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Brian

What a find!

When I’m in Value Village, I always look through the display cases at the front, and in the kitchen areas. Often the people who work there don’t recognize a valuable item. This happened the other day. I bought a 50th anniversary tray, still in its original shrink wrap. The shrink wrap had split open in […]

On vacation…

I’m currently away on vacation up in the Kawarthas… a small town called Buckhorn. We’ve been renting a cottage at the Three Castles Resort for years now. There are a few antique shops and shows around so hopefully I’ll have something to report when I get back.

Blue Hughes Corn Flower

I met a dealer at a show in Mapleview Mall in Burlington. I gave him my card and told him to contact me if he ever got a piece of blue. Well, he got a piece and emailed me and I bought it. It is a lovely new Martinsville Radiance blank. I don’t want to […]

What a bargain!

I was recently at the Value Village in Hamilton, Ontario. (Value Village is a store where people donate used goods and the store sells them and profits go to charity.) Outside they have a donation bin, and I spotted a large pedestal bowl outside beside the bin. The bowl was filled with old silverware. I […]

New Acquisition

Yesterday Marsha and I went antiquing (as I like to do on Saturdays). We went to Lakeshore Antiques, the Forum Gallery, and the Ice Creamery (arts/crafts, antiques, and ice cream) all in the Niagara-on-the-Lake area. The first two were strike-outs, but at the Ice Creamery we found a beautiful Hughes Corn Flower double candalabra. It […]

Updates to web site

I have updated the web site and will continue to tweak it. If you have any problems viewing any of the site or have any suggestions, be sure to email us.

Updated About Me page

I realized today that I haven’t updated the About Me page in 3 years! I updated it to reflect the new grandkids and marriages and jobs.

2004 Corn Flower Festival

The annual Corn Flower Festival was held this past Sunday June 6 at the Dufferin County Museum. It is held every year on the Sunday closest to Lois Kaysers’ birthday. As you know Lois is the daughter of W. J. Hughes who developed the wonderful Corn Flower pattern. In conjunction with the festival a birthday […]