Posts Tagged ‘Antique’

Time waits for no one it is said, but what about when it makes a grand journey only to find itself back home?  This story has all the makings of a wonderful story that ties our rich local history into the present.  Our involvement all started recently with a new connection we made at our […]

Today’s story is one that has taken us well over 3 years to bring to you, one that has had a profound effect on the way we see the world around us, and in a larger context one that has made us appreciate our rich heritage here on Vancouver Island that much more.  This is […]

Valentine’s Day is much more than pretty flowers, nice cards and warm sentiments, it’s a time to reflect on those things that are so meaningful to us.  Here at Toad Hollow we march to the beat of a slightly different drummer and with this in our hearts we take us back once again to one […]

A Pinch Of Tobacco

Posted: 18th November 2013 by ToadHollowPhoto in Olde School, Photography
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100 years ago we looked forward to the simpler things in life.  A nice smoke after a lovely meal, a clean-shaven face and the smell of aftershave, and…  well, we’ll save the last one for last.  It’s been awhile since last we visited the Metchosin School House Museum and explored all the wonderful treasures on […]

Please be warned that you may need a tetanus shot after reading today’s post, my friends.  Today we’re heading back to the Metchosin Pioneer Museum, on Vancouver Island, BC, Canada where we are continuing our long-running photoblog series “The Antiques Toad Show“.  This is a special place, one you can return to often and discover […]

Stepping through the gates is like stepping back in time, a simpler time, one where challenges created the rewards of starting a new life in a new country.  Ross Bay Villa represents this time as one of the few remaining original homes built during colonization of Victoria in the mid 1800’s.  We can think of […]

The Wilde One

Posted: 27th August 2013 by ToadHollowPhoto in Photography, The Toads At The Sportsplex
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Personalities come in all shapes and sizes, and sometimes they even come wrapped in some of the most beautiful sheet metal you’ve ever seen.  When Mrs. Toad and I meandered our way into the Beverly Corners Show and Shine 2013 this summer, we came across one such character…  one with a terrific history and a […]

Summertime here on Vancouver Island always means the car shows are going full-tilt.  This is an awesome way to spend an afternoon seeing cars you just wouldn’t normally have a chance to see, and to talk to folks who love them.  Mrs. Toad and I visited The Motorcar Gathering 2012 held at Queen Alexandra Hospital […]

Toys! Toys! Toys!

Posted: 6th May 2013 by Mrs. Toad in Olde School, Photography
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“When I am grown to man’s estate I shall be very proud and great.  And tell the other girls and boys not to meddle with my toys!” – Robert Louis Stevenson If you believe roller skates should have keys, made a game of picking up wooden sticks with painted ends, created endless works of art with the […]

History is such a fickle lady, elevating certain stories to levels of yore while others are soon forgotten, lost forever in the ether of time.  History can be centered around a tale woven in the fabric of time a millennium ago, or it can share an allegory from recent times.  What factors affect those stories […]