I haven't written a blog post in a week - we were in Toronto last weekend and heading to Michigan this weekend, so I better get caught up. I've been on a berry picking frenzy - I went picking blueberries again this week, that is 6 litres I've picked - they are just so plentiful this year - and they're so good! Yesterday I picked raspberries, I have to say, that is my least favourite berry to pick - the lady put me in not a great row - it was hard work - I probably picked more than I needed to because I ended up being able to make two batches of jam. Raspberry jam will be the one I'll be sharing this year..
I was bagging up my blueberries for the freezer and I took a notion to make blueberry muffins - I used a recipe on All Recipes - I've never tried it before but judging by the look and aroma of them - they're going to be good.
We went to Toronto last weekend - Carla was running the 20 k in the Beaches Jazz Tune Up Fun Run - but, that wasn't until Sunday - on Saturday, Carla and I took off for St. Jacobs, we toured the farmers market and then hit the antique markets - sadly, purchases were just about non existent. We had a great day though, because all the men folk were off at the Canadian Open Golf Tournament!
Have you ever seen a spoon bracelet? I didn't have any purchases at this one particular shop - these bracelets were in a bowl at the cash, I bought one for myself and one for Carla, it's her birthday next week. The tag on it read Grosevnor, 1921, I think it's so neat and it has a magnetic clasp which I like, it's a really unique bracelet! Excuse the picture, it's not the best, but I just can't take another one!!
Do you ever feel that you go away and you don't take enough pictures, that happened this weekend, I took my good camera with me but it never moved from the trunk, I just took a few with my phone. I plan to do better this weekend!
How's that for a giant zucchini? I love fresh Ontario peaches! We went to Freelton, that's where I purchased these next times. We also split the sweetest box of vintage children's Christmas cards - but, we forgot to split them, so I'll share those when I get them. She spotted them so I guess she'll be keeping the box.
It's a Holt Howard Santa mug - made in Japan, copyright 1960 - too cute!!
Finally, I found myself a Gurley candle. I bought one online last year after reading so much about them - this is the first one I've ever seen in a shop!!
This Eloise Wilkin book was my only purchase at one of the antique markets at St. Jacobs - as always, the illustrations are just so sweet!
This book is so nice - I picked it up at a Value Village - it appears that it was a library book - it's full of vintage pictures of old Hallmark cards, there's text too, it's going to be interesting to read.
I also found a few Vera's - two on my trip, and two yesterday - the yellow sheer one was only 25 cents - no scarf was more than $1.99.
Sunday was the big run - here's Carla at the half way point - 20 k in 1 hour, 47 minutes - that's nothing to sneeze at!!
I managed to SMASH the race - and that's the only SMASH page I've done this week, I sure wish I had taken more pictures.