I hope my fellow Canucks are enjoying the waning hours of our long weekend! Ah, so nice.
Following up on our first Nerdy Mission back in July, this extra day off presented L and I with the perfect opportunity to go scout out more locations for our soon-to-be-customized game of "Arkham Horror" with scenes from around our fair city, Victoria. The game is based on H.P. Lovecraft's writings and the locations on the board are places in his fictional town of Arkham.
But first, lunch.
|What's that bright ball of light? Sun!|
As it was somewhat sunny and not too chilly, my jaunty silk vintage scarf and a pair of long brown leather gloves were all I needed to stay toasty.
L and I cut through a courtyard at the museum, and I took a photo op on the groovy 60s sculpture. I love the architecture of the building behind it too.
Jacket (Pink Tartan, consignment), cami (Mexx, consignment), skirt (Skotts Suede, thrifted), boots (Ilenia P), silk scarf (Remoy d'Urville, thrifted, vintage), brooch (Mystery, gift from Mom), earrings (Plum), gloves (Club Monaco, consignment).
As we were strolling along to one of our sites, L spotted Smoking Lily's sewing studio door:
Spotted this wonderful scene of kids blowing bubbles, and various clusters of people hanging out the windows.
Those are three murals!
One of the places L and I went was to Beacon Hill Park.
The parking lot area was full of peacocks.
This one's for Megan:
|Picture taken at Ross Bay Cemetery|
We walked past a vintage shop that was open, so of course we went in. I didn't get to do much shopping, but I did spot one item that came home with me:
We also spotted this great silk tie for L:
|I like that the original price is still on it: $8.50.|
I laughed at the label - it's Chanel.
Now, here are some of the locations we took pictures at:
|The Museum Archives|
This is a huge hardware/kitchenware/tool/marine/clothing store:
Of course, the cemetery was one of our locations.
|Ross Bay Cemetery|
This is my favourite picture:
|Seawall, Dallas Road|
This is near the Breakwater (picture here, from when we flew over it). You can walk down to this lookout from the road, then there is this set of stairs that leads right down to the ocean. At low tide, you can walk on the beach, but it was very disconcerting to have the stairs go right into the water. Very ominous.
And from spooky pictures to...brooches! Une Femme d'Un Certain Age is asking her readers to Show Me the Brooches! and show off their vintage or inherited brooches. I don't actually have many brooches, but I do love them.
The full collection (not including today's, which I somehow missed):
These are some of my favourites:
Middle row: vintage copper burst (50s/60s?); gold leaf pin from L's Grandma W (probably 80s)
Bottom row: Stamped Pastelli from Grandma J (vintage 50s); gold shovel with green stone (Mom's, 70s)
Middle row: lizard pin from Lynne (probably 80s), bug pin (Le Chateau, around 2005)
Bottom row: blue stone pin (Fairweather, 1986), starburst pin (The Bay, 2003)
More newer ones:
Megan), crow Scrabble tile (Raven's Roost Studio, Vancouver, 2012), S Scrabble tile (handmade, 2012).
Right: mink flower (consignment, probably recently made).
I love all your photos! The pins and brooches are beautiful. Your outfit is so stylish- great skirt.ReplyDelete
I really enjoyed the photos from your amazing travels today. Love the one of you sitting on the sculpture :)ReplyDelete
I hadn't seen the brooch post yet. Oh, wow, I will have to drag out all my vintage brooches for a photo shoot :) I love all of yours, especially the bug pin. I loved the lizard pin because it changes colors depending on the light. So much fun to play with!
Brooches!! EEEK! A wonderful selection,I covet!ReplyDelete
I have a round mink brooch similar to yours that Vix sent me!
Now,I'm loving that jacket, and I love how you drape yourself so comfortably! I couldn't do that unless I'd had a few drinkies!
I love that jacket on you. With that scarf! It's the perfect walkabout outfit for a chill autumn day. Your photos are wonderful, especially the ominous stairs, which would be a great location for some freaky fashion photos (in the summer). I like that L will get his groove on with the George Chanel tie. Thanks for showing us your brooch collection.ReplyDelete
A smorgasbord of loveliness and eye candy in here today. These photos are fun and I've always loved architecture pics especially. And I'm with you on the stone buildings. Strong and masculine, I love that in a man....I mean building!! Well, both.ReplyDelete
Can't wait to see the black leather on you. Why wait until costume time? I can see you wearing it with a loose silk blouse and some wide legged high waisted pants perhaps? But you're much better at styling than me, I'm sure you could come up with something gorgeous.
Thanks for the views of your lovely brooches. I have so few, now you make me want more!
Eee! Peacocks! They're so pretty. Much nicer looking than the turkey buzzards we almost ran over the other day. ;P (They were in the middle of the road!)ReplyDelete
How awesome is that bustier! That'll make a great dress up piece.
Beautiful black and white photos! Sounds like a lovely way to spend the day.ReplyDelete
I really like your brown outfit with the colourful scarf for a pop of colour :)
I love your nerdy mission. Great photos! SQUIRREL!ReplyDelete
So much to like here! The suede and tweed outfit is smashing, for one. Love the Georges Chanel tie, the peacocks (so gorgeous) and your pin collection, esp the vintage from your Grandma.ReplyDelete
WOW! What amazing pictures of what looks like a wonderful day! Peacocks?? Like Megan, I only get turkeys wandering around my neighborhood! I love the sculpture you posed by too! And your fantastic blazer!ReplyDelete
wow-amazing pictures--You look fabulous in your tweed and leather!ReplyDelete
AWESOME tie and the leather top is amazing!!
You have some gorgeous brooches
I love your walkabout posts. I agree, the steps to the sea is the most ominous pic.ReplyDelete
Great scores from the vintage shop too, look forward to an outfit incorporating the bustier!
How beautiful, Sheila! All around incredible post, from your gorgeously shaped and fitted mix of suede, velvet, and tweed, peacocks in the parking lot (!), psychedelic tie, murals, scrumptious collection of pins, and wonderfully moody location shots. I love it!ReplyDelete
Awwww, I love that black leather vest/top. It is great!! I can so picture steampunk!! Love the pictures in the post; fabulous!! xoxo LynnReplyDelete
You have a lovely collection of brooches.ReplyDelete
Wonderful collection. I remember those fur brooches from the 60´s, my mother had one just like it. I´d get one for myself on eBay, but I´m allergic to animals and wool and have decided not to risk it. Love seeing them on others, though.ReplyDelete
Oh Sheila what a beautiful outfit. That skirt is TDF! What a lovely collection of pins you have. I really like the mink one. That is just too cool. I'd dearly love to find one like that.ReplyDelete
What a fun post! And what a fabulous brooch collection you have...love some of the more unusual pieces. Thanks so much for joining the Show Us Your Brooches fun today!ReplyDelete