Saturday, September 19, 2009
Sunday, September 13, 2009
"If man has no tea in him, he is incapable of understanding truth and beauty."
Saturday, August 8, 2009
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Suffice to say that for today anyway we will begin with a thorough airing out and a good scrub and see if we feel inspired after that.
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Happy Canada Day!
I was going to post a pic of our flag which I have flying over our garage....but because of the thunder storms last night it is hanging like a limp noodle this morning. Instead I perused the internet and have borrowed these wonderful images for your viewing pleasure.
In his speech at the national flag inauguration ceremony, Prime Minister Lester Pearson said:
"Under this Flag may our youth find new inspiration for loyalty to Canada; for a patriotism based not on any mean or narrow nationalism, but on the deep and equal pride that all Canadians will feel for every part of this good land."
For more fun this Canada Day take the Canada Day Quiz...I'm not going to tell you my score...but it was darn near perfect.... ;)
Sunday, June 7, 2009
Sunday, May 3, 2009
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Sunday, March 29, 2009
The robins have returned to Eastern Ontario, the sap is running and the Canada Geese are overhead in huge noisey flocks. These harbingers of Spring are a welcome sight to these sore eyes. Earlier in the week our old pellet stove started acting up and although the weather is much warmer now we still need to keep a fire on. This necessitated a trip to the stove store in Spencerville and along the way we stopped to take a few photos. I wonder how many sap buckets this knarly maple has seen over the years?
Find the joy in the simple things....Jackie
Saturday, February 28, 2009
Saturday, January 17, 2009
PLEASE keep checking in as we will be posting interesting pics and tidbits from the auction all winter long! We will be trying to get out on snowshoes whenever possible with "The Hounds" and we hope to share the adventures of Terry and Feu pulling the sleigh.
In the meanwhile keep warm!!
Cheers from The Door
Sunday, January 4, 2009
Thursday, January 1, 2009
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
Sunday, November 23, 2008
If this cold weather hangs on much longer we'll be skating on the creek before you can say Jack Frost!! You will however need more than one of these prim wreaths if you plan on cutting a figure on the outdoor rink since we only painted up one skate per wreath....so we suggest that you hang one on your door to greet guests instead!! We love the way these turned out and hope to get a few more made up this week.
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Wait until you see what we got at the Friday night auction!!!!!!!
Pics to follow...as you might have guessed....it is Deer Hunting season and I am again without a camera!!!! We scored the cutest vintage kitchen table, a child's bobsled, a dry sink that needs stripping and restoration and........(saving the best for last) A FLAT TO THE WALL CUPBOARD!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It is amazing and VERY old. Unfortunately it has had a hard life and someone started to (unsuccessfully) strip it. Damn that cousin Ralph!! Looks like we won't be getting down to the nitty gritty of working on it until after the Christmas rush but we will keep you posted on it's progress because it is a rare gem that you won't want to miss!
Sunday, November 2, 2008
Usually we pick up stuff that good old cousin Ralph has repaired...you know the kind of repair I'm talking about....the "Don't worry about the broken hinge 'cuz good old cousin Ralph has one that looks almost like the original 'cept that it's got a few coats of paint on it and it's only an inch or so bigger but you'll hardly notice after Ralph works on it." kind of repair. "Oh, and while he's at it he might as well slap a coat a paint on her 'cuz he has a half gallon of chartreuse enamel left over from paintin' his motor home." So you can imagine our delight at acquiring this wonderful kitchen cupboard in pristine condition, because we just aren't usually this lucky. (This one didn't even smell bad.)
It looks great in the shop especially all decked out with vintage accessories.
Don't ya just love the hooked mat in front of it???? I may have mentioned that mat in a prior post...but it is just so folky it deserves a second look!
Stay tuned because we have a couple more kitchen cupboards to show off...they just need the usual 2 weeks worth of reconstructive surgery first...so don't rush off now...ya hear?
From The Door