I wanted to share some photos I took of a chamber of commerce event hosted at 270 Sherman here in Hamilton, Ont. 270 Sherman is an old textile mill that was purchased by Torontonians and is being divided up into working studios and office space for the creative talent that is booming in this city. We were given a great tour of different spaces and their occupants gave us some detail on what it is like being in the building. Bursting at the seams with charm, I hope to one day be a resident in the not so distant future…
My friends Whitney and Emma (a.k.a. cat and mouse) had the great idea to host a Halloween movie night at Whitney’s store Girl on the Wing. A few friends gathered to watch Teen Witch (a must see for all) and enjoyed a delicious array of treats and drink. The girls even had a little vintage inspired popcorn machine! This is truly one of the reasons why I am loving that we moved to Hamilton. We have met so many great people and events like these make me feel like part of a community. I feel like I am living in a small quaint town surrounded by great creative minds.
The girls set the screen up with a projector and had chairs for everyone. One of the highlights was when we had an “intermission” and the classic “let’s all go to the lobby” video played. It was so charming!! Here are a few flicks from the evening – I can’t wait to do it again!
All summer I have been meaning to set up an outdoor movie on our patio. I have no excuse – I have a screen, projector, portable speaker, hot air popper – not to mention a sweet blow up sofa! Perhaps tonight is the night?! Well, to get me inspired – here are a few poppin’ popcorn related items made in Canada, found on Etsy.com! I will update pics if we end up setting up this evening 😉
1. Personalized popcorn bags: Vintage Apricot – Langley, BC
These would be so cute to give to your guests! Have them preloaded, or put out a big bowl of popcorn with a scoop…
2. Gourmet popcorn seasoning – Purpose Design – Montreal, QC
Ummmm YUM! I love the idea of making your own custom flavours – Pair this with a hand made soda from a Soda Stream and voila!
3. Life’s Soundtrack Popcorn Popping (tea towel)! – Kemptonjones – Toronto,ON
I picked up one of these last year the OOAK show in Toronto – so unique – would make the perfect hostess gift!
4. Popcorn Necklace – Mignonnerie – Montreal, QC
Wear your heart on your…neck? For movie lovers only. (who can resist a miniature?)
5. Movie night popcorn shoes – Mandy Jane Shoes – Calgary, AB
That’s right – get your fancy shoes on! Go all out in these stunners! Guaranteed to turn heads 😉
6. Chick Flick Art – Kelly Grace Shop – Toronto, ON
I have been a fan for years – I would love to have a 3D movie party with old skool glasses. I will settle for these beautiful pieces of art for now…
7. Let’s all go to the lobby – invite printable – Cute Cartoon Portraits – Montreal, QC
Send out an invite in style – Be honest – who sang the lobby song after reading this? Best part of the movies, in my opinion.
7. Internet killed the video store t-shirt – IceCreamTees – Georgina,ON
Sad, but true.
8. Vintage movie projection screen – The Creative Hearth -Nanaimo, BC
Oldies are golden on this beaut!
9. Retro film reel – Stonesoupology – Burlington, ON
Loving the colour of these!
10.Vintage theatre seats – Rice and Potato – Toronto, ON
The ultimate seating!!!! *swoon*
Guys, I did it! I set up the movie night – all this swag inspired me to get my butt in gear. Especially considering there is not much summer left! We decided to watch a Bond movie – probably a vintage one… let the popcorn start poppin!
What can you get for 5 cents?
Well let me let you in on a little secret… you can buy a magical afternoon for just 5 cents. Yup.. no more, no less (well the cost of gas money, possibly an ice cream cone….) We made an adventure out of finding this carousal I found online. We drove all the way to Port Dalhousie in St. Catherines to check it out. We may have gotten slightly lost due to my superb navigational skills, but we did eventually find it. (side note – visit Port Dalhousie, it is charming – they hold the annual Henley Rowing Regatta there – I used to participate for years, totally worth a day trip)
Overall I would suggest that you should go check this out. I mean common…5 cents!!! There is also a great marina to walk around and a beach which you may or may not be able to swim in depending on the water e.coli levels. This was the best 10 cents I have spent in years.