Sunday, August 29, 2010

Song of Faith

I hope I can link this song successfully. The first time I heard it, I cried like a baby. Then I played it some more and I cried just as much. LOL! It ends on a happy note though.

I thought it was so beautiful so I shared it with my little 10 year old friend that I look after sometimes. She had her elbows propped up on the desk beside me. I couldn't see her face and wondered if she was really taking in the words of the song. Then out of the corner of my eye I saw tear drops falling and turned to look at her. Oh my... she cried like I did. I wrapped my arms around her and said "keep listening, it has a beautiful ending."

Taken recently from my front yard. Two images merged into one.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

I Love My Guy's Frenchys

There's a special place I frequent where I always find great things. It's called Guy's Frenchys... there are several throughout the Maritimes. During the summer months, tourists flock to these stores in search of great bargains. You never know what you'll find there. High-end clothing, foot wear, vintage goodies (my favourite thing to shop for), curtains, table cloths, books, jewelry, etc. Everything is thrown into large bins and you really need to spend time to find great deals, not to mention patience. 

And directly across from there is another little second-hand shop where there are often excellent goodies to be found. The average price on most of these items is $3.00 - how can one just walk away from that? Vintage glasswear and china is much cheaper.

I'd like to share with you some of my recent finds. Only the percolator came from a garage sale. A few weeks ago I just missed out on a never-used one so this was a must-have. I'd been wanting one for a long time and was searching on eBay, unwilling to fork out a fortune on shipping costs. At $4.00, this was a much better deal. 

At first I thought "yuk" but then I had to have it. 

I wonder if this is done by hand or machine. 

This is now being used to make great coffee. 

While the outside surface of my vintage find is scuffed up, the inside is as clean as never used.

This Pyrex mixing bowl shows signs of lots of use. I prefer to see it as having patina.

I think this sterling silver ring is rather pretty.

I like the frames (got a pair at $3.00 each) but those prints gotta go.

How sweet is this little letter holder? It had a price tag of 75 cents but she didn't include it in the total... on purpose. Nice.

Major score! This is marked "Glo-Mar Artworks NY" and my Google searches led me to some pricey pieces. Not that this is worth a fortune, but still, it's a great find.
Matching hook for one dollar!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Vintage Delights

These roses are so beautifully done....

I've been at it again ~ collecting when I just don't have anymore room to put things (...pssst - there's always room, OK?). I blame the arrival of my sister-in-law's recent move here from the other side of Canada. Hubs has asked me to curb my vintage appetite, but compelled by proper etiquette and all, I just had to show her where I find all manner of good things for cheap. So, I leave you with some recent finds that were just too affordable to pass by. 

This so so pretty and I scored three small bowls with saucers.
Pretty in pink

I have a fondness for soft greens

Not sure if these are vintage but they were calling out to me.

So pretty and, sadly, no matching tea cup
Another lonely piece without a saucer but how could I resist its beauty?
So delicate... a couple sips of tea and the cup is empty