Friday, October 24, 2014

Hot Spring

It's been a very hot  and dry spring and we seem to have jumped straight to Summer with no rain for 3 months I picked up a couple of things this week from the local charity shops

An Akubra hat for $1.00 and a child's velvet riding helmet for $2 (just for decoration)




I love ceramic apothecary jars and this is my second





digging out my vintage bridal headpiece collection and rotating them





In the garden this week









Princess Alexandra of Kent







Abraham Darby





the first rose from the Mme Gregoire Staechlin which we planted in June and will cover a wall




Pierre de Ronsard







Clematis




Pink Wisteria Tree




recently planted Indian Hawthorn Bush




catmint













Look who has just migrated from the neighbors  to our  own gum tree...isn't he gorgeous


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Friday, October 17, 2014

Enjoying Spring

A beautiful spring week and spending lots of time outdoors and  a nice weekend driving through the towns up here and browsing through favourite charity and second hand shops




An enormous rustic lantern which I am going to fill with candles




A couple of books for my collection of blue books




A vintage fabric covered box for my collection





 I won a antique leather bound book...1822..on my very slow collection of leather books. It's been a year since the last one as I have a limit of $15. The earliest is 1730




In the garden this week

The spring garden is  a  few weeks from it's flowering peak yet but I am already picking some for the house already. A veg garden is in for summer cropping and I am  enjoying the greenery while I can...a drought summer with heaps of heatwaves is predicted













































Love this book!







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Friday, October 10, 2014

What I Found this Week

It was such a gorgeous Spring day I took a trip to the beautiful Barossa Valley with a friend and a trawl of the charity, antique and second-hand shops

I love this delicate Pyrex test tube...perfect for a flower


 A very large chippy pale blue painted laundry basket already in use




a very useful woven  cane food cover


In the spring garden this week


Late afternoon on a lovely spring day with  the sun on the trees








 The very first rose to open













Weeping cherry blossom




sleeping in sunbeams



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Country Farm Home
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Rose Vignettes
Rooted in Thyme
My Charmed Home
Elizabeth & Co
Finding Fabulous
A Revisionary Life
Thoughts from Alice
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