Category Archives: travel

Beauty and decay

I was cruising the intermawebs today and found  the most beautifully shot interiors.  While we usually save that sort of link re-post for the RS facebook page the subject matter took me back to one of our trips and branched out in a way that couldn’t be properly explored in a one-liner.  Hope you think so too!

Dale and I had travelled to Cuba and were taken not so much by the tourist littered beaches and ho hum resorts, but rather the beauty of Havana and it’s people. Education is prized in a way were rarely see here, and there is a quiet grace to both the spaces and the teamwork involved to achieve the goals of the country as a whole. Do yourself a favour, skip the all inclusive and plan for a good 4 days (at least) in this unexpected city exploring.

havana trip

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a-la-ka-zammmmm!

We went for a little road trip and stumbled upon an estate sale.
2 little old ladies (sisters) had outlived their husbands and were  happily crafting their days away in this house.

oh god, what a collection of stuff.

Each room upstairs was filled with a different theme….ladies loved the dolls so much they filled 2 rooms!

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quick hits of delicious inspiration

Pssssst,  there’s a whole other side to this site that you might not know about.
We tend to save the quick hits of inspiration for our facebook page.

It’s where we post stuff like this

renovationslaves facebooik blueprint for your wall Continue reading

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my first customer!

I had my first commission last month.  A custom scarf requested in the softest inky Shi Bui Silk Mohair you could ever imagine. Continue reading

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Maple Buttermilk Pie

It’s sugaring season folks.

Just about this time of year we head north east and volunteer at a friends maple syrup farm. Our job is to boil down the syrup and pour it over trays of fresh snow so visitors to the farm can twirl the cooling Maple Taffy around sticks n pop it into their mouths, it’s a sticky job but someone’s got to do it. Continue reading

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When Sandy comes to town

Some more photos from the Long Island boat yard.

250 catalina in the boatyard

250 catalina in the boatyard Continue reading

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Anchors away!

We drove down to Long Island a few weeks ago to have a look at Dale’s newest project, a 2004 Catalina 250 Sailboat.

Dale’s an ace at fibreglass repair, often travelling to storm damaged areas to pick up a vessel that’s been tossed about and written off to salvage.  Give that man a season to make the repairs and he’ll give you a gorgeous sea worthy sailboat in return.  This one will be the 7th sail boat Dale has completed, and it’s back to his favourite manufacturer as well. Continue reading

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another gentle nudge in nantucket

One night after dinner Dale and I took a stroll down the Old South Warf of Nantucket  and, in the least likely of places, had another brush with the loom.

Operating out of a Scallop Shack festooned with soft woolly blankets and silky throws was Karin Sheppard. Karin is an island native, the perfect person to talk to about life on the island and following her passion for weaving.  With an infectious and welcoming laugh she happily beckoned us into her studio and  launched into her story without missing a beat. Continue reading

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