Daily Archives: July 28, 2008

Treasures…Cirque Capriccio…Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra

After coming home from the cottage up north on Thursday, I had just enough time to unpack, do laundry and pack up again to make my drive to Marc’s cottage the following day.   This morning  (Monday) I made the 3 hour drive back home and wanted to share some pictures with you.

On the way to Marc’s I stopped at a couple of garage sales and found some treasures.  I bought these framed ladies  which I’ve hung up in my bedroom.    They were $5.00 for the pair.  Here is a close up of one of them.  They are in really good condition.  The lady I bought them from said she has had them in the attic for 50 years and prior to that they belonged to her  mother-in-law.  So they are pretty old.  That remark just made me laugh.  I’m glad they’re considered old and hope I’m not! She didn’t know anything else about them.  Do you?

I bought a couple of great crafting books.  They were $5.00 for both of them.  There were soooo many craft supplies there.   but I didn’t have very much US money with me…I’d already stopped at a couple of other places…and they didn’t take a credit card, go figure.    I’m going to have fun with these books because there are some really great crafting ideas in them.   

I also found a vintage pin cushion lady.   She has lovely porcelain hands and face.  I don’t know how old she is.    I paid only $1.00 for her.

At another sale I  bought a box of Pfaltzgraff dishes.      There are 2 sizes of dinner plates, 4 of each size and 4 sandwich plates and a bowl and there is also a tealight holder and the whole deal was $3.00.     My son bought me the cup a few years ago and I really liked the pattern.  Now I can eat cereal out of the matching bowl. 

I also bought this insulated carafe because I liked its shape.   It was a bargain at $1.00.  I made some ice tea and its keeping cold in it.       I have a set of these  glasses for lemonade or iced tea I picked up a few years ago for free actually . 

I also bought 3 A-1 condition amazing trucks and numbers toy made by FisherPrice, LeapFrog and Preschool for Jack.  They all made some sort of sounds or sang songs were only $1.00-$2.00 each.  For Madeline I found a  box of 4 puzzles of which 3 are still in their individual bags, and 2 sets of little miniature dolls with all all their clothes and accessories.  I bought an Osh Gosh denin jumper for her that is brand new.  I may try my hand at embellishing it with fabric and beads.  We shall see.  :o)   I’ve posted the lovely dress Shelley  embellished for her daughter again if you didn’t see it before.  

On Sunday we drove to Lewiston which is close to the US/Canada border.  Its a really cute, quaint touristy town   with some bautiful homes,            inviting shops   and crafts and nice places to eat.  I’m going to have to go back there and check them out and see what kind of treasures I can find.

We went to the Artpark to watch the Cirque Capriccio while listening to the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra.  We had great seats and the music was beautiful while the performers consisting of husband and wife, and 2 other ladies, swung and performed high above.    We were surprised to learn the performers were from Vancouver, British Columbia considering I am Canadian too!   They did all kinds of other balancing acts on the stage.  They were great!  W e couldn’t take pictures but during the intermission I took a picture from the back which is up high.   We had seats and a roof but way up behind us people were also seated on the grass.         It was interesting to learn the husband and wife had performed with the Cirque de Soleil at one time.  They had taught some of their friends so they could practise with them.  Some of the friends over time had become so good and had expressed an interest to perform as well, and that was the start of Cirque Capriccio.  It was a lovely afternoon.

That was the end of my first week of vacation.  This week I’m home for a few days to catch up…cleaning…pictures…laundry…crafts….reading….SETTLING DOWN…before I head back at the end of the week.  Two more weeks to go!


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No Rain At Our Cottage

My mother, eldest son and his family and I I went up north to the Parry Sound area last week from Tuesday to Thursday.   Our cottage is about 2-1/2 hours from where I live.  Its definately a good thing we didn’t listen to the weatherman OR to to what the weathernetwork was telling us because we wouldn’t have gone.  The weather called for rain/thunderstorms/cloud with some sun.   We must have been nestled in a special place  because we had 3 days of lots of sun, gentle breezes and no rain.  The lake water was so nice we had a great time swimming and we ate and lived outdoors the whole time.

At the cottage this little chipmunk was so persistant that he wanted to get into the bird seed bag   I removed the bag and a little later we filled that little gazebo bird feeder with the seeds and hung it up in the tree.  It wasn’t too much after that we heard a little bird bouncing all over the branch…he was upset and tattle telling on the chipmunk…   Madeline is having a good look at the situation.    Geoff had to take the bird feeder down and then lifted the top and the chipmunk jumped out.  We secured the lid shut with clothes pegs so he wouldn’t get in and get stuck in there again.

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