We go shopping for vintage treasures at Niagara-on-the-Lake, ONPosted: September 2, 2014 Filed under: Fun Finds, Pyrex & Fire-King, What we collect | Tags: Canada, Deer Brand thermos, Fire King, Fire King jadeite, jadeite, Pyrex, vintage Christmas ornaments Comments Off on We go shopping for vintage treasures at Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON
Last month Luray and I were on vacation in Canada and OF COURSE we had to go shopping for vintage goodies at the appropriately named Lakeshore Antiques and Treasures near Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON.
We were hoping to find tablecloths (why we need more tablecloths I don’t exactly know) but weren’t terribly successful in that department. We DID have a lot of fun spending a few hours going through all the various booths in this huge, multi-dealer shop.
I don’t have an unlimited budget, so only a few things came home with me. All in my favorite colors, too!
Saving the best for last: A huge Deer Brand Chinese thermos flask with
garish lovely hand-painted roses. It needs a replacement cork stopper and it’s badly dented, but I couldn’t pass it up. The price was right.
I also bought a vintage Canada souvenir scarf but left behind a brightly colored hooked rug with a leaping moose motif.
Luray bought some fabulous ceramic light sconces and a plaid mohair throw in a gorgeous shade of turquoise. I’m sure I talked her into something else, too, but I can’t remember now. Going through 5000 sq. feet of stuff was all a bit mind-boggling, especially since we didn’t have a whole day to browse.
If only it weren’t a day’s drive away! I’d love to go back. I hope YOU get to stop in!