Sunday, May 21, 2017

I cannot believe I found these at my favourite Consignment Store


I spent time this past weekend with my sister and mom. Mother's Day you know. One of our stops was my favourite Consignment Store. I could not believe what we found!! You know how I love my Crystal. Remember my Christmas post about washing and polishing my crystal for my big family Christmas dinner? It is 39 years old and at Christmas I wished I had enough wine glasses for everyone. That would be eight. I only had four. My sister spotted my crystal at the Consignment Store There were twelve wine glasses and they don't look like they have ever been used. I exercised restraint and only got six. I love to clean, so I spent a bit of time yesterday washing and drying them until they sparkled.


 

This is my 36 year old clock. It has not been working for the last twenty years or so, so I finally took it in and had it serviced, cleaned and oiled. It is a wind up clock, so this should be done regularly. Now I know. I cannot believe how much I missed it. The wonderful tick tock tick tock......and the bonging every half hour. It has great sentimental value and I just love it.

 

And at the end of a busy day, I sat down with a glass of wine in my beautiful crystal. Remember...my new motto...Use the Good Stuff!!

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Goodbye darling Beamer.

It is the end of an era. My constant companion in the garden, Beamer the Garden Cat, has left us. It was very sudden and we are all reeling. But his life was beautiful so I am trying to focus on the joy he brought to everyone. Even if cats made you nervous, Beamer knew exactly how to break through that nervousness and make you fall head over heels in love with him.

Beamer followed me around in the garden all day every day. Rain or shine, he was like my little shadow. I would bend down to weed and he would smoosh his nose into mine and head butt me. I would always stop and give him a cuddle. I was putty in his paws.

There is a dent in the garden soil inside the greenhouse where he would curl up to nap. It was his favourite place to be. I don't think I'll ever be able to fill in that dent.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Goodbye my little man. Gardening will never be the same without you.

Sunday, May 07, 2017

I found the cutest little vintage glass dome !!

 
I went out with the best sister in the world {Jessica} yesterday. We went to my favourite store in greater Victoria. The huge consignment store in Oak Bay. One of my finds was this little vintage 'cheese dome'. I immediately thought of my 6" Pink Mosser Glass cake stand. I was hoping it would fit. What I loved about this glass dome was the similarity to a set of glasses my parents had when I was young. I loved those glasses! So now I have my own 'feeling' of those glasses. Does that make any sense?
 
 

 

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

My very old Filofax...back in action

 
This is my wonderful old Filofax. It has been tucked away in my desk for years. Decades? Look how empty it looks. I bought it in the 80's back before we had electronic organizers. You customized them with all kinds of available inserts. I really feel like I want to get back to pen and paper for something special. {a secret for now} I ordered inserts and a calendar. I am going to add a lot of artwork and treat it a bit like a scrapbook!! I've been inspired by google photos, so I have added a couple photos so you can see what I'm talking about.
 
 

This is a friends Filofax. Isn't this amazing. I think he said he has had it for about 50 years. I mean look at it. It is about 3" thick with paper. There isn't a prayer he could close it. I love it.

 
I am not a talented artist at all!! So I've found watercolour art that I like, printed it and glued them to my Month tab pages. How cute is this! This is December and March. I am a huge fan of Marjolin Bastien. These are two of her paintings.