good vs bad antique shopping

IMG_1.jpg IMG_2.jpgIMG_3.jpg IMG_4.jpgIMG_5.jpgIMG_8.jpg IMG_9.jpgIMG_10.jpg IMG_11.jpgIMG_12.jpgIMG_6.jpg IMG_7.jpgIMG_13.jpg IMG_14.jpgA few weeks ago, my husband and I dedicated an entire day to antiquing. We have some really great shops on one street in particular in our city. We parked our vehicle at one end of the block and decided to walk to each antique store lugging our purchases behind us. I think that it was only -15°C that day, so why not? We had better make hay while the sun shines!

The first store was called Back to Coffee Beans. It’s our favourite vintage store in Saskatoon. I like it because it has two levels of “stuff”. It’s mostly filled with oversized furniture, but has really great smaller items like bowls, jewellery, skulls, and pictures. There are always great deals happening, and the guy who works there is also incredibly friendly as well. Geoffrey likes it because the store also doubles as a coffee shop. While I’m looking around and staying focused, he’s usually playing with something and sipping a hot drink.

The second store was called Owl & Crate. They have more expensive but still really unique items in their shop. You can tell that it’s a very organized and well-run business. However, because they have several new items mixed in with the vintage pieces, and a few side businesses going on in one little store, it feels like a mall inside of a strip mall. I much prefer to go antique shopping in divey-er locations. To me, it feels more authentic.

All in all, it was a very good day.

Emory

last sunday, darling, was your birthday

PHOTO_1-1.jpg PHOTO_2.jpgPHOTO_3.jpg PHOTO_4.jpgPHOTO_5.jpg PHOTO_6.jpgPHOTO_8.jpg PHOTO_7.jpgPHOTO_9.jpg PHOTO_10.jpgPHOTO_11.jpg PHOTO_12.jpgPHOTO_13.jpg PHOTO_14.jpgPHOTO_15.jpg PHOTO_16.jpgPHOTO_17.jpgFor my husband’s birthday this year, we decided to do a handful of unrelated things rather than one or two extravagant events. Although it was Geoffrey’s day, he didn’t care what we ended up doing, as long as we spent it together. Visiting antique and coffee shops? Check. Grabbing a quick lunch at McDonalds? Check. Coming home three times to walk the dogs? Check. Taking a drive out of town to look at acreages for sale? Check. Going out for supper with my parents? Check. Ending the night with a movie that neither one of us really wanted to see? Check. 

Like most married couples, we have our ups and downs. However, I feel so blessed to have such a sweet man in my life. I feel as if we have come a long way within the three years that we’ve been married. I love the life that we’ve carved out together. We try to live simply, making sure to care for our house, pets, and one another. We like to keep our noses to the grindstone, and remember to take the time once or twice a week and spend an evening together. Geoff doesn’t ask for much, and I hope that I don’t either. For us, simplicity is what sustains our marriage. Right now, I wouldn’t change that for anything.

Happy birthday again and again, my love. I will see you all in February!

Emory 

  • Welcome, friends! My name is Emory. I am a wife and mother to three (two on earth and one in heaven). This is our life on the Canadian prairies.
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