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Monday, 25 February 2013

Finds That Make Me Think Of Spring

On Saturday it was a lovely bright sunny day which makes me think of Spring.  The above pictures also remind me of Spring.  The bird measuring cups were a gift from a friend.  The crochet pansy doily was a secondhand store find.

My boyfriend found these Pyrex Delphite blue plates to add to my collection at the flea market.  The fabric behind the dishes is vintage material from a secondhand store.

I found this brooch at the secondhand store it has no markings but I thought it would look good on a purse or something else.

The brown purse with flowers on it and the one with police line on it I found at some local secondhand stores.  The pink purse with flowers on it was a gift from a friend who got it for me while on a trip to Mexico.
I've given the one that says police line to my niece who was quite happy to receive it. 

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Monday, 18 February 2013

Sparkle And Pans

The above Sherman brooch was a Valentines day gift from my wonderful boyfriend.  Sherman is a Canadian company that made good quality costume jewelry.  I now have four of their brooches in my collection.

The above pans are Le Creuset they are enamelled cast iron cookware.  The company was started in 1925 in Fresnoy le Grand in the North of France by two Belgians Armand Desaegher and Octave Aubecq.

The above pans are Dansk they are enamelled sheet steel cookware.  The company was started in 1954 by Ted Nierenberg who was in partnership with Danish designer Jens Quistgaard who designed for 30 years for the company.  The company is American but the cookware was manufactured in Denmark then in 1966 they started manufacturing in France.

From The Family Collection:

Here Comes The Sun
Here comes the sun (doo doo doo doo)
Here comes the sun, and I say
It's all right
Little darling, it's been a long cold lonely winter
Little darling, it feels like years since it's been here
Here comes the sun, and I say
It's all right
Little darling, the smiles returning to the faces
Little darling, it seems like years since it's been here
Here comes the sun
Here comes the sun, and I say
It's all right
Sun, sun, sun, here it comes
Sun, sun, sun, here it comes
Sun, sun, sun, here it comes
Sun, sun, sun, here it comes
Sun, sun, sun, here it comes
Little darling, I feel that ice is slowly melting
Little darling, it seems like years since it's been clear
Here comes the sun
Here comes the sun, and I say
It's all right
Here comes the sun
Here comes the sun, and I say
It's all right
It's all right
By George Harrison

Whenever I look at this picture of the sunlight through the trees I think of the Beatles song Here Comes The Sun.

Monday, 11 February 2013

Vintage Valentines

Never My Love
You ask me if there'll come a time
When I grow tired of you
Never my love
Never my love
You wonder if this heart of mine
Will lose its desire fore you
Never my love
Never my love
What makes you think love will end
When you know that my whole life depends
On you (On you)
Never my love
Never my love
You say you fear I'll change my mind
And I won't require you
Never my love
Never my love
How can you think love will end
When I've asked you to spend your whole life
With me (with me, with me)
Written by: Don and Dick Addrisi

This whole post contains vintage items the above song has always been a favourite and I think it fits the bill.  The song was by The Association in 1967.

With Valentines day coming up these vintage black evening purses would be great for an evening out.  The fabric in the background is a piece of vintage fabric.  I found all the purses at local secondhand stores.

These vintage patterns look like at one time someone might have made one and worn it out for a Valentines date.  The background fabric is also vintage.  Both the patterns and fabric are from secondhand stores.

This dip bowl is part of a vintage chip and dip bowl set.  The cherry blossom design made me think of Valentines day.

These two mugs I think look like something from the 1970's.  These were made by Royal Alma in Staffordshire England.  The fabric is vintage I found it in a secondhand store in Kamloops, British Columbia Canada.

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Monday, 4 February 2013

A Final Goodbye And A Mid - Modern Look

Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep

Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there.  I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry;
I am not there.  I did not die.

Mary Elizabeth Frye

You may be wondering about the above picture of the graveyard and the poem by Mary Elizabeth Frye it's because this past week I've said goodbye to three different people.  A good friend lost his father a co-worker was a sudden death and a family friend I haven't seen in many years lost her fight against cancer.  So I guess in my own way I'm saying goodbye.

These pictures of historic churches have a bit of a Warhol look to them because I've done some altering to them.  The first picture was taken of the church in Barkerville, British Columbia which is a historical town well worth a visit to.  I've been many times during my childhood and throughout my adult years.  The second picture was taken in Kelowna, Britsh Columbia and the last church picture was taken in Spences Bridge, British Columbia.

The above dishes are Franciscan Ware the Starburst pattern it was introduced in the mid 50's.  It was produced only from 1954 to 1957.  This mid - century modern dish set has a futuristic look to it.

I found this ad for the dishes in Life magazine.

These Pyrex bowls are the Homestead pattern I found at the secondhand store.

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