10 August 2007

A rant and Antiquing in Coburg

So what have i been up to for the 1st week of August? Everything but blogging! I have'nt had much time for the ole blogger since we just got our house insulated. You see last winter we froze our tooshes off so we had our house checked and there was no insulation in our 89 year old farmhouse!!! No wonder we were freezing and spending lots of dough on heat that was seeping outside.......oh dear! But now the house is properly insulated and we have a kajillion 2 inch holes in our house that have to be plugged, plastered and painted!! Yes, more work!! I nearly cried after seeing the state of the house after the workers had finished. Even though we had packed away alot of our things and covered everything (i mean EVERYTHING) in plastic, there was still tons of a fine, powdery dust and insulation stuff all over! That evening it took me 5 hours with no break of vacuuming and damp sponging in order that the cats could return from their torturous day in the basement. (said kitties were meowing half the day to be let back up!) So after the clean up i discovered the workers had broken the antique glass shade of our treasured bridge lamp, plus they drilled through the tongue and groove part of the wainscotting in our bathroom (Argh!) which ruined the look of it, and they also were careless with the things covered and plastic which caused all the dust and powder to get messy. I was furious that night and sooooo exhausted, my tired arms like limp zucchini (don't ask me why i said that). That was about a week ago, and we still have'nt got the house back in order yet!! not to mention the holes!!!! Our walls look like swiss cheese right now!

Okay, enough comlaining....we also got our new door with leaded glass today, since the old one was causing major heat loss and we are going to get new windows for most of the house!
Renos!!!! OMG! Hate em!!!
So on with todays subject.....Antiquing in Coburg....we found out there was an amazing shop only one half hour drive away in a huge warehouse/barn. Coburg was a delightful little town with beautiful old homes and a nice beachfront. We later found out there was a sandcastle competition that day! darn! We wondered, actually, why the lake was packed with people. Oh well! So here is a photo montage of what we saw at Legacy, the antique place:

lots of doors...

beautiful stained glass...

architectural pieces (love the green)

this pinball machine looks pretty old...

we 'saw ' some art (teehee)

a sea of cast iron bathtubs.....

old rads....

they had a room with this scary bear and other creatures....

poor smokey........ i did a double take when i saw it!

okay, this is really strange...a bear claw with a log cabin sculpture...wow!

whoever made this is very odd!

i did'nt like this!!! poor thumper!

this lady was taking a bath....without water!

her friend was doing vogue!
lady in red!!

We ended up purchasing a small stained glass window for our livingroom,

an antique glass shade for the one broken by the moron who insulated our house

here is the light shade we had to replace since that dumdum broke it!

I may be taking another blog break, since the house still need lots of work and i'm trying to get some sewing done....so if i don't comment on your blogs or email you you will know why! Ciao for now friends!


cathy said...

So funny- you are a hoot Pat. Crazy store.

c said...

odd is right, the guy who made that bear claw THING was on something maybe

Neat things at that place

yeap reno's are no fun at all, but just think of the finished product and the cozy winter and mola that will be saved



c said...

nice new door ya got and other new purchases too


tatjana said...

Ooh, I'm going to have to check out Coburg sometime, I've never been. The doors and windows are gorgeous, I love the little square one you picked. Sorry you're having house troubles, I hope things get back to normal soon. Good luck hon! :)

Amy C. Martin said...

Looks like a lot of interesting things to see at that shop! I like the window you picked - very cool!


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