Saturday, March 20, 2010

Treasure Hunting

Yesterday was my Birthday so we took the day off
to go treasure hunting. Knowing that it would be a
long day ahead with not much time for stopping, we decided to start the day off with breakfast at our local diner called Honey's. A couple of coffees and the breakfast special prepared us for the adventure ahead!

We decided to make our first stop LEGACY - Vintage Building Materials and Antiques in Cobourg. If you have never been there you have no idea what a cornucopia of architectural salvage awaits you. Wrought iron railings and gates, every kind of door imaginable, windows, door handles and knobs, lighting, bathtubs, and even the kitchen sink.

Here you will discover the unusual and the obscure as many of the pieces come from overseas.
A great place for inspiration. Once we win the lottery and start building our dream house we know where we'll come to shop for unique architectural details.

Come on in and take a tour with us.

Isn't this the greatest door handle! Details like this abound.

A feast for the eyes at every turn. 
These are just a few highlights 
that I'm showing. This place 
truly is overwhelming.

Couldn't you just swim in this blue?


A bitter, displaced Walmart greeter missing since the 80's. I guess she was a little too intense for Walmart. 

Our tour lasted a good couple of hours. We explored every nook and cranny from the dank basement (ew), to the dusty rafters, the creepy taxidermy section (double eww), as well as the back forty. Having left no stone unturned we loaded up the truck and we moved to Beverly .... 
Hills that is .... 
Swimming pools .... 
Movie Stars!

Part II to be continued.....


  1. Looks like you had a great birthday...Have you been to the place in St Jacobs which is similar but maybe not as much dead animals anyway!

  2. What fun! I want to go to that place when I visit you! And Happy Birthday!!