Saturday, February 16, 2013

Little Finds from Little Shops

In Florida, I had little time for antiquing since we were so smitten with the beaches and didn't want to go indoors.

In St.Petersburg, I did stop for 10 minutes at a shabby chic store on Central Ave. (near the popular Taco Bus, where we had lunch) where I picked up a pretty little Royal Worcester off-white vase:


Before that, we stopped at Michael's Antiques (7219 Central Ave.) where I bought a vintage Coach purse and a little mirror.  I recommend Michael's - the proprietor was lovely and he has a neat collection of things, some traditional but many mid-century.

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After returning to Calgary, I stopped at a shop in Inglewood called Pretty Little Things where I picked up this darling crystal lighter (without the lighter part):


Pretty Little Things is a fun little shop full of vintage clothing, some furniture and small decor items.  The shopkeeper is a lovely gal with a style I might call "old Hollywood".  The shop looks a bit cluttered at the front, but there are lots of small finds and she has some lovely linens and cool vintage clothes.  And everything is old and has a provenance

This lighter came from an old lady lived who had lived in Hollywood and whose family had won the Kentucky Derby (the elderly son now lives in Calgary).

It has some a bit of black staining around the lid (that doesn't want to come off), so I think it needs a little more TLC or a stronger solvent.

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In health news:

My GP requested an MRI due to the enlarged pituitary (14 mm) that Dr. Piper found.  

I got the call, and it's scheduled for next Friday!!!  Usually MRI's take a month or more in Canada (thanks to socialized health care...they are free but you are "triaged" and often get to wait a bit unless you have an emergency, etc.).  

However, they must think mine is serious as they are seeing me next week.  I think I must have a pituitary tumor, but I will know more in a week or so.  The receptionist was surprised that I'm getting in so quickly (which sounds like both a good and bad thing!)

Keep your fingers crossed for me please.  
(And prayer is always welcome, if that's your thing).

Happy weekend!

18 comments:

  1. Good luck with your MRI. That is, indeed, scary and I'm sending prayers and positive thoughts your way for some good news from that.

    I love your Taco Bus vase. The shape reminds me of I Dream of Jeannie.

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    1. Haha. It is the Taco Bus vase. The only way I got David to agree to driving all the way over there was because it was right beside the Taco Bus.

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  2. My thoughts & prayers will be with you -- I hope it goes well!

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  3. It is...my thing...don't know how I'd get through life without being able to talk to God. And I am thrilled that you are getting in quickly because there's no need to stress any longer than necessary. In fact, there's nothing that one can do by stressing in the first place so... Right, and that's easier said than done.

    You have a former cigarette lighter? Why does this amuse me so? Perhaps it goes along with a former smoker. It is a pretty thing and what a circle of a provenance you found with that piece.

    I really like the white vase. It's going to look lovely with flowers or ferns on your buffet.

    Take care, my dear girl. I'm thinking of you.

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  4. Squeak5:25 pm

    Oh dear, that sounds frightening. You're in my thoughts, Terri.

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  5. my fingers are crossed... thinking of you x

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  6. Hello Terri,

    I just got caught up with your news, been busy unpacking and repacking...We made the move back to our beloved California and now the work begins. My fingers are double-crossed for you and I am sending you much positive thoughts to get you through this process. Maybe this is your answer and it will be completely fixable (is that a word?). Goddess speed sweet girl, you are in my thoughts. Cheri

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    1. Cheri - nice to hear from you and glad you are back in California!! How lovely! xo T.

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  7. Take care Terri, many of us have you in our thoughts and prayers.

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  8. fingers and toes crossed!

    Penelope

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  9. You're in my prayers, Terri. Keep us posted on how things go.
    Claudia

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  10. Terri, My fingers are crossed and you're in my prayers. I will watch for your updated posts - thinking of you. All the best, Michele

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  11. I hope this is the answer to your health dilemma and that you will soon have the problem resolved. Sending positive thoughts your way!

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  12. Anonymous6:01 pm

    Hi Terri, Thanks for sharing your great finds! How do you manage to bring home fragile items - wrapped well in your hand luggage no doubt? Will keep you in my thoughts and prayers, NB in Ontario

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  13. Cindy7:15 pm

    Prayer is my thing...and as a friend who suffered from headaches, I will especially remember you this week.

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  14. Terri, Good luck. I read that most of these are benign so be positive.

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  15. that crystal lighter is really pretty=)

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