Hello from Sunday night, (which turned into a Monday post again)
My what full days we’re having. I’m not complaining in the slightest though. These last few weeks with Robbie home have been so fun and we’ve been really enjoying and making the most of our time in Vancouver. (Even the semi messed up back deck is looking fixable now…lol)
Chloe has started an internship with a lovely, small publishing company and has been feeling a bit overwhelmed at times with a bit of a demand on her time to run the social media side of the company…in the company voice. The company had taken help from the Marketing Heaven to maintain its online presence, but majority of the responsibility was on Chloe. It’s all what she has been trained to do over her four years of her Communications degree, but put into a practical sense, it becomes slightly altered form the comfy school form, so, when she questioned whether she should come have a lovely Sunday with us in the country or stay home and work, we emphasized that Sundays are not for work, and she should get into the habit of having selfish Sundays for rest and family time.
Happily she agreed and off we went.
We found the Mostly British car show, had a mooch in one of our most favourite antique shops where C found a vintage Hudson’s Bay coat and bought it, we stopped in at our favourite aromatherapy-crystal healing store, and found the specialist rose grower where I was super bad and bought 6 roses for the garden and got a 7th free!
That was so funny with C and the coat. She spied it out of the corner of her eye and ran to it practically elbowing other browsers out of the way and immediately tried it on. Then she read the price tag and said, “$165…that’s a lot of money!!!” And reluctantly took it off. It’s true, for a graduating student it is a lot of money, and so I went to ask the front desk lady if there was any room on the price. She was so lovely and said, $165? I can do $150. 😀 ” I went to tell C and she said, “Oh my gosh mom, thanks so much…$150? That’s a pair of Anthro jeans, and I’ll have this and treasure it much longer…Ok then, I’ll go get my wallet.” And ran down to the car. I went to tell the lady that C will take the coat and she went to get the coat and said, “Wait, the price says $195!” I though Oh no, that numpty of mine, she read the price upside down and transposed the 9 to a 6! But then the lady said, “Wait, I’ll call the seller.” She did and the seller said yes and C has her vintage coat. 😀
When it’s meant to be… 😀
Sharing with Mary for mosaic Monday.
Diane Cayton Hakey
If that is a Pendleton coat, it will last FOREVER… and they are expensive and sometimes hard to come by. Good buy on that!
I wasn’t sure of what a Pendleton coat was so I goodled it and now I want one!!! This is an iconic Canadian coat made of a very heavy wool blanket material first made in the 1780s. It is completely bullet proof and really collectible. We found some on offer on ebay and like for hundreds of $. This one will serve her very well. XO
were there any astons???? X
Yes, a modern one though. Later in May there will be the grand mostly British show with loads of astons. I’ll take photos. 😀
Congratulations to Chloe! Wow!What an exciting job opportunity and I think she deserves a special gift for graduation! You must be so proud! I love the Hudson’s Bay vintage coat! She looks beautiful in it. I am wondering where the car show was or perhaps you are in Great Britain now especially if it’s a Mostly Britain car show. My Hubby also has a fondness for cars and we often go to car shows on the weekend too. Hubby is always looking for cars to purchase. Hope we see you at a local show sometime! Have a wonderful week! Karen
Thank you so much Karen, I am very proud of my little one. 😀 We’re still in Vancouver; this was the mostly British car show in Fort Langley. We’re always looking for cars too. This time I’m going for a 1970s Land Rover. This one is going to be in England and then I’ll have two cars there, and R will have five cars and two motorcycles there. Holy smokes, we’ve got to stop doing this! LOL. I would love to see you at one of the car shows. 😀
Ida P. Krause
Well that is just wonderful that she got that great looking coat and for such a good price.
Thanks Ida, I thought it was the bargain of the century too. If I had seen the price I would never have had the guts to cut it by 25% though…lol
Some selfish Sunday time is required and earned, and is an important lesson to teach your daughter while she is young and doesn’t have to figure that out ten years from now when she is burnt out and sick from over working! Good parents!
Those dogs are adorable!
You always seem to discover such good vintage finds! The Hudson’s Bay Blanket coat is a great find and looks great on C. I don’t think I could ever wear a coat like that, I would itch to death and would look like a giant striped doughnut!
Spring has really taken off in Vancouver!
Lol, Renee, that’s so funny. I doubt you’d look like a striped doughnut. 😀 Your part of Canada looks like spring is coming along. Loved your little videos of the new puppy. 🙂
Congrats to Chloe on the great job and the pretty coat. I love the beautiful dogs.. Have a happy week!
Thank you so much Eileen. Those dogs are so lovely, aren’t they? They’re one of Robert’s favourite breeds.
Carol Early Cooney
Okay, I just love your life.
Me to…lol Seriously though, you don’t see the bad/sad bits. Big hugs my friend. 🙂
That is a beautiful dog!!
As for C. nothing like life experience to the put “real” stamp on things, eh?
And what a deal on that vintage coat! oh my gosh~ that was a real deal
Enjoy your week, we are having tons of storms in the first part of the week. Each day is like a roller coaster with tornado warnings and lightening strikes~ eek but weeks end should turn out nicely.
Dawn, everything you say is the truth. 😀 I’ve been reading about the storms. I hope you stay safe and warm. 🙁
hooray for C! its such a classic, it will owe her nothing!
I know Daryl! It’s such a classic. I’m glad she has it and I might just have to borrow it. 😀