Saturday, August 23, 2014

Rustic

I love this little piece of leadlight glass I found. It was really grubby so I washed,sanded and polished the glass. Each pane is  beautifully bevelled and sparkles when in light


  



Before sanding








An old mini laundry basket which I am going to use for my growing stash of faded fabrics











Lined it






A sweet copy of Emma






I look forward to going outside each morning  and checking out what is starting to welcome Spring



golden wattle






First blossom



 

Pruning





Bonfire



Sun bathing and dust bathing  in the  garden





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Saturday, August 16, 2014

Faded

Sometimes it's quite strange how I find things the same colour or theme in one week
This week I picked up some sweet faded pieces for some of my collections







Faded fabric for my stash









An old 1880's photo

Spring is slowly peeping around the corner



Daffies  and Muscari starting to pop up






Hellebore


Pink buds appearing on the Prunus trees




 Fruit tree budding








SASCHA!!!!!!!!!!! SPRUNG!






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Saturday, August 9, 2014

First Anniverary of a Country Move

This week marks one year since we moved from the city to a small country town,and it's been a big adjustment for me personally, mostly I love it but sometimes not so much! 
Mr VL bought me a present this week from a second hand shop .It's a very pretty shape. I'm going to live with a while to see whether I want to repaint it








For the princely sum of $2 I found a pair of petty blue gingham lampshades and a vintage hand embroidered tray cloth in the local charity shop
 




I love this Royal Staffordshire Burslem flow ware bowl which was out on a half price table because of a chip. The pattern is called Jenny Lind








We inherited a lousy oven from the previous owners and at last we installed a new wall oven




And we removed the old ugly wall fan and replaced it with a fan which is a large light with clear blades which retract when not in use



 In the garden this week


Freezing frosts




A few bright spots in the garden





 Making preserved lemons from our overloaded tree










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My Charmed Home
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