Thursday, August 25, 2011

Thunder Bay

 So summer, me and blogging don't seem to really mix. In my defense I haven't spent any time in doors, and I definitely haven't been coming up with great outfits. But I have been having a lovely summer, and I just got home from Thunder Bay, which is where I grew up. Thunder Bay is on one of the biggest lakes in the world, Lake superior, and even though it can get brutal cold there in the winter, the summers are breezy, fresh, and just plain old gorgeous. Here are some photographs of Silver Islet which is definitely my favourite place around the area. It is a small mining town from the 19th century with the original general store, many of the same old mining homes, and it's on Lake Superior.
I'm wearing: 
H&M pants
zarah shoes
thrifted sweater
and a blouse made by myself from a 1980s pattern. I'm really excited about this pattern and think I'll make it into a dress for next year!
I went with Jon and my parents and we took a walk along the old road, looked at the mining homes and sat on the sandy beech. My mother found saskatoon berries on road and she made us stop and pick every last one of them. They are delicious though, and my mother is crazy for picking berries. Afterwards we decided to take a look at the old cemetery from when Silver Islet was a real village, and it was such an interesting place. We ended the day with pie and tea at the general store. The day trip was definitely one of the highlights of my summer.
Now that the weathers getting a bit chillier I'm certain that I'll be a better blogger. And Francine and I are making another little film on sunday that may or may not involve flappers. So yes, have a lovely weekend.


  1. Well, I you have great time. It is best that you got home from thunder bay. I am very excited for your little film. I am waiting for this film.

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  2. Lovely blog :)

  3. It looks so idyllic and breeze-blown. Was it warm enough to swim? Great seamstress skills on your blouse too. I find collars so tricky that I gave up last time I tried making a collared dress.

  4. great photo, nice shoes, and beautiful scenery!

  5. beautiful shots of the bay - love the last one of you. there's something about sweaters by the water..

  6. I think the way you've been spending your time is far nicer than regular blogging :) this post was lovely to read though.

  7. it's okay...everyone kind of disappears in the summer. i don't but i get lonely so that's no argument to stay online and indoors! lol

  8. So gorgeous! Absolutely lovely blouse, I can't wait to start some sewing this weekend once I've bought some fabric!

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  9. I think that Thunder Bay is the most magical sounding place in the whole universe.

  10. well that lake seems to be really beautiful!
    I'm sure that dress will be so cute and can't wait to see your video, the last one was amazing :)

  11. I love Silver Islet too. Such a special place. I'm sad I didn't make it back to Thunder Bay this summer. Next year, I hope!

  12. The blouse is lovely Caitlin, I can't believe it is from a 80s pattern, it definitely looks vintage :) If you do make a dress out of it, I want one as well!!! ;D