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Monday, 30 July 2012

Finds And Visits This Weekend

This weekend we hit local secondhand stores and toured Granny and Grumpa's Antique's.

This Pyrex pattern is called Terra and began being produced in the 60's.  I found this casserole dish minus it's lid at a local secondhand store.  I'm on the hunt for a lid now.

These pictures are of some of the collection at Granny and Grumpa's Antiques in Abbotsford, British Columbia Canada.  It's a wonderful way to spend an hour or two if you are into antiques or vintage goods.  They have a bit of everything and it takes a few trips to take in everything they have. 

Linking to: Cozy Little House Tweak It Tuesday # 1, Apron Thrift Girl Thrift Share MondayCap Creations, Her Library Adventures, Boogieboard Cottage, Nifty Thrify Things, Joy2Journey, DIY Home Sweet Home, Homemaker on a Dime

Monday, 23 July 2012

A Walk Through Fort Langley

We're renovating our house right now so a little tranquillity would be great but instead I have a house that looks like a hurricane has blown through.  The following pictures of Fort Langley were taken a few weeks back when things were still calm and neat around home. My camera is taking place of buying thrift this week, instead I have pictures of vintage and historical items.

From left to right:
1st Row:
- An old wheel that has been made into a gate used by one of the businesses.
- Fort Langley Community Hall since 1932.
- This bedding plant is an Allium plant which is a flowering onion.

2nd Row:
- I believe this is a luggage cart which is one of the exhibits outside the old CN railway building.
- Some Honeysuckle found growing.
- This lovely old white house has been converted into businesses.

3rd Row:
- This old church is The Parish Of St. George which is an Anglican church in Fort Langley.
- This is a shot of the sidewalk and some shops along the main street.
- These flowers where found on the sidewalk outside one of the shops.

We had a lovely day and a wonderful walk around though it was the 1st of July (Canada Day) so we didn't make it to the Fort a historical site which was originally used by the Hudson Bay Company during the fur trade.

Linking with: Sunny Simple Life, Debbie Doos, Apron Thrift Girl

Monday, 16 July 2012

Pyrex, Cherries And A Hosta

What should I blog was my question the subject I planned to do is nowhere ready to be put on my blog.  The following is what I decided to share.

I'm so happy to see B.C. cherries have hit the shelves.  It's always nice to know our farmers have a crop to sell.  These cherries are in a small square white Pyrex bowl and will not last long in my household.

This Hosta is called Fire and Ice and was added to my Hosta garden this year.  When I bought it at the plant store I met some friends there and the second youngest who is three he helped me pick it out.  That boy has taste.

From The Family Pictures
This picture is of my dads cousin having a quiet moment by the water.  She was an avid photographer as was her father who I think took the picture.  Yet again this is all I can tell you about this picture.

Linking to:
Coastal Charm (thanks Linda for featuring my post last week)
Cap Creations (thanks for featuring my post last  week)

Monday, 9 July 2012

Vintage Fire King And Alarm Clock

The sun has finely come out in beautiful British Columbia it makes me think of the Beatles song "Here Comes The Sun" the only problem is I burn and don't handle heat well so we don't have a large window of time for garage sales.  I was please to find the following finds this pass Saturday.

This vintage alarm clock is a light pale green Westclox silver bell monogram windup alarm clock.  The bonus is it still works and I got it for a great price.

These three vintage red polka dot Fire King stacking bowls were the first of my garage sales finds this weekend.  I've had nothing like these bowls till now in my collection.  I can picture these on the picnic table on the patio during a party in the summer.

Linking with:
The Brambleberry Cottage
Rooted in Thyme
Maiden D'Shade
Cap Creations
DebbieDoo's Newbie Party
Coastal Charm
Bunny Jean's Bunny Hop 
Unrefinded by Design

Thursday, 5 July 2012

Water Theme Pictures

From The Family Collection

I never grow tired of going through old pictures especially when they're family pictures showing my family history.  The following pictures are a water theme.  I always dislike having to say this but once again I do not know where any of these pictures were taken.  The first one looks like rushing water.  The second picture looks like a lake with cabins by it.  The third picture looks like a lake with a suspension bridge going across the lake.

Monday, 2 July 2012

Flowers, Glass and Tin

This is a mix of finds and some flowers from my yard.

  • The yellow and orange flowers are Zinnias from my planters they make me think of sunshine with the rainy weather we've been having in British Columbia this year.
  • These Pyrex dishes are stackable refrigerator dishes in Olive green, avocado green and yellow found in Kamloops, British Columbia.
  •  I'm not a smoker but I've always liked the woman in tartan on the Export 'A' cigarette containers so when I saw it I got it. I've repurposed it for holding things in my purse.
  • This paperweight with it's swirling colors caught my eye at the flea market.
  • This glass container with the black and white stripes is actually a ice cube holder.  Originally this ice container came with matching glasses.  I think it will make a great holder for munchies on the table during a party.
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