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Monday, 27 August 2012

Finds & Gardens

The following items are some of my favourite things to find when I'm out at garage sales, flea markets and second hand stores.

This paperweight caught my eye right away as I have nothing like it in my collection it also made me think of Carnival Glass.  I found it at a small parking lot flea market and the person I got it from had it marked by A. Held.  I looked it up on the Internet and only found Robert Held who makes glass pieces.  His studio is Robert Held Art Glass in Vancouver, British Columbia.  I found some vases by him that sort of remind me of my paperweight but no paperweight like mine.  I can not say for sure this is his work.  I enjoyed the chance to look at some of his work.

This piece of Pyrex is a piece from a refrigerator set in the snowflake Blue pattern.  It was a surprise gift from someone where I work who also collects Pyrex.  What a great gift.

These pictures are from around a friend of mine's yard.  She has a beautiful yard with quite a few flowerbeds, a wonderful pond by her patio and a large vegetable garden.  The butterfly brooch just kind of fit in with the garden theme and belongs to her daughter.
The pictures of the bike were sent to me by her daughter to add to my blog.  I love old bikes but do not own any.

Sharing with Debbie Doo's Newbie Party , Apron Thrift Girl
{Primp} Your Stuff Wednesday

Monday, 20 August 2012

Flowers, Time And Travel

Linking with Selena at Apron Thrift Girl

Reno's on a home how do people survive this process.  The painters are now done and I've been hauling boxes and unpacking them trying to get back to some order.  We still have so many things to do and time just seems to be flying by I keep thinking of the Anne Murray song "Time Don't Run Out On Me".  I think I'll be going back to work with my house still in chaos next week.  I hope you enjoy the following pictures I hope to have new finds up next week.

These alarm clocks are flea market finds and are Baby Ben's by Westclox.

The following pictures are from some time spent at the Dahlia farm when we went through their gardens choosing what we were going to order for the following year.

When we were in Keremeos, British Columbia we went to The Old Grist Mill.  It was a lovely spot.

Monday, 13 August 2012

Country Life

I've lived in the country for most of my life.  The following pictures are some scenes of country life.

This sign is on our roads to remind us that farmers still use these roads.  With so many of our farms closing down it's always nice to know some are still supplying our needs.  Of course it's still nice not to end up behind a farm vehicle.

These pictures just remind me of a warm lazy summer day.

More pictures from Granny & Grumpa's Antiques.
Located in Abbotsford, British Columbia.

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

A Garden Theme

Today I'm going with a theme of things you would find in my garden or related to something you would find in my garden.

- This birdcage I found in a second hand store a post was added then planted in the garden.
- The licence plates are something I've always Liked the 1967 white plate with red lettering is the year Canada turned 100 love that history connection in the background are my tomato plants. The 1961 plate I got just because I though why shouldn't I have a pink plate.
- I found this oval shaped flower frog at the flea market I'm going to use it on my desk to hold pens.
- Among my holly hocks, Dahlias and blueberries is my flower. The Fire King mug I believe the pattern is Groovy.

Linking with:
DebbieDoos Newbie Party
The Vintage Farmhouse
The Farmhouse Porch
Ivy an Elephants
A Southern Daydreamer
A Cozy Little House
From My Front Porch to Yours 
Colorado Lady 
Home and Garden Thursday

Monday, 6 August 2012

A Day Of Travel

This past Wednesday my boyfriend and I got into our car and started on a one day road trip.  We got onto the Trans Canada and  then onto highway #3 heading heading towards Osoyoos, British Columbia.  We were heading out to go through the second hand and antique stores in the Okanogan.  The following pictures are of my finds from the trip.

Finds From Left to Right:
- This black glass vase with a white accent I found at the West Hedley Mall in Hedley, B.C.
- This glass bowl with blue leafs on it was found in an antique store in Keremeos, B.C.
- This green 1950's elf was found in an antique store in Okanagon Falls, B.C.
- This Fire King mug called I believe Flower Power found in a thrift store in Oliver, B.C.

Road Trip From Left To Right:
- Highway #3 road sign.
- Road sign where we are heading.
- Nature scene in Manning Park, B.C.
- Deer road sign.

- Sunflower
- West Hedley Mall Hedley, B.C.  A must stop for us when were in Hedley.
- Rusty Wooden stove at West Hedley Mall.
- A sign about "Gold In Nickle Plate" at the museum in Hedley, B.C.

- Sheep warning sign along the road.
- Sign as we we were entering Oliver, B.C.
- Wine grapes Oliver, B.C.
- A chair that we saw along the road advertising Osoyoos, B.C.

- Local fruit from Keremeos, British Columbia.

The Coca - Cola ad at the top of the page is from a National Geographic Magazine
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