Monday, November 29, 2010

Aussie kitchenalia..repurposed..

I adore vintage Australian kitchenalia..

A chippy ladder to display it in my garden..

I wonder what was weighed on these?

Imagine chasing the bugs away with this..

How many chubby babies were bathed in this tub?

The perfect mix of rust and wear..
An original Kooka stove door..

Enjoy the old ..

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Purple Pleasures..

Spring is just about to end..

Summer is on it's way...

I have never realised just how much purple is in my garden..

I thought I'd share some "purple pleasures" with you all..

Have a superb weekend everyone..

Thursday, November 25, 2010

The bedroom..

Finally I have finished our bedroom..(almost)

I still need to make a ruffly bedskirt in french grey..

Here are a few photos for you..

My $20 bedhead that I added architectural salvage,painted french grey and distressed.

My white rouched quilt and pillow from Laura..

Ikea tin bedside table and my refurbished lamp..

My neighbour gave me this beautiful box for my birthday.

A vintage ornate frame surrounds a 1930's vintage bevelled edge mirror..

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Weekend Thank yous..

Thank you kind friends for your much appreciated thoughts..

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Curve ball..

I've no lovely makeovers to share with you today..

I've no pretty photos either..

Just wanted to vent a little..

I feel we've been thrown a curve ball into our lives..

It comes in the form of sadness and angst..

It's arrived unexpectantly and coping is hard..

It's affected my child and my heart is aching..

I want to knock that ball out of the park..

I want my child to smile........

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Tarnished Tuesday..

I love rust..

I love how it gives something that lived look..

I love how it makes me wonder who used this item before me..

I love how it gets better with age..

I love how it gives my garden it's charm..

I hope you enjoyed....My Tarnished Tuesday Garden..

Friday, November 5, 2010

Things to know...

I was tagged by Sue over at Junk-it Junction ,so I thought I'd play along..

*What is one thing you can not stand?*
That would have to be it ALREADY!!!!

*If you could go back to your childhood which cartoon character or tv show would be your favourite?*

It would have to be Wonder Woman..Seriously, kicking all the bad guys butt in her hot outfit..So cool!!

What is something you do or have done that would surprise a lot of people*
This one I'm not sure about.
Maybe keeping my opinion to myself for once would surprise people.

*Do you believe in ghosts*

* When you go to the one store what's the one thing you can't stop yourself from buying more than one of?*
I can't help myself when it comes to a fab vintage bargain..
My Motto:
I'm a collector of useless ,worthless,can't-find-a-place-for,don't need it,bargain finds and PROUD of it!!!

*What's the funniest story you have about your significant other?*
I'm pleading the fifth on this one....

*What is your proudest moment of being a parent?*
When I see my boys being gracious and kind to someone else, my heart bursts with pride every single time...

* If you could go back and relive a day in your life, what would it be?*
This is a tricky one.
Maybe I'd relive the day that I scoffed 8 pieces of jam on toast for breakfast when I was 15.
Sick wasn't the word for it..
With mistakes comes knowledge .I learnt that my stomach ain't that BIG!!

So, now I'm supposed to tag 3 others..

*Alyssa over: at Boston Bee
*Christine over at: Sunshine and lollypops

Please visit these girls blogs..

Thursday, November 4, 2010


A lovely Thursday morning G'day to all...

I wanted to share my news..

I found out this morning that I've been given a little bit of credit..

Over at they've added little ol' me..

They are helping to promote all things vintage and are listing their favourite blogs..

There's lots of glorious blogs to check out..

Also lots of great things to fill your home..

Just click and you're taken straight to heaven..

I hope I'll meet new friends and others will come to visit..

Check it out....And have a fabulously shabbilicious day..

Monday, November 1, 2010

Shutter bug..

My eldest son has taken photography for his final two years of high school..

I thought I'd share a few of the shots he took on Sunday..

I think he finds a real peacefulness in his shots..

I hope you enjoy them..

His cousin