THIS BIG FOOT was hard to miss when I revisited Water Street in Gastown, Vancouver, recently. The dishes on the counter (top right) give a sense of its size. I’ve not yet stepped inside the Boffi store but have been intrigued by its unique furniture and decor.
Since they don’t sell shoes I wondered why the foot was there other than to get the attention of passersby. I soon realized it was a side table or coffee table. This interesting conversation piece for the livingroom made me think of Bigfoot, (also known as Sasquatch). The hairy creature that is said to leave big footprints behind as it wanders Northwest BC is largely viewed as a myth perpetuated by misinterpreted sightings.
The large beach umbrella with its raggedy edges also caught my eye as I peered through the store glass window. I could easily imagine it fluttering in the sea breeze with me relaxing under its shade. And I could also picture myself sitting in that chair at the right that looked so bouncy.
One of these days I will walk inside those Boffi doors and test out the interesting pieces and dare to turn over a price tag or two. I suspect the cost of some of these items is as hefty as the foot I saw in the window.
I continued on my way with plans to explore the store another day.
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This post will also be linked to ABC Wednesday. The letter “B” is for the Boffi store as well as for Bigfoot.
Copyright by Penelope Puddlisms