Cuteness overload & something cool for the fellas

I just wanted to share these photos with you perhaps they will make you smile just a little. Remember those baby bunnies I mentioned? Here they are!

I also came across this big snapping turtle on my lawn this morning. No shortage of nature sights today…

 

Stayed tuned some antique & vintage finds with follow in the next couple of days!

In the meantime have a great rest of weekend and remember:

Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.

Albert Einstein

 

Brace yourself for a nice finish

Holy man, I missed you guys…

Our rabbit had 9 babies, I have been trying to make my green thumb a little more green and I am on a severe mission to save the bat & bee population. One bee-sy and fantastic June!

Also within 15 minutes of my home, it was decided to open one massive dump site so I am trying to jump on the dump-the-dump bandwagon. In the midst of all this, I have been recycling, up-cycling and garage sale visiting like a maniac. I hope your summer is off to a good start and spring treated you well.

I must say today’s finds are really different & cool.

For starters: A vintage Beam’s Choice Indian Maiden (Charles M. Russell) bottle – 4/5 Quart -I got this for $5 you could sell it for up to $15US but if you find one you may want to keep it as its got a sick finish and really eye catching imagery. These types of bottles were used as decanters (usually for whiskey) in the late 1960’s.

Sometimes I also find miscellaneous objects to be most intriguing. I found this double handled pot and just fell for it. It has such a neat design on it and is solid. I am still pricing this out and learning how to decipher if something once had a lid.

It’s like a treasure hunt, in a way, and you’re a detective ~Jeff Warwick

 

 

FLOOD RELIEF – LETS HELP OUR NEIGHBOURS (Clarence-Rockland & Area Floods)

Dear Ottawa (& Surrounding Area) Residents,

This is really close to home! Clarence-Rockland declared a state of emergency due to the local floods. As you may know more rainfall is expected for the remainder of the week.

My sisters (in Clarence-Rockland, ON) and Father (in Cumberland, ON) both live one street away from the horrible river flooding.  Please check out this Facebook page on how/where you can help area residents:

Rockland Flood Relief Facebook Page (for additional information visit the News Room section on the City website)

Let’s help the City of Clarence-Rockland – La Cité Clarence Rockland!!! Please spread the word.

Many thanks,

Julia (OTTAWA, ONTARIO, CANADA)

 

Flooding in Ottawa, Garage Sales & Wet Weekend Woes

I just put down the hammer for a few minutes to write this post. I am building a boat “an Ark” that me and my animals can use perhaps at some point this weekend. Noah and I aren’t friends, so I can’t call him up and I believe you should always be prepared.

Ottawa, ON is getting hit with more rain and has already been hit pretty hard. The river on my property is the highest its been in years and my dad lives near another river which is slowly swallowing the land around it. Flooding is scary and being someone who has experienced a flood in my basement only (which was terrible enough) I feel the need to talk about this a little…flush it out

Not only is garage sale season a.k.a. the best time of the year to grasp vintage & antique finds being delayed & shortened due to the weather but it’s got me thinking about the environment. I’ve seen a drastic change in the weather even over the past 2 years…

  • Crazy ass wind and stronger storms! My trees are all broken, breaking or falling over on my property!
  • One hot summer last year and a record hot summer for some areas (good for peppers in my garden, not so good for lettuce)
  • Large amounts of rainfall right now and flooding all over the place
  • One-day nuts snowfall records

Global warming, climate change or a coincidence – call it what you will but something is up. In an effort to save our planet or do what I can to make a difference, I am turning it into high gear fellow vintage & antique friends.

Here are some small things one can do to make a difference:

  1. Buy used clothing ONLY (get on the vintage bandwagon with me or get some nearly new finds at thrift stores) – Fast fashion as they call it is causing mega problems. Clothing ends up in the trash in astronomical amounts and due to the way most clothing is made it does not compost/biodegrade properly.
  2. Repurpose furniture, purchase used furniture ONLY or properly recycle your belongings When items are manufactured (created, shipped etc.) they create some sort of emissions and when you buy stuff second-hand you are cutting that out to some degree. You are also using something for a longer duration (extending its lifespan) which is great! You can also feel good because you are saving landfill space & perhaps saving some trees going this route. I am only going to buy used! I am only going to bring my unwanted items to a thrift store or give away- on Kijiji Free.
  3. Cut down on my meat intake (LESS MEAT TO EAT) I did some immense reading after a horrible fishkill in my river and found out Cow poo poo is more of a threat to the environment these days than car pollution. I love me some beef but I eat it way too much – I over consume and as a whole we (the world) over consumes. Everything you see around suggests take a bike to work, carpool blah blah blah (which yes will help too and is great) but I discovered livestock contribute more to our earths destruction than cars currently do. Perhaps this is up for debate but the latest facts don’t lie!

I personally love antiques & aged clothing because I find the quality much better, they are original and I do feel they contribute to a greener earth. I hope to share some of my thrift store & garage sale deals with you all very soon, in the meantime try to stay dry. If I spend this weekend indoors I may just go stir crazy thinking about if this rainfall warning is part of a bigger problem – I need to care (and do) more about.

My thoughts are with those dealing with Flooding (Floods) in Ontario, Québec and abroad.

 

Vintage shows in the 613

It’s a busy weekend coming up for all things vintage in Ottawa, Ontario.

There is the Vintage Pop-up 613 taking place on Saturday (25th) and the Ottawa Vintage Clothing Show on Sunday the 26th.

Quick dish:

The pop-up will have the following:

  • Books & vinyl
  • Furniture and Antiques
  • Games and Comics
  • Repurposed gift items
  • Toys & Collectibles
  • Vintage Clothing & Accessories
  • Housewares

The clothing show will have items such as:

  • Vintage clothing
  • Accessories
  • Jewelery
  • Designer Vintage

I hope you have a blast and make it out to both events. I have never been to the pop-up but will keep you posted on it.

Also, I just got back from the Ottawa Nostalgia & Collectible Show 2017 and can’t wait to show you what I found. Stay tuned by checking out my instagram feed on the blog.

Have an amazing rest of weekend.