Wednesday, October 14, 2009


A week ago I found a china teacup at a thrift store - I had no intention of buying this cup but what got my attention was the name of the pattern - Rosina. I have a cousin by that name who I have not seen in years. When we planned our long weekend away we had no intention of going to Oliver but I had seen an advertisement for a quilt shop and at the last minute we decided to go to the Wine Capital of Canada.
I found some recycled glass beads at the bead shop, some great fabric (on sale) at Molly's Quilt Shop, and silver earrings made by a BC artist at The Gallery. When I crossed the street to take a picture of the Oliver Book Store, I could not believe my eyes, but there was my cousin Rosina and her husband. We hugged, we chatted, we took pictures. Of course I told her about the teacup.
A little refreshment after all that excitement - our favourite corner store in Oliver is Eastside Grocery. Valodya stocks up on Lotto and we have ice cream. We had single scoops, which resemble double scoops, of Black Cherry and Moose Tracks.
I made a u-turn in the middle of the street when I saw this in front of a house not too far from the store. Love figs!


raining sheep said...

ok, now I am determined to stop in Oliver next time we go that way. Vitange glass beads? that is my kind of store.

Italo said...

I love these posts where I can see read, scent the real life, and not just the pictures and descriptions from the big cities. Nice. thank you to write them.

Tonia said...

what a crazy coincidence!