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Monday, 30 September 2013

More Fall Pyrex And Other Finds

On Saturday we went to the Albion fairground for The Olde Farmhouse vintage market.  My umbrella was in full use as the rain seemed to be coming down in buckets.  It was busy in the two buildings, I got some good finds I'll share in the future when I have pictures.

This red art glass vase was a no brainer as soon as I saw it I knew it was coming home with me.  We found it at a local secondhand store.  It has a makers sticker on it, it's Creations Giovanni Handcrafted In Canada.

This orange vase my boyfriend found at a local flea market a couple of days after we found the red one.  This one looks identical to the red vase only it has no markings.

Here's a few more pieces of Pyrex that are in fall colors.

These cups are made by Medalta Potteries which were made in Medicine Hat Alberta Canada.

This mid century cookie jar makes me think of  a Bartlett Colins cookie jar but I'm not sure who the maker is.  If anyone knows who the maker is I would love to know?

This blue and white enamel flower brooch has some wear but I think it's still a good find.

This picture is of my dads cousin in it she's dress like she's ready for fall.

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Monday, 23 September 2013

Goodbye To Summer Hello Fall

It's hard to believe that we're entering Fall and soon another year will come to an end.  I remember as a child waiting for Thanksgiving, Halloween, Remembrance Day and Christmas.  Now this time has arrived and I feel like I just put away the good china from last Christmas dinner.  Don't get me wrong I love this time of the year it's just a year doesn't seem very long the older I get.

I have a new look in the Hoosier I went with a fall theme.  It just felt like it needed a change.

The above collage are a few pieces from my Pyrex collection in Fall colors.

This piece of California pottery I found at a local secondhand store.  I always find these serving dishes great when we have company over.

I found this sister for my 1st mannequin at a garage sale about a month ago.
Both brooches are being worn by the mannequins in the above collage.  Both brooches are unsigned.

Monday, 16 September 2013

Finds And A Canadian Hero

Yet again this past Saturday morning the boyfriend got up to hit the garage sales and I rolled over and went back to sleep.  I didn't even go to the secondhand stores.  I'm going to have to snap out of this pattern.

I've got a small collection of honey pots going, it started with the double one and in the last couple of months I've found the other two.  A friend of mine has bee's and the honey is from her hives.

The Dahlia's from my garden are in a green depression glass vase I found at a garage sale early in the season.  The small custard dishes are also in depression glass and were found at a local secondhand store.  For some reason when I look at them I think of the time period when the t.v. show The Walton's would have taken place.

The orange Pyrex juice pitcher the boyfriend found for me at a flea market he's so sweet to pick things up I collect when I'm not with him.  The lemonade one I picked up at a garage sale a couple of weeks ago.

I love this sign it's at a local secondhand store they won't sell it to me but they let me take a picture, they like it too much to.

It's September so in British Columbia that means the Terry Fox run, this year is the 33rd run being held.  I doubt Betty Fox would believe that when she gave birth to Terry on July 28th 1958 at the age of 18 he would be diagnosed with bone cancer, his leg would be amputated above the knee, he would decided to run across Canada to raise money for cancer research, he would run from St. John New Foundland to Thunder Bay Ontario his run would come to a stop the cancer was back, he would pass away at 22 on June 28th 1981 and is a Canadian hero.
I believe Terry brought cancer to the fore front and the need to raise money for cancer research and with the Marathon Of Hope he did that.  Yesterday the 33rd run took place in British Columbia due to his family, friends, volunteers and the people who took part the run go's on each year.  This is no longer just a Canadian run over the years it has gone global.
I don't know about you but cancer has hit my family too many times but I believe without the research we would have had less time with them.  I also have a friend who just finished treatments and things are looking good.

" I don't feel that this is unfair.  That's the thing about cancer.  I'm not the only one, it happens all the time to people.  I'm not special.  This just intensifies what I did.  It gives it more meaning.  It'll inspire more people.  I just wish people would realised that anythings possible if you try; dreams are made possible if you try."
                                                                                                                                     Terry Fox

" When I started this run, I said that if we all gave one dollar, we'd have $22 million for cancer research, and I don't care man, there's no reason that isn't possible.  No reason!"
                                                                                             Terry Fox

He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother
The road is long
With many of winding turns
That leads us to who knows where
Who knows where
But I'm strong
Strong enough to carry him
He ain't heavy, he's my brother
His welfare is of my concern
No burden is he to bear
We'll get there
For I know
He would not encumber me
He ain't heavy, he's my brother
If I'm laden at all
I'm laden with sadness
That everyone's heart
Isn't filled with the gladness
Of love for one another
It's a long, long road
From which there is no return
While we're on the way to there
Why not share
And the load
Doesn't weigh me down at all
He ain't heavy he's my brother
Performed by: The Hollies
Released September 1969

Monday, 9 September 2013

My Memories And Others Memories

This past Saturday morning the boyfriend was up and out the door without me.  Bye honey.  You might ask what I was doing I was sleeping sleep was more important then the hunt.  When he got back we were off to the local secondhand stores.  We found a few things but my new planters won't make it into my blog till next Spring.  The following finds are from the past couple of months that I finally got the pictures done.

Lionsgate Bridge in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Old ship sailing along maybe in British Columbia's waters.

Early picture of a Indian village in Sechelt, British Columbia.  A few decades later I would spend my holidays at the family cabin on the beach in Sechelt.

The above pictures are not from my family collection but are someone Else's memories that ended up in a local secondhand store.  I totally missed the old album these pictures came in, luckily the boyfriend spotted it.  I love old photo's even if they're someone Else's memories.

Oh my gosh childhood flashback I remembered a family friend having a cookie jar like this one when I was a kid in the 70's.  I found it at the first garage sale we went to a couple of weeks ago.

About a month ago the boyfriend had only one flea market so when he saw a garage sale sign I'm sure the car made a beeline to it's target.  He found this 1958 promotional Pyrex oval divided casserole dish the pattern is Barbed Wire.  He was also over the moon since he got a good deal on a English fly fishing rod.

This Anne Tainter postcard is one of many I found awhile back.

This blue bubble paperweight was another good addition to my collection.

These Dahlia's are from my garden the color makes me think of Hawaiian Punch.

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Monday, 2 September 2013

Some Of This Weeks Finds

In the past week I've had some unbelievable finds at the secondhand stores and the garage sales on Saturday.  I had time Sunday morning to get quite a few photo's since a family of racoons would not leave my yard so my yard work went on hold.

I saw these statues on the shelf at a local secondhand store as soon as I saw them they were in my basket.  I knew I was going to put them on either side of my white vase.

I arrived later in the day after garage saleing at a local secondhand store who had a good portion of their items on for half price and somehow this paperweight was still on the shelf waiting for me.  It's now in my collection.

The Dahlias are from my yard. I put a flower frog in a Dominion glass wide mouth canning jar.  I think it's a perfect fit.

Mocha and Coco are my boyfriend's cat's their photo's were taken while sitting on our pew in our front  entrance, angels they are not.  The Melmac bowls seen between them I picked up at the secondhand store as back up food dishes.

The 1st picture is of clear bottom nesting bowls, a Pyrex container with a lid in 1960's color and a one cup vintage Pyrex teapot minus the lid with the fleur de lis pattern.
This 2nd picture I believe is a Pyrex cake dish is flamingo pink when I found it; it was minus a lid which I later found at a secondhand store.
The 3rd picture is where the cake dish now sits on a shelf in my Hoosier.

This is a picture of my dad's cousin, I was surprised when I found it.  When I was born she was already middle aged so I would have never guessed this picture existed.

I took my picture of my Dahlias and decided to use picmonkeys Warhol setting to change the picture.  I liked how it turned out so I thought I would add it to this post.

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