Wednesday, 25 September 2013

New Pillow

I went to my friend's cottage & of course we went shopping!
We were in Port Carling & there are some nice shops there. I bought this
pillow in the half price room of Muskoka Living Interiors Inc.
What a great store!

Not only does it have a chocolate doggie on it, it goes perfectly with
my Jackson plaid pillows. Who says burgundy & red don't go together!  : )

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Gurgle Pot

Went to visit a friend in Cambridge for the day.
Of course we went shopping. There are some really nice shops in the old part of town.
We went to a shop called The Art of Home,  where I got a Gurgle pot. 
It is a beautiful turquoise colour. 
When you fill it half way & tip it up it will gurgle when you tip it back.
This version is an updated one based on an old design. 
I love the sculptural quality it has & it is great for watering the plants.

Along with the Gurgle pot I got this cute vintage stool 
which I am using as a table for my rocker on the porch.  

Oops. Mocha photo-bombed my shot! : )

Sunday, 15 September 2013

Lake Rosseau

I had a great time at my friend's cottage on Lake Rosseau!
The weather was perfect, I went swimming twice. The water was refreshing
but not too bad once you got in!
We did some shopping of course but we also went for a canoe ride & later,
a boat ride down the lake to see some of the amazing cottages
on the lake. One of the cottages was a beautiful stone & board/batten
cottage on your own island! It was for sale for $2 million.

The reason for my interest was because it was designed & built
by my godfather Napier Simpson, a well known restoration architect &
Historic Society member, one of my Dad's best friends. Unfortunately
he was killed in a plane crash many years ago but his work
is still recognized & is always a selling feature of any property.
I named my second son after him, as I have very fond memories of him.

These pictures really don't do it justice. 
We couldn't get too close as there were people sitting outside.
The last shot is of the boat house. It had a large dock attached to the far side.

Monday, 2 September 2013

Off to University!

Well it is official. I am an empty nester.
We took my boys to University this morning.
They go to neighbouring Universities in the same town.
I did amazingly well keeping it together & not crying. I don't think it has really hit me yet,
we are going back next week to take them the rest of their stuff.
After that I think it will sink in...

These pictures were taken at 8 this morning... amazing that everyone
 is smiling so early! LOL!
I am going to miss them! : (