We’ve just returned from our annual Christmas trip to Nova Scotia to visit family, shop, and of course, see The Church. It was a very, very busy few days trying to cram in so much in so little time. However, we somehow managed and somehow came out unscathed.
A very special thank-you to Darlene L (a fellow white Christmas tree lover) for her amazing hospitality. So appreciated!
This is our church in the year it was built. A book of the history of Lequille, NS was recently released and this photo is found within it. This book was a thoughtful and appreciated gift from my parents. The church looks almost identical to this today (although a little fresher) except for considerably more trees/vegetation and a small addition in the back that was put on by the previous owners that contains a bedroom and second entrance.
This is the goddess of The Church and her/his name is Czarina of The Empire
Lequille Country Store
This authentic and complete country store is a mere one minute away from The Church. Here you can purchase bacon, Playgirl and guns. Perfect!
Eaton’s Wallpapers – 1956 Edition
An amazing gift from my mother to C. You should see the inside pages!
While in The Valley we did some shopping. This Mariners Store full of nautical inspired treasures (including a pair of whale ribs that I may or may not have purchased) was absolutely amazing and had more merchandise than almost any other store we’ve ever been in. Well…
… note quite as much as this store in Granville Ferry. This shop is open seven days a week and only closed on Christmas Day. There is sure to be something in here for you – on either floors!
After visiting family and The Church we went to Halifax on a sourcing trip. Halifax is never short of beautiful shops and friendly people. We stumbled across these doors – think of the possibilities!
One of Halifax’s better known antique shops has an incredible array of merchandise. The merchandise is very well displayed and they even have “themed rooms”. 50’s room? Yes please! This is a “party hostess set” and similar to our “crystal party tree”. We could hardly believe it! What would you put on this serving tree? Timbits were once suggested to us!
Self explanatory and no, we didn’t buy it (unfortunately) though I haven’t given up hope just yet.
A custom made, king-sized headboard handmade in Halifax from Canadian timber. This gem of a store offers custom made everything at reasonable prices. The owner is a lovely gentlemen who believes very much in his craft and local material and labour.
I am afraid a photo does not do this place justice. It is AH-MA-ZING. The items inside, you think? Oh no, just the fact it is a “shop” and open for business. This is an unheated garage full, we mean FULL, of stuff. The owners were sitting outside in the truck (perhaps because it was warmer than inside the shop?) when we pulled up. They followed us into the store and tried to make small talk but ended up just talking to each other about what they could do to get the shop cleaned up and organized. If “so and so” would just come pick up his “piece” or if they had a warehouse were options thrown about. Um, something tells me neither of those is going to take care of this, ah, problem. However, I believe A&E has a wonderful program called Hoarders that may be of assistance.
This wardrobe is breathtaking. Would you consider it for the price?
The rug that broke our hearts. The colours of this rug and perfect for a client of ours. Perfect. If only it came in 9X11 – it doesn’t. Onward and upward…
All in all it was a fantastic little getaway. We are, however, nonetheless very happy to be back at home in our little comfy corner of the world.