Sunday, October 24, 2010

Mosaic Monday - Trip to Creemore

Hubby and I took a drive to visit the small town of Creemore, Ontario.
We saw the Collingwood Bridge, the worlds smallest jail, wondered through
some antique shops and visited the 100 Mile Store.
The main street was decorated for fall with pumpkins, pots of Mums,
cornstalks and piles of colored leaves.


I was given my Grandmothers china many years ago from my Anut,
the set was never complete, but I found 3 dinner plates, 4 salad plates
and one teacup in one of the antique stores we visited.
This completed the day perfectly.

You must visit Mary at Little Red House to view the beautiful mosaics.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!



35 comments:

Pondside said...

I remember many lovely fall afternoons in Creemore when we lived at Camp Borden and then later, when we lived in Bradford. There is nothing quite like the landscape of Simcoe County.
I hope you'll post some photos of the china! How lovely for you to find it!

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Jen
Creemore is lovely isn't it? My favourite spot is the big fountain surrounded by a ring of bronze statues of children.
Judith

eileeninmd said...

Sounds like a wonderful day for you. Your photos and mosaic are wonderful.

Snap said...

Looks like a wonderful day. Enjoyed all the images: the bridge (love bridges), white pumpkin. You can't tell us you found china and not show us!!!!!! :D :D :D

Mary Lou said...

Hi Jen, Did you say 100 mile store? Oh my! Finding your china was great!
Nice to see you.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Not only is that a beautiful mosaic of photos from your trip but I love that you were able to add to your grandmother's china during the trip. How wonderful!

Vee said...

Oh I am so excited for you to find so many pieces to your set in one day! Fantastic. And I like your sweet mosaic, but the picture of that bridge just beckons one to cross it.

Bella said...

Hi Jen, That is one charming town, love those lit branch balls (for lack of a better term:-)) Finding the hard to find dishes for your set sounds like a perfect day!!
Bella

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

I have yet to visit Creemore. I hear it is a delightful place with many artisan shops. Wonderful mosaic.

Rettabug said...

What a delightful way to spend the day & how lucky to find your special dishes, too!

Lovely mosaic, Jen. I need to drag DH out for some similar adventures before the snow flies.

Millie said...

Your part of the country looks beautiful, and how nice that you found the china pieces!

Bernie said...

Thanks for sharing these lovely photos from a pretty little spot. How wonderful that you were able to find some matching pieces for your set of china ... I've been on the lookout for a few missing pieces from my mother's set for years and am still looking!

EG Wow said...

The colours are so well coordinated! Lovely collage!

Sheila said...

I love the photo of the bridge! Serendipity played a pert in helping your find those pieces of china on a relaxing day touring the beautiful countryside - lucky you!

Jackie said...

What a beautiful Mosaic. Pleased to hear that you found some china that you wanted. Why is the store called 100 mile store?

Your blog header is beautiful too!!

Have a lovely week,
Jackie in Surrey UK.

Crafty Gardener said...

How wonderful you found some missing pieces for your china set from your grandmother. I love the frame around your mosaic today.

GrandmaK said...

It is always a pleasure to visit you! The mosaic is so lovely! Cathy

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

As always, your mosaic is just beautiful and so well put together. love the photo of the garden gate arch. How exciting to find pieces to your Grandmothers china. Thanks for visiting Collect In Texas Gals Pumpkin Display.

Carol at Serendipity said...

Jen,
Sounds like a wonderful day. The mosaic is beautiful as are your photographs.

Have a wonderful week!

Carol

Sall's Country Life said...

Sounds and looks like a fun day! Woo-Hoo on the china find!! Can't wait to see it too. Lisa

Piecefulafternoon said...

Beautiful mosaic. The 100 Mile Store - now THAT sounds like fun.

What good fortune to find the dishes for your set - may we see them?

Sarah Knight said...

I don't come from a family with any heirloom china (although we do have some classically retro Corelle from the sixties) — but congrats on the finds!

The collage of photos is very pretty & charming :)

Meri said...

That's my definition of a great day. And you took photos, as well. Perfection!

Marydon said...

I so love your gorgeous mosaic. How fabulous to find missing china pieces ... glad you had a lovely trip.

Have a BOO-TEA-FUL week!
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Anja said...

Very nice atmosphere in your mosaic. When enlarging it I recognized the little lights in the balls hanging from the ceiling, that must look wonderful in the night!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

A place I would love to visit! Great photos...I love your banner, too! ♥

Carolyn said...

Looks like you had a great day-finding the china was definitely the icing on the cake!
I love your previous photos too.

Take care,

Carolyn

Kathy said...

Hello! Absolutely love your mosaic! Such gorgeous pictures - looks like you had a very lovely time,
Kathy

Georgianna said...

It sounds like a lovely day, Jen, and as you say, made perfect by finding pieces of your grandmother's china. We also spent yesterday in an historic town going through antique stores but I didn't come away with any treasures like yours. Wishing you a lovely week. – g

Ebie said...

Beautiful collection of photos on your mosaic. Love that bridge and the shadow shot!

Great find for your china.

Naturegirl said...

Love the images on this collage!I have not been to Creemore but it is one of my "to do's" Have friends up North and we intend to visit but perhaps it will have to wait until Spring.
I love the Canadian button that you placed on your sidebar!
Living in the woodlands is certainly a blessing that I am cherishing!

Gail said...

What a perfect day~and a lovely mosaic of sights! gail

Cozy Home Scenes said...

Beautiful pictures. Between the view and the fact you found your much wanted dishes, it sounds like the perfect day. Glad you got to enjoy it.

Kate said...

Hi, Jen;
Sounds like a lovely afternoon. I really enjoy poking around in second hand shops. I can always find some little goodie to take home with me. :)

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Hi...I am fairly new to blogging; but have been quilting for many years....we have so much in common...I am the mother of 3 grown sons; love to garden and quilt...photos; I love ..but not so great at taking them...lol....love all of your pictures here...great job..