Today’s Treasure

Just look at these little gems. Aren’t they something? We found them buried in the depths of one of our favourite junktique/antiqe shops. There they were, just waiting to be rescued; waiting to be given the home and love they so deserve.

We aren’t sure when it happened but somewhere along the way we became enamored with birds, peacocks in particular. Indeed, feel free to insert your own thoughts and jokes right “here”.

These beauties are made of pure bronze and we purchased them for a song. Can you believe it? I hope you don’t because they aren’t bronze in fact, they are PLASTIC! The shock. The horror. However, it’s true and I think you would agree, after looking at the photo below, they look smashing on our mantle.

To birds!



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Les Floors


We love these floors. When we first viewed the interior of the house, before buying it, we felt the floors were one of the only truly redeeming qualities of the house. We love these floors.

The patina on these floors would be difficult to recreate if one tried. They were stripped back at some point through what we can only imagine were layers and layers of varnish and paint. If you look closely, especially at the photo with the turquoise couch, you can see red paint that used to be on floor. One would have to work very hard in order to get that exact look – too hard.

Do people comment on the floors? Oh yes, yes they do. There are lots of comments like “Oh… so… do you think are you are going to refinish these?” This carefully crafted question is nothing more than shock and horror shrouded in concern. “No, we are not going to refinish them”. Someone has suggested adding a little “body” to them and that’s a possibility, but not likely one we will follow through with. Other comments have included “These floors are AMAZING!” This came from a friend who is a carpenter and specializes in restoring heritage properties. Thanks Karl, we’ll take it!

In a world so consumed with high grade, brand new hardwood floors, we will take these experienced, weathered, worn, softwood floors any day -oh yes we will


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Reminder – Giveaway

Reminder: Our latest giveaway closes tomorrow evening (January 23rd). Make sure you get your name in on time. We’ve had so many entries so far we can’t wait to make the draw. Good luck everyone!


After the success of our last giveaway we are excited to announce the
next one here at The Empire! The lucky winner of this giveaway will receive an in-home
consultation on a room of their choice and post-consultation will receive a mood/inspiration board for the room. The consultation will be done by Christopher and Craig of The Ottoman Empire.

To enter our draw simply “Like” our FB page (a link to which can be found on the right side bar on this page under the title “follow us on the web or by clicking here) and leave a comment either there, or here saying which room in your house you would like to have us consult on. If you already do “Like” us (thank you!), simply leave a comment and your name will automatically be entered in the draw.

This contest will close January 23rd and the lucky winner will be
announced January 24th.

*Note: For obvious reasons this giveaway is open to residents of PEI only. However, at the risk of sounding like a pre-teen, we still want you to “like” us!

Open House

Our real-estate agent, Kelly Lantz from Century 21, is holding a buyer’s open house this Sunday between 2-4 p.m. Our house won’t be on MLS until Monday so in the meantime you can find all the necessary information at If you would like your own personal viewing, please contact Kelly directly.

So, open house on Sunday and MLS on Monday. Exciting times at The Empire!