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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Friday, October 3, 2014

Spring Thrifting and Koala Spotting

A couple of finds from the 2 main street charity shops

A sweet silver plate and bakelite dish for $1







A gorgeous old  FalconWare jug $5




Over at the neighbour's having coffee I was given 3 identical birdbaths for FREE.

This is one still in situ and I will take some pics when they are installed in our garden







While I was there we had a bit of excitement....a young male koala climbed over her back fence, and casually climbed up her gum tree. 








He's still there and will probably come across to my gum tree which is HUGE!









Speaking of huge...one of my girls laid this huge egg. I haven't cracked it yet but I bet it's a double yolk!!






A sunny day from the back deck




A couple of pics from  the garden centre Mr VL works at,in spring colours





Waiting for Dad to come home from work





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