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Market morning

Chloe and I took the morning off.

I had an appointment downtown first thing this morning and, after it, we went for a little breakfast and a good mooch just over the water at the public market.

We walked around the stalls and I found some beautiful black/purple figs I really felt like having. Isn’t it wonderful to walk around so many yummy options and pick out exactly what you feel like eating? How often do we get a chance to do that? We all should once in a while; so good for the soul.


Let me show you some of our favourite finds at the market.

There is a little store at the market selling hand crafted, natural, local and organic soaps.

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C loved these ice lolly ones.

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And I loved this solid shampoo. The smell was wonderful. I wonder if it works. Anyone have experience with solid shampoos? I know Lush makes some.

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We walked across the street to find a busker singing You Are My Sunshine with the cutest little tyke holdingΒ a ukulele.

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Then we had a good mooch in one of our favourite stores Paper Ya.

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There is very little I love more than paper and pens and lovely stationery products. How about these writing pads for brilliant ideas and laundry lists! πŸ˜€

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I love that people are making old fashioned paper weights again. This one with this little golden bird in a peacock hat is the one I’d have on my desk.

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C loved these crowned owls. Aren’t they great?

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We found a store which had tiled an entire wall with Sid Dickens tiles. Do you know these tiles? Maybe not. Sid Dickens is a Vancouver based artist and manufacturer of these 3D tiles. They’re just beautiful to look at. C has the horse tile.

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Just across from that store is Maiwa Handprints. I love this store because it’s full of fair trade, organic, cotton materials, hand blocked and dyed.

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They also sell some of the blocks.

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I was just thinking that a lovely design, which I could print from one of these blocks, might make a fantastic background design on a piece of paper for one of my lino cuts.

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Or maybe I could carve one to look like this funky cow/armadillo creature. πŸ˜€

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The last store we went into is a new store called Hang Out, where we were invited to…er…hang out! Loved it! Loved these chair hammocks. The most comfy, wonderful way to relax in the world. Now were trying to figure out just where and how we can hang a couple. Lol.


Comments: 18

  • June 3, 2014

    i saw your comment over hat tiny woolf’s Nadine
    just to let you know
    i am the host this week!! ;^))
    are you in?

  • June 4, 2014

    I love shops and market places that feature really well made objects and YES! we should all stroll through a market and choose exactly what we are craving to eat at that moment. What a treat!

  • daryledelstein

    June 4, 2014

    i have one of those tiles … i bought it in a gallery in south beach some years back .. its the queen of hearts, i adore anything heart(s). and you know, of course you know, you can make one of those paperweights … i did some as gifts one holiday season

  • daryledelstein

    June 4, 2014

    apparently my tiles been ‘retired’

  • Christie

    June 4, 2014

    What a fun morning! So many lovely things to enjoy!

  • Dana Fulton

    June 4, 2014

    Thank you for sharing your day with all of us! I had never heard of Sid Dickens but I loved that tile wall and will definitely check out his work. What a lovely market seen through your eyes!

  • Patty/NS

    June 4, 2014

    Love your trip to the market. Going to our farmer’s market here tomorrow, can’t wait to see what we find! I brought my Sid tiles with me when we moved from Vanc Island to NS in Feb. They are all still safely packed away until the reno’s are done. The soaps are so beautiful. I use all sorts of Lush products and love them. I am with C, those owls are sweet and the paperweight with the bird would have flown off the shelf and home with me, I love all things bird! Thanks for sharing your day.

  • June 4, 2014

    ahh, you make me long for a market. tho’ i did find some handmade soap last weekend in Flensborg, but there weren’t any awesome textiles or carved stamps. *sigh*

  • June 4, 2014

    Market mornings are the best, and I enjoyed the virtual stroll – we like similar things πŸ™‚

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