Saturday, September 20, 2014

Barn Sale



Saturday October 11
9:00am - 3:00pm
2848 King St. Jordan, Ontario
 (Old Hwy. # 8 right across from the former Jordan Public School)



Featuring


Farmhouse Primitives




Vintage Treasures



Handmade Lovelies



Please join us on this beautiful October weekend. 
Rain date to be determined.


Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Perhaps



Do you ever contemplate that perhaps your soul has come from a distant past and the passions that you share were held captive from centuries ago?

I often wondered if I lived amongst the Bronte sisters lured by the sullen mists that crossed the moors…

Did I dwell in a tiny stone cottage where my very existence was gathered from the gardens and fields that surrounded it…




Were there roses that climbed along the paths I travelled? Berries picked from the hedgerows so tempting it was difficult to return to home without sampling a few from the basket…



Then on the other hand maybe I should stop daydreaming and return to the task at hand and continue cutting the 1/2 bushel of peaches that await the hot jars and carry on…

What do you daydream about?

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Nature’s Anticipation


The shadows linger longer in the morning and the dew is heavy on the well trodden path leading to the garden…
Most of the jam and pickle making has been accomplished, with still tomatoes for sauce ripening on the vines.

Yes there is  a month on the calendar left in Summer with plenty of humid days but as the nights become cooler and the daylight disappearing fractionally sooner Nature has begun her gentle transition to Autumn.



It being my favourite season I anticipate its arrival with pleasure… I’ve a barn sale in October to organize so there are goodies to collect from storage. Plenty of Fall sewing projects I’m playing with
help to pass the time.

I do hope that you are enjoying these bountiful, warm days but like me look forward to the season which lies ahead…

Till next time...

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Beauty


Often the images we capture with our cameras reflect the beauty Nature shares with us in our everyday lives...



They in turn give us the opportunity to look back and remember the moment usually clouded by time...
Each of us is moved sometimes almost to tears at how magnificent these pictures can be...




I do hope your Summer is filled with celebration and photos that will remain with you forever...


* Pic of the wild horses taken at a campsite in Alberta.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Remembrance



Regardless  of the days, weeks, months, years, even decades that pass a Mother never truly heals from the loss of a child...

Be they newborn, toddler, teenager or adult the void will forever remain...

It is on this day I remember my son, a wee babe, 33 years ago...


Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Enjoyment



As the season of Spring surrounds us, the lure of treasure hunting abounds...





Working for a long established auctioneer I begin to notice the frequency of barn sales, tag sales, auctions and country shows that come with the arrival of beautiful weather...



So gather your best walking shoes, light jacket, tote bag and join us for a day in the country (or the city)...


Eugene Boudin (1824-1898)
Crinolines Sur La Plaza de Trouville  c. 1865
Watercolour, gouache and graphite on paper

And don't forget some cash you never know what you might find...




Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Joy Ride


Sometimes life is like a carnival ride, spinning you all about but always ending up where you started...



Or a trip down a fast moving river tossing you hither and fro as you attempt to find a sheltered harbour...



What ever comes your way and no matter how difficult the trip eventually the river will calm...




And there will be smooth sailing once again.
Welcome to April...


* Pics taken by my daughter Jackie over the past few years in Alberta, Canada.