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June 8th, 2013 | Waterford Antique Market

First off, sorry for the large amount of photos (not really), but this place is just too magical and they were too pretty to not post. Welcome to the Waterford Antique Market. I think this place has easily become one of my favourite antique markets. My only complaint is how far away it is from me. (We’re talking like.. over 3 hours.)

I first discovered this place thanks to a friend of mine, Sarah, who’s home town is Waterford. It’s definitely starting to become a summer tradition to visit her when she goes home for the summer and hit this place up. I’m already itching to go back! It’s two floors of goodies with a couple of booths that refinish items which is something I love as well. Crafty goodness and antiques all in one place. This is totally what heaven is like, right?!

It’s funny though how even from just looking at the photos I took I am still noticing things that I didn’t see when they were infront of me! There’s just so much stuff it’s wonderful. We all ended up finding some amazing pieces. Sarah’s mom got a tea set and a few vases, Sarah got a lovely new cabinet to display her grandmother’s antique bells on and I (obviously) found some tea cups and other things – which I’ll be showing off in a post later!

I really do love this place. It’s definitely my 2nd favourite market now. I say 2nd only because my loyalties will always remain with the wonderful antique barns in my town. I mean c’mon, they surprised me with special teacup as a gift for my birthday!

What’s your favourite antique store to hunt for treasure & where is it located? I’m especially curious if its in Southern Ontario ;)

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July 2nd, 2011 | Lemonade and Vinyl Hearts

I’ve been planning my 50′s themed bbq that I’m having at the end of the summer in my head some more, so this treasury totally reflects that! :). A little bit of vintage sunshine!!

Also, you have all the way until Wednesday to enter our giveaway!!!

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May 20th, 2011 | A Retro Backyard Picnic

My sister made these hamburger & ice cream cone cupcakes for a BBQ that she’s going to tomorrow. They reminded me of a 50′s diner, and inspired me. How fun would it be to have a retro & 50′s inspired BBQ/Picnic in your back yard!? Everyone gets to play dress up, have good food, and themed decorations.

So I decided I’m going to plan one for later on this summer and threw this together for a little inspiration. Just thought I would share! :) Hope everyone has a lovely long weekend, I’ll be working most of it.

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May 18th, 2011 | Manly Etsy Picks

With Father’s Day just a month away, I bring you some manly Etsy picks this week!

And just one more!! I know this one isn’t from Etsy.. but it is just too cool to not include in this manly post ;) – a camera lens mug! How cool is that?!

 

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April 5th, 2011 | Sunday Tea for one

Just a quick update while I’m busy working away at my post on the OOAK show… Every Sunday, I have my tea in a vintage tea cup. Why? It’s just more calming! It makes it more of an experience, and reminds me to enjoy the simple things in life. (I’m doing a 52 week photo project over on my Flickr, and this was my week 13 photo)

The tea is a new one that I got at the One of a Kind Show in Toronto this past week. (Post to on that to come later this week!) It’s an organic orange and mint chai. It’s from Natur’el Tea, which is an Alberta based company focused on the benefits of herbs, quality of the tea leaves, and the ceremony in which it is enjoyed. (I also got the macaroons from a booth at the show too.. more on that in my next post!)

I’m also working on a little 30 day list project for the month of April from here. I found out about this when there was only about a week left, so I decided to do it on my own in April, finally putting some blank pages in my scrapbook to use! I can’t decide if I should post what I have each week on here, or just post the final project (and tweet my progress occasionally). Thoughts?

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