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.
C loved these ice lolly ones.
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.
We walked across the street to find a busker singing You Are My Sunshine with the cutest little tyke holding a ukulele.
Then we had a good mooch in one of our favourite stores Paper Ya.
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! 😀
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.
C loved these crowned owls. Aren’t they great?
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.
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.
They also sell some of the blocks.
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.
Or maybe I could carve one to look like this funky cow/armadillo creature. 😀
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.