Victorian1885

Victorian1885

Victorian1885

Monday, May 2, 2016

Paris...



Welcome to Paris...
In some respects it seems like yesterday and in others it seems like a lifetime ago...
In July it will be two years since we did the seven week Home Exchange to the Netherlands... We took the train to Paris for a four days and loved every minute... I hope you enjoy your small glimpse while you are here...


















Our Dutch friends are going to our Arizona home for the month of October so we will be heading back to the Netherlands in 2017 for our part of the 2nd exchange...
We can't wait to explore new areas and visit friends we met while we were there... 
Thank you for stopping in today...

Hugs,
Wanda






Saturday, April 23, 2016

Keep Calm and Think Vintage....




Makes sense to me...enjoy your Vintage weekend...





Thursday, April 21, 2016

Some of my favourite things...




Today I am sharing some of my favourite things... I hope you enjoy your visit!




It seems I can not get enough of vintage lace and linens... In the past I have shared that I was parting with some of my collection but that has not happened...I just can't bring myself to let them go...







These two images are photos I took of framed artwork in the Empress Hotel in Victoria, BC.







My garnet brooch is one of my favourites when worn on a vintage looking white shirt. My oak mantel clock is a family piece..tick tock...tick..tock...




Thank you for stopping in... have a wonderful weekend ahead!

Hugs,

Wanda


Monday, March 21, 2016

Glad Easter Wishes!
















Happy Easter my Blogging friends...






Hippy Hop through some Spring garden photos...
They are not from our little garden which is in the process of being designed, but rather from around the Village where we live... Nothing says Spring better! 
Have a wonderful week...
Blessings,
Wanda























Saturday, March 12, 2016

Vintage needlework...


Today I am sharing some of my vintage needlework tea towels...
Mr. Potato Above and the Peas below were done by my Grandmother Laura. I never had the pleasure of meeting her as she passed away when my Mother was six years old. This past year I have decided to get using these treasured pieces as I am sure our Sons are not going to be interested in them and this way I get to think of her everyday when I am using them...










The two towels below are from my collection of vintage linens and so far I am only using these two... Doing this post has got me thinking I need to go through my treasured linens and start using more of them...they need to come out of storage!




My Dear friend Jacoba @ polderpins.blogspot.ca encouraged me to post about my tea towels so she could have a look at them. Pop on over and visit her new Blog!









I am loving the tulips from the local grocer this week.









I hope you enjoyed your visit today...thank you for stopping in!

Blessings,
Wanda




Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Spring on the Island..



Welcome to Spring! We have really enjoyed our first full winter in our new home on the Island. I thought living in a rain forest would be dark and gloomy over the winter months but every day was different. Two sunny warm days and then three days of a soft rain... It is so nice to see the bulbs poking through the soil in January & February instead of May & June. Don't get me wrong, we will still love going to Arizona for six months each year but this was enjoyable as well. 





We found this painted white iron lamp at a local Antique store and repurposed it with solar lights. We love the look and it does give a soft warm glow onto the deck area. Once we find a nice outdoor dining table and chairs we will be ready for dinner parties. 





Below is our view as we come out our back door onto the covered deck. We had the other sunny deck built straight across the front of the property so we could watch the ducks in the pond from all locations when we are sitting out.









Pier One had this wonderful outdoor rattan set last season and we are very happy with it. 



My spring bulbs are so cheerful and bright...the winter garden pot is still looking wonderful as well.





Our town has a local auction house and we found this little iron table and wood/iron bench last Fall. 







I love repurposing old items... the window turned out better than I had thought


Our family has gifted us with another vintage window so once I get it cleaned up and painted I will show you were we placed it. It is longer so I may use it for a an arbor for some climbing roses










My little garden angel was a birthday gift and the Victorian iron bird bath below was another find at the auction




The Primrose seem to like the new window box and they are a great pop of colour to the space on the shed






One of our sweet little humming birds on the cover deck... so tiny...



Thank you for stopping in today I hope you are enjoying Spring where ever you are...

Hugs, Wanda

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Enjoying our new view....


Hello & Happy New Year! I hope you all made it through the Holiday Season without a scratch. Today I am sharing a glimpse of the view we will have off our covered deck.




The little amount of snow we had the other day has turned into puddles already. 




The Pond we enjoy is filled with ducks and many other birds such as the blue heron and our very our hummingbird! We put up the feeder and he was there within minutes. 


The photos below were ones I shot the week in November that we moved in. We purchased a heater for the space but I think we will enjoy it more in February when Spring arrives here on the Island. 




 We were not able to spend our usual time in Arizona this Winter but this is a great place to spend January through March this year....  
Have a wonderful week!

Hugs,
Wanda