Saturday, February 21, 2015


I'm stuck on the sofa this weekend with a terrible cold. Actually I think it is some sort of cold-flu hybrid that not even elderberry tea is knocking out. I made a really potent batch of elderberry syrup, so hopefully that is enough to kill it.This cold certainly has me longing for 2 weeks ago when I was in fine fighting spirits and managed to sneak in a trip to the antiques market. 

Now, I'm not really a bit fan of my local antiques market. I was horribly spoiled with great antique markets when I lived in Waterloo, and the one I'm stuck with now just doesn't compare. It has a poorer selection and higher prices. However, every once and a while a treasure can be found. 

I wore my "new" vintage dress for the outing. I picked this beauty up in Toronto during my last trip with Britt. It needed minor mending, but was nonetheless a bargain. It a 1970's dress and a little shorter than I normally wear. (In all honestly, I tend to sit in a very unladylike manner and thus prefer skirts long enough to prevent flashing random strangers). I do love this dress, even though it should be slightly out of my comfort-zone. It's nice to try something different every once and a while.  

My only purchases at the antiques market were two postcards. I love old postcards but am very particular about what I add to my collection. These two met my criteria of being pre-1920s, and having an interesting message. 

I hope everyone is having a great weekend.

That's All.


  1. This might seem like an odd thing to hone in on, but oh my word, I swear, I've been coming down with, and then using the term, "cold-flu hybrid" for at least four years now and just about fell over to hear you use the same words. Someone needs to launch a full scale investigation into this matter. I'm starting to think that some mutant middle ground really is real (Tony actually gets them more than I do) and that it's high time it was addressed publicly. (Mini rant over! :D)

    I'm sorry that you're feeling poorly, sweet dear, and really hope that the coming week will be much kinder to you on the health front.

    ♥ Jessica

  2. I'm sorry you aren't feeling well and have been sent to the sofa. The postcard has a lovely message. I enjoy reading these long ago notes of everyday life.



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