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.
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.
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).