Midweek Modness: BIC 4-Color Retractable Ball Pen

Midweek Modness: BIC 4-Color Retractable Ball Pen

BIC 4-Color Retractable Ball Pen

I like Easter much better than Christmas. Partially because I had a fear of Santa, but also i liked the cheap and cheerful presents left in our baskets. Usually we’d get new socks, a hollow chocolate bunny and something fun like a yo-yo or, my favourite, a BIC 4-Color (or 4C) Retractable Ball Pen. When I was a youth, this was the best pen ever: As a doodler, I loved having not just blue, but…

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Hoppy Easter

Eat a lot of chocolate!

Hoppy Easter

Eat a lot of chocolate!


Lazy Sunday: Holiday Amblings

Lazy Sunday: Holiday Amblings

kw town bowle

kw town bowle

Two random snaps from my time in K-W.

pearl laundry

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Saturday is Etsy Day: Stay Gold

Just for funsies, I’ve added a bunch of cheap and cheerful, goldtone costume jewellery to Gracious Good Etsy shop…

Saturday is Etsy Day: Stay Gold

Just for funsies, I’ve added a bunch of cheap and cheerful, goldtone costume jewellery to Gracious Good Etsy shop…


Freebie Friday: Gladiola Bulbs

The winter returned to Toronto this week, meaning that most of my ambling was limited to the PATH system.

Freebie Friday: Gladiola Bulbs

The winter returned to Toronto this week, meaning that most of my ambling was limited to the PATH system.


Holiday Haul: Arts

cheetah paint by number

While perusing the thrift shops of Kitchener, my goal was to only bring back jewellery as my luggage could not support extra clothes or other unwieldy objects. Nope, nice, small, pieces of jewellery was all I was after.

Then my sister offered to give me a ride back to Toronto. And then I spotted this large, super kitschy Cheetah or leopard paint-by-number at the Bibles for Missions Thrift shop.…

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Midweek Madness: Pierre Cardin Jaeger Watch

Midweek Madness: Pierre Cardin Jaeger Watch

Pierre Cardin Jaeger Watch1

One my list of watches that I desperately wanted to own was an example of Pierre Cardin’s 1971 Espace Collection. Cardin, along with designers such as Mary Quant, André Courreges and Paco Rabanne, were at the forefront of a space age design movement. These timepieces were the epitome of Cardin’s Barbarella style sensibility.

The collection was only in production for a year or two, making them…

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Holiday Haul: Jewellery

KJL Neptune Bangle,  iinabar rings and Theodor Olsens Earrings

KJL Neptune Bangle,  iinabar rings and Theodor Olsens Earrings

While I was way in KW, I tried to take an amble every day. On Friday, I walked to the Value Village where I found some cool pieces. Above is an 1930s era, Chinese Export carved cinnabar ring, a Kenneth Jay Lane style, starfish bedazzled clamper bracelet and a pair of Mid Century Scandinavian enamelled leaf earrings by Theodor Olsens Norway.

Mizpah brooch and baroque pearl earrings

Less fancy but still interesting, I also picked up…

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Holiday Haul: Clothes

Old Navy Dress, Cardigan, graphic leggings

Just got back from a week away in my home town helping my mom recover from her knee-replacement surgery. One of the jobs I had was helping my mother de-clutter her drawers and closets. So even though I took a whole weekend bag full of clothes to give to my nieces, I somehow managed to come back with a whole weekend bag full of my mom’s cast offs. The best is the cardigan that she knit herself!

T…

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Lazy Sunday: The Cat

Whilst I was away, I missed Mr. Andrew and Ronnie James Dio terribly.

Lazy Sunday: The Cat

Whilst I was away, I missed Mr. Andrew and Ronnie James Dio terribly.