Sidewalk Finds and Other Free Stuff

The streets are once again paved with free stuff. I’ve actually been avoiding bringing home things I find on the street for a couple of reasons: I already have too much stuff and… Continue reading

Regrets I’ve Had Very Few

I like hunting for vintage watches and jewellery. Because of my hunting methods, I will brag about scoring a particular deal or I will feel a sense of accomplishment for bagging a rare… Continue reading

Smokey Gets In My Eyes

I’ve been a busy bee of late. I’m way behind on cataloging my vintage jewels. Heck, I’m way behind on my vintage jewel hunting. Not finding fantastic new bijoux every week has, however,… Continue reading

Little Charles Horner

I have long wanted an example of Charles Horner’s Arts & Crafts necklaces. But considering that they sell for thousands of dollars, I’ll have to make due with this Dorcas Thimble. In olden… Continue reading

Moral Coral

In the last week I’ve liberated two pink coral necklaces from the Value Village — both for under $4. The torsade with a gilt silver clasp was in a bag o’ broken jewelry… Continue reading

The Real McCoy

I made an early-morning jaunt to the Value Village on Tuesday. The first thing that I espied was this McCoy planter. Before you assume I have an eagle-eye, you should know that I… Continue reading

Midweek Modness: A. Lautz Norway Seal Pendant

Look at this adorable 830 silver seal pendant. I feel a special bond with seals — perhaps because grandmother’s family is much linked to the sealing industry. In fact, when she was a… Continue reading

Box Sets

I am trying to cut back on the watch acquisitions. I’m going to focus on repairing the ones that stopped running (my Gruen Bumper Automatic and my diving watch). Instead, I’m getting my… Continue reading

Men’s Corner with Mr. Andrew

Andrew’s favourite fall coat is a three-quarter length ledermantel he bought in Kensington Market last spring. It was made by a company called Nikator. My German is rusty, but I believe the company… Continue reading

The Legend of Dieter Rams

Pictured above is the new Teint Ergonomy Foundation by Thierry Mugler, $48, available exclusively at the Bay. I haven’t tried it yet but it’s designed reflect light and adjust to every and any… Continue reading

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