Successful chippy white barn wood pickin’ day

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I love phone messages like these. “Hey! Are you aware that ‘the barn’ is coming down? If you want any wood, come NOW!” Thank-you Rosie! I couldn’t burst out the door fast enough!     I’ve had my eye on this barn forever, wishing it were mine. The barn was due to be pushed over […]

What caught my vintage rustic eye at Ikea


I’ve been spending a little time in ‘town’. We call town our nearest biggest city that isn’t anywhere near us. I guess Vancouver just has that power. But then again, so does Ikea. Who doesn’t get giddy at the thought of a trip there? I think it’s the promise of finding those perfect accessories to chime with […]

Another epic junk shopping trip to Granny and Grumpa’s Antiques


When I took a trip down south several years ago, I was ASTOUNDED on the amount of junk and antiques the region has, compared to little ‘ol quiet BC, Oh Canada. While we don’t have many places to hunt in the lower mainland, (between Vancouver and Hope) there are three places I will always suggest to […]

New junk shopping, a prettier house, and Sandy makes a sign

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“Wait, stop! Don’t come!” I can’t quite remember if that’s exactly what I said when Sandy called and wanted to come for a visit, but it was pretty close. 🙂 But all for a great reason! Sandy is a long time reader of my blog, and was coming through on a trip, and wanted to […]

How would you repurpose these junk finds?

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Last week, I head out of town for an appointment. Upon my return home, this big sign in the country read, “EVERYTHING MUST GO.” Can you hear the screechin’ breaks?! The gal was moving mid week, and wanted everything gone as soon as possible. I was not the first person to arrive there, but she […]

Why rotten pallet wood is a score

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Riiing…. “Hello?” me – “Hi there! I’m your neighbour ‘down the road.’ And I noticed you had some pretty weathered pallets on your driveway. Are you looking to get rid of them at all?” “Sure! But they’re pretty beat up. What are you using them for?” (I have no idea actually…) “Uh, I just make […]

Farm garage sale windfall with a surprise… or 2

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I will admit to one thing. Being involved in a local market kicks you into action! So I went shopping on the weekend again. But with a little surprise in store. On Saturday, I wanted to run to the local store for soup.  Just soup! So off I went. Landing a nice homemade mushroom variety, I […]

Flea market finds I’d be happy to keep!

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“Sunny… It’s going to be a good weekend to hit the flea market…” I was telling myself that for at least a week straight. But can I admit something here and now? I love the thrill of the hunt! But the early morning wake up? Not so much. Once upon a time, I use to flea market […]

Vintage show and upcycled dollhouse shopping

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Today ended up being kind of a maintenance kind of day. My son needed to have some work done on his braces, so I pulled him out of school for a quick hour.  What makes our little treks into town special is always stopping at Tim Horton’s. I get a dark roast, one and one, […]