Its a breezy, refreshing day today which is so much nicer than what I’ve had all week at home. Looking across the lake towards Canada I think about this huge lake that separates Marc and I the 2 countries we live in. so this is a bit of a geography lesson looking at our drive mine starting from Canada above Toronto and above Richmond Hill on the map. Marc would be on the under side of Lake Ontario close to where you see Albion in the U.S.
In this picture you can see the Maid of the Mist (tiny between the bars) which is a ferry type of boat people board wearing these yellow raincoats that takes you right up to the falls. I haven’t taken that ride because the thought scares me. Whew it gets to close to the end.
I drove into Lewiston where we’d been to the Artpark last week for a little drivethrough. I did park the car and walk to an antique store. I walked to the backyard and there so many things out there! I was thinking of Ronda at AntiqueCottageRose when I took this picture because she collects windows and paints beautiful pictures on them. Take a look. Well as I continued to the side the door was open to the basement which was really full of things for sale. I was a little leery going down in there…on my onesome… Now that I enlarge and look more closely into the room I see on the dresser on the right, a lamp with 2 white glass shades. I think I like that one and now I wish I had had a better look at it. I saw a neat old wagon I was tempted to take home and do something with, but I took a picture instead. In that place I saw 3 little ceramic owls but I didn’t dare take a picture but I would have bought them for Shelly because I’ve read that she loves owls. I stopped at a couple of garage sales on the way but just to look except for 1 thing I did purchase and slipped in with Marc’s plants a garden globe! Isn’t it nice? You can even see me and my car in it. Its neat the things you see and learn about while travelling on blogs. I was on a lady’s blog who collects them and I loved the ones she had….and the next minute I find one and of course HAD to buy it. I read online that years ago they were used in grand houses so people catering functions could sneakily glance into them to see if their help was required, and parents used them to slyly check out on the behaviour of their daughters when their boyfriends were saying goodnight to them at the door. I think they are just plain pretty when the sun shines on them.
Today we were out having a drive and I finally HAD to take a picture of this house we always pass where they have this collection of plastic carasal horses all up the front and the side of their house. You know the ones they have rescued from those riding horses on stands with springs our kids…well some of our kids would have ridden when they were small? Well…they love those horses apparently.
We were on our way to the post office and I got a package and I was soooo excited. Don’t you love getting something in the mail? I thought about Sheila at notesongs.blogspot.com and her fish jugs but nope…it was another purchase a set of 4 milk glass snack pieces. Aren’t they lovely? I like milk glass. I am not sure what their age is actually. Would you like to come over for a little piece of cake and coffee…or sandwich and tea this afternoon?
The last thing I wanted to share with you is this lovely vintage set of pillowcases Marc found tucked away in one of his closets. (I should have ironed them for the picture) Because the cottage used to belong to his parents they’ve been here for some time. I think they are so darling. I can see another vintage pillowcase dress for Madeline from these. AND when I looked at the little dress I made her last week I thought it would make a really cute little nightie if that darn pillowcase were a bit bigger to fit me. Sooooo I have an idea running around and around in my head about that…hmmmmm…let me think…
On that note it has been a nice weekend so far. I hope yours has been just what you asked for. Enjoy the rest of it.
bye for now, Judi