April 06, 2010

antique barns and vintage appetizers

we ventured out of the city to visit phil's parents this easter weekend. they surprised us with a flat screen television (we have been watching an old 13" tv/vcr combo) and some weird products from the states. the thing i was most excited about, however, was all the antique markets surrounding peterborough. i found a lot of total scores (read: vintage pyrex, wood crates, mason jars, juice glasses, buffy figures (?), cookie cutters, rusted out ricers and hand mixers) in a barn with an enormous novelty rocking chair out front. i ate my weight in deviled eggs and roasted lamb. we bar-hopped small town pubs, played 90s simpsons pinball and watched on-demand satellite tv (just like the celebrities!).

we're getting ever closer to finishing our apartment. the wood crates went in the kitchen in lieu of drawers, we hung our letterpress tray and metal alphabet in the bathroom and the glass jars we found in phil's parents' cold cellar have invaded our shelves forming a unified, reflective front. the hilarious part? i haven't unpacked all my clothes, yet, i've arranged and rearranged my mason jar collection about thirty times and can't stop searching craigslist for the perfect counter stools. speaking of which, anyone know a way to get around "US only" shipping?


4 comments:

phil said...

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STACEY MCCOOL said...

i knew you'd know a work around! have you used this site before? how are the shipping fees? it's looks too good to be true...

phil said...

haven't used it before but i've read about it and similar ones on redflagdeals that people have used without issue.

Jacquie said...

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