Today was a lot of fun! The day started with breakfast at Yin’s in Waterford which was very good for a very little bit of money. We each had coffee, two eggs over easy, bacon, toast and hash- browns for a paltry $8 each. The quality of the food was very good and we left full and satisfied. Then we went on a real adventure and visited the flea market in Waterford Ontario. We easily spent two hours there or more and were so pleasantly surprised at how organized and clean the place was from what we remembered from years before. We both complemented the staff for their obvious hard work and we were told that there are something like 58 vendors in the building and they were working together co-operatively to keep things organized and nice. They are successful in that quest. For much of it, it was like walking down memory lane for both Peter and I. I guess we were dated in our memories. Many of the articles were from our early childhoods. Some of the things we saw were what the ‘rich kids’ of our day had. I saw 1950’s pottie toilets for toddlers, to 1950’s high chairs and so many other things. I could have easily spent another two hours just looking around and touching things. Here are a couple of the ‘finds’ that I actually came home with:
This bowl above is an actual ‘butter bowl’ and ‘butter paddles’ circa 1910. This is one way they made butter from cream, working it with these primitive paddles or ‘spoons’ that they carved from wood. The bowl was also carved from a solid piece of wood. I wonder about the hands that actually worked with this bowl. I have it on display.
Above: Sugar bowl often found in most restaurants during the 50’s and 60’s. I remember these in the lunch counter at Woolworth’s in Simcoe Ontario. I am using it as an actual sugar bowl. I love it as it reminds me of the days when I was very young sitting in Woolworths having my french fries. ❤
Above: we actually were in need of a phone in our bedroom that would work during power outages. As we do have a driver (our son Martin) making deliveries for our business and you never know when family may need to call. This is a mint condition rotary phone that just happened to be the chocolate brown our bedroom’s main colour is. How awesome is that?
Lastly, a circa 1050’s measuring cup. Just because I never seem to have enough measuring cups when I’m on a full tilt baking frenzy. I love the thick glass and the simplicity of this cup. Love it, love it, love it. What a satisfying day it has been.