Have you heard about the Sashbag? It has an ingenious design and has been a staple in my wardrobe since last fall.
I periodically bump into fellow “Sash Sisters” in person and regularly get compliments and observations about my own bag.
Watch this space for more referral information about where to get yours!
One of my favourite things about this San Diego based company is that they include Canadians in their vision. Very few US based companies have a Canadian Distribution Centre but Sashbag.ca does. All the orders I have placed have shipped promptly from British Columbia Canada.
The spring of 2019 has been cold and wet and stressful for local farmers. This past weekend was so incredibly beautiful and perfect that all is forgiven in my books!
In an effort to prolong the weekend and take full advantage of it, I moved my project space outside into my garden and tackled this yard sale purchase with the supervision of my little dog. This rather unloved wall shelf was a $2 purchase last weekend and I have visions of it in my downstairs powder room.
My current favourite colour is a soft vintage yellow and it took all my restraint to not choose Bees Knees Country Chic Paint but it is going in my powder room which is painted in African Violet by Benjamin Moore.
The next best thing is a creamy white colour and I chose Vanilla Frosting Country Chic Paint. #Graciesplacecountrychicpaint
Below are the images of the project from start to finish:
I am surprised how much creamier the colour is once waxed and in the powder room. In my opinion the colour looked like a cool white when I was working with it.
I am still learning how to use this paint. I am glad to be a Brand Ambassador for Country Chic Paint at Gracie’s Place. You can stop in for a unique shopping experience and enjoy some homemade Gelato and pick up some paint for your next project while you are out. I highly recommend that you add Gracie’s Place to your Summer Roadtrip Plans! Located on Highway 2 between London and Thamesford near Trail’s End.
I will make another post when I have actually installed the cabinet… until then, Thanks for popping by!
A charming and peaceful mother bird rocks her baby bird to sleep in a rocking chair under a tree. Baby is sweetly wrapped in a cone!
This has got to be my favourite weekend yard sale find! There is no mark on the back of this plate except for a tiny gold dot. Maybe it is handpainted. The detail is darling and unlike anything I have ever seen, even Google can’t find something similar for me. I am posting this in case someone else is looking for this design or motif. The gold is worn on the rim of the plate and it has a small chip but I am utterly charmed by it. It was even on Mother’s Day Weekend that I found it.
Please let me know if you have anything similar or if you have suggestions on where to look for information.
I was browsing the aisles of the local Salvation Army when I spotted a beautiful red and chrome serving tray. It immediately struck me as quite extraordinary though I did not recognize the design and I am NOT an entertainer. I did purchase it for the $3 price tag and took it home. The label on the bottom is still pristine so it only took me a couple of moments to realize that what I had found was a mid-century serving piece that was made in Canada sometime in the 50s-70s. I still haven’t found the exact piece but I am confident that the beautiful red handle and riser are the trademark red Bakelite of Glo-Hill Gourmates of Montreal.
Glo-Hill Gourmates By Avon Red Bakelite and Chrome Sandwich Stand
Creation Pour Avon Presents Gourmates by Glo Hill Canada
Isn’t she amazing! I have listed her on my Etsy Shop but I may have overshot a little in my price because I would like to keep her!