happy harvest

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I spent some time in the gorgeous dusk light this evening taking photos of some of my favourite new – and old – items. We received a beautiful Hudson’s Bay Company wool blanket with the traditional coloured stripes as a wedding gift from some wonderful friends and it inspired me to style a bit of a photo shoot. As it’s also very clearly now autumn in BC, I am now ‘allowed’ to start decorating with pumpkins, another one of my favourite harvest items.  The vintage lantern I picked up at an antique store in Fort Langley a few weeks back and have been itching to make it the star in my fireplace centrepiece. The last and perhaps most useful of these items is my new apple peeler/corer/slicer that somehow makes apples ten times more delicious and desirable. Finally ‘an apple a day’ may actually be achievable. Continue reading

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photographing antiques

Antiquing is one of my favourite pastimes, as is photography.  So what could be better than bringing these two things together?  Some of the best pieces in my home are antiques that I found in a shop, some were passed on to me, and some, such as this globe, was actually bought off of Craigslist!  Not only do I love travel, but I love travel-related… anything!  Especially maps.  I will have to do a specific post later solely featuring my map collection.  It is ridiculous, truly.  This globe, however distressed is a thing of beauty.  The sugar bowl and creamer, also below, is my local find from last weekend’s trip to Fort Langley.  The colour is absolutely perfect, and somehow matches the exact colour of our wedding invitations.
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let the sunshine guide you

Today was one of the first sunny days in what seems like forever. It seemed everyone else thought so too. The streets were buzzing, windows were rolled down and sun-glass covered faces greeted me on every street corner. After so much rain we were finally treated to a much needed warm and bright day. On days such as these, when I have little to nothing planned, one of the first things I decided to do is visit one of my favourite communities – Fort Langley. Today there was so much bustle in the quaint historic village, it felt like the streets were actually alive with a pulsating energy that was being passed on to everyone who discovered its shops, dined at its eateries and wandered its sidewalks. I love these days when I can enjoy the town without anything particular on my mind. I was not looking for a birthday present for anyone, I was not in need of a meal to fill my stomach, I simply just wanted to enjoy the day.

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