21 August 2015

Can a label tell a story

A most evocative label inside this mid 1950s wedding dress.
" tailored in Kenya by Modern Tailoring Co. - Tailors & Outfitters - PO Box 173 - Nakaru"

Not exactly a couture garment it is made of ivory flocked taffeta with a lace insert ,

I wonder what the story is? How come it tipped up in a Toronto thrift store.
 I would have said 'ended up' in a thrift store, but hopefully,  that is not the end of this gowns career as I have it listed in one of my etsy shops.

Peter, who blogs under Male Pattern Boldness, has labels on his mind this week too.

16 August 2015

Monica and Pete help out.

My granddaughter and her friend, visiting from Yorkshire

helped me at the Brickworks Market yesterday.

 They both have a great 'eye'  and Monica immediately snaffled  a 60s bejeweled cardigan ( seen above) as well as some other pieces.

I could not have done it without them.

09 August 2015

Coldwater garage

The font used on the Coldwater garage must surely be  the original from the 1930s 

We pass through Coldwater ( pop 600) on the way to our summer cabin and I have  long admired it.

Now I have had the chance to get up close and personal

Looks like our old  jalopy is headed to the great parking lot in the sky.

02 August 2015

Brickworks Farmers Market

One of  the pleasures of selling at the Brickworks Farmers Market for the past 9 years 

is my friendship with Brenda, who helps Pegeen with the flowers. She usually pops by later in the day to cheer me up.

Here are some photos taken over the last few years.

But, whatever is going on at the market these days???

My sales have been down 80- 90 % over the last few weeks!! ( that's a helluva lot )

I have heard that farmers markets across Toronto are down 25% and read that the downtown restaurants are hurting. The blame is being put on the Pan Am Games , that were taking place,  now thankfully over.

Lets hope things improve and our regular customer will return.

Brenda, last week! Cheery as ever, Some things remain the same.

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