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Thursday, March 26, 2009

Tins and More...

Hi Everyone...
My hubby had an extra day off this week and so we decided to go downtown. I rarely go there anymore...too expensive to park ($21.00 for 2.5 hours). After we got over the shock of parking...we headed to a place called Art Central. It is an eclectic mix of artists housed in one building. The paintings were wonderful...some whimsical, some abstract and all beautiful in there own way. There was also a lot of mixed media...which I love. There were also a couple of "artsy" clothing stores, a lovely flower shop, a paper shop and places to eat. We decided to have lunch in one of the restaurants...the food was fabulous! We then stopped in to a couple of shops...one was called Collage. This was an interesting little place...everything from Sock Monkeys (a high end version of the original) to shawls. The gal who owns it represents approx. 50 artists. I am going to meet with her in a month or so to possibly add a few of my pieces. We then ventured in to the paper shop. She had some of the neatest papers, cards, books and old antique typewriters. I picked out a couple of tins that I thought were especially nice along with a few other paper items that I just couldn't live without! Hubby actually spotted the Bird Tin...I just love it and it is filled with really lovely stickers.



















































After a wonderful afternoon, we headed home. We were happy we had taken the time to get away for awhile....

Have a wonderful weekend!
Nancy

6 comments:

ginger said...

Hi Nancy - Great minds think alike ;-D. I have those bird stickers too. Now if I could just make myself use them! Sounds like you had a very nice day - it's good to do that sort of thing every so often.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Nancy,

What a lovely day you must have had and you bought some beautiful things.
I love the tins and those bird stickers are so pretty.

Also your ink pad and letter stamps is neat - love the fancy writing.

It is always good to treat yourself and have a day out, glad that you
enjoyed yourselves.

Have a great weekend
Hugs
Carolyn

TattingChic said...

Sounds like a wonderful day together! Love the goodies you got! Rubber stamping is one of my many hobbies, so I can appreciate your fun purchase! :)

TinyBear said...

Hi Nancy
Sounds like you had a great trip.
So excited with your new adventure in that shop.
It´s funny - I just board a tin with alphabet stamps too :o)
Hugs, Tina

Karen ~ Cider Antiques said...

Hi Nancy, Wow that is a lot for parking! You almost have to find something with that kind of pressure, LOL. Your bird tin and stamps are gorgeous so it looks like you did leave with a great treasure :)

Happy Spring! Karen

Nancy said...

Hi Girls...

Thank-you so much for visiting.
Ginger...I know, I think I'm just going to admire them for awhile.

Carolyn...thank-you, it was a great way to spend time with hubby.

Tatting Chic...You keep yourself busy with so many great projects! Stamping is fun!

Thank-you Tina...I am looking forward to getting a few things over there. Could be a great fit!

Happy Spring to you Karen.
Thank-you. Yes, parking is just horrendous in downtown Calgary. You really have to want to be there.

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