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Monday, 23 June 2014

Saying Goodbye For The Summer

Saying Goodbye for the Summer.
Wedding stuff, garden stuff, stuff stuff.
See you again in the Fall
(although I may occasionally stop back for a quick post).
Denise

Monday, 2 June 2014

A Beautiful Day Outside


This past week has been quite busy we've been preparing for a garage sale we had this past Saturday.  We were up and out setting up by 5:30 a.m. it was a lovely sunny day and we got rid of a lot of stuff.  The big seller was the fiancés fishing gear he was selling pieces he had upgraded.  We made a nice profit to put towards our honeymoon.


Garage Sale

I really didn't get a chance to take pictures after we set up as our first customer showed up an hour and half early.  These pictures are of some of the things that didn't sell.


Around The Yard

The above pictures are from around the yard, some family collection photo's and garden art.  You may notice two of the pictures from the family collection have been posted before but I had to show the fiancés watering technique one more time.  The photograph of the little girl in the yard by a wooden chair is being posted for the first time.


Back To the Hoosier

The Back To The Hoosier pictures did not turn out as well as I would have liked so I apologise for these pictures. 
You never know what theme will show up in my Hoosier this time it's more of a look back at childhood.


A Canadian Moment

I would like to highlight this one book in the Hoosier this time about Wop May who was a Canadian pilot who has an impressive aviation history but I'm just going to mention two events he's know for.

In the first event it's kind of fitting the book is beside a model plane like the one the Red Baron would have been flying as it was Wop he was chasing the day he was shot down and killed in World War 1. 
Manfred Albrecht Freiherr von Richthofen (The Red Baron) was killed April 21, 1918.

The second event happened in January 1929 when a Diphtheria Epidemic broke out in Fort Vermilion in Northern Alberta.  They needed a way to have to deliver the anti - toxin.  Wop and Vic Horner agreed to deliver the anti - toxin but the only plane available was a Avro Avian which was a light open cockpit plane with no heating.  These men would be flying in temperatures of -30 Celsius weather can you say human Popsicles.  They had setbacks but they flew the 912 Kilometre mission and because of these men`s bravery only one person was lost to the epidemic.  This event has gone down in history as "The Happy New Year Mission".
 
If your interested in knowing more information on this event and others that make up Wop May`s life I encourage you to look him up.


Thanks for taking the time to stop by.


Monday, 19 May 2014

Time Where Are You?

Time is flying by all around me and I'm not keeping up.  I have been letting things slide to get other things done.  I'm hoping to get back on track soon.  I'm lucky if I make it to one second hand store a week these days.  I've decided to start posting every other week from now on.


My fiancé found a Life Magazine from April 20, 1955 yesterday at the flea market and I found this double paged Pyrex ad in it.


My fiancé also found the blue Fire King mugs at the flea market yesterday which I've added to my collection.  On my one trip to the second hand store this past week I found the coffee and tea tins.  The Corning Ware coffee carafe I found quite a few weeks back.


This wedding dress was in a antique mall I thought I would share it with you.


The two girls in this picture are I believe my fiancé's mother and sister.  It looks like it might have been taken on a lovely Spring or Summer day.

Thank you for taking the time to visit.

Monday, 12 May 2014

Back To The Hoosier For May

These past couple of weeks I've been suffering through a cold and allergies.  I haven't made it to the second hand stores much.  We also attended my cousins wedding a week ago this past Sunday.  Yesterday I finally got my parsnips and carrots planted in the garden.  It's been a slow going to get the yard work and gardening done.

Back To The Hoosier

I decided to do my honeypots this time in my Back To The Hoosier series.  Some of the honeypots are new ones I've added to my collection.  There's also some Pyrex throughout the honeypots.


This is a picture of a Dahlia I took at Ferncliff garden on a past visit.



Is one of them guilty?
This Pyrex carafe came to a bad end a couple of weeks ago I went into another room shut a door and heard a crash.  A cat may have been involved in this event.  I found this carafe all over the floor.


This bouquet of flowers is from the wedding I attended a week ago Sunday.  It was a lovely wedding.

I have no idea what dam this is or as usual which relative took it.

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Monday, 28 April 2014

Weddings And Some Finds

This past week has been busy.  My sister and I went shopping, she's my matron of honor so she needs a dress for the wedding and I'm still looking for the right dress. We went for so long without any weddings in the family and in less than one year theres going to be three.  My nephew got married last November, my cousin next Sunday and me in October.  Weddings are everywhere.  I had to drag the fiancé to the men's clothing store or he would go to the wedding next Sunday in jeans and a t-shirt.  I did manage to make it to a few second hand stores.


I almost missed this apron if I hadn't back tracked at the local Salvation Army store it wouldn't have been in this picture.

I have never seen blue Cornflower Corning Ware mugs before so these were a nice find.


These pictures are from a May 01st 1965 advertising section of a weekend Magazine featuring 'Terylene clothing sold at the time in Eaton's stores across Canada.


My nephew had his say on two things at his wedding their wedding cake was Pac man and the shoes he wore.


This is the dress I'm planning to wear to my cousins wedding.

Wedding Update:

I stopped and got some cake samples no luck there the search continues.


Lucy in Langley, British Columbia is my new favourite dress shop I took my sister there and she got a dress to wear for my wedding.

Thank you for taking the time to visit.

Monday, 21 April 2014

Another My Finds / His Finds

Well first things first, I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter. We had a family dinner last night at my mothers.  Most of us were able to be there, only a few were missing.


My Finds:




This purse was a second hand store find, it may be going to my niece if she likes the colors.




This carafe is a great find it was made by
Inland Glass.


His Finds:


My fiancé found this Fire King mug at the flea market for me.




This divided Pyrex dish is in the Compass pattern and was also a flea market find.
My sister gave my mom, my cousins fiancé and me each a tie dye rose.


Wedding Update:
I found a backup dress so if I don't find the actual dress I'm looking for so I will still have something to wear.


Thanks for taking the time to visit.

Monday, 14 April 2014

Warm, Sunny Spring Days And Finds

Warm sunny Spring weather has finally come to the Fraser Valley in British Columbia this past weekend.  We did some wedding stuff which I'll tell you about later and some yard work.


This is my first Corgi model car it's a Mercedes Benz 300 SL it has a few scratches but it fits in my collection nicely. Corgi is a English company and my car was made in Great Britain.



This bowl is Franciscan Ware which was made in California in the United States.  I found it at a second hand store.  I added some brooches to add color and a feeling of Spring.




This paperweight is another addition to my collection.
I saw these Fire King mugs on a cart when they were wheeling it out onto the floor at my favourite second hand store.  I made a beeline for the cart and scooped them up.


I use this cloth holder to hold a pen, a paper pad and papers in my purse so they're easier to find.


Wedding Update:




I'm thinking of doing a hairstyle like the above one if I find the right 50's style dress.
Image was found on Goggle Image.  

The last two weekends we have spent doing two gift registries for the wedding. The first store which I'm not going to name was not a great experience thanks to a computer and scanner that did not work very well though one of the clerks was trying to be helpful.  This nightmare took almost 3 hours and by that time we had one page of items.

This past Saturday was a totally different experience.  We went to the  Hudson's Bay the clerk there  was helpful and did the computer part for us and the scanner was easy to use and they had a better selection. If your doing a gift registry I totally recommend them.



The Dahlia's in the above pictures are what they had on the bins  that I got the tubers from.  I'm planting some and others we are handing out to family and friends to grow for the wedding.


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