Shopping for Antiques

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My husband and I love shopping in antiques shops.

Lately, I had been looking for an old drawer/basket/suitcase to hold my cards at the next craft fair I am getting ready for.  There was no shortage of containers, but they were all too small, too big, too round, or too expensive.  Just when I had given up at our third stop of the week, I decided to take one last look around.  Hiding behind a shelf was this fantastic case, for only $10!

The lining is ugly, but the potential is great.

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I’ve torn out the stained maroon satin, and will reline the inside with paper.

It will be perfect.

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Parrot Bay

leafy trail

My husband, my sister, and I enjoyed a morning walk along the leaf-covered trails at Parrot Bay Conservation Area.

The trails were entirely blanketed with golden leaves and pine needles.  Blue jays swooped past us (too quickly to capture), ducks and geese squawked at us from the water, and tiny chipmunks skittered by.

Only one creature paused long enough for me to photograph…

snake

We should do this more often.

Eagle Bridge

texture contrast

This short bridge near the Royal Military College in Kingston turned out to be a great spot for photos.

This leaf, fallen from a sumac, is a beautiful fall detail against the lines of the bridge.  Once again I was drawn to the contrast of the two items, only here it was texture rather than colour that caught my eye.

It was only after reviewing my photos that I noticed the tiny print:  “Eagle Bridge.”

Red and Rocks

red and rocks

I could not resist photographing this little composition of contrasts.

The vibrant scarlet against the almost monochromatic background; the fuzzy-soft flower on the rock-hard bridge; living against un-living…  This is the was I found it.

Art, everywhere.