Sunday, January 10, 2010

Another Log on the Fire

Today was my birthday. I had a great day with my family. My parents drove all the way in from St. Catharines bearing gifts and hugs. We met at my sister's for a delicious lunch that she made. I thought I'd share a few pics of some of the presents I received.
My parents gave me a stylish sweater and this great squirrel-proof bird feeder (along with a big bag 'o seed). I'm turning into a real birder.

Vintage thrifted coloured glassware from my sister Lise. Chips and dip anyone?
Thrifted vintage tea towel from Hungary.
Charming details. I'm going to hang this.
Edward Gorey day planner. I'm a fan.

Here it is. A dinky Pyrex bowel. The gift of thrift. Better than something splashy.

Edward Gorey wall calendar. Thanks again, Lise.
This is very cool. My sister Rhonda lives in Memphis, TN. Someone she knows makes Southern folk art. I love this sign.
Here's the back. Rustic wood.
A beautiful piece of hand-crafted stained glass (not thrifted) from Lise. Can you tell I like coloured glass? Thanks for the great day. Ken will be home soon. Going out for dinner. Chin chin!


  1. Happy Birthday!! What wonderful gifts and isn't it nice when family and friends know you love vintage and will thrift things for you also. So nice all of it but the little Pyrex is sooooo cute!

  2. Fabulous! Wow, I didn't know it was your birthday! I would have sent something thrifty your way!

    Email me your address, birthday girl!


  3. Happy B-Day! May this year be filled with thrifty goodness (and lotsa Pyrex!)

    Congrats on the 441 Spring Blossom Green cinderella bowl, it's lovely. All your gifts are lovely!

  4. Thanks for the warm wishes from some of my new best buddies. CSM, you are one of the funniest people I sort of know and Vonlipi, only you could rattle off 441 Spring Blossom Green Cinderella Bowl, like people rattle off their phone numbers. You rule!

  5. Happy Birthday! Great presents; I especially like the folk art sign and the stained glass. Hope this year is full of great bargains!

  6. Happy birthday! It's exciting that people got you vintage gifts (they know you well). :)

  7. Happy Birthday!!!! I am seriously in love with the tea towel and the little Pyrex bowl. You are so lucky!!!!


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I'm a slightly off-beat Toronto-area teacher who enjoys writing and photography. I come from a family of collectors and now I'm dragging my own family around to yard sales. It's just a bit of fun. Enjoy the scenes.