Susan Caley-Purdy and myself sat and stitched for an hour yesterday to celebrate World Embroidery Day!
Susan and I are both members of SOFAAR: Society of Fibre Artists of the Annapolis Valley.
Check out our website at: sofaar.ca
We have a members’s exhibit coming up here in Annapolis Royal at ARCAC at the end of August.
And at Mrs. Nicholson Home we always have lots of lovely vintage linens in stock.
Susan and Christine celebrating World Embroidery Day at Mrs. Nicholson Home.
Happy 70th Natal Days Annapolis Royal.
The vents kick off this Thursday with the Princess Dessert Party at the Firehall at 6:30.
Opening ceremonies and a free concert with Merimac will be held at 6:15 on Friday at the Academy.
An arm’s length list of activities from Thursday night till Monday afternoon!
Of course, there will be the Fireworks off Fort Anne at dusk on Sunday and the Parade through Town at 1pm.
For a list of all activities, please pick up a brochure in town or click on the link below:
Town Natal Day schedule
July 30th is the 5th World Embroidery Day.
This was begun by the Swedish Embroiderer’s Guild and they invite people all over the world to participate in the peaceful occupation of Embroidery.
We will be celebrating World Embroidery Day at Mrs. Nicholson Home this Saturday afternoon between 1 and 3 pm. If you would like to come and stitch in front of our store, please do!
I will be !
Below are quotes from the World Embroidery Day Manifesto:
“To embroider is a peaceful occupation”
“People embroider out of joy”
“We want to acknowledge embroidery as an act of free creativity, which can lead to
free, creative thoughts and ideas. We want to tie our embroidery threads from the privileged
northern hemisphere together with stiches that are sewn by embroidering sisters
and brothers all over the world.”
“We want to be part of a joyfully creative peace movement.”
Really thrilled to have this in the store !
A great vintage rolling medical cabinet. It has a formica top and front and turquoise metal sides and back. The back also has a towel rack. It is in excellent vintage condition. The formica has no cracks or splits.
A tad rusty, but aren’t we all ?
It would fit right in a vintage industrial-look office, bathroom or bedroom!
Rolling medical cabinet with formica top and front and turquoise metal sides and back.
Back of the medical cabinet showing the towel rack.
These collectible vintage Libby glasses from 1951 depict scenes from Treasure Island!
We have Long John Silver and his parrot, Blind Pew arriving at the Benbow Inn to try and steal the treasure map, Ben Gunn finding the treasure and the young men abandoned on the Island!
28 pieces in all:
5 high ball
8 wine glasses
All pieces in excellent condition. Lots of fun !
$140 (set of 28)
Collection of 28 Treasure Island glasses by Libby
Long John Silver high ball glasses
Ben Gunn and the treasure tumblers.
Abandoned! liqueur glasses.
Pew arrviing at Benbow Inn wine glasses.
Jane’s granddaughter Nico discovered the sister dolls and just had to have them!
She has called them Christine and Jane. Isn’t that sweet ?
In store right now we have lots of bits and pieces of vintage kitchen ware. So fun to mix and match.
From a red-handled rolling pin to a green potato masher and interesting mixing bowls of all sorts!
Green masher $12
Kitchen motif tablecloth
Flour, salt and pepper shakers.
Some Glo-Hill serving pieces.
The famous Annapolis Royal House and Garden Tour is on tomorrow, July 9th from 10 to 4 pm.
8 interesting properties for you to visit in Annapolis Royal and Granville Ferry.
There are four new houses and gardens in Fortier Mills – our newest little subdivision behind the Firehall and 4 established houses and gardens across the River.
Tickets are available at the Historic Garden ($30). Your ticket also gives you a chance to visit the Historic Gardens – Canada’s Garden of the Year winner in 2015.
Refreshments are available during the visit.
And of course, Mrs. Nicholson Home will be open all day till 5 pm.
Come enjoy our famous market and prowl around some homes.
For more info, see: