Something about fall makes me kind of obsessed with mugs! Especially retro and vintage ones.
Mugs with plants? I’m thinking christmas gifts!
And our little village is starting to take on beautiful fall colors!
We found the perfect spot to buy pumpkins straight from the farm at an amazing price. And, bonus point: they also sell decorative hay.
The pumpkin & hay trailer can be found near the juncture of rang du trait carré & monté morel, a little to your right coming from the village.
Recently, there has been several articles about the demolition of historical sites and homes throughout the province.
It is so disheartening to see that this collective history means little more then nothing for some of those in charge. Of course, many historical building have been saved but we are demolishing a great deal every year… This, despite the fact that, in most cases, citizens had objected to these demolitions and taken action.
I just had to share some of these stories:
In this case, it was the owners of an ancestral house (constructed in 1850) who demolished it without permission from the city.
On a good note, here is an ancestral home that have been saved by it’s owners:
Hopefully, we can save a few for every one of these beautiful places that we loose!
These stories and more can be found on the APMAQ website
One rainy Sunday we decided to go explore the old Terrebonne. My mother had told us that it was very nice and, for some reason, we were skeptical… we had never heard of it before.
Well, it was quite a treat! A lot of very nice old houses and cool looking restaurants. It kind of reminded us of Saco (Maine). In the parc near the water there are a tons of bernaches, which I think are also called Canada Goose (!). I had never seen one that close and they are HUGE!
Here are some pictures of our visit.
Taking a small break from making boxes to give a shout out to my good friend Lucy!
Other then the fact that she is a wonder women who has traveled the world, she has this amazing company which is not only ethical and eco-friendly but also encourages artisans around the world and enables you to make a difference with your $!
Her company is called Woven by Wander and she gave us the most amazing house warming gift: A beautifully hand crafted turkish round blanket! Perfect for a picnics in the garden or for the beach!
AND she has a promotion at the moment: Free shipping on purchases over $99!
Thanks Lucy for the blanket! And we can’t wait for you to tour the house when your not to busy touring the world🙂
Dom found a very nice dining table in a thrift store. Sort of a french provincial inspiration wooden table (in real wood) that had some wear and tear but that was in overall great shape. Best part is: it only cost us 120$!
We wanted to turn into something like this:
So we needed to paint it white, stain the top and cover the chairs. It seemed like a big project but, little by little we are getting there.
First we covered the chair with the help of my in laws (actually my father in law covered the chairs while we watched).
We found the fabric at another thrift store where my in-laws do some charity work. It was originally a bed cover and we got it for only 2$!
Now we are in the process of painting the chairs white and the result is so far pretty awesome!!
Next step is to stain and varnish the top! More on this soon.