. Without these weddings, rental businesses would not have a business. Punishing customers for needing services on a weekend, when these customers are the reason you have an income, is downright wrong. That’s like Bath & Body Works charging more for their soaps if you come in to shop on a Saturday. It makes no sense.
It is for these reasons that we want to offer a sliding scale for rental prices & more affordable options than what is currently available in Winnipeg. We aim to keep event rentals & services accessible for all.
What should I be paying?
We will never ask you to validate your income with us. Our sliding scale program works on the ‘Honour System’. To effectively participate in a sliding scale model it requires honesty, accountability, a desire to think outside of yourself and most importantly about community. Community truly thrives when the focus is on taking care of one another.
When you pay the Financially Affluent price, you are helping to make it so that others can access our rentals & services. You are also supporting the growth of Wanted & Wild Co. and its sole employee, so we can continue to do the work that we do.
When you pay the Financially Stable price you are helping us cover the costs of running our business.
When you pay the Financially Fluctuating price you are allowing your community to hold you and support you.
When deciding where you sit on this scale one of the first things to consider is the difference between ‘sacrifice’ and ‘hardship’.
Here is how we envision the difference:
If paying for our rentals & services would be difficult, but not detrimental, it qualifies as a sacrifice. You might have to cut back on other spending in your life (such as going out to dinner, buying coffee, or a new outfit), but this will not have a long term or harmful impact on your life. It is a sacrifice in order to invest in your wedding or event.
If, however, paying for our rentals & services would lead to a harmful impact on your life, such as not being able to put food on the table, support your family, pay rent, or pay for your transportation to get to work, then you are dealing with hardship.
You may consider paying less if you:
- Are a single income household supporting children or have other dependents
- Have significant debt that prohibits you from attaining your basic needs
- Have medical expenses not covered by insurance
- Receive public assistance
- Have immigration-related expenses
- Are an unpaid community organizer
- Have been denied work due to incarceration history or based on other biases (race, gender, sexuality, etc)
You may consider paying more if you:
- Own the home you live in
- Have investments, retirement accounts, or inherited money
- Travel recreationally
- Own or lease a car
- Have access to family money and resources in times of need
- Work part time by choice
All prices listed on our website are the price for those that are financially affluent. If you are financially stable or fluctuating, your fees will be slightly decreased. If you cannot afford our services at all, we do provide rentals free of charge (with a damage deposit) on a case by case basis. We can also provide resources & tips on how to budget for your wedding or event, and where to access other free resources.
This is a 100% judgment free zone, and we are excited to work with you regardless of your financial situation.
****Excerpts of this document used with permission from Full Circle Movement Studios. Thank you!****