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Vintage Paint-by-Numbers

You know how sometimes when you work hard on something and then, in the click of a mouse, you destroy it? Yeah, so this post was originally from June 28, 2015. Without getting too deep into my saga, I accidentally… Continue Reading →

Victorian Wedgwood China Mystery Plates: Part 2

Cool Find: Part 2 of my investigation into the origins of these mysterious Wedgwood dessert plates from 1892 (or thereabouts), and how they ended up in a thrift store, looks at the people behind them, namely the painter and the… Continue Reading →

Victorian Wedgwood China Mystery Plates: Part 1

Cool Find: On a recent thrift store adventure, I spied a unique-looking set of eight dessert plates. I don’t know what it was about the coral, black and gold pattern on these plates, but they spoke to me. Never one… Continue Reading →

Viko-style Mid-Century Modern Dining Chairs

Cool Find: So I said to my brother as we began our wander through a thrift store near his place, “we’re hunting treasures”. After a decade of decorating my 620 square foot home, my needs are pretty limited, that is, I need nothing,… Continue Reading →

Vintage 60s Italian Marquetry Bar Cart

Cool Find: Today we head to the beautiful Amalfi coast of Italy. Okay, we’re still in Canada, but look! It’s a bar cart! From Italy! This 1960s bar cart was “found” in the condo that my brother purchased about a… Continue Reading →

Vintage Descoware Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Oven

Cool Find: This cool find is my vintage Descoware enameled cast iron pot with lid. It’s the pot that started the obsession and changed the way I cook. I fell hard for this bit of cookware manna from heaven, spending… Continue Reading →

Silver Fade Wine Glasses and Caddy

Cool Find: A set of six MCM silver fade wine glasses with a heart-adorned chrome caddy. This shiny, never used set was passed on to me by a friend of my mother’s. They were a wedding gift she never used that she thought… Continue Reading →

Melamine and Melmac Mugs Made in Canada

Cool Find: I found this “pair” of melamine Mid-Century Modern mugs together at a reuse centre and paid a grand total of nothing! That’s how much I knew about melamine dishes at the time, too. I put ‘pair’ in quotation marks because, though these two mugs… Continue Reading →

Russell Woodard Spun Fiberglass Settee

Cool Find: Vintage MCM Russell Woodard Spun Fibreglass Settee. This was a fantastic curb-side find and it wasn’t even until many months later that I stumbled upon the same design online and realized what I had. Until that day I… Continue Reading →

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