Beautiful map of Quebec

The lovely large map of Quebec came out of ARRA (a school in Annapolis Royal).

It was made in Germany in 1975 and is backed on linen.

The colours are very vibrant and it would make a terrific backdrop to any room.

It makes for fascinating reading!

Vintage school map of the province of Quebec. $95

Vintage school map of the province of Quebec. SOLD

First Friday shopping and fun TONIGHT!

First Friday is here again! And the sun is shining!

At Mrs. Nicholson Home we will have our musicians playing outside our shop around 7 pm and lots of treasures inside! We will be open till 9 pm.

There will be a Zumba class at the wharf, open mic at the market as well as a free magic show at 6 pm and kite flying at the Fort.

The now famous First Friday late evening summer swim will take place at the community pool from 8:30 till 11 pm.

The Historic Gardens is having its annual Wine and Roses event Friday night.

So come stroll, shop and even swim under the stars.

And don’t forget that tomorrow is our annual House and Garden Tour and the Farmers’ Market begins at 8 am.

First Friday fun tonight!

First Friday fun tonight!

Sweet painting – fascinating history

Jane and I love it when we have a story to tell about an acquisition!

This stunning floral is by the Scottish artist Mary Stewart Gibson who lived and painted in Paris in the Left Bank from 1923 until the mid 70s.

This original painting is signed but not dated.

What we find so fascinating is the story of the “atelier” where she bought her paints and canvasses – atelier Lefebvre-Foinet. This canvas is stamped with the workshop’s mark and the frame has a plaque on the back.

This atelier was famous for furnishing supplies to many well-known artists in Paris after the First World War including: Alberto Giacometti, Max Ernst, Matisse and Jean-Paul Riopelle.

The Lefebvre-Foinet atelier was run by five generations for over one hundred years! Many artists gifted paintings to the Lefebvre-Foinet family and they amassed a collection of over 140 works (worth between $6 and $9 million dollars) which were eventually sold at a Christie’s auction in 2009.

Mary Stewart Gibson Still Life painted in Paris.  Likely 1930s. $350

Mary Stewart Gibson
Still Life painted in Paris.
Likely 1930s. $350