It's not often that you see a rat in a postcard so I had to bring this one home, even though the rat is in trouble! And the rabbit one is strange: is it a real photo or was it staged? It looks fake/staged, but did they do that sort of thing back then? These cards were purchased from Attic Books of London, Ontario (along with a few to gift my friend Rose who always sends me such awesome Krampus postcards).
On a more practical note, the cornflower pattern in glass has always caught my eye and there was quite a lot of it at the Show. This piece (from Victoria Street Antiques) however, is both useful and lovely: it will be used to serve our guests sauces for pancakes, like lemon sauce or raspberry. Perhaps it'll also be used for warmed maple syrup... maybe this pretty, delicate vessel will discourage guests from drowning beyond recognition my home-made, buttery pancakes in maple syrup! (How many B&B hosts grumble about this?!) Ah well, to each his/her own... : }