Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Christmas Ornaments...

When we packed up last June... I got rid of a lot of Christmas Decorations....since we were not sure if we would own a house again I downsized.

I kept the decorations that were given or made for me..

I worked in the school for 15 years...I have a number of decorations from students...
One year when I was working my one daughter decorated the tree for me with ornaments she made..



  My oldest made a set of these ornaments for me...


Just a few of the ornaments I have kept and treasure...

Monday, December 21, 2015

Christmas things...

An apron made by a friend...in the 80's... it a beautiful apron that I have enjoyed yearly.. ( It's over 30 years old...does that make it vintage?)
This friend also made me a set of  napkins..

Love the embroidery on them! and I love using these each Christmas!!


Thursday, December 17, 2015

Christmas Tree

Over the years...our custom is to have Christmas Oranges, Egg Nog and a box of Chocolates when we decorate our tree...
I see the oranges are missing this year!!... But the turtles are better than a box of chocolates...

But one thing ALWAYS stays the same...
Hubby puts the lights on the tree!!

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Cousin

It's interesting as I unpack...the memories of some of the things I have....
I came across two glasses...
My cousin bought them for me because she knew I loved that pink glass....

A cupboard of 8 pink glasses...
 My cousin had found at Pier 1...and bought them for me as she knew I loved pink glass...

A pitcher ...a gift from My cousin....
 Good Memories of a great cousin...and things I have because a her!!

Monday, December 14, 2015

In Our Home

We are finally in our home!  You can not imagine what it was like sleeping in our bed ...after almost 6 months of sleeping on a trailer bed!!
We have only unpacked about 1/3 of our belongings... we still have work in the basement that is keeping us busy!!

I did try to make a small area of the house a bit festive!...We hope to have a tree soon....we are getting company for Christmas...so we have lots to do!1
Here is a before picture of our fireplace...

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Re purposed Light Fixture

I had a hard time getting pictures of the room the light fixture was in. It was Pink... I mean bright pink.  But here is the best picture I have of the original light.


 Here it is after I re purposed it... I'm not sure if I will put shades on it or not.


Monday, December 7, 2015

Across the border

Saturday morning we took a drive for breakfast across the border!! The border is only 8 km away...we knew it opened at 7:00 and it was 7:45. Since our town doesn't have a time change...there was an hour difference in our time!! We had to wait a few minutes for the Border crossing to open.
A short drive from the border is a little town we like to visit!
 We tried this restaurant that we had heard about...
 The portions where huge...and delicious!!

The drive is beautiful and relaxing a wonderful little get-away!!

Friday, December 4, 2015

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Little Town Nugget

Moving to a little town changes many things. I've mentioned the lack of shopping.
Restaurants are few as well.

We have always enjoyed eating out..and always had MANY choices of eating places...but here, it's limited.

We had walked past this one, read the menu and thought of trying it. I had thought it was like a Deli..

We were surprised when we tried it!

It was fine dining!
The dishes are made with food that is local
I had their night special Beef Stew...hubby had his favourite...Salmon. They were delicious!!

All their desserts are homemade...we passed this time!
 We were happy to find this restaurant in town!!

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

December?

Hard to believe December is here!!!.... When we booked the trailer park in October...we thought we would be in our house by November....and here it is December!!
 But...there were projects we weren't planning on doing...that we did...
With the mess... it was hard to believe that this would actually my Home.....??
 If I wasn't painting walls..... I was down here painting trim...
And (oak) cupboard doors.... oops did I say that??
But here we are....still in a mess...but putting cupboard doors back on...

And starting to move all our' stuff' stored away in the garage into the house.... We wanted to be in December 4th.... I don't think we'll make it!!





Monday, November 30, 2015

Moyie Lake

These pictures were taken along Moyie Lake....all pictures were taken within 10 minutes...
Interesting how the amount of snow...and cloud covered...
 

Changed the look of each picture....
It also changed the condition of the roads:)

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Ukrainian Village

In the summer we visited the Ukrainian Cultural Center. It is a living authentic museum!! The most interesting thing to me were the homes they built when they arrived...
They would arrive in the fall...so these homes were a quick build (approx 3 days!) They would live in them until the spring when they could build their new home!
 The pictures I took inside turned out too dark...but it did have all you needed...bed, table, cooking!
Hubby was intrigued at the quality of the building.... hmmm I wondered if he thought this was a plan for our new home:)

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Morning Glory

On my walk this morning in the freshly fallen snow the park office was lit up!
With all the reno's.... I haven't gotten in the Christmas feeling so it's extra special to see the Christmas lights!!

I won't be using my little car today!! This car...or maybe the driver doesn't like driving it on any kind of snow...but tomorrow the snow will be gone and she will be good to go!
This is where we are tucked away when we aren't at our house....Ten more days and the trailer will be parked away for the winter!! Thankful for the warm evenings so we can live in it!!

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Getting to the bottom of the Reno...

We were SO fortunate to have help with our Reno's ! It gave us a great boost....it seems the kids can work so much faster than us...Hubby's head was spinning he couldn't keep up with all they were doing!
We worked in the basement...the last of the painting is being done!
You can see....it really needed to be painted!!...
The basement had some very distinct rooms....
 We will be moving in within the next two weeks !