Saturday, November 13, 2010

Xmas Shopping and other stuff

What a relief it is to feel almost 100% better.

My chiropractor is definitely a miracle worker. I know some people are against chiros, me I'm totally for them. Mine is mot all about cracking, he's also about deep tissue work, and that is goood because sometimes my muscles are so tight they displace my vertebraes....EEEEWWWW!

My chiro is in downtown Montreal so I took the opportunity to shop and check out the decorations!

My first stop

The Bay department store. It was know as Morgan's until the 1980's and was established in 1867. 

Oooh! Silver, lime and turquoise! I love it!

Xmas goodies all ready to give!

Red and gold

Need a lift? For those who don't know, The points blanket was introduced in 1780 by the Hudson's Bay Company as a standard trading tool. Pelts for blankets basically.
The off white one with the colored stripes is called a chief's blanket. The blankets were made larger since they were felted as part of the manufacturing process and shrunk 50% of their size!
I'm very lucky to have one that was my grandmother's (Gran-Mimi). It is part of my winter bed.
I'm sure you remember how anal I am about sheets, lol. So yes I have winter beds, and fall and summer beds.
About the winter beds...they are usually made with some nice and soft LLBean flannel sheets, then a woven cotton blanket, then a wool blanket (like a points blanket) and finally a comforter. If it gets really cold, I add a flannel comforter cover. The cats love this!
I know it's a lot of covers but we don't heat the bedrooms or just barely. It's so much better for our noses!

I visited their kitchen department and was totally smitten with these lime green Le Creuset!

Wow heavenly cookware! I really don't need any more, but they are sure sweet!
Notice that one of the lid from the small casseroles is missing...was it stolen? That is bad! 

I spied this super cute florist stand on Ste-Catherine street.

I was really glad to get a jump on Xmas shopping on wednesday. But I was happier to jump in the train and head home! Treatments can be really exhausting!

Oh I almost forgot! I want to welcome my 94th follower! I hope you enjoy the ride!

I'm thinking that it might be time for a giveaway....a Xmas giveaway! I would like to reach 100 followers by Xmas....little goals! lol 

Tune in tomorrow or monday as I share what I found in my yard!


Maureen said...

Thanks for the trip down memory lane. It's too bad the La Baie is the only one left. I used to go to Simpson's for lunch at the basement lunch counter and of course Eaton's was the place to go for Santa photos and ride the elevators.

I can't believe there is still a florist outside at this time of year!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I must say I love to take one trip to a large department store during the holidays and just enjoy the gorgeous decorations and all the stuff! I am glad you had a fun day!

De tout, de rien said...

Glad you're feeling better!

I miss those department stores too. And in Montreal, we used to also have Dupuis & Frères. I remember going to see Santa there and taking the little train ride they had at Christmas time. I also remember eating rice pudding at the Woolco (or was it Woolworth?) counter on St. Hubert Street. How sixties!

You're lucky to have a Bay blanket, I want one so badly, they're fantastic!

The Crazy Suburban Mom said...

I love that cookware - the color is dreamy. And that place looks soooo nice!!! It kind of reminds me of a place my mom took me when I was a kid.