Thrift stores and surprises

I love Kensington!  *It’s my neighbourhood.

Yesterday I had some time to wander and explore.  Kensington is filled with interesting history and places.  One of them is Queen Street.  It is lined with loads of coffee shops, thrift-shops etc.

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I love rummaging through antique shops.  I love looking at items of years gone by…and even better when I can buy them!

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Where to look?

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Love these art deco light fixtures

My photographer friend, Michael Abrahams would love this antique camera collection.

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Vintage camera collection

And to my surprise…I found a vintage tea set!  Just like mine!  Wow…was shocked to see the price!

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Growing up, I used to admire this tea set my granny had.  She kept it locked up in her sideboard. Remember those sideboards?

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Sideboard

She knew I loved it, so on my wedding day…she gave it to me!  God willing, my granny, Ryce Damonse, will turn 100 years this year!  I love her!  Thanks Mamma!

I love my tea cups.  I’ve lost a few during my moving years.  😦

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I love putting it out when I receive special guests…like my girlfriends.

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Me (on the left) and some of my girlfriends…

Good times…and I will guard my tea cups and save it for my daughters to enjoy one day!

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3 thoughts on “Thrift stores and surprises

  1. estherhwillow says:

    Reblogged this on Birdies Blog.

  2. Colline says:

    Reminds me of good times I have spent with my mom and aunt browsing in these shops as well. Never know what you might find!

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