a weekend of antiquing

1.jpg 2.jpgJust a few weekends ago, my husband and I took yet another road trip to Regina, SK.

7.jpg 8.jpgI have to learn to stop going there. Well, maybe not entirely, but certainly not for anymore overnight stays. To our surprise, the city was hosting a CFL game between their local team, the Saskatchewan Roughriders, and a neighbouring team, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Suffice it to say that our downtown hotel looked and sounded like a giant frat house. It was insane. And not in a good way.

3.jpg 5.jpg 4.jpg9.jpg 10.jpgWe brought Holly and Truman with us that weekend. Geoffrey stayed in the vehicle with them while I shopped in the Antique Mall. I spent so much time there, and had every employee helping me to the point that one worker told me that next time I come, he’s going to made me punch in and out. I found many amazing items, and just being in the three-storey brick building alone felt like I was shopping in Brooklyn or some other magnificent, hip city. I am definitely going to be going back there often. Just not to stay the night. ;-)

13.jpg12.jpg11.jpgThe best part of the weekend was the drive back to Saskatoon. What started off as a gloomy weekend, suddenly turned into a comfortably warm day, with fluffy clouds and fresh prairie scents. We stopped off in a small town and grabbed burgers and hot-dogs for ourselves and our dogs. Then we drove to a side road, fed them, and went for a walk. It was nothing short of heaven.

<3

Emory

P.S. Happy birthday, Emelia! I love you, you little munchkin!

picture ourselves in edmonton

14A mere week ago, Geoffrey and I were driving back from our trip to Edmonton, Alberta. We went there for a major buying trip for The Little Barn, coupled with a near end to the summer holiday. I love that city so much. It will always remain one of my favourite places to live in, and it is the place that I aspire to end up when planning out my latest adventures and life goals. 

Rather than taking along my camera, I decided to Instagram the entire trip instead. I’m beginning to regard Instagram as the highest form of social media. In my opinion, Facebook is filled with useless information about people that I am barely acquainted with, bad photos, and horrible grammar. Twitter is something that I cannot wrap my head around and am not yet clever nor interesting enough to spew out witty one-liners every few hours. Instagram, ah, she’s something else. Here is a tight-knit community of artists, poets, travellers, lost souls, and Facebook wanders who come together to discover new places, meet new faces, and experience beauty in a square photo. Well, minus the Facebook-ers. I love it.

So, my friends, here are my photos from our trip!

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Tips to a successful road trip: 1. Mac computer 2. One digital camera 3. One Polaroid camera 4. Tripod 5. Numerous cords 6. Cute clothing 7. Vitamins What are your must-haves?

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My husband lets me dress him in my wish list until I’m ready to pay. Sweetest. Man. Ever.

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My #UrbanOutfitters adventure.

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Sunset // Treescape

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Shopping outfit // Day 2

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Husband eating breakfast alone // One leg and Instagramming behind a pillar

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Crate & Barrel #exhausted #selfie.

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My happy place // 💃💃

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Stopped at a train #selfie.

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“Nothing behind me, everything ahead of me, as is ever so on the road.” Jack Kerouac, On The Road

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Back at IKEA // Day 3

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IKEA Apartment Lovin’ // ❤💑
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Super // Man

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#WHPLineMeetsCorner // ⌈ ⌉

So, if you have Instagram, add me @hello_scarlett_blog so I can connect with you, too, on a deeper level. Did that sound creepy? A more intimate level? A more personal level? A more photographic level? You get the picture. The square picture.

Have a lovely week!

<3

Emory

bang bang (my baby shot me down)

2.jpgLast year I made the confession that I am not a purse person. I have to make a point of buying a new bag once a year. If not, I will happily use the same one until it falls to bits and pieces. This I’ve done before. 

If you have already read the previous post, then you will also know that I finally visited the most amazing clothing store that I discovered through Instagram. One of my many purchases from that store was, you guessed it, a new purse! This one is by the brand Liebeskind, which literally translates to “child of love.” Based on my German background, the name, the colour (Watermelon), and its overall uniqueness were the biggest reasons why I went ahead and bought it. Plus it’s so soft! Also, the sale price did help.

3.jpg1.jpgSo here it is, my Bonnie Vintage Leather Handbag! I hope that you get the significance of this title now that you know the name of the bag.

4.jpgIt really is the cutest little purse. If you have not yet owned anything by Liebeskind, you must go track it down and get all touchy-feely with their items! You will never be the same.  In a good way.

<3

Emory

regina’s mighty shores

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Do you remember a few weeks ago when I mentioned that my husband and I took a spontaneous road trip? It was honestly such a short but an incredibly productive mini-vacation. We seem to be good at those! After working 8 hours on a Saturday, Geoffrey picked me up from work and along with Truman we headed 2.5 hours away to stay the night in Regina, SK. We originally went to purchase tires for one of our vehicles, but ended up not getting them. Instead, on Sunday I was able to go to an amazing clothing store called Cade Style Lounge that I have been following on Instagram for months, visited Chapters book store, ate a lot of disgusting fast food, and went antique shopping. Cade doubles as a new and vintage clothing shop with the best brand names. WILDFOX, Cheap Monday, Rails, Free People, Jeffrey Campbell, Elizabeth & James, and more! I discovered Cade after their vintage supplier The Dress Form began following me on Instagram. I just find it so amazing what discoveries you are able to find on social media! I always read about people forming friendships through Instagram and meeting up in person, but I’ve never done it myself. Going to Cade and talking with the employees is the closest that I’ve come to doing so. Have any of you made any real life connections through social media?

During that trip, I had also spent a good hour in Chapters rifling through interior decorating books. I went in there thinking that I would be coming away with hundreds of dollars of new material, but it seemed like I would only like a few pictures out of the few hundred that were in these books. I was shocked! I started panicking only because I am in need of finding inspiration for our new home. Then I thought, ‘hold on, maybe it’s a good thing that my style is not in any one book. That way, what I do create, will be completely independent and original.’ Who knows, maybe one day I’ll be able to create a book on The Little Barn’s interior. ;-)))

<3

Emory

an auctioning we will go

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0015_11A0016_10ALast weekend we attended our first auction as a married couple. Can I just freely admit that I am now addicted? The day started off at 7 am. We got up, Geoffrey took Truman Capote for a walk, I got ready, fed the animals, and then we left by 8 am. Our first stop was to buy a disposable camera. The last time that I had used one was ten years ago at my brother’s wedding. It felt so small and precious, and I was worried that my aim would be off or there would never be enough lighting. Next we picked up breakfast at Tim Horton’s and headed south of the city to a town called Delisle. We made it there at 9 am, just as the auction was starting. The sun was shining, and it was looking like a wonderful day.

For the first three hours of the auction, Geoffrey and I wandered around and bid on many things. I snapped a few pictures, we made a few friends and foes (the latter of which we nicknamed ‘Orange’), and ate a few hot dogs. We got in a bidding war with Orange over some crates and two separate buffalo skulls. She ended up paying $500 for the two skulls, thanks to us. Afterwards, she said that she needed a cigarette, stood up, got her arm stuck in her coat sleeve, and smashed one of the skulls on the floor. We tried so hard not to laugh, but it was just too funny. At the end of the day we ended up bidding on another skull and won it for only $20. We were very lucky.

Around 1 pm Geoffrey drove back to the city to let our dogs out for a bathroom break and to feed them a snack. As luck would have it, a blizzard came down and he was caught in a whiteout on the highway. What should’ve taken under an hour for a round trip took nearly two hours in total. In the meantime, I had bought a green elevator chair for $95. Bobby, one of the workers at the auction, was egging me on with winks and hand gestures to keep going higher and higher. Everyone seemed to be enjoying it so I kept going up in price until the other guy eventually stopped bidding. I don’t know if it was worth the price that I ended up paying, but the fact that it matches the outside of our home, along with the memories that I have purchasing it make it priceless to me. Anyway, our cat Boo Radley seems to thoroughly enjoy sleeping on it ever since I covered it with a wool blanket and placed it under a sunny window.

Things we bought that day:

– Buffalo skull: $20

– Elevator chair: $95

– Two wooden crates: $30

– Vintage leather bells: $20

– 1917 clothes hanger: $7

– Outdoor hanging cowbell: free (from the nice ladies at the auction)

After we got home I told Geoffrey that it was one of the best days that I had ever spent with him. He agreed.

Have a beautiful Easter, everyone!

Emory

  • Hello! My name is Emory. I am a wife, mother of four (three on earth in heaven). This is our life on the Canadian prairies.
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