Thursday, December 29, 2011

Pyrex Christmas

Hello and a belated Merry Christmas to everyone.

Again, I must apologize for the lack of posts. It was a combination of being overworked and underwhelmed at the thrift stores in December. I'm going for a poke about this afternoon. I don't want to jinx things, so that's all I'll say on the matter.
Look what my parents included with my Christmas gifts - a Pyrex double sided serving dish! I haven't even had time to look up the pattern, but let your mind go wild.

Last night, we went to the Mackenzie House in downtown T.O. for Hogmanay, or Scottish new year. It was a lot of fun. There was a band who were dressed in period clothes from the mid-17th century and played traditional music from the British Isles. We ate haggis, oatcakes and shortbread. Mmm, it was terrific. I've become obsessed with historical buildings lately. The Mackenzie house was once the home of newspaper publisher and rebellious mayor of Toronto, William Lyon Mackenzie. He was also the grandfather of Mackenzie King, the somewhat bonkers PM of Canada from the 1920s to the 1940s.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Looking Today

I'm going on a hunt for vintage today. I'd love to buy a vintage Christmas gift for someone.
Here's the Audreys and the band they nicked the song from.

Here's an acoustic version post-Michael that makes me want to go to Australia. I was never a big INXS fan, but it's still a good song...

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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.