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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Visit the entire dollhouse series HERE 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 curbside metal rack welcomes me home

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Oh my friends… what a weekend I have just come from! My venture to Toronto has come to a close. I will admit, I’m a little overwhelmed in a good way from all that transpired, so I need to sit on all that for a bit before I can start to tell some stories. Just […]

How to survive an antique auction

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So, on the weekend, I went to an antique auction! It’s been YEARS since I sat in the sidelines, white knuckling my number as my favourite page came up in the roster. I’m not sure if I adore the process or not, but I hung in there, because some things just needed to come home […]

5. Mantel decorating with a lilic filled junky toolbox planter

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Upon returning from the Snap conference, I was pleasantly surprised to come home with our lilac tree in full bloom! My fireplace mantel needed a shot of spring, so I got to work, creating a lilac filled junky toolbox planter. In order to get that amazing fragrance in the house pronto, a few blooms were […]

3 days of junk shopping #1 Harrison Hot Springs

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doily pressed pottery at The Back Porch in Harrison Hot Springs BC.05-AM

Welcome to 3 days of junk shopping! #1 – Harrison Hot Springs. Being that last weekend was my birthday (thanks for all the bday wishes you shared HERE), our out of the country plans didn’t transpire due to a change in weather. But I knew I wanted to spend my weekend having something to do […]

What would you do with these salvaged finds?

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 There’s this New and Used place just down the road from me. It’s a little shop that offers everything under the sun.  (The New and Used Store, 43241 Vedder Mt Road / 604 823-6554, tell them the junk loving blogger sent you) I love to peek in there every now and then, just in case […]

How to shop nature for Christmas decorating

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I thought I was so smart, and brought out a faux Christmas tree from storage. I tried to cheat and leave the lights on and just poof out the branches, but it looked awful. So I stripped the lights off and did it right… straightened each and every branch one. by. one. It still looked […]

9 – a tour of the fabulous Lucketts Design House

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 Part 8 – Let’s Meetup at Lucketts! is HERE. Let’s say there was this cool old house that you could decorate any way you wish, using all the things you love. Wouldn’t that be like a dream come true? That’s exactly what visiting Lucketts’ Design House is like.  For those not in the know, I […]