Thursday, June 28, 2007

Charme de Tour Eiffel

We went 'small town exploring' today, since dad, mum and I had the day off and my brother is away camping with friends. We decided to take all of the back roads and enjoy the drive through the country, then enjoyed a picnic lunch in a small park we came across. The town we visited is called Preston, Ontario...mum has wanted me to visit one of her favourite stores, "On A Whim" known for its shabby chic and vintage items. We brought the camera with us, but ended up leaving it in the van to free our hands for all of those bags we knew we'd be carrying out of the shops!

Inside was an assortment of vintage clothing and hats, antique magazines, vintage linens and dress forms to name a few things. While mum fell in love with a vintage wicker shopping basket painted robin's egg blue, which reminded her of the one Cammy from Freckled Farm once posted, I came across a small Eiffel Tower charm which I had to have!

Now that we've ticked this little town off of our summer to-do list, Sheila has inspired us to return to Port Perry for some more small town shopping... I'll let you know what I find there!


Rosemary said...

Hi Kate,
Thanks for visiting me.
I love your new charm. Are you going to put it on a necklace or bracelet??
Sounds like you had a really fun day.

KLKinFLA said...

Hi, Kate
Thanks for stopping by! Very nice to meet you. Your outing sounds like lots of fun.

I studied French for 6 years, but unfortunately have little opportunity to speak it. I will enjoy visiting you!

Q said...

Hi Kate,
Your shopping is always so fun!
The charm is charming! Do you have a charm bracelet? I love mine...
I made a pair of earings one time from two seahorse charms and another pair from a two Kite charms!
I like the mix matched idea of earings as well. When I made jewelery I did all sorts of earings on French hooks. Fun and easy and always different!
I would get offers to buy my earings when I was wearing them!
I used finds from garage sales and could whip out a pair of earings in about ten minutes!
Fun memories.
Fun shopping!

Blue the Spa Girl said...

Hello Kate,
How nice that you can hang out with your mum, like I do with mine. I think women who have close relationships with their mothers are very fortunate indeed. I think the Eiffel Tower charm is great, and shopping like that is always fun. You never know what you are going to find. I am due for a trip into Port Perry myself, and Port Hope. Have you been to Port Hope or Coburg? Excellent shabby chic stores and cafes and stuff. You would like those towns too.
Take care,

Sophie Honeysuckle said...

Inlove the tiny 'Tour Eiffel'-so cute!

Jeanne said...

How lovely all the treasure troves and golden moments spent with those you love.

Jen @ The Cottage Nest said...

Love your charm! I think I would have been all over the Robin's Egg Blue shopping basket that your Mom fell in love with too! I hope she will show it off!

Susie Q said...

What a sweet new charm and what a wonderful place to visit!

I do have a few French things around the house! I love that you noticed my Eiffel Towers! : )

I now always think of you when I look at them. : )

Have a sweet weekend!


She'sSewPretty said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and your sweet comments. I am enjoying reading yours as well.

Sheila said...

Preston sounds like fun..!
I'm glad I have rekindled an interest in Port Perry for you. Please email me when you are going, perhaps we could meet up and at least have a coffee..?

I am Amy Wagner... said...

I just visited for the first time.
I read your favorite things. I also love Dial "M" for Murder and Angela's Ashes.
I look forward to stopping back!
Amy, Abundant Curiosities

Southern Heart said...

It sounds like you all had a delightful day, and found wonderful treasures! I love your charm, and would love your mother's basket...that is one of my favorite colors!

I hope that you're having a nice weekend!


ShabbyInTheCity said...

Hi Kate! It has been a long time since I visited your blog. Thanks for your visit and comment :)
Love your charm! Its so ummm charming!

Tracy said...

Thanks Kate for leaving a sweet comment on my blog! I'm going to bookmark your lovely site so I can visit again. :)

lauren said...

Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving such kind comments on my blog regarding my work. It's so appreciated. It looks as if it is all things French here, so I know I'll be back!!

Thanks again,
lauren Mumford