This past week I had the delightful pleasure of spending a day with one of my very oldest and dearest friends road tripping for treasures around the Ottawa Valley. I had the intent when we left, of taking pictures along the way of my favourite places but… well… we were having soo much fun I forgot!
I did manage to remember to snap a pic of the first place we went (which happens to be one of my favourites!) and that’s were the pictures along the way stopped.
Despite having no photographic evidence of the rest of the day, let me tell you, it was heaven.
We spent hours poking and picking through piles upon piles of rusty, chippy, dirty things…
We spent countless conversations discussing the possible “stories” of the old things we found…
and we spent a ton of energy doubled over laughing until we cried.
How could you ask for a better day?
I may have gotten so caught up in the day that I forgot to take pictures of my favourite places to find treasures for upcycling, but I did remember to take some of the incredible things we found!
A stack of old windows which we found for free by the side of the road.Colourful vintage buttons.
Scenic paper calendar pages.A gorgeous old secretary, vintage furniture legs and an old wooden spool.An antique pie window, more windows and a 1930’s mirror.
Our road trip took through Smiths Falls, Perth, Carleton Place and Almonte and it couldn’t have been a more perfect day! And, despite the fact that I have lots to keep me busy, I will be counting down the days until our next one 🙂