Wednesday, November 23, 2016


In my last post, I wrote about closing the garden.....

Monday morning, I woke up to this!

 Usually the first snowfall melts in the same day....
Not this one!

Definitely time to think about Xmas!

 Those are pics from my house in the suburbs

 I love this little plate! I am so glad
nobody bought in on Easy...

 i still don't know how I will decorate outside because those squirrels
are CRAZY!
I am afraid to loose what Xmas lights are left!
I am sure I will think of something since I am super resourceful

And I will be praying for a white christmas.....

Have a great evening!

Monday, November 21, 2016

In the garden

Fall is definitely the season of the we have to; We have to rake the leaves, we have to plant bulbs,

we have to plant the perennials, we have to weather proof, we have to put the storm windows....
I am sure that you get the gist!

So I am posting pictures of the garden

The fountains have been emptied, the water garden - same. Leaves have been racked and bulbs have
been planted. the windows have been taken care of...

Now it is time to think about Christmas!

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.....