Yesterday I went to the Third World Bazaar - a huge barn out in Manotick where for 6 weeks in the fall they sell products from all over the world. Clothing, jewelry, housewares, carpets, Christmas decorations, furniture....and everything is reasonably priced and absolutely gorgeous. Knowing shortly I will have a new kitchen to furnish, I went a little nuts with purchases. It didn't help that they have beautiful kilims for GREAT prices. I had to bring a great big one home because the price was too good to pass up ($155) although I have no clue where it will go. I picked up some baskets, a table runner, placemats, a little teak opium table, 3 kilims and 4 kilim pillows (some went to my boyfriend's apartment). Check here for details. In the end, I'm ecstatic with my purchases. They are open one more weekend after this one so folks in Ottawa, you've got time to check it out.
Went trawling through the thrift stores today and found this cane .... um .... drum table/storage box/thingy. It's perfect as a side table for my chair (and was ridiculously cheap). Thought I'd show you what this corner of my home looks like today. Knowing me it won't look like this by next weekend after I've been hunting in the thrift stores again :)
Come on in. The cottage looks promising. The yard is a little overgrown and the frangipani is putting out it's first leaves. I'm sure it will be green and lush soon. Is anyone home? Lovely living areas and simple serene bedrooms. Kitchen is cute. What's down there? A little grey studio but we can't get in. Is that the water? Oh and a boathouse with a jetty. Open the door.... WOW! The house is lovely but I would be happy just sitting here forever, glass of white wine in hand perhaps some cheese. Sometimes I hate real estate stalking when it's not for real. House for sale on Dangar Island in the Hawkesbury River north of Sydney - from my usual stalking ground realestate.com.au. (And here's the link while it lasts.)