Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Road Trip

A couple of weeks ago we took a road trip to Saint-Bartelemy, QC
Which is about 90 minutes east from Montreal

I actually found this place on Facebook and it looked like an hidden gem!

They even boast having 100,000 antique hardware pieces....

Oh my what a treat! I knew right there that this was going to be an awesome

 They have a big backroom and that was what we were looking for....

 In the 80's when my Dad bought the ground floor of his house, 2 guys bought
the second floor (where I now live) and changed all the original door handles with 80's
weird white plastic door handles that have since yellowed. 

 So now we have decided to replace those awful handles with
bonefide antique door knobs

 The hardware selection is amazing and overwhelming!
There is so much stuff, I wanted to change everything in my house!
But before I go crazy....we will take pictures and measurements....

we also stopped at an awesome general store called 
Magasin General Lebrun

It is a store, museum and cafe all rolled into one

  1.  They have a great selection of gifts, housewares and 
 On display are antique exhibits of day to day items
used in Quebec in the early 1900's

My Dad would've loved this place!

I can't wait to go back with pictures and measurements to get new 
door handles!

When my Dad died, I promised him only one thing...

That I was going to take care of the house as much as I could.

We are staying put for the time being.

The succession is not closed yet....
The books are still here...
it is as if nobody wants them and that would break my Dad's heart if he was still alive...

I am praying that we will all be okay and that we don't need to sell the house...

we will see.....


Cheapchick said...

Well, at least no matter what happens to the house you will be able to put things as they should with the door handles. Fingers and toes crossed you can stay. Maybe you can rent out one of the apartments and live in the other? You had me at candy :)

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love road trips and what a fun place! You had me at candy also!!

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

What an amazing place. Great to explore...and so many photographic opportunities.