I scored another tray for my Wall O Canadiana that still hasn't happened yet but I'm working on picking out a paint colour. I couldn't resist the little brassy beauty with the provincial flowers! Plus, Mountie. I love me a Mountie. $2.99 at Talize for this one.
I found these book ends at Value Village and am still annoyed that they each had a different price on them - $3.99 on one and $5.99 on the other. The logic was that one of them was in better shape than the other, but I reasoned that they're a set and should be priced as such. They ended up giving them to me for $3.99 each, but I was still annoyed.
This bowl was one that I saw, and was immediately drawn to, but put it down and wandered away. I have a lot of bowls (damn vintage Pyrex being so cute!) but I just couldn't stay away from this one. I wandered on back to it and took it home - I couldn't resist that black and gold geometric detail. I asked Vivian what we should keep in it, and she said candy. I don't disagree. $3.99 at Value Village.
Brass animals are becoming harder and harder to come by since they've been all the rage in the blogosphere. I come across a lot of the usual stuff, like the swans and cats but I prefer to focus my attention on the more unusual pieces. I thought this little pelican was unusual enough to join the menagerie. He's in need of a good polishing, but other than that he fits right in. $3.99 at Talize.
Now this is exciting, and it wasn't even my find. I have a friend who has a pictographic map of London, and I am basically plotting an elaborate heist to steal it. So when he came across a similar map of Windsor at Goodwill, he was nice enough to pick it up for me.
I'm hoping that the information on the map - made by Archar Inc. out of Scarborough - will help me find a London map of my own.
I actually don't know much about Windsor - I think I've only been there once or twice. But I do love those graphics! Here's some of my favourite locations.
Apparently maps like these were very popular in the 70s and 80s. I think they should make a comeback!