Sunday, April 26, 2015

Permanent Marker Floral Shoes

My friend Meagan asked me to draw a floral pattern on a pair of shoes for her using permanent markers. That is something I have been wanting to do for myself for the longest time, but still haven't, so of course I agreed! Here is the process.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Anne and Gil

I just purchased Rifle Paper Co's illustrated edition of Anne of Green Gables, my favourite book series, a few days ago. It is all the more appropriately sitting on my shelf as an homage to Jonathan Crombie, a.k.a. Gilbert Blythe, who died on April 15th at age 48. He was excellent in bringing the heartwarming story to life.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Reclaimed Jewellery Frame

My friend Meagan made this jewellery hanging piece from a frame she found on the road and a thrifted crocheted pillow cover. She painted the frame with a mix of Antibes Green and Louis Blue Chalk Paint, waxed it, and then used a staple gun to attach the lace. It could be used for displaying cards and such too! Isn't it lovely? Well, hint hint: Meagan will be starting up a furniture refinishing business soon...

Monday, April 13, 2015

Tub in Mint Condition

I saw this bathtub at an architectural salvage store for $295. Aside from the black mark you can see on the front, the interior of the bathtub is in excellent condition, considering it's probably from the '50s or '60s. Coloured fixtures are either revolting or funky, and used in the right bathroom this tub could be quite the latter. If only I had a tub that needed to be replaced!

Friday, April 10, 2015

Parisian Wartime Postcard

 I found this 1940s postcard at an ephemera sale. The elegant building pictured is now known as Le Musée d'Orsay, which holds the largest collection of impressionist and post-impressionist art. Monet, Degas, Renoir, Van of joys!! But wait--its history is equally fascinating. It was built around 1900 as La Gare d'Orsay, a train station. Then during WWII it was used as a post headquarters for sending packages to prisoners of war, as well as a place that welcomed those soldiers after Liberation. 
The writing scribbled on the back of this postcard says, "This building is at present the home of Canadian boys on leave in Paris. The ballroom is magnificent. River 'Seine'." Just incredible!

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Recent Thrift: Knobby Afghan

My mom got this creamy white crocheted throw at a local thrift store for $10. It's about 72'' by 36''--and look at those bobbles--oh how long would this have taken to make? It looks like something Anthropologie would sell! I love it!

Saturday, April 04, 2015

Friday, April 03, 2015

Great Friday

"The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God stands forever."
Isaiah 40:8
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