Today was a grand day for gallavanting. Sunny and hot. I slept in and landed at Rebecca’s Restaurant at 1300. My favorite destination for lunch in Mahone Bay. The menu is always refreshing. I had Sweet Potato soup, Shrimp and mushroom Risotto cakes with a side salad and for dessert traditional Nova Scotia Strawberry Shortcake. It was made with the best tea biscuit I’ve had since my grandmother’s for sure. The new location is brillant. On Edgewater Street, it has loads of parking and seating.
Right Next door there is a newly opened shop, called Sprig Apothecary, it literally had at all my favourite things for sale. Succulents, lotions, beautifying products, and pretty little pots. So I added a little succulent to my growing indoor garden and some beauty products to pamper myself. It was fun, like a day at the spa, my style.
Another new shop on Main is a sweet little interior design shop. Here Nor There. I picked up a seagrass basket, and a macrama plant holder. The plant holder I’ve been ages waiting for and it’s perfect.
It’s just one of those afternoons. We’re all tired from our hike. A little rest and contemplation is in order. I have my knitting…still working on Find My Fade Shawl… and my tea. Vanilla Rose Ceylon from a local company that blends marvellous teas called North Mountain Coffee.
Wonderful coffee blends also and sweet treats located in Berwick NS.
Today I made this copper nest ring. I can’t claim the design because the design is from a local designer Carla Dunham.https://www.instagram.com/carladunhamjewellery/?hl=en I purchased the materials at Michaels. The beads are from my vintage collection.
I’m calling it my Superpower ring:)
I baked these GF lemon melt-aways.
Puffy Hearts! Making these to brighten up my window:)
My vintage bead collection. You can find a few treasures once in awhile.
Started this jigsaw puzzle. Does anyone else like a good puzzle?
Today The NSArchaeology society gathered a group of members to tour the provincial archives. I was beyond excited. I fondly remember spending hours going through rolls of microfiche researching my ancestors. So much fun! That building is jammed packed with historical items. Vaults of treasures. The Archivists preserve the past events of the province. Trying to preserve the present for future generations. I’ve always been aware of the historical importance, I never realized the importance of present day collection of important information.
There are many types of photographics. Here’s the different types through the ages and when it was most popular.
Daguerreotype 1842 – 1856
Ambrotype 1855 – 1861
Carte de Visite 1860 – 1888
Cabinet Card 1875 – 1900
The series Shetland has me captivated by the history and folklore of The Shetland Islands. The mysteries are great too. Such beauty. Folklore is interesting because there’s always some basis in fact. Fishing out the fact from the fiction is the fun. Mix in some genealogy and Archeaology and I’m hooked.