I've been lucky enough to run the roads a little this summer. A couple of weekends ago I traveled to Port Elgin Ontario to visit with my dear friends Tom and Ali at Tom's childhood family cottage. I was treated to numerous lake Huron swims, a canoe ride at sunset, the Keady Market, family feasts and a country road garage sale. Above is a photograph taken by Ali on our way home from the sale (it wasn't much of a sale as everything had turned to "free" by the time we got there). Ali suggested it might be nice to see me in action as I hunt down the trinkets and wares I collect and photograph. I ended up taking away this lovely little serving bowl which we then filled with dark pickled beets for dinner.
Hello . My name is Kate Lavender. I am a decorator, stylist, collector and purveyor of fine vintage trinkets and wares. I endeavour to incorporate my one of a kind "curated" collections into contemporary living. I've spent many a day wandering the aisles of thrift shops, seeking out auctions and garage sales, looking for little lost treasures. I am interested in the combination of romantic and industrial and mid-century modern style. I love lace, needlework, teak furniture and antique glassware. I fill my world with collections of things from another time and aspire to share this passion with others.
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