All posts tagged: retro

Couvent Jésus Marie Library

Couvent Jésus-Marie is believed to be the largest and most architecturally ambitious convent school erected in the Franco-Catholic colonies; few of these schools in Western Canada, if any, approach its scale and character. Excerpt taken from: Ecclesiastical Buildings in Gravelbourg, Saskatchewan The most renowned area […]

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Old Fashioned School Room

This old fashioned school room is set up in one of the old classrooms in the Gravelbourg Elementary School, formerly known as Le Couvent Jésus-Marie. The types of desks set up in the classroom are Fashion School Desks; they were first manufactured in 1881. The […]

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Fabulous Fifties

Perfecting these twitchin images has just been peachy keen; I have been jazzed all week. Thanks again to such a primo team. Click the following links for Glamour & Style, Little Red Hat, Cat’s Eye Glasses, and 50’s Inspired Shoot. Designer: Jennifer Bell of Discarded […]

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Moss Cottage Parlor

The parlor was the showcase for Victorian era homeowners; where guests were entertained. A bare room was considered to be in poor taste, so every surface was filled with objects that reflected the owner’s interests and aspirations.

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Kitchen Corners

Here is the final Moss Cottage kitchen themed post. Stay tuned, as I am working on the parlor images next. To view the other Moss Cottage kitchen posts, please click on the following links: Moss Cottage Kitchen Mixing Bowls and Lace Curtains Kitchen Sink All […]

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All Things Metal

To view the other posts about Moss Cottage, please click on the following links: Moss Cottage Kitchen Mixing Bowls and Lace Curtains Kitchen Sink Kitchen Corners

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Kitchen Sink

The kitchen in Sooke’s Moss Cottage was the center of the house. Not only was it used for the preparation of food,  it served as a washing room for laundry, and a place to wash oneself too.  Its shelves were stocked with the items used […]

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Mixing Bowls and Lace Curtains

THE MODERN HOUSEHOLDER‘S list for “cheap kitchen furniture” in 1872 included a few of the items on display in the Moss Cottage kitchen:  one deal table (deal was a name for a cheap wood, often a low-grade pine) and a yellow bowl for mixing dough […]

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Moss Cottage Kitchen

Wednesday I had the opportunity to photograph the interior of Moss Cottage, located on the Sooke Region Museum grounds.  These images are just the beginning of a series I will be posting about this quaint historical building. 5 x 7 fine art greeting cards, featuring […]

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