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Monday, September 12, 2011


Hello dear ones!

Cabbagetown - One of the most beautiful paces in Toronto. The name comes from poor Irish and Macedonian immigrants come there, who were so poor that the only thing it is said they could afford was eating cabbages they grew in their yards. When they started to fair a bit better, the city decided to demolish a part of it to build some welfare estates. In the forties, the now wealthier neighborhood started moving away from the poorer area. It is now the site of the most beautiful, well preserved Victorian housing in North America. 
Every year, there is a festival held there and all around the area, the houses have garage sales :)
It is the site of beautiful, old cementeries and a tiny, adorable farm, called the Riverdale Farm. Teh sweetest animals live there, you can find delicious food, visit wonderful old cafes, get a sweet view of some gorgeous local art and purchase it too. But the highlight is always the fun of rummaging around the sales and unearthing some wonderful, sometimes wonderfully old, treasures. From furniture and large pieces, to small lovely trinkets. 
I took pictures of the farm and some of the wonderful houses on which the festival was held. It is the place where we want to buy our house. The girls and I love the extraordinarily beautiful, soulful place.
I have bought alot of goodies, but I will keep them for my next post, dont want to bore you out with many pictures! 

I wish you all a most wonderful day!

Witam Was serdecznie,
Kapusciane miasteczko-Jedno z najpiekniejszych miejsc  w Toronto.Nazwa pochodzi od biednych Irlandzkich i Macedonskich emigrantow ktorzy przyjechali do Kanady i byli tak bidni ,ze jedli tylko kapuste ktora sadzili sobie we wlasnych ogrodkach.Kiedy im sie zaczelo powodzic miasto zdecydowalo ,ze  rozburzy  czesc starego sasiedztwa i zbuduje tam dzielnice biednych .W latch 40 cale juz bogatsi ludzie zaczeli sie przenoscic z biednej  dzielnicy.Teraz sa tam najpiekniejsze Wiktorianskie domki i najpiekniejsze sasiedztwo w toronto.Co roku organizuja festiwal i wszystkie domostwa wysprzedaja swoje skarby:)Znajduja sie tam cudowne stare cmentarze i  malenka farma w ktorej zamieszkuja zwierzaki ,mozna zjesc pyszne jedzonko ,zwiedzic stare knajpki,poogladac prace atrystow i kupic ja,ale najwieksza frajda jest chodzic od domu do domu i znajdywac stare przesliczne roznosci od antycznych mebli bo rozne drobiazgi.
Zrobilam pare zdjec farmy,straganow i najladniejszych domow z tej czesci ulicy na ktorej znajdowal sie caly festiwal. Jest to miejsce w ktorym chcemy kupic sobie domek, diewczynki i ja kochamy to wyjatkowo piekne, nastrojowe miejsce.
Pokupowalam rozne drobiazgi ktorymi pochwale sie w nastepnym poscie aby nie zanudzac Was iloscia zdjec.
Zycze Wam pieknego tygodnia!

My favorite

                                                                Little farm




Cindy said...

Looks like a wonderful festival. The architecture of the homes is amazing...would LOVE to see them in person! Thanks for the tour, it was so enjoyable!!!

Peninia said...

Kasiu wspaniałe fotografie...pięknie...
Dziękuję serdecznie za odwiedziny na blogu oraz miłe słowa. Ciepło na duszy! Pozdrawiam i ślę uściski!

Kim said...

Oh my, what a beautiful place! I would love to visit a festival like that one. Thanks so much for the beautiful photos! xo

sonya said...

Wow, Katherine! I would love to visit this place too! The houses were so gorgeous! I want one too! The food looks so yummy, my mouth is watering. Your girl looks so adorable posing in the pics! And all the farm animals are just as sweet as can be. That would be my dream one of those houses on a farm with every animal you could think of!
I can't wait to see the goodies you brought home! Thanks for taking us along!
Big hugs to you dear friend!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh, that looks like sooo much fun, good food, fun booths and gorgeous ginger bread houses!


Barb said...

Thanks for the wonderful tour!

JoAnne said...

Hi Katherine,
Cabbagetown is beautiful! The homes remind me very much of some sections in Buffalo. Architecture and character to die for.
Can't wait to see your purchases!

Maison de lin said...


This tour is great, and i love the beautiful houses.

Have a nice day

Lynn said...

What an enchanting place to live. What a delightful festival that had to be. I love Victorian architecture, love your "favorite" too. Had to smile at the purple and yellow house. I love purple but that is a bit much for me. The street fair looks like it was such a good time. Oh my, do you have a time frame for trying to make your dream of living there come true? Have you looked at houses for sale there? Oh, yes, the beautiful farm and animals. Farm makes me think of "Tasha Tudor" and her home in VT. I do home you find your home there. BTW thank you for your concern when I was not feeling well, I am fine now, just a touch of a bug. Blessings,

Bill said...

The Victorian architecture looks magical -- so beautifully preserved! The festival and the sales you described sound like great fun!

Thank you for your visit and very kind comment today. I stopped by to say how much I appreciated it, and I'm glad I did.

Your collages are absulutely beautiful!

Kindest regaards,

Karie's Chic Creations said...

Wow! What a gorgeous place to visit. I want to go there. Those beautiful houses are something else. Thanks so much for sharing. Hugs, Karie

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

WOW! That's my favorite thing to do...attend a festival! The city is beautiful and I see all kinds of neat things in those booths! What a fun day! ♥