Saturday, September 17, 2011

Happy Sunday everyone ~  As you know, Mr. Vintage and I went camping ~  We visited the Aylmer, Ontario market ~ what a wonderful place

This booth had the most delicious raspberries ;-)

There are Amish here and I have to say that I Just adore them ~ they are so peaceful and wonderful people ~ and their food is absolutely the BEST

Into the market we went ~ We bought potatoes, squash, raspberries (yummmm), and so much more ~ then we spotted this ~

Isn't this just the swetest toy chest you have ever seen?

We just couldn't find a use for it (no children and no grandbabies) ~ so we left it behind.  It was VERY hard to leave this little sweety behind.

Off we went to look at the lovely homes ~

Aren't they just fantastic?

This one is my very favourite ~

Later, as we read the "Homes for Sale" paper, we found out that this home was converted into condominiums ~ what a shame ~ such a grand, grand home.  So beautiful.

On the way home, Mr. Vintage was in a playful mood and he said this was going to be our retirement home ~

A little bit of a fixer upper ~ Doncha think?  But in it's day it must have been beautiful....

Do you see the beautiful side of  things that have been tattered and torn or am I just a romantic?  I would love to hear from you ~ I always try to see beauty, even if it is not so beautiful today.  This house must hold so many beautiful memories ~




  1. OH! I would take that "fixer" in a minute! It's gorgeous!

    m ^..^

  2. I am loving the pitcher with the pink glads! Last weekend I spent time here in Illinois in our Amish countryside....had a great time as always.

  3. I love old dilapidated farmhouses, like this one. I wonder about the family that lived there, the children that grew up there. Oh, the other houses are nice too. LOL!

  4. I am a romatic too and just love all those homes even the fixer upper I wonder what its story is.

  5. What a sense of humor your husband has! I'm with you-it is just as beautiful in its present state as the other homes. It kind of reminds me of the home in 'It's a Wonderful Life'.
    I would love to visit Aylmer someday. It's a treasure!
    Thanks for sharing it.

  6. I love old homes and can only imagine the memories in them! There are several old homes and general stores nearby...broken, falling apart. I could sit and stare at them and dream about the people that used to be inside...the kids running out the door with ice cream cones in their hands....mommas cooking in the kitchen...

  7. So enjoyed your post! Love looking at old homes and your retirement home...well, it is full of possibilities. :) :)
    So gald you had a great time!
    Hope your weekend is wonderful...

  8. I adore that "fixer", I truly do =) I can only imagine the beauty it once had and what it can be...Love it! Xoxoxo

  9. Sometimes it's hard for me to imagine what a place can look like with renovations!But I love to imagine myself living in homes that I see when we travel! That little toy chest is precious! I have all kinds of dolls and's FUN to collect them! ♥

  10. Thank you for sharing the photos of the beautiful old homes! I can't get enough of them.. can you imagine how lovely the last house would have been in its hay day? Have a wonderful Sunday!


  11. Hi Marianne~ I enjoyed the pictures from your trip! That little Tidy-Tot toy box is the cutest thing! Don't know if I could have left it behind. Oh, and I love, love, love your retirement home! *smile* ~Mandy PS~ Just trying to make cleaning the fridge as fun as possible. Happy Sunday!

  12. How fun...I love visiting Amish Country and you're right..they sure know how to cook!
    Such beautiful people!
    We also love driving around and looking at homes and the images here are beautiful!
    That little chest is sweet :)
    So glad you enjoyed yourselves!

    Deborah xoxo

  13. Wow, what amazing houses. But I really tend to gravitate toward the broken, hurt, worn things in life ... maybe because I've felt that way before and now my heart wants to reach out to the people (and yes, even things) that are in that boat. So I say buy the house, and you'll have material for 4 million blog posts as you redo it :)

    Mary @ Redo 101

  14. Hi Marianne...I would love to be able to have a fixerupper like that last photo!

  15. Oh, you must have had a wonderful time. Love the old houses, even the dilapidated ones! They just need love.

  16. I love that mauvey/pink house! So pretty. There are some beautiful homes there for sure. I also like the poor old falling down house. They always make me sad and I often wonder who lived in them and how they got to be abandoned. Have a beautiful week. Blessings, Pamela

  17. Love the old houses and the market. What a lovely way to spend the day.