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Monday, 31 March 2014

A Dream Of A Slower Life

 I spent most of last week thinking about what I wanted to post this week and I wasn't coming up with any ideas.  On Saturday I decided to go with an idea then on Sunday I changed my mind and decided to go with the following post.

I've been thinking about how I would like life to be a little less busy, rushed and stressful.  Whenever I have these thoughts the family cabin in Sechelt, British Columbia Canada comes to mind.  It's been well over two decades since my grandmother sold it, it's funny I always thought it would be there for the family.  Right away I go back to sitting on the porch in the morning drinking tea listening to the water lapping on the beach Gordon Lightfoot, Bob Dylan and so many others singing.  I would look out and see the sun shining on the water thinking the sun was dancing on the water and the islands in front of the cabin standing proud.  Walking into town spending a couple of hours looking around hitting the second hand book store for some books.  This is always where I go to in my memories when I want to feel life has slowed down a little so many good memories to remember.

I found this sign last summer at a garage sale and thought it fit in this post after all when I look at it I thought of the cabin.  I added the enamel brooches to add more of a Spring look.

I found this small Pyrex refrigerator dish it's in the Spring Blossom Green pattern, it came minus a lid.

I have a friend who collects books with poem and pictures by Cicely Mary Barker so whenever I see them I pick them up.  She has this one so this book will go to her granddaughter's collection.

I don't know what it is about powder compacts but whenever I find one if  I can afford it  I buy it.  This one was made in England.

Wedding Update:

I thought I would pull my mom's wedding dress out to show it's a bit wrinkled well not a bit a lot.  I won't be wearing it there's not a chance of me squeezing into it.  If we had not lost my dad they would have been married 49 years March 04th.

I'm not planning to wear a traditional wedding dress but something I can wear again.  I'm thinking 50's early 60's style the above pictures are some examples of what I'm thinking.

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Monday, 24 March 2014

Spring Is That You?

It's hard to believe that it's Spring once again since in the mornings everything is covered in a thick frost.  I think Mother Nature needs to tell Jack Frost it's time to go till next year.  Having said that I have to be happy about the sunny days we've been having.


I'm not looking forward to yard work since I don't have much free time this year but I am looking forward to the results.  These flowers are from last year.

I found these mugs at a second hand store my first thoughts were the 70's and my childhood.  
By Royal Alma Staffordshire Ironstone made in England.

This Volkswagen I saw in the parking lot as I was heading into a second hand store yet again it took me back to my childhood I had to take a picture.

This Pyrex ad is part of a two page ad for different items for sale.

This Cycla-matic Frigidaire ad is in this post because it shows Pyrex refrigerator dishes inside the fridge.

I've decided to personalised my wedding invitations and make them myself the above picture is the result.

In the past week we picked up the Dahlia tubers we ordered last fall we're planning to use the flowers for our wedding.

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Monday, 17 March 2014

It's All About The Green

It's March 17th and St. Patrick's day is here, it seems weird since a few weeks ago we had snow here in British Columbia.  I was reading the other day in one of the blogs I follow though I can't remember which one that when you say the luck of the Irish your not meaning good luck but bad luck which is what I've been having at the second hand stores this past week.  I was bidding on a Sherman brooch in green and amber rhinestones which would have fitted in this post but the bidding went over my budget.  So this post is all about the green.

Back To The Hoosier For St. Patrick's Day

The Hoosier is holding green items Pyrex, Fire King, Glass and etc.

Whenever I see these dish towels with different countries names on them I think about people travelling and bringing them back for family and friends.

The Fire King mug  on the top left and right side is the same mug each side has a different saying.
The middle picture is a mid century modern tea set by Arklow made in the Republic of Ireland the pattern is Rhythm by Pat McEtheron.
The horses are made of green plastic and quite well made.

Top Row:
Left to Right
Green Enamel Brooch, Sprite Bottle, Elves
Middle Row:
Custard Bowls, Brooch, Paperweight
Bottom Row:
Moss on Brick, Lamp Body Of A Broken Lamp, 3 Small Green Bowls

The first picture is set up to try and look like a parlour.
The green bottle is by McGuinness and Co. Ltd. Made in Canada
The top picture on the right is green buttons my fiancé found at a garage sale.
The bottom picture is a figurine from the house that pops up in pictures around the yard.

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Monday, 10 March 2014

2nd My Finds / His Finds

My fiancé is always wanting me to post his fishing finds which is how I came up with My Finds / His Finds.  I think someone needs his own blog.

My Finds

I found this small vintage tablecloth which would fit on something the size of a end table.  The colors and design said buy me.

This is one of the larger bowls in the Vintage Tulip pattern of the Fire King bowl set.

I love these recipe cards and sometimes I wish it could be my motto.

The bag on the mannequin has actually been in my basement hanging on a beam holding the mounting clips for our outdoor Christmas lights.

Doesn't this bird tin make you think of Spring?  It says Made In England on the bottom.

This paperweight reminds me of water on the bottom a planet in the middle and snow above.

This is my blog so I get to put in more finds that's just how it goes.

His Finds

A couple of weeks ago we went to a garage sale while snow was falling (this was a first for me).  He found these two vintage fishing creels and he and the seller came to a agreed price. 

Hardy Sunbeam 10 wt. fly reel for Salmon fly fishing.  Made in England.

Hardy Silex centre pin reel from early 60's used for Steelhead fishing.  Made in England.
These two reels are his prized reels I happen to like the ones with the Celtic designs I shared before and I'm again showing you below.

He went to a garage sale last week and bought me a bag of broken costume jewelry because this Coro Necklace was in it and still intact.  He got the bag for $2.00, he did okay.  I also have a use for the broken jewelry it was a win win all around for me.

Wedding Nightmares

I had my first nightmare about the wedding the other night about of all things cutlery. 
Cutlery really, where did that come from?  What would Freud say?  Oh well I'm just going to go with the flow.   

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Monday, 3 March 2014

Time Moving Ahead And Back To The Hoosier

On Sunday yet again I woke up to snow falling.  I have a friend who keeps telling me it's pretty.  What's wrong with her?  We both have to shovel it at work I like her positive thinking but a sore back doesn't make snow pretty to me.
The fiancé and I took the Mustang out of the garage on Saturday and hit one of the second hand stores I found some odds and ends nothing special.  In the parking lot a older women getting out of the car next to ours proceeded to ram her walker into the driver side door of our car three times.  Luckily for us and I don't know how she didn't do any damage.  This is the same store I had my run in with two other older ladies with walkers.

Well next Sunday is daylight savings time so we will be springing ahead by one hour here in British Columbia.  So I thought it was a good time to share my collection of Westclox alarm clocks and ad's I have found.


For the next few months on the first Monday of the month I'm going to be doing a Back To The Hoosier post, the following is the one for March.

The shelves are full of Corning Ware in the Blue Cornflower pattern. I believe Corning Ware was designed by Joseph Baum and they began selling it in 1958.  I found the ad's in old magazines.

This paperweight was a gift from this past Christmas.  I have a bigger one a lot like it in the same design and colors already which I inherited from my fiancé's mother's collection.

I found this Pyrex juice container late in the day at my favorite second hand store hidden almost from sight on the bottom of the shelving.

Once again I have no idea where this picture was taken.

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