Sunday, May 26, 2013

Christie Spring show 2013

I hope everyone made it out to the Christie Antique show this past Saturday. It was a little chilly but a beautiful day! I loved walking around checking out all the amazing finds. I wasn't in the buying mood but found lots to look at and tons of great ideas to inspire me. Here's a couple of pictures of things that I found interesting!

This desk was so ornate and gorgeous. You just don't see things like this often.
This unique sign is definitely a statement of the history of Mental Health care. I'm glad things are different now.

This tractor is similar to one my grandma has that was my dad's as a child. My sister and I would love to play with it when we were little.

This is a masterpiece! Someone took a long time to collect all the driftwood and assemble it into a horse.
This vase was so pretty. I love all the different flowers and colours. It is a perfect spring accessory.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Tea caddy makeover

I must apologize as I do not have a before picture. This is a tea caddy that we used in our summer residence for as long as I can remember. The top was needing a refinish badly! I ended up painting the top as my dad last year stripped it and stained the top and it didn't take. I didn't want to strip it again and re-stain only to have the same problem.  So I painted it with ASCP Old white. I then used the pearl plaster finish by Artisan Enhancements and topped it off with clear wax. I also tidied up the legs using Restor-A-Finish in Dark walnut. I love this product as it vanishes any scuffs or scratches. Here is the final product!

Monday, May 20, 2013

Hudson Bay Iconic Blanket

I have always wanted a Hudson Bay wool blanket. I am always searching for one at flea markets, antique markets and auctions.  I like the old version. I know they make new wool blankets and other items but I don't want a brand new one from the store. I think the blanket is one truly Canadian item.
Here is a link to the new blankets.

Here are some examples of gorgeous rooms using the Hudson Bay blanket within the design.



[house and home]

And here is my blanket!! I love it so much! I don't know where to put it yet but I am sure I will find a spot for it.

What are you searching for? What is the special item you look everywhere for?

Monday, May 13, 2013

Aberfoyle spring show finds

I hope everyone stayed warm this weekend! The temperature sure took a nose dive here! Two weeks ago we turned off the furnace as it was so warm out the furnace wasn't coming on. However we ended up turning in back on as Sunday morning we woke up to the house being 60 degrees! 
I bundled up on Saturday morning to check out the Aberfoyle Spring Antique show. The weather was miserable but the show didn't disappoint!
Here's what we took home with us!
A plant stand in phenomenal condition! This was a great find! I have too many plants that they are taking over tables!

This is the top of the plant stand.

I found this pair of brass rocking horses. They don't match but I thought they could be used as cute bookends.
I bought tons of old hardware pieces that I can use on furniture I refinish or paint. These were ten label holders. I love the idea of adding them to piece of furniture.

 This was a very cute drawer pull that I couldn't resist.

Another Brass handle.
A set of four brass drawer pulls.

I love these drawer pulls! A pair will hopefully come in handy.


This is one was unusual and a bit ornate I thought it would be really nice on a door.

This was my favourite find of the day and I will share about it later!!!
Hope everyone had a fantastic weekend!

Friday, May 10, 2013

Aberfoyle spring show

Tomorrows the day folks!! I'm so excited to check out all the great antique finds!!
What are you hoping to find??