Hello! Happy New Year. Here’s hoping that 2023 turns out to be a good year for you.
I put together a vignette of mostly vintage and/or thrifted items to celebrate the holiday. I say “mostly” because there’s one brand new piece in there — the sparkly tiara that I found at Dollarama last week. Oh, and the bottle of champagne is no longer in place, as we raised a toast with it last night.
There’s a short time-lapse-ish video showing how this came together, piece by piece, if you’d like to see that.
↑ The postcard on the right is a genuine antique, dated 1909.
The mirrored bell ornament is from the ’00s and came from Honest Ed’s. Those living in Toronto will remember this magical store that graced the corner of Bloor and Bathurst for nearly 65 years, closing in 2016 to make room for a condo development. I loved that place for as long as I can remember, and treasure every item I got there that I still have, these bells included. If you’re interested, you can see photos of it in this post. Also, here are some photos of an art installation/tribute that was displayed at the subway station that serviced the store. ↑
↑ The tiara from Dollarama, propped inside a thrifted bowl filled with vintage glass Christmas baubles (also thrifted). ↑
↑ These greeting cards are from the 50s. I found them on eBay in the fall. ↑
I can’t pretend that 2022 wasn’t a terrible year for us, so we’re definitely glad to see the end of it. Hopefully is wasn’t as bad for you. Here’s wishing for a joyous new year for everyone.
Thanks for reading, xo Loulou