Saturday, April 19, 2014

A Big Gardening Week


I visited a couple of Salvo shops this week and found a couple of treasures


I love this little jug.....it's a Booth's "British Scenery" from the 1930's...$3.. and perfect for roses.
I have a large collection of blue and white china but since we moved it's packed away in a box





Another sweet victorian book for my collection....$5






I love the shape of this old large jar




It's already cold at night in the hills....I have laundered all the quilts. 






This large cane trunk I bought last year has been a godsend


Wood has been delivered



In the garden this week


We bought a large lot of seedlings in preparation of Spring..delphiniums ,aquilegia, miniature cyclamen ,larkspur, stocks



Where there once was a horrible juniper bush


BEFORE


 a new garden bed has been created with a mixture of pink and blue flowers in Spring


Pruning fruit trees




 A new vegetable garden is in construction with paved paths is going in between



Salvias around the chicken coop. Sweetpeas have been planted up the coop wire




misty autumn mornings




Golden sunsets




yummy catmint







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Saturday, April 12, 2014

Autumnal Bliss

Last week I promised some pics of the 1930's wedding dress that I had to purchase with the headpiece I wanted at the Salvos













I snapped up a pair of Rachel Ashwell new pillowcases on E-bay from somebody who wanted a quick sale for under $20 ......mind you it was 6am!





In the garden this week




Beautiful sunsets from the back door






coffee on the front verandah



Glory vine on the side fence


some days I swear I could touch the forest behind us

soft autumn light looking over the back fence


Autumn roses

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Country Farm Home
My Romantic Home
Sir thrift-a-lot
Rose Vignettes
Rooted in Thyme
My Charmed Home
Blackbird Has Spoken
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Saturday, April 5, 2014

And Now There Are 8

A visit on Saturday to a busy Salvo's in the Adelaide Hills was a last minute decision. As you all know I collect vintage bridal headpieces and I spotted one with a dress which I don't have any room for. I asked the manager to split them but she stayed firm but said I could have them half price. SOLD! Now I have 8!



They are from the 30's and the tulle is too far gone from neglect so I spent hours removing after taking these pics






I haven't taken any shots of the dress yet ( heaven knows what I will do with it) I'll post them next week

My dining set arrived on Tuesday and I am so thrilled with it


Now we HAVE to get the room painted white soon ( why do we always buy homes from colour blind owners)








We had already put up a new light fitting








In the garden this week

All the apples are ready so we picked and packed them in layers of paper


The beans are thiving and the tomatoes are almost finished


Far too many Butternut pumpkins




A box of succulents waiting for an interesting container

Outside the laundry door


Making a run for it


I can hear the kookaburras laughing in the gum but I can't see them






My favourite roses from the garden...Asma Sharif, Princess Alexandra of Kent, Pierre de Ronsard



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The Dedicated House
A Living Space
Knick of Time
French Country Cottage
Ivy and Elephants
Common Ground
The Colorado Lady
Shabby Art Boutique
The Thrifty Groove
Chic on a Shoestring
Country Farm Home
My Romantic Home
Sir thrift-a-lot
Rose Vignettes
Rooted in Thyme
My Charmed Home
Blackbird Has Spoken
Elizabeth & Co
 The North End Loft
Finding Fabulous
A Revisionary Life 
Natasha in Oz 
From my Front Porch to Yours 
Sunday View