Sunday, June 21, 2009

My Neck of the woods
Here's something different, just for today. I haven't done this for a while - an entirely local post (local, as in Nelson BC). I actually remembered to carry the camera around with us on Saturday  -  so here's how I spent my Saturday morning. 

First we went for a walk at Cottonwood lake(above) and then we headed in to Nelson(below)

On our way into Nelson we ran into my old friend George(below) who owns the antique/junk store in Nelson and he was on his way to a yard sale - so I followed him (always a good junking technique  - follow the expert!)

I got some very cool stuff at the yard sale including these books, biscuit tin, clock, egg holder thingy etc. My favourite thing is the old steel tape measure - it has wonderful vintage numbers on it.

Next we went to Cottonwood Market which is held every Saturday morning - lots of fresh produce and hand made items. I had a great time looking through this guy's carpets from Iran(below) Totally fell I love with the pinks, reds and tourquoise in that beautiful 10ft runner(2nd image) Too bad I don't have the perfect spot for it.

After the market we went to check out the new antique store - and ran into my friend Linda. We were both drooling over the gorgeous upholstery on this 1930s sofa(below) I also loved the collection of wonderful asian antique furniture and art pieces. This will be a wonderful addition to the shopping scene in Nelson.

After the antique store we went to Oso Negro for a coffee(below) - the patio is open now and it's a great spot to sit outside - Oso is a Nelson institution!

From Oso we headed down Herridge Lane to visit Tracy Fillion at Very Hush Hush(the silver Airstream trailer full of cool and stylish treasures)

I spotted a few new things that I loved including these ear rings from Lauren Elgee(below) and card pockets from Flightpath Designs in Vancouver.

I was really interested in these badges (below). They are like giant Boy Scout or Girl Guide badges for grown ups.  
Made in Canada by Lee Meszaros check them out.

Well that's it - that sums up my Saturday morning in Nelson - a little bit of local content. I hope you liked it -  it's good to have something different now and then.
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