Wednesday, May 24, 2017

"Mister Rabbit"

Sunday started out very dreary and cool. A perfect day to visit the Antique shops! These two cookie jars were calling to me from across the room. I am partial to rabbits so he was my favourite.
I remember my Oma having a butter churn just like this.
One stallholder had so many interesting kitchen items.
Something about this little diorama just struck me. Simple and sweet.
Love the old wagon. Great for walking and doing the grocery shopping!
A few spinning wheels  were around too. I am not an expert at all so I wouldn't even know if this one has all it's parts.
Beautiful buggies. How on earth have they survived all these years???
Chuck had one of these push cars growing up but I think he said there should be a bell on it.
Another wonderful spinning wheel.
The juggling pins are interesting. The little box on the left is a small dough box so the tag says.
When I was a little girl I always wanted a wicker dressing table. My tastes have changed a bit since then!
Gorgeous pine cupboard!
A miniature set of cupboards. It was only about a foot by a foot.
Wooden box from a local, long gone cannery.
I do love old photographs.
A sled with a backrest and arms! The person at the back wouldn't fall off.
In 2007 Sobey's Grocery Stores celebrated their 100th anniversary. This little push car commemorated it.
So lovely!
I saw a few things that really caught my eye but calmer heads prevailed and if they are there next time we visit they may come home with us!
Lovely to have the sun out for part of the weekend.
The gardens are looking lovely and everything is just bursting out.

Painting in the living room progresses. All the furniture is shoved into the middle of the room at the moment as Chuck finishes the edging. He thinks he will be able to paint the walls today after work.

Have a wonderful day!
Robin
xox

38 comments:

  1. the fire chief did have a bell, on the hood and my brother had one just like this, back in the fifties. or maybe the 40's... every thing you showed us today is a real treasure... I will take the squirrel cookie jar since you took the rabbit.

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    1. Hi Sandra, we thought there must be a bell on the hood being a fire car!
      I do love old cookie jars and have a few. The rabbit one may make its way home with us if it is there next weekend!
      Have a good day!

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  2. That rabbit cookie jar is adorable, no wonder you couldn't resist.

    Love the "sanitary cans" stamp on the old box...as opposed to unsanitary cans. Ha. Actually, the first thing it makes me think of is feminine/sanitary products. LOL. But the box is great!

    I do like that pine cupboard! Simple, well made. There are some really neat things in that shop, Robin. The doll, not so much. Most antique dolls give me the creeps, just the way they did their eyes. ::shudder::

    Any old barn stuff? I could really get into an old harness or even hoof pick, something related to horses. Of course!

    Oh, your tulips look lovely, btw, nice to see them in full bloom. :-)

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    1. Hi Kim, it is rather strange to state "sanitary cans" Blech!!! You can imagine how unsanitary things were back then!
      The pine cupboard was lovely. I think it would fit nicely in the kitchen where I have the pine bookshelf......
      There was some horse stuff and some old pitchforks and hay forks. I will look closer next time we go.
      The tulips are gorgeous right now. I am holding off planting annuals until they are done.
      Have a good day!

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  3. Hello, I love the cute bunny cookie jar. Looks like a great place to find some great treasures. Happy Wednesday, enjoy your day!

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    1. Hi Eileen, there were so many wonderful things it was hard to know where to look!
      Have a wonderful day too.

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  4. The bird is beautiful, Robin, and I love all the vintage items! I hope you are having a great week.

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    1. Hi Linda, I love everything vintage too! I grew up with mostly antique furniture and knick knacks as my parents were great antiquers.
      Have a lovely day!

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  5. We have a set of ice tongs, from the days when everyone had iceboxes! My father-in-law was an iceman in his youth. I also have discovered some old rug beaters in our barn/garage...it's fun to antique shop in one's own home!

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    1. Hi Vicki, lucky you to have a barn/garage to search through! Can I come?????
      Take care!

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  6. antique stores always have great finds; unfortunately finding the cash for those items is hard
    to come by !! my dad would love that fire engine ~~~~~~ ☺☺♥♥

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    1. I love just to browse and see whats out there. Nice way to wile away a rainy morning.
      Hope you and the tabbies are well!

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  7. I love touring antique stores! Don't always buy but I love to look. I love finding things that I remember seeing in my granny's home or mom's when growing up and I look to see what they are worth now. Seeing some of those things brings back great memories. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Hi Pam, We mostly never buy anything or just something small. It is more for the nostalgia that we like to go.
      Glad you enjoyed the photos!

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  8. You and Chuck visit some of the most interesting places and shops. So many things there I would love to buy. The bunnies are so cute!

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    1. Hi Henny, thanks for your kind words. I love to have a poke around in antique stores and thrift stores. You never know what you are going to find!
      Take care Henny!

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  9. I am sure, all those store items, are very expensive. Some of those old toys,are highly collectable.

    Old photos are lovely. But they always make me sad. Old relatives of someone... Sold... Not kept in the family. Myself, I would rather destroy them, than sell them.... If I could not keep them, myself.

    But if all, were like me, there wouldn't be any, for people to buy! :-)

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    1. Luna, actually items were not terribly expensive. Antique furniture right now is so cheap because baby boomers are downsizing and their kids don't want the furniture so it is sold very cheap. The only thing that was quite expensive was the wooden box because it is so rare.
      I couldn't imagine destroying a beautiful photograph! Someone can dispose of them after I am gone.
      Take care.

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  10. What a great shop to visit, so many wonderful old things. I have a couple of those old glass butter churns.

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    1. Hi Karen, I could have spent quite a bit longer poking around the shop but SOMEONE was hungry and needed to go home for lunch. ;)
      Lucky you to have a couple butter churns. I just love them!
      Have a good evening!

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  11. What a lovely antique market, perfect place to spend a gloomy day, out big antique market closed last year and we miss going there to briwse around. It's a lovely day today. Perfect to be outside and enjoy the garden,

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    1. Hi Linda, we went to the antique shop in Carrying Place in the old school. Very musty smelling but I love to have a look around.
      Are you referring to "Quinte Antiques?" I was sad when they closed last May. Always such interesting things there.
      Enjoy the rest of the day. I see we are in for a few gloomy days!

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  12. Love the cookie jars. We once lived in Rabbittown and picked up many bunny decor items. I love browsing thru antique malls. I always wanted the mini kitchen cabinets when I was a little girl. A friend had a playhouse with a tiny kitchen inside (I'll admit to be envious! lol) Your tulips are delightful. Have a lovely evening. xo

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    1. Hi Mildred, I do have a soft spot for cookie jars. I am blessed to have the one I grew up with. My Mum put it in a box of donations to the thrift store and I rescued it.
      How interesting you lived in Rabbittown! What a lovely name.
      I had an Easy Bake Oven when I was a young girl but would have loved the little set of cupboards. Maybe that is why I love Hoosier Cabinets now!
      Have a good day!

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    2. Stopping by to wish you a very nice holiday weekend.

      How nice that you have your cookie jar from childhood - great save!!!

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    3. Have a wonderful weekend too Mildred!

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  13. I would love to visit that place...so many things I liked. I just like looking...don't have room to bring any home!

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    1. Hi Rose, I just love to look too. We really don't have room for anything more either. Something would have to go!
      Have a wonderful day!

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  14. That certainly is an antique store that I could happily browse in for hours. I had an uncle who was a skilled woodworker and he made spinning wheels. I didn't have room for one nor is my 'decor' quite that olde timey so I never asked him to make one for me. Sommetimes I'm a little sorry I didn't.

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    1. Hi Grannhy Marigold, I could have stayed for another hour or so but it was lunchtime. Must go earlier next time!
      Wow, you uncle made spinning wheels! I like the large ones, so beautiful. But they do take up quite a bit of room.
      Enjoy your day!

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  15. So, did you buy the Bunny Cookiejar. It's awfully cute!

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    1. Hi Dee, no, we didn't buy the bunny cookie jar. Usually I have to walk away and think about where it is going to go. The store is open only on the weekends so we will head back on the weekend.
      Take care!

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  16. Antique shops are certainly fun! Lots to look at and think about. Your pink tulips are lovely! I only have one variety and they are done for the year. I must add another variety or two to stretch out the tulip season!

    Will you show before and after photos of the living room?

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    1. Hi Marcie, I love antique shops! Growing up all through the Summer my parents visited various shops and shows every Sunday. My sister and I both love antiques, my brother not so much! This has been a long tulip season this year here because of the cooler weather.
      No before and afters of the living room as we are painting it the same colour, we just wanted to refresh it.
      Take care.

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  17. Robin, I love antique stores, as you might guess! Great photos! And the garden photos are lovely. I am so happy for spring, though we have had nothing but rain for days now. xo Lynn

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    1. I imagine you do love antique stores Lynn!
      Glad you enjoyed the photos. We are in the middle of a huge rainstorm right now after one whole day of sunshine! It is supposed to be rainy for the next week.
      Have a good day!

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  18. Great stuff! We had one of those butter churns that had belonged to Jerry´s grandmother. Gave it to our nephew before leaving for Spain.

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    1. Hi Mitchell, I will have one of those butter churns before I die!!!! ; )
      Enjoy your holiday!

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