Shopping Finds

A little over a week ago, I was needing a break from regular life.  I’m sure all of you can relate.  So I decided to take a few hours and hit up a couple of vintage shops.

I started in Cremona where I found this little pewter plate.  I think it will look great under a candle as well.

Then I continued on to Cochrane.  My first stop was Cochrane Home Treasures.  This shop had been recommended to me almost a year ago, but this was my first visit.  Though they don’t carry the kind of vintage items I look for, I did find a couple of brass candlesticks to add to my collection.  And some cheap spoons.  I am going to try to stamp them with interesting words.

Then after a coffee fueling, I stopped at the Vintage Verandah.  I loved this shop.  It has vintage items and new items that look vintage.  Though everything was interesting, all I picked up here was a bottle of Miss Mustard Seed’s Hemp Oil, a bag of milk paint powder and a Cavallini poster.  These posters are inexpensive and pack a big decorating punch.  I clip them up and change them when the mood strikes.

It was a good day.  I didn’t spend much but it got my creative juices flowing and straightened out my perspective.