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Monday, August 26, 2013

More Vintage Love

Hello my friends,
I'm a bit late in getting this done,
you see we had ourselves a little holiday this weekend.
We drove to Fargo, ND, which is about four hours from Winnipeg.
We shopped new stores, we visited thrift stores, antique malls and even took a little boat trip down the Red River.
Very fun!
But it was blazing HOT!
About 100 degrees F people!

While in Fargo I found lots of vintage items that I had been searching for.
I bought only a few, the search is half the fun.
I wanted a few vintage kitchen utensils and we found lots, I was picky and brought these few home with me.

I am loving the bright pop of colour they provide.
I will leave them in the old jars with the zinc rims until I find a better place for them.

A few days before we left, I was in a small thrift store in Lorette, Manitoba and found a paint by number print.

Isn't she adorable?
I am loving my vintage items, they are colourful and they each have a history, a story to tell.

Have you found anything fun lately?
Do tell!

I am joining Cindy @ Dwellings~ The Heart of Your Home for Amaze Me Monday.

Thank you so much for coming by!

Oh and I found my old vintage toaster and put it up on the far top right hand side of the shelves.

Monday, August 19, 2013

The Beauty of North Haven Fishing Lodge

Good Monday morning to you...
I am still working on a tablescape using my new-to-me vintage China...hopefully I can post it next time...
I am loving my summer job, looking after my two oldest grandchildren.

Today I want to show you more photos of the North Haven resort where my husband spent his holidays a few weeks back.
Our youngest, Marissa, worked there this summer and she was able to invite her dad for a four day visit on a family pass. (No cost to him.)
This is the cozy living room in the cabin where my husband stayed.

The lodge and cabins...

As seen from the air, the resort sits on an island on Utik Lake.

One of the perks of being a guest is coffee delivered to your door every morning before breakfast.

Log walls give a cabin a very cozy atmosphere.

They offer a shore lunch of freshly caught pickerel, beans and other delicious foods that the guides have prepared on the shore of the lake.

Can you see why it costs several thousand dollars to go fishing at this lodge?
To see a video of it go HERE.

I did this post for my own enjoyment, I am not being paid to do it. (Not a bad idea though!)

I hope you enjoyed seeing these photos of just one of the fishing lodges on one of the 100,000 lakes that Manitoba has within it's borders.

Have a wonderful day!

Sunday, August 11, 2013

A Little More Vintage

Hello my friends.
I thought Fall had arrived last week, we had a couple of days where the temperature did not rise above 17 deg. C.
But the sun is back today and it's 28 deg. C.
I hope you are still enjoying Summer weather.

I have been very busy with working this summer, but I have been able to finish the curtains for my kitchen.
As some of you may remember, my hubby and myself live in a 1927 Craftsman Bungalow.
We think it was a Sears kit home.
I have done my best to create a "Vintage" curtain in my vintage kitchen. 
I hope I've succeeded.

These photos don't show it well, but they are simple white curtains with red rick-rack on the bottom.

I showed you the ones that I made for my eating area last week.
I put my sweet little vintage table cloth on the table and the polka-dotted runner on top of it.

I also tweaked the buffet.
Do you see those gorgeous little pot holders hanging on the shelf?
They are hand crocheted.
I got those at the thrift store for $2 each.
I also found a salt and pepper shaker and a syrup container for 25 cents each.

I'm still not content with this wall, perhaps three vintage plates hung there would be better.

Have a lovely week!

I've joined Nita @ Mod Vintage Life for Mod Mix Monday
Cindy @ Dwellings for Amaze Me Monday.

Hugs, Cindy

~Beautiful Manitoba~
My hubby took these photos when he was up at Utik Lake.
The only way to get into that part of the province is by float plane.
There is a huge area of Manitoba that is not accessible 
by car.
 There are no roads in this area and
Americans love to visit here because it is completely wild and so very beautiful.

Monday, August 5, 2013

A Vintage Vibe

Hello friends,
I have done absolutely NO decorating or even 
rearranging this summer.
I have been busy with my oldest grandchildren and have 
not even thought about it.
But, this is our August long weekend here in Manitoba and I got to hankering (do you ever hanker?) after a more Vintage feel/look in my kitchen.
I quickly rounded up my red, turquoise and milk glass and here is what I came up with.

The bread box was my mothers, I think it's from the 50's.

And one thing leads to another.
 I had been using a red blanket (I'm embarrassed to say) on the windows to your right and so I made a quick pair of panels for them out of an old sheet that I had on hand.

Can you see the red rick-rack that I sewed to the bottom of them?

This window is going to get the same, I think. 
The white with rick-rack is oh-so vintage, don't you think?

On days like today when it is 28 deg Celsius or 80 deg Fahrenheit, the sun shines hot and bright through all of these windows.

The chair got a little red and white polka-dotted chair pad made for it...

...and I made a little red and white polka-dotted runner for the table, too.

I'm sorry the photos are dark, the sun is too brilliant for photos, but now or never...

Have you done any projects around your house lately?
Or have you just been enjoying the sun and the remaining days of summer.

I hope you are enjoying your summer!
Thank you for coming by!

These are photos of where my husband went fishing last week.
Gorgeous scenery up there!