Friday, October 31, 2008
If this is what their wallpaper looks like then I reallllly can't wait to see what else the Schoolyard Studio has...hopefully their website will be up and running soon but for now, they do have a blog. Anyone know a local Ottawa store that carries their stuff??
Thursday, October 30, 2008
This weekend, we finally pulled out our hudson bay blanket. I seriously LOVE this thing and now desire a smaller one in red.
Can be purchased online via L.L.Bean in the U.S. of A or in Canada via The Bay!
Vinyl strorage plus sideboard via Living Etc.
Originally uploaded by homebug
I love the colours, the sideboard - and especially the Eames lounger. We have really been thinking about getting a lounger or something similar (read: knockoff) but I'm finding it hard to identify places that have it in a mixed environment (cause I got all this art deco stuff, I'm paranoid!! will it go?!)
With my new buffet though, I think I can achieve a very similar look to this photo in my den.
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
I visited Mostly Danish Furniture on the weekend to eye up their massive chair collection - they have everything imaginable in teak and have vintage mixed in with new. The store front can be a bit decieving as they also carry a massive collection of Asian antiques - both sides of their store are definately worth seeing. Their prices are reasonable, the service is good. The owner told me that he believes they have the largest selection of teak furniture in Canada! The only downfall is that they aren't open Saturdays...
About the store:
Mostly Danish Furniture is the only furniture store between Ottawa and the Atlantic specializing in Scandinavian designs in Teak, Oak, Cherry, Maple and Rosewood.
1244 Wellington Street
Ottawa , ON
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Canada's National Do Not Call List
Monday, October 27, 2008
Originally uploaded by mainlander_1978
Well, this weekend I finally let it go...goodbye old friend! I think the new owner plans on refinishing it - I told her the original involved a much lighter finish with a candy-apple red interior. I'll miss it now that we finally had all of the doors and drawers closing properly.
McHaffie Flea Market
The McHaffie Flea Market is open EVERY Sunday from 8:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m.
Check out our wide range of antique and vintage items -- jewellery, books, toys, furniture, kitchenware, collectibles such as royal doulton, hummel figurines, postcards, maps, stamps, coins, dolls, toy trains, sports items, clothing and so much more!
If you're looking for it, we probably have it.
Come out and spend the day -- you never know what treasures you'll find!
We are located on Highway 31 (Bank Street) just north of Morrisburg and the 401!
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Los Angeles, CA Bullock's Wilshire Department Store Tea Room
Originally uploaded by army.arch
The colours, the form, the ceilings! The only think I wonder about is the lighting....more info about the picture at the source
Friday, October 24, 2008
A few months ago, we took a trip to BC to the town where I grew up. The community I am from has a large doukhobor community (russian heritage) and as a result, russian things (like perogies!) always remind me of my childhood. While we were visiting, we thought it would be fun to begin collecting Russian Nesting Dolls like these ones I found via etsy. Beautiful and not expensive ($35??).
I love the idea of tiny houses - especially in Canada! It seems like the norm here is bigger is better. When I see the new houses going up, they are SO HUGE. I grew up in a large house (by my standards) and know that it is wayyyyy too much work. All I want is a little house with lots of great details.
About the cottage:
Float cabins are a big part of Coastal BC history. During the heyday of logging and fishing, they were used as support camps that could be moved from place to place. On Powell Lake, float cabins were inexpensive hunting and fishing getaways for paper mill workers. Today things are a little more regulated. Cabins have registered water leases and we pay property taxes.
Found via tinyhouseblog.com.
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Kitchen dining area
Originally uploaded by annabel_1004
I love round tables and I really love these eames inspired chairs...
I'm adding this to my inspiration file because I love the colours, it's so fresh and bright.
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Today, I found this hot sideboard via kijiji Ottawa it's made by Honderich Furniture Company Limited. I paid a great price ($50!) but got noooo info, all I know is that it came from a great mid-century modern house and the makers mark. For sure, it is solid wood - I also found a small chip inside which shows that it is veneer on wood. I think it is walnut veneer - it's big! Via the great Google, I found this info:
In 1911 Messrs. C.R. Honderich and sons, Norman and William and Mr. A. Eydt built a large and commodious furniture factory at the CPR station for the manufacture of cedar chests, kitchen cabinets and bookcases.
Christian Honderich and his planing mill partner, August Eidt, founded the H.E. Furniture Company. The first shipment of kitchen cabinets was made on April 13, 1913. In 1917, the firm added cedar chests to their line. The cedar chest line was decided upon on the same basis as the kitchen cabinets - practically all Canadian demand was being satisfied by US-based manufacturers. In 1926, the H.E. Furniture Company became the Honderich Furniture Company. The company manufactured, at various times, desks, book cases (beautful glass door pieces, "occasional furniture" (coffee tables, end tables, etc), and dining room suites. The furniture was enduringly practical, modest (for the most part) and affordable. There was certainly a pride associated with its manufacture. The furniture was primarily constructed using solid walnut and walnut veneers. In 1967 the factory was sold to Messrs. Dow and Kirkham (Fry & Blackhall, Wingham) who operated it under the Honderich name. In 1969, the plant was sold to Electrohome.
Monday, October 20, 2008
Friday, October 17, 2008
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
1 cup cocoa powder
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 pinch of salt
1 1/2 cups water
1 teaspoon vanilla extract (sometimes I used almond extract or other spices - great for a festive feel).
1. Stir all dry ingredients together in a pot. Add water last.
2. Simmer 2-5 minutes (almost boil!), stirring rapidly, until sauce begins to thicken.
3. Push through a strainer to remove clumps, store in a glass container. Store in your fridge, it lasts forever! Use it just like you use Hersheys Chocolate Syrup.
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Found via etsy by likekittysville. From the product description:
This cat-oriented yet dog-friendly lounge features a mod boomerang shape and vintage fabric. The bed is molded of steel mesh that's upholstered and connected to a sleek wood base.
The birch plywood base is easily removed so the fabric bed can be hand-washed and air-dried. The fabric and polyester/acrylic padding are prewashed and preshrunk.
The bed accommodates any size cat or small dog, with space to either stretch out fully or curl up snugly in the corner.
Sunday, October 12, 2008
So recently I was visiting a Sally Ann and found a fantastic knock off of a tulip chair (I think). There are no makers marks though the cushion was made in Quebec. It's orange and white and totally awesome! For $7, can you really go wrong? I wonder if there is a way to find out more about it...
Friday, October 10, 2008
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
I don't think they'll be coming home with me anytime soon but I can dream!
A Fine Thing
1096 Somerset Street West
Ottawa, Ont K1Y 3C7