Fun Tuesday

Yesterday I met up with my gal pal Tracey for lunch. She is such a hoot to be around! Her talent for interior photography gives me pangs of jealousy - but she so kindly shares her tips.

Thanks darling.

 She is such a talented photographer, I said that already didn't I?  I interviewed for my "So Canadian, eh?" series {you can read that here} and yippee for her as she is shooting two spaces designed by fabulous blogging friend, Karla, for Style at Home magazine!!

I sure know how to pick friends, don't I?

 Tracey is also a stealthy surreptitious architectural salvage rescuer. 

So many historical homes in Vancouver are being torn down to make way for architecturally blah homes, which breaks her heart.

 So by the cover of the night, she grabs the gorgeous bits and pieces that would otherwise be put into a dumpster. Bless her soul because we get enjoy her spoils. She sold most of her "treasures" at the Fieldstone Vintage Market but saved her favourite for me.

You see her husband told her they needed to hoarding allowed.

Too bad for her.. but great for me.

Yesterday I picked these beauties up from her, for a sweet steal deal.

They weigh a ton.

 What I going to do with them, I have no idea??

Me saying "H...e...l...l....o.... babies, where have you been all my life?"

Tracey bidding corbies "adieu".

 I am such a sucker for old bits with so much character, so I treated myself for my birthday which means hubby can't say anything!

 Drat, this won't look good though, he wants a new bike.....


Carol from The Design Pages is hosting a giveaway where you can win a limited edition polaroid print created by Tracey!

Lucky me - I have one of her pieces.

XO Barbara


  1. Oh I was reading about those corbels - lucky you have some too, they look fabulous!

  2. LOVE those corbels - can't wait to see what you do with them!

  3. I once walked into a new friend's home and hugged her bannister - I can relate:) How lucky you are to have the corbels!

  4. You are so lucky. They look great. I can't wait to see what you will do with them.

  5. I'm sure you will find something fabulous to do with those ;) Lovely bird print too!

  6. Ohhh, I wanna hang something with clips and wire now. Very cool looking.

  7. Those are fantastic Barb!! If I were Sarah Richardson I would use them for opening shelving in a kitchen but those are huge! I can't wait to hear what you did with them.


  8. I can't WAIT to see what you do with those babies!!

  9. Ohh I can't wait to see what you do with nice! I'm off to enter the fab giveaway -I've been lucky lately! ;-)

  10. Love the corbies and the print... I need to see more pictures of your space. Get those photography tips working and lets see every nook and cranny!

  11. Yup, lucky you! Those corbies are beauties - can't wait to see what you decide to do with them! And they are so much prettier than a new bike anyway ;-)

  12. You have totally made my day Barbara. What a lovely way to wake up, having someone say such nice things. I might put a time limit on you so that you do something with those corbels in a timely matter .... we're waiting ......... tick tock!!

  13. I love stuff like this! Those corbels are gorg and I can't wait to see where they end up! :)

  14. You are too funny, Barbara! I want to see what you do with the corbels besides hug them!! ;)

    Lucky you to have lunch with a fellow design lover and blogger. That must be so much fun! Also, you look so cute in your jean and black Toms!

  15. I ADORE that picture of you hugging those treasures! I would have done the same - buy 'em with no place to go!

  16. Your corbels finally made it home!! I love mine too :-)


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