Today was the annual Winnipeg “Doors Open”, a day when the public can see museums, historic buildings, etc., free of charge with guided tours. Although it threatened rain, we did get to see one old building which we have wanted to visit;
The Old house Revival Company, situated in a historic warehouse, sells architectural items and other antiques. I loved this old iron fence, which also included a gate.
We have a caboose heater like this, in much better shape, (used to heat the last coach of a train), but right now it is sitting in our basement collecting dust.
I didn’t photograph the lovely old stained glass windows, or the gentleman working on site to restore them.
I couldn’t come away empty-handed, but I didn’t overdo it either. I bought a tiny reamer to add to my very small collection. It would be ideal to extract juice from key limes, I think. I have shown it with a regular small reamer and some lemons for comparison.
The other items I bought will wait for another posting, when I have used them in small projects I am planning.
We lunched at Homers, a Greek restaurant…..
…and arrived home just in time for a downpour. Our lounge is in a little pond. In the background is our almost-completed fence, (more construction postponed due to weather!). We must wait until next year to stain it per instructions, but the one missing piece will be put in ASAP.