Espresso Cup Charm at The Flying Fox



These bright little espresso cups caught my eye at the very cozy The Flying Fox Bake Shop in historic Shelburne, Nova Scotia. The shop’s tasty fresh-baked treats and piping hot coffee brightened the cold November day considerably, as did the ready conversation of the shop’s cheerful owner, Julie Shand.  Julie shared with me that in light of her having lived way up near Yellowknife, Yukon Territory, shortly before opening the Flying Fox, Shelburne’s windy temperatures of 33°F / 0°C on that day seemed nearly tropical to her! For my part, I kept my gloves near at hand.



Friday Find: Vintage Rotary Phone


Vintage Rotary Phone at Bistro 138, Shelburne, Nova Scotia


Adorning a post near the counter of Bistro 138, a cozy restaurant and coffee shop in historic Shelburne, Nova Scotia, this very funky old rotary phone demands attention among a sea of people surfing their mobile devices.   I’ve not seen a phone like this one before — its design and color make for an unusual piece of nostalgia.  Located on Water Street in the heart of town, the food and other fare at Bistro 138 is also quite good and its staff is super friendly.

aDSC_9593Bistro 138, Shelburne, Nova Scotia

Lunenberg, Shelburne and South Shore Area of Nova Scotia

Some pictures of Lunenberg and Shelburne, Nova Scotia and nearby area that we took from a recent trip this fall and an earlier trip fall a year ago.

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