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Quest Gallery is Now a Stockist!
Quest Gallery Shop in Midland Ontario is now Le Petit Chapeau stockist. The Quest gallery is a lovely space on the main street of Midland.
A modern and well thought building, this gallery has changing contemporary art and an education programme and of course a shop. It shares space with the Midland Cultural Centre which has a lecture series, a performance series and both share a lovely cafe. The shop features Ontario fine crafts people in a range of mediums as well as a small but well thought out section of art supplies.
The gallery shop has kindly agreed to accept my work and as long as it sells, I get to stay! The selection will be small due to space but I am offering my most popular mens cap, The Poor Boy Hat in a lovely fine black wool with a white fine chalk stripe. When these sell I will add others in a different material so get to them quickly.
I have also taken 2 weekenders.
For the ladies I am offering The Bycyclette in a grey check
and The Jockey Hat in a heavy and warm pink and green fabric.
There is also one Collette.
I have also taken several fascinators but space allows me 3 so I choose wisely. Grey, purple and ivory crins.
All of the hats offered are under $100 and lots under $80. I only live 50 kms away so I will be able to restock fairly quickly if Midlandiands shop!
My commision from the sales goes directly to their art education programming so support us all and shop local and handmade.
If you are from the area and would like to see a hat pop-up shop at the gallery space please let me know!
Quest School + Gallery
333 King Street
705 527 2787
An Accidental Walk to History
Earlier this week Sara and I decided to spend the Sunday of the holiday weekend antique hunting in a new area. About an hours drive from the homestead is an area called Midland/Penetanguishene. Lots of great hunting is in the area as well as lovely towns and scenery. We had a picnic, which since we didn’t get out-of-town with any speed, ended up happening in the car. After some hunting in Midland we took a wrong turn and ended up going the wrong way. I pulled into a road which led me to a park to check the map. Right on the Wye River and since it was a lovely hot day we decided to go for a walk.
Under the highway bridge on a bike/walking path opened up to this old train bridge which is now a trail which was not part of our walk but Sara and I decided this was a good place to bring our bikes for a bike picnic. It led us to the living history museum called Saint Maire among the Hurons. It is a fabulous museum which I have visited before and I highly recommend.
For more information on this museum click http://www.saintemarieamongthehurons.on.ca
The view from the path at the museum of the Wye River.
The path along the outer palisade and the river.
The path will take you to the grave site of the sainted Jesuit priests which is located on the grounds of the museum.
You enter a small gate and into a building. There are no electrical lights so the light was not enough for my tablet camera. The grave site is free and open during regular museum hours. Often there is an interpreter to give you the history of the grave. In the first photo you can see a cathedral behind Sara which is the other direction of the path which will take you to the final resting place of these saints.
I am not a catholic and even though I visited all of this as a primary school trip I didn’t know you could take this pleasant walk to the graves and to the church. I love museums and I enjoyed this surprised and the drifting wood smoke and glimpses of the museum through the palisade logs. Sara wants to visit the museum soon so I will take lots of photos and report here for all of you.
Please fell free to tell me of a surprise walk you went on in the comments below.
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I Heart Hats February 2014
Gents, We Have Your Corner.
While neither of us has managed to blog in a while there has been a good reason for it. Between a marvelously busy holiday season, working with a fantastic company to rebuild our website, revamping the men’s section and selection, and building a new work room there has hardly been time for a day off.
Don’t forget that our “I Heart Hats” trunk sale is coming up. This year it will be Thursday February 13. There will be french hot chocolate, 20% to 80% off everything in store and the orphan hats pram containing lonely lovely hats just waiting for you to take them home. We hope to see you there!
Sara and Meaghan.
Sara dressed as a confused bunny for this year.
The tail view and the close-up on her ears made from her hair and a lot of hairspray.
I went as a raccoon. I took off my black gloves to work and I was a
raccoon because I have a lot of black and grey clothes.
My boyfriend didn’t notice my black mask of makeup in the morning and customers
seemed confused as somehow all hallow’een fun is just for kids. Well it’s not.
I don’t have children and I love dressing up!