Two women with great taste, tons of ideas, and not enough hours in the day.

August 30, 2012

Fall comes to Camp Ho-Ba-Chee

As Summer begins to fade

       we welcome Fall Fairs

        and crisp, clear nights

    the red and orange glow of leaves on trees

                 plaid wool jackets and blankets

                       sitting in a porch glider

                                 drinking hot chocolate

                                             and apple cider


July 13, 2012



ice cold lemonade


vintage garden chairs at Camp Ho-Ba-Chee


1940s Industrial Vornado floor fan at Camp Ho-Ba-Chee

and of course


a swimming pool in Santorini

April 1, 2012

Antique CN Train Conductor Step

Perfect for the collector of railroad history or for your industrial decor - Antique CN railroad conductors step out of Montreal dating circa 1920-30. Great character and great patina!

March 30, 2012

TOO COOL! Vintage Surveyors Rod

We just got in this great vintage surveyors rod. We LOVE the graphic pop it adds to any interior and the nice industrial edge it provides. We understand this is known as a Philadelphia rod.

 The two piece telescoping pole would be sighted by the surveyor to obtain the needed measurement. The "target, shown in detail below, slides up or down until it matches the surveyors line of sight. 

Here are some vintage images of surveyor rods in use: 

March 8, 2012

Maple Syrup Festival in Warkworth

A sure sign that Spring is on its way! The Warkworth Maple Syrup Festival is on this weekend, Saturday March 10th and Sunday March 11th. 

There are tons of activities planned at the Sandy Flat Sugar Bush and in the village as well. A craft show at the town hall, an antique show at the public school, a jewellery show at the Masonic Hall, a juried art and photography show at the Heritage Centre, a food fair at the Legion, and more. Plus all the great shops which Warkworth boasts.

Photo by George Giarratana

Hope to see you on the weekend!

And view our Etsy treasury of maple syrupy goodness to get you in the mood. Sweet Sign of Spring Yum!

Maple Sap Buckets Painting