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Monday, 29 July 2013

Road Trip And Local Finds

A week ago Friday we were in Kamloops, British Columbia and had time to stop by some of the secondhand stores.  Some of the finds in this post are from that trip.

The three yellow  Pyrex bowl set is the Butterfly Gold 2 pattern and the white and aqua set is the Butterprint pattern.  The casserole dish is the Town And Country pattern and found at another store.

This single bright cheery green mug caught my eye, it was made in England.

I'm not sure but I'm guessing this may be a cookie jar.  It's marked either 620 copyright U.S.A. or 626 copyright U.S.A. I'm not sure if it's a zero or six.

I'm not sure what purpose this dish serves it may just be a decorative piece on the back it's signed C.A.

Back to my local secondhand stores I found this teapot and mug.

This bag is so me it just said buy me buy me so I did.

The warm sunny weather we've been having this month made me think of this picture.  I can see my grandmother in it, who everyone else is and how she knew them I have no clue.

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Monday, 22 July 2013

Elvis And My Great Aunt

On Friday my boyfriend and I headed up to Kamloops, British Columbia we attended my Great Aunts Memorial Service Saturday morning.  It was a sad occasion but you could see and hear so much love for my Aunt around you.  As I listen to peoples memories I was surprised when they collided with my memories.  I also tried to pictured my Aunt and her sister hitchhiking to the nearest garage when their car broke down on their way to Kamloops.  I also found out that one of my cousins had no idea till this past week how big of a Elvis fan she was.  She even managed to have her second child on Elvis' birthday.  And yes of course she made it to Graceland  and she had a great time.  As someone said in their their tribute to my aunt she probably has my uncle running around up there looking for Elvis.  Whenever you got to my Aunt's door there was a warm welcome and before you got past the door you heard "where's my hug".  You know how they say Elvis has left the building, well my Aunt has left the building but she left us with her love for family and friends and many memories.

The above collage is of Elvis items an apron, a card in a picture frame and music C.D.'s, Elvis Purse and Elvis fabric.

We did hit the secondhand stores on Friday when we were in Kamloops when I have the pictures done I'll have them in a upcoming post.

I saw this mug, it reminded me of The Brady Bunch. I could see Carol Brady and Alice using something like this mug when having coffee.

I found this Horizon Blue casserole dish minus the lid at a local secondhand store, I went home and found a lid.  In the background are jadeite and teal Fire King Mugs.

This brown leaf vintage chip and dip bowl I found with two dip bowls and holders. I've added it to my collection.

This Pyrex casserole dish is the first one I've found with a stand.  I don't know what pattern it is if you do feel free to let me know.

Update: Jill who writes the two blogs The Pyrex Collective and A Little Bit of Everything identified the pattern as... Golden Wreath. Thanks Jill.

This is also the first Pyrex ad I've found, you might have noticed the above casserole dish is in the ad.

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Monday, 15 July 2013

A Look At My Mid Modern Buys

The following items are mid century modern items I've added to our home.

I won this room divider in a silent auction at the MCC it was me and another bidder who really wanted it I was lucky and got to bring it home.  Of course Like so many times my tap out amount is never the real amount I only went over by $20.00 this time.  All but the orange, yellow and green vase are made in West Germany.  The white light shade did not come with it I found it on Saturday at a garage sale.

A friend of mine found this Poole vase which was made in England at a garage sale and thought I would like it she was right.

All these pieces of pottery in the above picture were made in California in the United States.

My boyfriend found these Dansk fondue pots at Value Village but there were no stands, the price was good and we couldn't bring ourselves to leave them behind.

These snapdragons add some color under my kitchen window.

Monday, 8 July 2013

Summer Is Here

Summer and the heat has arrived here in British Columbia the two don't always go hand in hand in July.  I thought I would post things to do with summer.

These are two of seven barrels I have plants in around the yard.

I've added this red Volkswagen to my collection I have in my home office.

These are new and vintage postcards all have a common theme of being at the beach.

I found this brown and white Fire King mug with flowers at the secondhand store the other day.  I've added it to my collection I now have the two above in this pattern.

I was walking out of the secondhand store and just happened to look back in the window and saw I had missed this paperweight so back in I went.

I found this 1976 Eaton's Spring Summer catalogue at a garage sale.  It was fun to browse through it.

I'm guessing this picture was taken in Sechelt, British Columbia but don't hold me to it I could be totally wrong.

Hot Fun In The Summer Time

End of the spring and here she comes back
Hi, hi, hi, hi, there
Them summer days, those summer days

That's when I had most of my fun back
High, high, high, high here
Them summer days, those summer days

I 'Cloud nine' when I want to
Out of school, yeah
County fair in the country sun
And everything, it's true, ooh, yeah, yeah

Hot fun in the summertime
Hot fun in the summertime
Hot fun in the summertime

Hot fun in the summertime

First of the fall and then she goes back
Bye, bye, bye, bye there
Them summer days, those summer days

'Boop - boop - ba- boop - boop' when I want to
Out of school
County fair in the country sun
And everything, it's cool, ooh,yeah

Hot fun in the summertime
Hot fun in the summertime
Hot fun in the summertime

This post made me think of this song which was recorded by Sly And The Family Stone. 

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Monday, 1 July 2013

Canada Day 2012

Today is Canada Day and I can honestly say I'm proud to be a third generation born Canadian.  This post is on things to do with Canada or the red and white colors in our flag.

The white bowl set with red dots and the white mug with red lines are Fire King the rest of the dishes are Pyrex.

This red brooch would be perfect to wear to a red and white party on Canada Day.

These beautiful old postcards are all scenes of Banff, Alberta.
1st Postcard
Mt. Rundle, Altitude 9665 Ft., Banff National Park.
2nd Postcard
Banff Springs Hotel, Banff National Park.
3rd Postcard
Peyto Lake beside the Banff / Jasper Highway.

I want to wish my neighbours to the South a Happy 4th Of July I thought this red, white and blue brooch seemed like the perfect fit to go with this wish.
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