Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Flea market finds...

My summer continues to be a busy one. No lazy, hazy days of summer for me. But busy can be good. I'm feeling some what productive this week which is a much needed feeling for me right now.

I took a break from my busy schedule to do a little touring with my son on Sunday. We went to take a look at the Antrim Flea Market. As my Dad would say there was lots of junk there. I did manage to find a few treasures though. All in the name of jewelry creating. Just looking at my findings gets my creative juices going. I'm always looking for these kind of thing. If you know of anyone that has old watches or parts they want to get rid of, tell them they can throw them my way. They're harder to find than I thought.

Well I'm off to do more office work. And if all goes well maybe a little creating this afternoon!!

Have a great day!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Busy busy...

It's been a busy week. One of those "where does the time go" weeks! I did manage to make a few quick cards last night. I have a few shoe boxes full of bits of things I started for other projects but they didn't work out for it at the time. So I just dug into those boxes and these are what I was able to create. There is still lots more in my boxes so I'll definitely be doing this again.

I'm off to the Perth Market tomorrow. Have a great weekend.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010


Here are my treasures I found on our outing this past weekend.

I found this old portable typewriter at a garage sale for a really good price. My friend Sheila has been looking for one, so if she can get it to work she can have it. Other wise I'll take it apart to use for jewelry or some mixed media assemblage.
I found these metal print types at an antique store in Cornwall. They had piles of them but I wasn't sure what a good price was and the Tim Man was giving me that look so I had to limit myself to about 25 of them. Note to self...check out what the going price for print types is.
These clocks and parts I got from a great blogger friend Jennifer at the Milk House Gallery. If you're ever in the Prescott area she has a wonderful little shop with lots of antique and vintage items. I'll be taking some of these clocks apart for the gears and such. I'm not sure about the 2 on the right though. I've grown kind of fond of them. I'll put them on a shelf to admire in my studio for now anyway.

So that was it for my weekend finds. It's inspired me to get back at my steampunk jewelry. But first to get taking apart some things. Well that's usually the Tin Man's job. I might have to wait till this heat lets up a bit though.

Have a great day. And always keep you eyes open for great treasures!!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Spencerville grist mill

The Tin Man and I took a little break this weekend and heading down to the St. Laurence Seaway to check out a few flea markets and antique shops.
On the way down we stopped in a little village just off the 416 called Spencerville. We stopped to visit an antique shop but ended up touring the old mill waiting for it to open. We had a lovely young guide to tell us all about the history of the mill and it's recent restorations. It's one of the only grist mills left standing in the area. Fires were a common occurrence in the mills due to the dust of grinding the grains. Although this one did have a fire shortly after it was built in the 1800's it was rebuilt and recently has been restored for the public to view this wonderful time in Eastern Ontario's history.

The mill lies on the South Nation River so I was also able to take a few nature snap shots too. It was such a lovely sunny day that this frog waited around sunning himself while we went and had lunch and I changed my lens to get a close up.

I'm always fascinated with waterlilies. They're definitely up their on my top 5 favourite flowers.
I'll try and post the treasures I purchased while we were out, in the next few days.
Back to the old grind now.

Have a great day!


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