Checking in!

How can it be almost March already?  Does the past year seem like a big blur to anyone else?  I'm looking forward to a bit of "normalcy" again, hopefully sooner than later. I've been putting together some larger slide lots for eBay. I'm still offering single photos but the fees on some of the lower-priced items add up.  eBay has made a lot of positive changes since the start of the pandemic but the fees are still pretty high.  Please email me your slide requests if you would like a custom lot off eBay.  My mom has been making junk journal embellishments and scrapbooking stuff again do watch eBay for her cool stuff. I've created a YouTube channel for this blog and its also where I will be posting my 8mm films. Not much content yet but there are a few old family movies. Check it out and don't forget to subscribe I've also started working on a separate site for my Epicure business  It's not live yet but please contact me if you would like to learn mo

Merry Christmas

 Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and cheers to a Happy and Healthy 2021 !

Nemo Hall, Petrolia, Ontario, during a snowstorm

  Nemo Hall - Petrolia, Ontario Much of Southern Ontario experienced a good old fashioned snowstorm last week. Nice thick stuff that sticks to the trees and makes everything look all pretty and Christmasy.  Nemo Hall , built in 1878, is the only remaining building of the Second Empire Style in the town of Petrolia. I think it looks timeless in the snow. 

Free Vintage Christmas graphics for Junk Journals / Altered Art / Scrapbooking

Free Vintage Christmas Graphics from old newspapers  Updated Nov 2020 Click the image to enlarge it, and then save. (On PCs, right click the enlarged image and choose Save Image As...

8mm Home Movie scanner

 I bought an 8mm/super 8 scanner/editor this week to add to my growing collection of editing tools.  This one is pretty easy to use so far although some of my reels are too big and I have already had to order smaller ones. Thank goodness I have a time machine and can travel back to the 1960s for parts! Just kidding..but I did find some on good ole eBay. Here is a sample of some of the films I've transferred so far. Both are from 1962

Photo - VW Bug by Lake Huron

This isn't my car but I wish it was! A white Bug has always been my dream car but after coming across this one I think cream is now my preferred colour.

Flying Squirrels

My backyard in Southwestern Ontario is now home to a family of Northern Flying Squirrels. Now they could be Southern or a hybrid of the two species and from what I have read so far, the two kinds are almost impossible to tell apart without a DNA test. This is my first time experiencing them in the wild. I have only seen a flying squirrel in a zoo.  We have a fire pit in the back of our yard and occasionally a raccoon will come down and say hello but it has been months since I've seen one. We also have a good-sized bat population and when I first saw the squirrels spread out on the bark I mistook them for a strange fuzzy bat. They didn't appear too afraid of us and seemed more annoyed than frightened at the cell phone shining in their wee faces.  They have been coming down the tree every night for a while now eating the bird feeder leftovers including the handful of blueberries left specifically for them :) Staking out the feeder at night is becoming a new hobby!