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DIY Closet Touch-Ups. It’s In the Details!

DIY Closet Touch-Ups. It’s In the Details!

If you follow me on Facebook, then you will have seen my post featuring this quick closet fix. Side note, ‘Before’ shot was taken during the day, ‘After’ was taken later in the evening – no flash was used in either shot. What a difference natural…

Our Move… Soaking up New Moments One Sweet Spot at a Time!

Our Move… Soaking up New Moments One Sweet Spot at a Time!

We have so many new moments to soak up and enjoy… and we’re doing the best we can! In just a little over a week we have enjoyed taking in so many new delights, and are completely smitten with our new neighbourhood. We love its small…

Empty Planters. What to Do?

Empty Planters. What to Do?

We are in the middle of unpacking and box mayhem, but the urge to prettify spots of our outdoor living is tugging at me. Well actually it’s more like a pull, especially after reading Shauna’s post from Satori Design for Living featuring geraniums. I love geraniums – we understand each other, and so they grow! 😉

Just yesterday I moved our empty planters around that made the cut for the move.

Planter Prep

You might remember my vintage milk crates turned planters that I put together last year. If not, here’s a photo to see what I did.

Vintage Milk Crate Planters

We’re half way through this year’s summer season, so I’m not really sure what to do. I would love to quickly pot up some bright, colourful geraniums for a splash of outdoor cheer, but that wasn’t really on my task list.

Moving is hard work. It’s tiring and there’s so much to do. I find the biggest hurdle is prioritizing what to do. I love the possibilities of a new space, I feel energized and inspired, and just want to get started on all the fun stuff at once… but that doesn’t really unpack the boxes now does it?

What would you do? Would you pot up a few geraniums for what’s left of our summer, or would you opt out for the unpacked boxes lurking in every corner waiting for you?

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Photographs by Sheila Zeller. Please link and credit if you choose to use!

Well Now… How About These Vintage Glass Door Knobs!

Well Now… How About These Vintage Glass Door Knobs!

Yes, we are in the thick of our move. Boxes are being packed, shuttled south, and more are being packed as we go. The beauty of a progressive move is the new home has a chance to sink in before it even gets started. This…

DIY: A Vase Gets A Hollywood Glam Touch

DIY: A Vase Gets A Hollywood Glam Touch

It’s been a while since I’ve rolled up my sleeves and tackled a DIY. This one was a quick and easy, but it had to be done! I fell in love with this ceramic piece in my treasure hunting rounds, but passed it by a…

Thank You! You have Lightened Our Load!

Thank You! You have Lightened Our Load!

Our moving sale has come and gone, and we would like to thank everyone who came out in support, and of course who helped us lighten our moving load!

THANK YOU!

This snippet of items we no longer need or use had the task feeling a little daunting at first…

Moving Sale

But my good friend, Julie came to lend a hand – we priced and labeled on Friday afternoon, and early Saturday morning the Mr. and I laid everything out. Thankfully our weather cooperated, and we were able to pop-up shop in the yard… so glad everything was labeled ahead with a price as people started to arrive by 8:00 AM!

A huge big thank you to Julie and also to my Dad for all your help! We are happy to put a ‘check’ beside this ‘to do’ on our moving list!

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MOVING SALE! Vintage Items in the Mix!

MOVING SALE! Vintage Items in the Mix!

Yes, we’re having a MOVING SALE!   There will be some vintage pieces and some bigger items in the mix… Pop over to our ad on Used Cowichan to have a peek at the list! Hope to see you, even if it’s just for a chat and…

Canada Celebrates 148 Years

Canada Celebrates 148 Years

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CANADA! Enjoy your day! Thanks for stopping by!

A Vintage Home With A Vintage View!

A Vintage Home With A Vintage View!

I thought now would be a good time to take a small pause and share our news.

Soon we will be moving to a vintage home with a vintage view!

Mount Baker View

The story behind this area is fun and fascinating. It involves rum runners between here and the US during the prohibition years, a look out point, a cove that housed a dynamite factory in the late 19th century… and now a beautiful rural-feeling area shrouded in trees with the heart of the City just a stone’s throw away. The streets are quiet and narrow, more like a lane, and only lit by 2 lamp posts the entire way!

Welcome to where we will soon call home.

Welcome Home

We knew in an instant it was calling our name.

There are many original features still in place…

Living Room

We love the hardwood, the old heat-vent grate, the cove ceiling corners tucked here and there, and the addition of this stand-up bar in a Mid-Century way!

Dining Room

We will have two decks to enjoy, one up that gets full sun and takes in the view, and this lower one that steps out to the private back yard and is more shaded for the hot summer days.

Back Yard

We will have new neighbours, and some we didn’t expect to meet… the kind that borrow your yard to eat!

Neighbourly Pets

Life has its way of making changes come along. We are sad to be leaving our current community and all that it has brought to our life, but we are grateful that we will only be a short drive away.

We look forward to carrying on with our Saturday Cocktails by Clemens served in Audrey Would! wares, sitting up to the MCM bar and being immersed in our ‘new’ character laden vintage setting.

Bamboo Cocktail by Clemens

If you have noticed fewer posts here or fewer new listings over at Audrey Would!, just know that right now we are neck-deep in purging and packing, and sorting our things… and prepping for our July 4th garage sale – 6283 Selkirk Terrace, Duncan – 9:30 to 2:00…ish! Yes, there will be 2 sweet, need-to-be-restored Mid-Century dressers in the mix that I ran out of time to fix!

Though we are moving it is not goodbye, it is another step in the journey…

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Photographs by Sheila Zeller. Please link and credit if you choose to use!

Vintage Tantalus Sets: Keep Your Spirits Under Lock & Key!

Vintage Tantalus Sets: Keep Your Spirits Under Lock & Key!

Tantalus. What in the world is that? The tantalus is a late-19th century introduction to keeping your liquor under lock and key. Liquor stored in decanter bottles was kept safe by the locking tantalus frame that held decanter bottles inside. The frame was designed in such a way that while…