September Soul, First Friday, September 5th

Once again, First Friday comes to Annapolis Royal!
This September we celebrate SOUL.

Our store will be open till 9 pm and “our” band will be here playing Bluegrass.

There will also be music at the market square and at the Town Hall and a free film projected outdoors.

So come on in to Annapolis Royal and spend the evening shopping, meeting friends on the street, having a bite to eat and a general good time.

See you here!

FF

Neilson School Maps from 1952

My husband Peter has always been a geography nut!  As a 10 year old in 1952, he saved up his allowance and somehow persuaded the powers-that-be at the Annapolis Royal Regional Academy to procure for him these two school maps, made by Copp Clark and given to schools by the Neilson Company on the condition that the lettering on the map would not be altered in any way.

He was lucky and secured both maps…the one of Canada (which hasn’t changed much) and the one of the world, which has changed considerably since that time.  These maps hung in his bedroom until he went away to university, and have been rolled up for 52 years.  They are in beautiful condition, with bright lithography and strong paper!  Wonderfully decorative and hard to find, they are offered at $110 each.

1950s Neilson's Chocolates Map of Canada. $110

1950s Neilson’s Chocolates Map of Canada. $110

Neilson's World Map. $110

Neilson’s World Map. $110

Extraordinary pair of red glass lamps

Not for everyone… but maybe for you ? So astonishing, they are magnificent!

These all original lamps are quite outstanding. Amazing metal overlay over the red/gold glass bases. Funky red and black ribbon shades and lots of glam!

The overlay is brass, but we can’t say for sure.

What we can say is that this pair would make a difference to your home!

Pair of glam red glass lamps with metal overlay. Original ribbon shades. Original wiring. $125/pair

Pair of glam red glass lamps with metal overlay. Original ribbon shades. Original wiring. $125/pair

Detail of the metal overlay on the red lamps.

Detail of the metal overlay on the red lamps.

Franciscan Ware water tumblers

4 beautiful  and rare Franciscan Ware water tumblers in the “El Patio” pattern in a lovely coral colour.

This pattern was the first produced by Gladding McBean and the first to carry the name Franciscan Ware in 1934. It was an anchor of the line for over 20 years.

The silky feel of the glaze is just beautiful.

I’m thrilled to be able to offer these 4 tumblers in the store this week.

Rare Franciscan Ware water tumblers. "El Patio" pattern" from 1934. $100 for 4

Rare Franciscan Ware water tumblers.
“El Patio” pattern” from 1934. $100 for 4

Arts Unleashed demos at MNH Aug. 21, 22, 23

This coming week is filled with special events in Annapolis Royal for the Arts Unleashed! festival.

For the full programme, please check: <www.artsunleashed.wordpress.com>

Here at Mrs. Nicholson Home, we are hosting three demos:

On Wednesday, August 20th from 2 to 3 pm, there will be a needlepoint demonstration. I will be talking abut needlepoint, which I love to do, and you will have a chance to try some stitches!

"Snowdrops" needlepoint canvas. Design by Raymond Honeyman for Ehrman kits.

“Snowdrops” needlepoint canvas.
Design by Raymond Honeyman for Ehrman kits.

On Thursday morning from 11:30 to 12:30, Lorraine Beswick, who brings us our wonderful flowers every week, will do a flower arranging demo.

This week's bouquet of flowres by Lorraine Beswick.

This week’s bouquet of flowers by Lorraine Beswick.

And on Friday, August 22nd, my friend and beader extraordinaire, Sam Norgard, will do a demonstration of beading techniques which she uses to create her one of a kind pieces.

Some of Sam's beaded jewelry available in our store.

Some of Sam’s beaded jewelry available in our store.

We hope to see you here this coming week !

No registration necessary, just pop on in.

 

 

Paint the Town-Louise Williams at MNH

This weekend is Paint the Town in Annapolis Royal.

Artists from all over come to paint and then display and sell their work at the Legion.

It’s always a wonderful weekend.

It was a delightful surprise to discover artist Louise Williams painting our own garden this morning.

If you are around the Town, come on down for a visit.

Who knows – your bid might be the winning one at auction!

Artist Louise Williams  painting the glads at MNH  during Paint the Town

Artist Louise Williams
painting the glads at MNH
during Paint the Town 2014

Whiting and Davis cameo set

This week, we have a lovely black stone cameo set by Whiting and Davis in the store.

The set includes a bracelet, a pendant necklace and clip on earrings.

The history of Whiting and Davis is fascinating and dates to the founding in 1876. Whiting and Davis were famous for their mesh handbags.

They are still making jewellery.

“Into the Fifties, Whiting & Davis’ fashion jewelry was growing in recognition as the brand remained true to their dedication to fine craftsmanship and detail. Popular styles included cameo pendants and earrings and charm bracelets”

(excerpt from “our story since 1876″ – http://www.whitinganddaviscollection.com/pages/cfWhitingAndDavisHistory.cfm)

Lovely black stone vintage cameo set. Whiting and Davis $150 bracelet with safety chain, necklace and clip-on earrings.

Lovely black stone vintage cameo set. Whiting and Davis $150
bracelet with safety chain, necklace and clip-on earrings.

 

 

Cats and dolls

Yoda chose a new place to snooze today…

…on the beautiful Chinese silk quilt ($350) and next to Francoise.

Francoise is a French Jumeau doll from the 1880s. I bought her in Paris in 1990 as a present to myself for finishing my Master’s Degree in French.

She is a lovely girl  and needs a new home.

Yoda and Francoise.

Yoda (NFS) and Francoise ($1200)

 

Eagles on the bedside

Jane and I love this new ensemble we set up in the store this morning.

We think these Eagle lamps looks stunning on these bedside tables just brought into the store.

These walnut nightstands are made by Knechtel Furniture of Hanover, Ontario.

Eagle lamps $175 pair. Beside tables $295 pair.

Eagle lamps (SOLD)
Beside tables (SOLD)