Sunday, August 12, 2012


I had a super nice weekend and it feels like it was soooo long and leisurely.

I was a real bad girl because I didn't take a lot of pictures. We had a great yet tacky motel with a restaurant and bar (this is kind of rare) and the food was really good.

We got to hang out with my cousin Nathalie; she is great fun.

I was worried about thrifting.... Quebec is not the same as the rMontreal area. At a crossroad I was surprised to see a Friperie (thrift shop) in deep ruraL Quebec.
Now usually a friperie id more of a clothes thrift shop, but in this one we were lucky to find some goodies!

I got these great bakelite handle steak knives
6 for 3.50$
We tried them and they cut great

Next in line are some sweet lime and purple Phentex
crocheted slippers, new.
Now these are really hard to come by here in Montreal
so whenever I find some new, I buy a pair.
They are very handy on those cold winter nights....
Why are they hard to find?
Now Phentex is really rare (the good kind)
and the people who know how to make these are getting fewer by the minute!

Last but not least...

This delicious vintage Australia linen tea towel.
This will be a goodie in my B-Day Giveaway!

have a great night :)



Old Fashioned Gal said...

Those are some pretty awesome bakelite knives! Love!
I received your package and HOLY CANNOLI was I super giddy! They are gorgeous and I'm already planning meals and appetizers for the hubs and I!
Thank you so much Valerie! I will definitely be blogging about the wonderful gifted cookbooks very soon!
Have a terrific week! :)

Vonlipi said...

Hi Denise!

I'm glad you like them.

I can't wait to see what you cook :)

Be well


De tout, de rien said...

Oh love the knives! I'm such a fan of bakelite! Great finds.