Wednesday, February 3, 2016

February Begins

This is the oddest February & today we will break a record for it being the warmest at 11C!
However this will end tomorrow night as rain will be turning to snow & winter will once again be here.

 I'm enjoying not having to shovel the snow & walking without the fear of slipping on the ice. ;-)

              Boris enjoyed his day outside with me, as I swept up the leaves on the concrete stones.

              I cleaned the walkway to the studio & got 6 bushel of leaves from the backyard!

 The aviary was also swept out & the feeders were refilled. I do enjoy watching the different birds as they come for their feeding. The cardinals, chickadees, woodpeckers, sparrows, juncos are some of my favourites.

 Boris is such a loyal companion & followed my every movement outside as I emptied the tug of leaves. He slept well that night! lol

 The view behind my studio, can you believe it's Groundhog day & that rodent said another 6 weeks of winter for us here in SW Ontario!

 I do think Bill will have to take the aviary east for me as I will miss not having it in the coming years.

                       Look at the gorgeous blue peeking out through the lacy looking bare trees!
                              I swept up Nick's backyard too, see the small patch of snow...
 This was the only patch of snow & was gone by mid afternoon, green growth is emerging now!!

 Remember the song American Pie? And the lyrics 'moss grows fat on a rolling stone' well moss is growing fat on this carpet! I just love the green colour of it!

 When I was spending my day outside I noticed how bad the 50 year warranty shingles looked. The shingles were installed by Home Depot in the latter part of 2008!

      This is my studio & the house, which is a two story has the same problem of curling shingles.
 This is the two story, Bill & I are visiting the store in person this Friday to see what can be done.

A Fun Afternoon Antiquing

My girlfriend Sandy (owner of The Red Door Shoppe) & I went to The Strathroy Antique Shop looking for a find & here's what I found!


 A five piece English made teapot/coffee set. It made me think of teatime whilst watching this seasons, Game of Thrones. lol

                       The handles on the pots were beautifully designed , yet very masculine!

                                                          How regal is this design?!
 Sandy was quite taken with it too! And it came from the 50% off booth, making it only $25.00 for this made in England tea/coffee set, with a matching trivet too!

          This whirligig caught my eye & I returned to it several times before deciding to get it.

 It moves back & forth over the waves & depending on the wind, you move it left or right of the swell.
                                                It's such a nautical piece & will look great out east!

                                             How sweet is this old child's rocking chair?!
 Such detailing in the design of it, I'm going to use it for a prop for civil war fabric made goods.

 You can see the scale of the size, with Boris sitting next to it. Thank you Boris for doing your 'sit-stay command, good boy!

 With Easter arriving next month, I found these vintage tin eggs made in England & the confectionery that was once inside was made in Ireland. Then shipped to North America for selling. They are Easter scenes from my past, the colouring & design is familiar to me.

But wait...there's more

On our way back home we stopped at the Bible Mission Thrift Store...

                            I found for $1.00 a 5" x 7" Lucy Olgltree, framed print for my potting shed!

                             And two vintage lawn chairs, in pristine condition  for the beach!
The one on the left that Rexton has an eye on( really it's Mr. Boots under the chair) is reclined & the one on the right is in the upright position.

                                 Each chair has four movable positions, how cool was this find!

And they fold flat for storing & transporting. They have been newly recovered & the backing is a canvas material. Thank you Sandy for talking me into them & driving & loading all my 'stuff' around. It was a fun filled, finding antique finds & vintage goods!


With my mind on other things these days my sewing frenzy has no mojo. So I quietly knit at night, I'm working on this Valentine/Canada Day Gnome right now.

Soon it will have the weight added to the bottom for sitting & a salt/pepper beard knit to complete him. I'll show more next post.

Thank you for all the condolences that were expressed to us, we really appreciate your thoughts & prayers. It was sudden to lose Eva & I'm at peace knowing that she was loved & is now with John,  her soulmate.
Thank you  again for your thoughts & prayers.

Thank you for visiting & I hope you have a great week!

Six more weeks of winter for us & six more weeks of spring for others!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Cynthia,
    Sorry for your sad news - express my condolences to Bill. Congrats on your great finds while antiquing - love the child's rocker. I had one similar which had been my mother's childhood rocker. I gave it to my niece for her daughter when she was born, keeping it in the family. Take care.