Saturday, May 15, 2021

Flower Power

Flowers that survive and bloom every year. Roses, Peonies, Poppies, Blue Bells. All pushing their colours from their tightly closed little buds. Garden time, starting with flowers.



Buds and flowers.


Friday morning I plant shopped at the Laity Farm which is about 5 minutes from my home. I added 4 geraniums, 3 larger sized Marigolds and 4 small Dahlia plants. I was looking for Zinnia starts but didn't find any.  Planted Friday evening.




I looked back to my posts for May 2020. 
I am somewhat amazed that I wrote about each week about what I did and how things were. 


It felt good to be outside and follow my flower dreams.


Happy Birthday Dear Sister.

Hugs and Keep Well.

Joy


Sunday, April 25, 2021

Happy Birthday Husband

Another year and another birthday has arrived, 
Happy Birthday today DH with hugs.



Today was also a time for figuring out what a collection of vintage/antique treen were -  the cheese cutter was my favourite. It takes TWO to decide what pieces were and what time they may have been used.




Happy Birthday !

Joy


Friday, March 26, 2021

Spring Has Begun

Crocus and Daffodils sharing spring colours.


  

I went to add to/tidy my booths this week. I found several lovely items there which belonged to other dealers so I moved them all to a 'gathering place' for others to reclaim.



The back doors were open and the bright sunlight reflected on the addition of the vintage framed Copper Relief hand tinted Last Supper.


Played around with framing a photo using PicMonkey. Frame - shape cutouts. I added more My Little Ponies and several early reader paper backs when I dropped in on Wednesday as well as little cars and trucks.


Grouped several collectibles together. My favourite this week was the Northern Electric Company Fire Alarm plus Easter decorations, gardening books, a mixture of small toys and a brass Rooster letter holder.


There was some tidying needed, fresh stock was added and as the first shoppers entered front door of the Village Antiques Mall I exited through the back doors and closed them behind me. Safety first.


Keep safe

Joy

Thursday, March 4, 2021

A bit of cleaning and organizing in my booths

Started in mid-February making a few changes in my booth as weeks progressed. A piece of furniture sold, there was space ... so I moved a table to that space and added a few old wooden boxes into new empty space, used various baskets to hold the many cardboard mounted plastic sleeved early magazine advertising, pages from books, postcards, maps ... from the 1940-70's.




 and ... March arrived with more vintage additions, vintage homemade treasures - kitchen aprons,




moved the 'guy' shelves and added some great rusty pieces - a very old butter churn, a clamp I had forgotten about, an oak floor vent ....




... two old seats from farm equipment - well rusted - they brought back childhood memories.



(first try with overlay using PicMonkey) - the mugs and toy figures picture overlays the Dalmatians picture




2 books here (from the very large and wonderful collection of books for early readers, elementary students, history buffs, relaxation reading, cook books, how-to books ... filling many shelves).




Gardening books, a lovely dense yellow teapot and a soft lamb, green glass (thinking of St. Patrick's Day), a few Occupied Japan girl and boy figurines.




I continue to work one hour (before mall opens) each trip to my booths - continue to work safely (distance, mask, sanitize hands).  

A treat this week - I had four individual distance visits with friends this week (we used 12 feet and masks) to catch up on each other's current lives plus a lovely phone call catch up visit from another dear friend. 


Treasures

Dear Friends

Keep safe

Hugs

Joy

Saturday, February 27, 2021

Happy Birthday Son

February had rain, snow, rain, sort of snow, a bit of hail and sunshine. Snowdrops. The first crocus. Coastal green grass and the poking tips of the spring the flowers to come.



February 27th.  Remembering back to birth of Dear Son. Remembering second hand maternity clothes and working until the day before he was born. Remembering all the years that have passed.

So, February 27th - and Son's 42nd birthday has arrived. A gift was chosen by him and kept out of sight when it arrived (as per his request).  Menu picked, dessert ordered. Bubble family gathering.


A year ago on his birthday he was in ICU and recovering.


and then ... Covid -19 became a word and worry and by March 17th non essential stores closed down and the store shelves were becoming bare. So many changes in the past year. Different ways to shop, businesses figuring out how to make things work. On line doctor appointments.  

This year, January was a month we will not forget.  

We can go forward keeping the guidelines to be safe, be kind, isolate as much as possible, wear a mask when out of our homes and do not gather at this time.  

Orange tulips and yellow daffodils from my favourite grocery store, went well with the birthday cake.




I find that people who return my hello or hi or wave as they walk by bring quick tears. We all keep our distance and wear our masks. After getting permission I pet their dogs that are out leash-walking with their owners.  Quick visits outside, keeping careful distance is becoming almost normal.

Hugs Friends

Joy


Thursday, January 28, 2021

Another Visit to My Booths

I enjoyed visiting Granny Sue's mall posts on her updates this month and decided to share another booth update too. 

Front area of my booths



 ... mixture of collectibles cupboards




collage from various shelves




a peek on the left side, upper booth



a collage of four other areas




I am grateful that blogger friends share how they have been getting through each day during the pandemic. It helps.

Hugs and Keep Safe

Joy


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