Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Prepare to Swoon if you Love Paris

I nearly swooned when I saw the new issue of Romantic Homes which features Paris Style! Luckily I was in the grocery store and I was able to steady myself by leaning on my grocery cart.
Many lovely photos of food, shopping, apartment decorating. flea market finds throughout the issue.
The book shown here Joie de Vivre by Robert Arbor is one of my favourite ones featuring a good glimpse of day to day family life in France with some great recipes and cooking tips. I've been following the method he uses to make himself and his children an afternoon cup of hot cocoa - what a treat!
Paris Flea Marketing - yes, count me in!
Oops, why is this picture tilted - hmm, I need to figure that out in my photo program. - Sandra Evertson shares her ideas for making an original print - just beautiful.

This is truly a wonderful issue of Romantic Homes. I hope my copy survives being droooled on several times a day.

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Treasures from my first Vintage Paper Show

Last Sunday, I went to my first Vintage Paper Show. I wanted to look for old French papers, Eiffel Tower postcards, old music scores and vintage wallpaper rolls or pieces. I found everything I wanted but the wallpaper pieces! I met a couple of other friends who were regular attendees of the show and they weren't thrilled with the selection being offered but I was in heaven. Here are some pictures of my new treasures.
This little photo packet with "PARIS" on the cover contains 20 small vintage photos of the city - I was absolutely thrilled to find this. It's exactly what I was hoping to find.Another amazing find! Great condition and beautiful colours. I just love looking at these and marveling at their beauty and I'm so thankful to have them to have. The cover on this booklet of cards is the burgundy one in the first picture with the wonderful gold lettering.These cards are some loose ones I found with French notes on the back. Some even have the original French stamps. My collection of French Ephemera is growing nicely and much more economically too; and that is happy news!
And finally, here are some of the music sheets I got - love the graphics!

I'm planning to start playing around with my vintage buttons next. Stay tuned for that in a couple of days!

Monday, March 5, 2007

Antiques at the St Lawrence

Here are the pictures from my friend, Kelly's store - Antiques at the St Lawrence - located at 92 Front Street East, on the north corner of Jarvis and Front Streets in Toronto, Canada.

In the shop, Kelly has an ever-changing selection of funky and vintage items including quality clothing, handbags, jewellery, china pieces, shabby chic and cottage-y items plus knitting supplies and more. The store is open by chance or appointment on Thursdays and Fridays and both days on the weekend. You can check the store hours by calling 416 350 8865.

You can see more of Kelly's picks on eBay where she sells under the name Black Rose Vintage.


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