An overcast Thursday found G-pup and me in Mrs. Huizenga's - an eponymously-named vintage mecca on Roncesvalles here in Toronto.
Not intending to buy anything, let alone clothes in this second-hand shop, my eyes fell upon a turquoise-blue pea jacket and after deciding to buy that (it was $28) I found a vintage velvet coat in the most amazing shade of red. So here I am like a plump bird ready for winter.
A couple of years ago I bought this saucy jug from Mrs. Huizenga's.
If it had had a lid and a dolphin spigot, it would have been worth hundreds. I paid $38. It's a dutch chocolate pot from the 18th century. It has a lovely patina and an attitude that goes for miles. I love its anthropomorphic posture.