When I decided on a whim to start collecting vintage pie plates (you can read about that decision here), I had no idea that finding them would be like starring in the next Mission Impossible movie.
Because it has been, literally, impossible to find more!
I guess Martha Stewart went and snagged them all for this inspiration photo:
|Share, Martha. Share the plates with me.|
I mentioned in my last post that Alex and I were out of town on a little road trip. We drove all the way from our little city in Ontario to my new favourite place of all time: Montreal, QC.
Even though it was more of a sight-seeing adventure sort of trip, a little voice inside my head told me that I would absolutely-for-sure-no-question-about-it-for-certain-of-course find a few little tin pie plates.
I dragged Alex to fifteen different antique stores in and around the cities of Ottawa and Montreal. FIFTEEN!?!?
Pie plates? None. The frustrating part about the whole thing was that many of the shop owners told me that they usually do have some. Le sigh. That's french. Hahaha.
So, I still only have my first two plates:
It's a good thing I've got an awesome friend/scout over in British Columbia (Hi, Claire). She found a set for me but they were $200. Ouch! I've also been checking out some plates on Etsy but shipping to Canada almost always costs more than the plates themselves! Plus, nothing compares to the feeling of digging through a pile of old stuff to find your very own little treasures.
So here's a question for my fellow Ontario girls. Do you know the names and/or locations of some good antique stores? I'd love to hit them up on my next road trip.
One Minute Later Update: I found an Etsy seller willing to ship two pie plates to Canada for $5. Sold! Here are the beauts: