I want to share a few more photos from our trip to Vancouver!
It was quite rainy and I could only go for short walks with my broken foot...so I did not get far until we rented our car on Friday!
But I can find inspiration anywhere!
I loved these spring-like stone planter boxes at the Hotel Vancouver:
I limped a couple of blocks to J.Crew (which we don't have in Calgary) and loved this inspirational gallery wall. Retail shops are getting so hip:
Later in the week, we visited the very popular decor shop, The Cross, which is full of fun and eclectic things. I liked this nautical blue display and fab wallpaper:
I really liked this plaster urn lamp:
And I loved this chair and (completely unaffordable) Ankasa pillow. My favorite colour is slate blue-gray so it was hard to resist, but $550 for a pillow? Not in this lifetime:
Our next stop was my friend Heather Ross's simply beautiful store. Heather's dreamy art and unique found objects, so beautifully arranged, make for a very special space!
I was smitten with this tiny painting, by Heather:
Heather's finds are so unusual...and she has a wonderful stylist's eye, creating dreamy compositions:
I am mad about this clock (and I'm still trying to convince David that we need it). I don't know if I have the right house for it though. We may need to move to one with better bones or more character for a piece like this:
Later in the day, David and I stopped by Atkinson's, a wonderful purveyor of fine home decor, including the best china and linens. I fell in love with this tablecloth, by Le Jacquard Francais, but the one to fit my table was over $600. Darn! I will have to put it on my Christmas list...
Then we visited the Granville Island food market, where I always lustily peruse the flower stalls:
On this trip, I discovered Protea, my new favorite ugly flower:
No trip to Granville would be complete without hat shopping! Apparently everyone has an ideal hat type. My hat type is the "cloche" or bell, from the 1920's. I loved this variation on the cloche, with its fedora brim on one side! I always knew I was born in the wrong decade...sadly it didn't really work with my rain gear.
Hope you enjoyed my little tour...