Before delving a bit into my little journey, I want to send out a super-sized thank you to Laura at katydid designs for my Favourite Things swap package! It was swell to return home to a package chock full of surprises. Some of Laura's favourites:
- 3 Chinese paper lanterns (not shown...already hung in my studio!)
- Make your own Borrower's zine (I have never seen anything like it before...very cool!)
- Assorted gel pens (I almost bought some at Costco!)
- Laura's own awesome cards & gift tags
On Monday, I headed to Dad and Carol's place, north of Belleville. It take me about 2.5 hours to get there and the bitch of it is getting through Toronto. Thanks to the option of leaving when I wanted (not during rush hour!) and the 407 Electronic Toll Route, I sailed through.
Carol and I hit the thrift store on Monday afternoon and I made out like a bandit. I know I said I wouldn't thrift for awhile, but isn't life too short? My damage:
- Turquoise vintage throw ($6.00!)
- Calvin Klein grey cords ($3.00!)
- Zara grey jeans ($3.00!)
- A pair of jeans that are "eh" (will donate back!)
- A dressy sleeveless top with a leafy print ($1.00!)
- A super cute bag with wooden handles ($1.00!)
- 3 silky scarves ($0.50 each!)
- 1 pair of Naturalizer black ballet flats with buckle detail ($3.50!)
Hmmm. I think that's it. Anyhoo, I took Carol to her foot surgery on Wednesday and she did very well! It sounds like she is also making a very good recovery. I want to also thank Carol again for the lot of vintage buttons she picked for me at an Ottawa yard sale. Score!
On Thursday morning, Cecilia the Mutt and I headed east to Mum and Dan's to stay until Sunday. Mum and Dan have a renovated cottage (a cottage no longer, actually!) in the village of Seeley's Bay, north of Kingston.
Mum and I always have the best time. We tour the countryside and our usual haunts are Gananoque and Westport. We, of course, had to have a supper feast of House of Dragon Chinese food...oh my. The deep fried bacon-wrapped butterfly tiger shrimp are to die for. Nom, nom, nom!
In Westport, I picked up this neat-o pendant that has miniature reproduction of a vintage postcard, one on each side. I am kicking myself for not getting the name of the artist/maker.