Hello there. I love, love, love living in Dundas. We have an old community centre just heading out of town that houses frequent country auctions. I put in the winning bid recently on this amazing "egg" teak lamp. It's a lot bigger than it looks in the picture. Now we just need a teak credenza for this to sit on.
Close encounters of a teak kind
I met a really cool Pyrex collector in Hamilton via Kijiji (Canada's answer to Craig's List - but with much better layout) - named Kim. She figured out who I was through this here blog. Talk about a close knit thrifting community! She sold me this cool Barbed Wire divided dish. I've always wanted this pattern. Now I'm on the lookout for a clear divided dish lid.
I met another Pyrex lover through Kijiji who lives in Mississauga. She was kind enough to meet me at a GO train stop and sell me a few pieces, including Golden Hearts. Again, I need a lid, but the day will come. It's funny buying Pyrex in a parking lot in West-end Toronto, but at least I'm not buying crack in a drunken stupor.
Kim also sold me these lovely Butterprint casserole dishes which are on display with my other Butterprint bowls, etc.
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.
My husband and I stock a booth rammed to the rafters with vintage treasures at Valley Antiques in charming Dundas, Ontario. It's a few kilometers west of Hamilton. Come visit this best kept secret in Southern Ontario and swing by Valley Antiques. There are over 50 vendors selling cool and beautiful things and you won't be paying Toronto prices (speaking as a former Hogtown gal).
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