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Friday Find – Tea Hee Hee May 13, 2011

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Yesterday when looking at my 'circle' on Etsy I came across this fabulous shop by LennyMud. It has some amazing handmade pottery items including: mugs, cups, vases.

 

This duo was my favorite:

 

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Treasured “Coffee and Donuts”

Welcome to a delicious treasury by the wonderful Celia of GlitzGlitter:

‘Coffee and Donuts’ by GlitzGlitter


Industrial Salvaged DONUTS …

$850.00

French Press Coffee Love Ori…

$35.00

The scent of rain – Fine art…

$30.00

Latte for your thoughts -ca…

$30.00

Vintage California Modern Sa…

$8.00

Tea and Cake – Print

$18.00

vintage 1940s PEKOE FOR 4 te…

$10.00

Vanilla Honey Cappuccino Soa…

$5.50

chocolate chips cookie

$9.00

Cuppa 3-Balm Gift Pack

$10.75

Big Black Cardigan

$125.00

silver flower bordered glass…

$12.50

vintage mutzig framont coffe…

$37.00

caffeine necklace – an elega…

$85.00

Reusable Coffee Sleeve – Str…

$5.75

Bun in the Oven Baby Shower …

$22.00

Treasury tool by Red Row Studio.

 

Wishful Wednesday – Jumbo Hammock Chair May 26, 2010

I saw this item on one of my favorite blogs the other day Paper*Cake Finds and knew right then that this was my newest ‘crush’ item. In Montreal today it is a balmy 32 degrees with 45% humidity making it feel more like 36 (for my American friends this means: 97). It is a real rarity for May weather, considering last summer we only got about 2 weeks of this type of weather during August. So let’s be clear, I am not complaining in the least, I would rather this gorgeous weather than the wet, rainy, cool temperatures from last year. Bring it on!

I would enjoy it a lot more with this Hammock Chair from RiseNShineFarm on Etsy. Everything would look nicer, feel cooler, especially with a small table next to it for my drink *wink*

Enjoy!

Tara xoxo

Jumbo Hammock Chair by RiseNShineFarm

 

Montage Monday – Maple Syrup April 12, 2010

Sugaring Off at the Sucrerie de la Montagne in Rigaud Quebec

Yesterday I enjoyed a fabulous time at Sucrerie de la Montagne in Rigaud Quebec. It was a timeless Quebecois experience of traditional yumminess: French Canadian pea soup, fresh baguette, sausage, Canadian back bacon, tortiere pie, omelette, sausage, ham, mashed potatoe, pancakes and a maple sugar pie. Did I mention there was a pitcher of pure maple syrup on the table and tire sur la neige (maple taffy on snow)¬†outside?? Ok, there wasn’t any snow left on the ground and it was on crushed ice, but it’s always a fan favorite! There was a traditional live music, my daughter danced, and there was a horse drawn hay ride around the property. It was so pretty and fun, we have a great time at this location every year when we go.

Today is items that remind me of my maple syrup induced hangover, all the beauty and aroma minus the calories:

Maple Oval Lip Balm - One Tube by longwinterfarm

2 oz - CANADIAN MAPLE - BLACK Flavoured Loose Leaf Tea by IvyKeep

Maple Syrup Tree of Life Necklace by oneSeptember

MAPLE Bowl by Tellicoturnings

VANILLA MAPLE PECAN 20OZ SOY BLEND CANDLE by LLcandlesandgifts

 

Crafty Friday – a touch of the Irish part 1 March 12, 2010

I’m a huge fan of St. Patrick’s day and used to make sure to be at the parade every year. Even in bad weather, or cold conditions I’d be there. Since having wee ones I haven’t been back as often. I think the last time I was there, my husband and I were part of the parade and I had a wee one in my belly. Walking down the street, handing out candy was a difficult waddle let me tell you.

This year on parade day I’ll be throwing my little guy his 2nd birthday party – sadly I’ll be missing it again. I’ll be showing my colors over the next week and flaunting my Irish heritage with green clothing, accessories and constantly sporting my Mug Huggers and coffee sleeve in my St. Patrick themed fabric.

While surfing through hundreds of items for this edition I found so many items that I wanted to showcase. So I decided to split up this ‘Touch of the Irish’ edition into two parts. I’ll post some more on Montage Monday. Enjoy – I know I did!

Jean Organizer Magnet- St Patrick Shamrock by sesideco

LUCK Clover - Scrabble Tile Pendant - Fun Affordable Gift - Inspirtational by jessejanes

Green Heart Felted Soap - Lavender Green by therainbowroom

Lucky Green Clover Shamrock Tea Cup Greeting Card by shesbattydesigns

ST. PATRICKS DAY SALE --- Silver Clover Necklace by DistinQue

Olive Floral City Quilted Tote by vabeachquilter

Happy - Go - Lucky Hairband. PERFECT FOR PADDY'S DAY by TanyaMac

NEW Nagy in apple green -medium- by bayanhippo

Coffee Cuff - Lucky Clover by BoutiqueKarma

0-3 Months Boutique Baby Pixie Newborn Infant Emerald Green POLKA DOT Hand Knit Hat by deusprovidebit

Lastly – you must check out this last body butter if only for its fabulous & unique description. I had a lot of fun when I read it!

Irish Promise - amazing body butter for St. Patrick's day by swanmountainsoaps

 

Crafty Friday – Early Spring March 5, 2010

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Yesterday my sister took her son during spring break to the Ste Anne de Bellevue Eco Museum, a private, non-profit, 11.3 hectare educational wildlife park – operated by the St. Lawrence Valley Natural History Society – where you can take a stroll with or without the children year round and view beautiful animals in their natural habitats. ¬†My children love it there, my daughter especially could watch the otter swim for hours on end, although she often reminds me that she doesn’t like porcupines because they are stinky (and they are!).

My sister had a rare surprise yesterday, never before had the black bears come out of hibernation so early! It must have been quite the event because even local television reporters were running amok asking for interviews. I have a fabulous feeling this means our glorious weather is here to stay! The snow on my front lawn is patchy at best, the roads are nasty and dirty and daily I see more children out on their bicycles (still getting stuck in little pieces of ice). I love this feeling, it takes me out of a my yearly winter blues funk.

Today’s Crafty Friday feature is things that make me feel like spring –

:: SPRING IN A POT ... wheat grass garden kit :: by Bunnie

Spring Bluebirds and Flowers Cotton Print and White Cotton Chenille Dish Towel/Cloth Set by MamasBabyLove

Emerald Spring, Handmade Lampwork, Sterling Silver Chain Necklace by OVGillies

Spring Blossom Double chain necklace by LittleWhiteDresser

Swarovski Heart Earrings - Peridot by Krystallized

Crochet Strawberries Coasters - pink set of 4 by MonikaDesign

Water Lily on Black - 8x10 by InletImages

 

Travelling Tuesday – Montreal February 9, 2010

MONTREAL - 12 X 12 Black and White Fine Art Photography by aroldblanchet on Etsy

It’s a beautiful Monday morning, the skies are blue, the ground is a beautiful sparkling white. From the indoors its perfect, outside however it is a brutal, fresh cold that accost you the moment you exit the door. I love the beauty of winter, but have a hard time adjusting to the cold weather. I think I am destined for warmer climates, but ended up blessed with the 4 perfect seasons of Montreal. Honestly, I think Montreal is the perfect of cities, beautifully planted island in driving distance of everything. With our fluently bilingual residents (for the most part) its like a fabulous extension of Europe planted in North America. It is beautiful in any language.

Have you ever had the opportunity to visit Montreal? What were your thoughts? Did you have a chance to visit our famous bakeries, restaurants and shopping? Did you visit le Vieux Port (old port)? Did you have a chance to see our gorgeous and famous ski hills such as Tremblant?

Here’s a little dedication to Montreal the city & its wonderful collection of artisans:

Montreal Vintage Map Domino Pendant with Chain by hellobrowneyes on Etsy

Skier Downhill Vinyl Wall Decal by swampworx on Etsy

I also want to share with you a few Montreal based Etsy & Atfire sellers who’s work is stunning:

mini global blends spice kit. favorite flavors from around the world by purposedesign on Ety

Just Under Your Nose... by melaniefavreau on Etsy

Long Chunky Crazy Blue Lace Agate Necklace by minaude on Artfire

Organic Cotton Burp Cloths, Set of Two in Black and White by organicquiltcompany on Etsy

BRACELET - Quartz and Silver Cuff by heavenlyflower on Artfire

Cupcake iPhone Cozy by yummypocket on Etsy

RED 3 (special for Valentine's Day) by PacoandLupe on Etsy

Coffee Cuff - Noted by Boutiquekarma on Etsy