Category: 52 Objects

52 objects in the studio – work benches

May 21, 2014

Our flower studio is bursting at the seams. We utilize every square inch of our space – and love every bit of it! We are surrounded by the vintage, the reconditioned, the antique, and the new. Everything that we have in the shop has…

52 objects in the studio – vintage stools

April 16, 2014

Our flower studio is bursting at the seams. We utilize every square inch of our space – and love every bit of it! We are surrounded by the vintage, the reconditioned, the antique, and the new. Everything that we have in the shop has…

52 objects in the studio – sap buckets

April 2, 2014

Our flower studio is bursting at the seams.  We utilize every square inch of our space – and love every bit of  it! We are surrounded by the vintage, the reconditioned, the antique, and the new.  Everything that we have in the shop has…

52 objects in the studio – flower cooler

March 26, 2014

Our flower studio is bursting at the seams.  We utilize every square inch of our space – and love every bit of  it! We are surrounded by the vintage, the reconditioned, the antique, and the new.  Everything that we have in the shop has…

52 objects in the studio – milk glass

March 19, 2014

Our flower studio is bursting at the seams.  We utilize every square inch of our space – and love every bit of  it! We are surrounded by the vintage, the reconditioned, the antique, and the new.  Everything that we have in the shop has…

52 objects in the studio – floral knives

March 5, 2014

Our flower studio is bursting at the seams.  We utilize every square inch of our space – and love every bit of it! We are surrounded by the vintage, the reconditioned, the antique, and the new.  Everything that we have in the shop has…

52 objects – number thirty six

October 15, 2012

Antique Cast Iron Outdoor Urn I own two of these urns; they are very old and very heavy. These are the real thing when it comes to cast iron outdoor plants, they will stand the test of time and it takes two people to…

52 objects – number thirty five

September 28, 2012

Ebony Elephants These ebony elephants are old. They were handed down to my spouse from a relative when he was a child. The ivory tusks are missing and a few of the ivory toes have fallen off, which I’m fine with as I’m not a fan…

52 objects – number thirty four

Vintage Glass Jar Collection I really cannot tell you much about these glass jars except I pulled them out of the St. Lawrence River years ago while scuba diving. As you may know, the St. Lawrence is home to the Thousand Islands and the water surrounding those…

52 objects – number thirty three

September 21, 2012

Team 7 Bookcase with Doors If you read my blog regularly you will have notcied this piece in several past posts. Today’s 52 Object post is dedicated to our Team 7 bookcase. The bookcase is another piece of furniture in our home that traveled with my spouse…

52 objects – number thirty two

August 30, 2012

BluDot Rook Table Lamp A couple of years ago our cleaning ladies, who are no longer cleaning our house, broke the table lamp on my side of the bed. It was solid glass and from Ikea and no longer available. So I got to…

52 objects – number 31

August 19, 2012

Do Not Stand Washroom Sign This sign makes me giggle, it always has, I just love it! We use to have this in our washroom as a metal disk that sat on the toilet tank but our cleaning ladies (who are no longer our…

52 objects – number thirty

August 8, 2012

“The Helmet” Giclée Print by Brad Grigor This limited edition giclée print was the first piece of art we ever purchased together. It was purchased on a shopping trip in Stratford ON while perusing in an art gallery. My spouse found it, liked it for the pattern and colour,…

52 objects – number twenty nine

July 31, 2012

Metal Art Mobile This art piece was a Christmas gift from my spouse’s parents. It is fun piece of art with a very cool balancing act all in one. The small extension with the blue ball is balancing on the point, if you knock…

52 objects – number twenty eight

July 24, 2012

Vintage Wooden Wardrobe  This vintage wooden wardrobe belongs to my spouse; it is another one of the treasures he brought with him fromGermany. It is getting old and starting to show some wear and tear but I love it for its functionality and its…

52 objects – number twenty seven

July 6, 2012

Turquoise Blue Fireplace I cannot believe we just celebrated our 1 year anniversary in our new home. This past year has just flown by and everyday I grow more in love with our little house. One of the things I really enjoy about inside the house…

52 objects – number twenty six

June 28, 2012

Acanthus Leaf Vase – Vintage Milk Glass As we say our final good bye to the local Ontario Peonies I knew I had to feature them in today’s 52 Objects post. So, today I’m sharing with you a new piece I just added to my vintage milk glass…

52 objects – number twenty five

June 21, 2012

Little Antique Wooden Box I know the flowers are the focal point to the photo above but the little antique wooden box is the reason for this post. I purchased the wooden box back in the fall of 2011 for an upcoming bridal show for Living Fresh. I found…

52 objects – number twenty four

Original Art Trio by Sa Boothroyd I love bright and colourful art, I gravitate to towards it, it always pulls me in and that is what we usually purchase. I also like to buy original pieces of art whenever we can afford to. These…

52 objects – number twenty three

June 14, 2012

Occupied Japan Ceramic Elephant Vase I love elephants; my Mother is the reason behind this love. She has always given me things in the form of elephants; from stuffed animals to jewellery pendants to art work. I was a bit of a Tom Boy as a kid and…

52 objects – number twenty two

June 4, 2012

Eames Molded Plastic Rocker – Replica I love chairs, I would have my whole house filled with them if I could afford my expensive taste and had the space for them all. This replica of the famous Eames Molded Plastic Rocker was a Christmas gift from my…

52 objects – number twenty one

May 29, 2012

Antique Oak Framed Mirror This antique mirror is a piece I grew up with, it hung in the front entrance of our home for years. It has a solid oak frame and the mirror itself has the perfect amount of old distressed wear to…

52 objects – number twenty

May 18, 2012

Vintage Teak Gentleman’s Chest I love Scandinavian modern design; I’m a fan of all things teak and anything designed by Hans Wagner. I just wish I could afford the price tag that goes along with the original pieces that I love so much!   So when I find a…

52 objects – number nineteen

May 10, 2012

Figured Oak Sideboard This sideboard, with its lovely figured oak veneer, rosette mounts and carved legs, was my Nana’s. She always called it the Divorce Case, not sure why? When she moved out of her big old multi-bedroom house into a condo years ago the sideboard was given…

52 objects – number 18

May 3, 2012

Vintage Exit Light I know I mentioned this light earlier this week but I had to make it part of my 52 object project because I absolutely adore this little vintage exit light! I found this light while antique shopping with a friend in…

52 objects – number seventeen

April 26, 2012

Old Oak Dining Table This old oak pedestal dining table is the table my family gathered around for dinners and the table my two sisters and I sat at to do our homework. As a family we spent time celebrating, enjoyed the company of friends and even…

52 objects – number sixteen

Vintage Persian Area Rug This old vintage wool Persian area rug just might be one of my favourite decorating elements in our house. I adore all the colours in it and the bold statement it adds to our library. I also love its large…

52 objects – number fifteen

April 12, 2012

Wine Bottle Cork Collection My spouse and I love wine and sharing a bottle (or two) is something we get great pleasure from. Our collection of wine bottle corks was something I started shortly after we meet back in 2005. I’m pretty sure the…

52 objects – number fourteen

April 5, 2012

White Decorative Ceramic Planter with Ming Aralia This little ceramic planter is from my days of working in garden centres. I purchased it at Terra Greenhouses when I worked there about a decade ago (wow, saying that makes me feel old). It has been…

52 objects – number thirteen

March 29, 2012

Quartz Mineral Specimen Way back in the day I was given the option to study Geology at college, we had to pick and Geology was my second choice. I got into my first choice, Terrain and Water. My love for rocks and minerals has remained while…

52 objects – number twelve

March 23, 2012

Tiny Vintage Porcelain Animals These tiny animals are from my childhood. They were given to me but by who I do not remember. My Mom always kept them in a safe spot way from little fingers. Today they sit on our dining room window…

52 objects – number eleven

March 15, 2012

Vintage Bennington Pottery Set Way back in March 2010, I was pursing my favourite Etsy.com shop, ethanollie, when I came across this Bennington Potters Trigger pottery set of four mugs and a pitcher, and was a love at first sight. I do not think I even hesitated, and I usually hesitate and leave things…

52 objects – number ten

March 8, 2012

Ceramic Blue Tabby Cat Today’s object for week 10 is newly acquired but an object filled with memories from my childhood. This ceramic blue tabby cat used to belong to my Nana, it sat  in her living room and I’m sure it was carried around several times by…

52 objects – number nine

February 28, 2012

Squirrel Pillow Meet Bob! Bob is our squirrel pillow who lives on our sofa in our library. Bob loves sitting on the sofa, so he can look out the window and watch his fellow squirrels, also named Bob, frolic in the big old Maple…

52 objects – number eight

February 22, 2012

French Wall Clock My Father-in-Law collects clocks, it is wonderful to hear them all chime at the same time on the hour in their home. This French wall clock was a gift to my spouse from his father and it arrived in Canada via…

52 objects- number seven

February 14, 2012

Glass Heart 7 years go today I received this colourful glass heart from my spouse for Valentine’s Day. It was our first Valentine’s Day together and we were celebrating the day in Germany while on a vacation visiting family. This heart is a constant…

52 objects – number six

February 7, 2012

Vintage Weber Costello Chalkboard I found this vintage Weber Costello Chalkboard in my parent’s basement back in 2006 during a move. I’m not sure where it came from but I’m sure my Mom collected it on one of her many flea market outings. After…

54 objects – number five

January 31, 2012

Ojibwa Carved Sumac Owl In the summer of 2010 my spouse and I took a road trip to Manitoulin Island to celebrate our 5th anniversary. On that trip we hiked for hours, attended the Sheguiandah Pow Wow, toured the whole island by car and…

52 objects – object four

January 24, 2012

Object: John Wyeth & Bro. medicine bottle. This old antique bottle was found at the bottom of the St. Lawrence River in the Thousand Islands area in Ontario on a scuba diving excursion back in 1998. I discovered it will scrounging the river bed around one…

52 objects – number three

January 17, 2012

The third object in the 52 Object project is a ceramic art bowl by Evelyne Rivest Savignac, an artist from Lac Supérieur, Quebec in Canada. This bowl was a Christmas gift to my spouse and me in 2009 from my parents. Whenever we can we…

52 objects – number two

January 10, 2012

I love collections and I love to see them displayed in the collector’s home. I am a collector of various things and this week I’m sharing my favourite collection with you for this week’s 52 objects project. If you know me well and have been…

52 objects – number one

January 3, 2012

I am the kind of decorator who strongly believes that our homes should be a reflection of who we are; they should be a mirror of the personalities of the people who live there. There is so much to one person’s personality and honing in on…