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the BACKYARD FLEA!

Posted by on Jul 15, 2014 | Comments Off on the BACKYARD FLEA!

the BACKYARD FLEA!

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We. LOVE. Roadtrips.

Posted by on Aug 19, 2013 | 7 comments

We. LOVE. Roadtrips.

This could become a serious addiction. We just got back from our latest jaunt down into the realm of gypsies, misfits and junk collectors  …and are already planning the next one. There is NOTHING like the open road – and when you get to drive a big box van you are perfectly poised when you come upon that “something” you just CAN’T walk away from.  We pretty much filled the truck again this time.  There are LOTS of pieces going into the workshop to be refinished, reworked or up-cycled.  The rest of our finds have inspired us to close the doors for a few days – an excuse to rearrange & freshen up the shop and get ready for (gulp)...

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On the Hunt

Posted by on May 23, 2013 | 4 comments

On the Hunt

You might remember us talking about Tracey & Steve of End of the Thread Antique Emporium ….well, a night at their place, a little wine and lots of ideas (…or visa versa) and they suggested we join them for a trip down to south this spring.  That’s all it took.  We were like fish on a hook.  A few weeks passed.  We looked into renting a trailer.  No, a van.  No, a cube van yeah!!  And next thing you know we were packing up and hitting the road. Well, we couldn’t have asked for a better first cross-border road trip experience (except for the frigid temperatures!!)  Steve and Tracey were amazing travel companions and in just 4 days we had...

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RE-PURPOSED for the Garden.

Posted by on May 19, 2012 | 0 comments

RE-PURPOSED for the Garden.

Ahh, The May long weekend….for some it means a great reason to throw a party, do some camping, or just relax ..and for others it means time to get a kick start on a little gardening and sprucing up outdoor spaces. . Lately we’ve been falling in love with the use of untraditional plant pots, wicker baskets, boxes and potting tables to help spice up this year’s garden decor. This summer we are all about re-using and re-purposing items to create pretty and unique garden and patio accents, vases and floral displays. Rules are meant to be broken and interesting uses of old things, make for great conversation. Here are some of our recent favourite inpiring...

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