Friday, 13 January 2017

Last Week At The Icy Cottage.......



These pics are from last Friday,when we visited the cottage...

There was just a light dusting of snow...but the waves must have been wild, to coat the beach and seawalls in ice...

It was a bit sunny that day...with a West wind...chilly, but not too bad.

Normally, The Great Lakes would be frozen by now...but the weather has been so topsy turvy...

Bitter cold and then balmy temps...


The photo below, is from our Thrift shopping...I think I spent about $5 this day...Pretty extravagant,eh? hahaha!

The one thing that I looked up on the Internet, is the Football player planter there...It had the markings E.O.Brody Co on the bottom....with the original sticker and a #05074...I couldn't get anywhere with the #, but the wee Football player came up on Etsy...selling for $21...I paid 50 cents! I really think I have a good eye for things that are vintage...I thought he would look cute on the cottage sunporch, with a tiny plant in it!









This close-up gives you a better idea of what he looks like....

I know...kinda kooky, but that's the way I like it! hahaha!!!

On his back, is a place for a small plant....

Can't wait to see how he looks on the porch!! 



















I will leave you with a photo from the cottage...

Lush Hostas and Ferns...

Darling Screened Sun Porch...

Ahhhhhhhh....

I can hear the sweet wee Wrens singing right now...  




Hope that you are all well...

The sun is shining today...colder temps...off we go for our weekly drive!!!!

Have a lovely happy weekend... 

                          Cheers! :o)

                               linda ♥️

 

35 comments:

  1. Crazy me..I like cocooning in winter.I love all the fresh colors of Spring and bright ones of summer..the autumn colors too.But this rest period is awesome:)
    Love all the views Linda..I think you miss your flip flops lol:)
    I like boots though don't you?
    The jug will be a nice vase too..and I love Pyrex finds..well done!
    Your football player planter is a find.I like different planters..makes arranging small bouquets fun..I've seen the head planters..people..one blogger..Donna..just bought a beauty also.
    If EVER you find a French game hi rise mold:) let me know..
    It's scallopped..metal has clamps on each side..and is a rit oval in shape;)

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    1. Yes...i love being inside when the weather is cold and snowy...I usually get a lot of decluttering done!
      Love boots and flip flops! hahaha!
      I have a head planter at the cottage! It was one of the things that came with the cottage...It is in my bedroom...I must remember this Summer to use it more!
      I do look at ovenware...will keep my eyes open for one!
      Love the football player!

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  2. Like the header.
    Boy those iciles are something else . . . incredible and they must have formed quickly.
    No wonder you are not wearing your flip flops . . . lol
    Cottage looks great even in cold conditions . . . :)

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    1. Hi eddie...
      Yes...it sure has a certain charm, eh?

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  3. I'd sell that football player planter on eBay and make a nice profit!

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  4. Linda, your cottage is just so darn cute! I LOVE it! And, you little collections of treasures! My eye is on the pitcher in the back left of the photo. ;) There is something about pitchers and bowl... and silver... that will suck me in every time! LOL! Great finds! blessings and hugs ~ tanna

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    1. Yes...I love finding pitchers...so many uses for them...Sangria perhaps??

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  5. You got all that stuff for $5? I need to move to Canada... That is a great haul, after my own heart.
    Great photos of the ice and cold, brrrr.

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    1. I just love finding neat little things...and I always use them!!
      Perhaps when you come over here in December, your daughter can take you to a few thrifty shops!

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  6. Lovely photos . For sure the weather has been topsy turby but it was sunny here today so thats good gona warm up again mid week next week to . Lots of cute things you got there for $5 . Thanks for sharing , Have a good weekend .

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    1. Hope you are well Elaine...enjoy your weekend!

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  7. What fun finds you have there from the thrift store.

    It is really cold here, too, but the bay finally froze over. This year they are keeping the shipping lane open to bring fuel in. It is usually frozen closed from November until April so it is odd to see the big ships coming in. Hope you have a great weekend- xo Diana

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    1. I am pretty sure I saw a ship yesterday at the cottage! They go from the Welland Canal to the Erie canal along the Lake...

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  8. It sure does look icy there. Brrr... You got some cute things thrifting. That "Girls Night Out" glass is adorable. And I love the kitten.

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    1. I thought Miss V would like that glass!!

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  9. Brrrrrr! Those icicles say it all! Fun finds - I love the dogs and cat figurines. The little football guy planter would be a great centerpiece for game day! I hope it warms up there soon. xx K

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    1. Not too cold this week...but lots more ice yesterday at the Lake...I love that planter! hahaha!

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  10. Brrrr!!!!!!! Very chilly indeed! Surprised that the lake is not frozen given how cold it looks, I guess that means that it gets even even even colder when the lake does freeze!!! Lovely thrifting items.

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    1. Because the temps are up and down, it has not frozen completely...I think last year was the first time in many years, that it actually froze all the way across!

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  11. Oh boy, you do have cold weather. Yesterday, it reached 80 F for a short time. I had the porch doors open all afternoon at the lake. It was a nice little break, but I'm not ready for those temps just yet. Next week will be back in the 60's, that's more like it. Love the photos of your cottage. It looks like it belongs in a fairytale.

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    1. 80??? Oh...lucky you! Hope it stays warm down South, 'til I get there!
      I think my cottage is also like a fairytale...it never ceases to amaze me...still standing after more than 80 years! She is a real trooper...♥️

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  12. Like your treasure finds . . .
    I agree . . . you have an eye . . .
    Weather here is like a see saw . . .
    Freezy Frosty to Bright Balmy . . . repeat . . .

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    1. I like that description Lynne...
      Freezy Frosty...Bright Balmy...sums it up perfectly!

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  13. You must have some pretty neat thrift shops out your way! You always seem to find such interesting things. I have heard that the lakes are not frozen the way they should be by now and for us, sitting to the east of Lake Huron, that's giving us all of these snow squalls and storms. But looking at your summery cottage helps a little. It gives us something to look forward to! -Jenn

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    1. They are mostly Bibles For Missions and Port Thrift in Port Colborne...very nice clean shops!
      Yes...more flurries when the Lakes are not frozen...luckily Buffalo gets most of the Lake Erie's lake effect snow! hahaha!

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  14. Chilly day with the odd flurry today. Nice thrifty finds, I've got a little dog similar, had it years, got it from one of the girls when they were little, so hate to part with it. Enjoy the weekend.

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    1. Nothing here today...dull and damp!
      I love finding the dogs...I have quite a collection at the cottage!

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  15. It does look icy there Linda. But pretty too. Great thrift finds! I never find things that cheap here but then I don't shop thrift stores much now as I have too much stuff already. Now....if I had a cottage or camp....I think I'd have fun shopping for thrift things to decorate it with. Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

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    1. I do enjoy looking...some days a lot...others nothing! I am always happy to find things for plants and the garden....

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  16. Cute football player planter. Nice the way that you labeled all of your great vintage finds, so organized. DId a visit to the AGO with my out of town SIL house guest today. Very crowded for a special Van Gogh, Monet exhibit. I can never resist a little culture! Take care and keep warm...

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    1. Good for you! You are a good SIL! See you on Tuesday?

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  17. Love those icicles... brrr!
    Some cute finds... haven't been to a thrift store in years. Used to go all the time. Fun to explore!

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