Friday, May 22, 2015

A Freebie Week



A wonderful neighbour has given us their great set of 6 woven outdoor chairs with cushions,as they have a new set
I am thrilled to bits with them!







On the same day we spotted on the roadside an old rusty bedhead which will sit in the garden




A free chippy old green metal industrial chair from a recycle depot






camellias are blooming






view from the front porch ......the vineyards have turned golden...



and I can see the  small country cemetery from here






mmmm.....catmint



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Saturday, May 16, 2015

This Week's Finds



I found 2 sweet things in a charity shop this week 
A pretty kilt pin with a purple stone for $4 ....perfect for pinning my pashminas and shawls this winter











This book for $3 is so old and frail it was in a plastic bag , how precious must it have been to Sarah. I have a medallion  on ribbon ,which came with another antique book, so I have tied up the book with it












I don't buy many new books but I couldn't buy this fast enough...it's DIVINE



The trees are bare but the Golden Elm is still hanging on







                                                        a crisp autumn morning




daffy bulbs popping up down the drive way



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Friday, May 8, 2015

Blue Finds


I love these 5 bowls I found in a charity shop. They are circa 1900 and were a steal at $5 for the lot. Mind you I had to push the friend I was with out of the way to grab them first!!









A set of 4 cereal bowls for $2







the pink hyacinth bulbs which are in the pantry are sprouting well




Dawn's first rays











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Friday, May 1, 2015

A Bit of Bling


Found in a second hand shop ....an up-cycled string of pearls with an art deco clip added







hmm...think I'm developing a bit of a pearl addiction


Lots of work in the garden this week and the new paths and rose garden  at the bottom of the garden is progressing





where the lawns meet the path 2 tripods will  have "Nahema" climbing roses on them, inviting you to explore further down the paths



 



the pumpkins have been harvested  and the beds cleared of weeds . A box of perennials planted including Queen Anne Lace



you can also just see the pink climbing rose starting to climb up the bare brick wall which David attached wires to this week


pumpkin soup anyone?





although 20 pink bare rooted roses have been ordered David bought home this potted 2015 release which has now sold out. It's called Soul Sister and it almost luminous in colour and when it ages it turns lavender!










the darling little echidna seems to have taken residence in our property....when I spotted him he started digging under the rocks and thinks we can't see him any more





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