Wednesday, July 28, 2010

"Thums Up!"

Last night was one of the perfect summer nights.  The weather was lovely and we had a delicious birthday dinner for Melinda at Lahore Tikka House.

Here are some pics that I took of Melinda's birthday present before hand.  I wasn't 100% sure if this was the pattern that she had collected, but I was crossing my fingers... :

Luckily, the pattern was a match. :)

Kulfis for all!

The bike caravan, led by the tandem, proceeded to the West end for some homemade birthday cake....(erm, sorry for the blur)...

Happy Birthday, Melinda!!!! :D

Monday, July 26, 2010

Super Granny Tea Party?

I was perusing around Urban Outfitters the other day and I found these kitschy doily placemats.

I guess you can make it super granny.... ;)

Or keep the doilies to a minimal....

Monday, July 19, 2010

Thrifted at St. Lawrence Sunday Antique Market

Great finds for the little apartment..... :)

A much needed floor lamp:


Metal "C" medicine cabinet:

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Handsome Trio

Here's the last of all the furniture to has taken months but it was well worth the wait....
3 brand new Eames chairs from Herman Miller...!!

Shell rocker in aqua blue:

White shell chair with eiffel tower base:

A second shell chair with eiffel tower base in greystone:

Monday, July 12, 2010

*New* Painting

I must confess it was literally love at first sight when I spotted this certain painting hung high above in a barn yard attic at the Aberfoyle Antiques Market....
I had to return to get it, as the owner of the store told me what an ordeal it was to get this painting down.  It has been untouched for almost 40 yrs.

It was such a big piece that it barely fit in the back of SJ's Nissan SUV:

As you can see here, it is sitting at the base of the wall that it will be hung on....errr as soon as I can get someone over to help me hang it..... ;P

I love the distressed details:

Friday, July 9, 2010

A "Cross Processed" Antiques Sunday

Last weekend, I went back to the lovely Aberfoyle Antiques Market and to the Freelton Antiques Market.  Feeling the need for creative inspiration, I brought multiple cameras with me.

Here are the results from my trusty 35 mm Olympus XA2, coupled with expired Kodak Elite Chrome.  The nice thing about using film is the unexpected result of each individual picture.

Stay tuned for a Polaroid edition of Antiques Sunday! ;D

Thursday, July 8, 2010

The Selby

A while back, SJ and I went and met Todd Selby when he was in town promoting his book.  His book features a glimpse into unique yet authentic spaces.

Took some bad BW shots of him, but oh well!  I must confess, I still prefer the grainy bad film shots than my digital shots. :P

Monday, July 5, 2010

Thrifted at Freelton

Yesterday, I went back to Aberfoyle and to the Freelton Antiques Market.

I found this lovely book at Freelton:

More pics to come from Aberfoyle....soon, soon, soon!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Happy 5th Birthday... Fig Newton....
who, as you can see here, has taken a liking to my new white quilt...

...ofcourse, it is now white no more..... ;P