Sunday, February 28, 2010

In the pink....

Today
 I am passionate about
 PINK 



combined with 
ORANGE


On their own, 
they are colors that make my blood sing

 but...

put them together and I am in seventh heaven!!


What could you make with this silk?



Would it matter what the food was at this table? 


I want these all over the house!!!


 the flowers here
could almost
 be prettier than the bride!!!!

 Goodnight

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Clearing sales!!!!!!!!

I.
Should.
Never.
Go.
To.
A.
Clearing.
Sale.


Did I buy the microwave?
The brand new dishwasher?
the thermos perhaps?
NO!!

I bought the bench

WHY?

 Because it has memories!

It was once the island bench in a kitchen
 that  belonged to family. 
Then, with new owners, it was 
 relegated to the shearing shed
 with this piece
alas this one is a fixture
 (in the shearing shed!!!)
 and did not come up in the sale.
but I am trying to negotiate!
wish me luck.

because once upon a time,
 this incredibly beautiful man
 stood on the opposite side, 
whilst meals were being prepared
AND IT SHOULD NOT BE IN A SHEARING SHED!  

I believe ,
 both cupboards came from
 Country Trader Interiors
and this is how I think it should look

this is the style of the drawers

maybe too top heavy do you think?

But it has the spot for a food prep sink

Of course, there is a problem!
after years in the old shearing shed
there has been  damage to some of the boards. 
but never fear 
with 'Top' in charge 
they should soon be fixed.

What do you think?

Was I foolish
to buy memories?

Word verification for the night
had a beautiful puppy  image that I 
commented on wanting to bring home
 but that my  puppies would not be happy
the WV was SPRIAZES
Surprises anyone?

Images me, Atlanta homesmag, and not sure of the others SORRY!

Goodnight

forgotten tastes

I wish you could feel this...
could smell this ....
and ohhhh
I really, really, wish you

could taste this...

If you could
 you would taste again 
that wondrous thing,
 that is,
 a tomato ripened on the vine, 
then picked,
 whilst the day's sun still warms the flesh

The texture firm, but giving,
 the juice running down your arm,
and so delicious,
 that you eat it like an apple


This roadside stall
 is where 'Tommie' hangs out 
5 days a week
from February to May.

If you asked
 'Tommie' would tell you that
IT'S HARD SLOG
IT"S DIRTY
IT'S TIRING
and....
IT'S FUN!

So, if, on your travels
 you should see the white truck
with the umbrella and the
gaily coloured tablecloths,
 covered in bags of tomatoes,
and the best tasting
 sauce, relish and pickles,
ask if you can taste one.


YOU WILL NOT WALK AWAY
WITH LESS THAN A BAG 

A gentleman today
 ordered 8 cases 
 to take back to his family and friends
   BECAUSE....
They taste like old fashioned Italian tomatoes
 and he hasn't had those 
since he arrived in Australia!!!!

'Tommie' says
Goodnight

Word verification for the night:
has  beautiful images of a well lit Eiffel Tower
and the letter were
KINGLIT!!!!!

Goodnight!

Monday, February 22, 2010

dreams versus reality

I was just about to toddle of to bed
when I foolishly took one more look at my
file of ideas...mistake!
I must say that I don't think 
I have ever wanted this staircase 
but it fascinates me no end
 so I guess that makes it a dream...
Not necessarily one I want to come true...
but a dream none the less

Don't think I would like to try these after a dinner party


Of course if we ever have another staircase
 the reality of it would be more like this



and this really encapsulates
 both dream and reality because I love it!

(Just quietly I love the room as well, those red chairs are just magic!)

Now I am heading of to bed to sleep...perchance to
DREAM!!!!!

Goodnight

Pssst...Don't know where either of these came from so thank you to whoever ( should that be whomever?) and I promise to take note of where I grab my ideas in future

Goodnight again

Friday, February 19, 2010

an absurd observation!

Having sent a few comments
 over the last few days 
I made this absolutely absurd observation
 of the word verification letters!!!

A comment mentioning my dislike of ironing... read
wohardr
does that look like workharder to you


a comment on how pretty something was got me
plesinly
that looks very much like pleasingly to me


Thanking someone for visiting me I got 
uwlsme
now that looked like you  welcome 


MAYBE BLOGGING IS SENDING ME MAD 
BUT.. 
THERE WERE DOZENS 
WHERE THE LETTERS 
HAD A STRANGE FAMILIARITY 
ABOUT THEM

SO......

if  I keep checking these out

I COULD BECOME THE COMMENT QUEEN OF BLOGGING

Goodnight

decisions, decisions, decisions!

As I get older making decisions gets harder and harder
Take this week
We still haven't decided
 what to do about the floors in the cottage.
Not, because I don't know what I want 
(White painted)
 but as we are going to sell it
 as soon as it is finished,  
Are prospective buyers going to be put off by painted floors? 
Would they prefer dark stained?

NEXT DECISION...

Do we reopen our "junk shop"?

OR.....

Do we fill the cottage full of bits 
and open it one weekend a month?

It is some years since we were last opened
 and rents in our town have more than tripled.
 Why, when we have so many empty shops, completely mystifies me!

Not everything we had was older than me!

but a good deal of it was

This barber's chair now resides in an historic pub out west

The kauri pine desk only stayed here about a week 
before it crept home (it still resides in one of the guest bedrooms!)

This piece only stayed a few weeks before it headed to Melbourne

The wedding gown walked down the aisle again
not long after this photo was taken!

and do I really want to sell these pieces?


What to do? what to do? what to do?

THAT IS THE QUESTION

Goodnight

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

floors, floors, floors!

Tonight I have been looking at floors
floors, floors and more floors!
We have a cottage we are renovating


 (and have been renovating for some years)

...AND THEREBY HANGS A TALE!!!
Over the years we have renovated a fair few homes 
but suddenly these last two were the
straws that broke the camels back
and we just don't seem able to finish either one!!

BUT...
to get back to floors.
 I dislike,
WITH A PASSION,
carpet
      SO.....
up came all the smelly old stuff.
 Underneath were reasonable,
 but not overly impressive, floorboards. 
The problem is that at some stage in their life 
some of these boards had been stained, some not!




AND...
the question is
do we sand?
do we paint? 
OR
do we lime?



The trouble with liming
(Which is  my favoured choice)
you don't really know what result
 you are going to get until you have finished.
Mostly they are a cross of the two above
 but one kitchen floor we did had
 quite dark blue and pink tones 
(I imagine that was caused by not quite gone old stains)
It was beautiful
BUT...
I don't want a whole house like that

most of these images are from http://www.beachstudios.co.uk

So more nights of looking at floors
 and testing in the laundry. 
I can always paint the laundry floor
 in checkerboard
 as we did in our shop
in the image below



Goodnight

Amazing talent

A lovely young friend of mine named Georgia
 takes the most amazing photographs of children and
 I thought I would just share two of my favourites




her ability to get children relaxed and natural is fabulous 
(these three children are of course beautiful and amazing anyway 
and I'm not, no really I'm not, biased at all!!!)


Goodnight

Monday, February 15, 2010

taking shortcuts never works!!!

WILL NOT TRY THAT LITTLE SHORTCUT AGAIN!!!!
For those who cannot see the images in the last post I am putting them up again and adding some new ones! 
They are still all from







breadboards (imagine the memories in these!)
No touching this one. Just as is!

This is the one for Leigh!

Linda hope you can see these!!!!!


DO YOU HAVE A FAVOURITE SHOP SITE?
LET ME KNOW!

Goodnight again

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Just cruising the sites!


Tonight I cruised over to some of my favourite shops
and when I discovered a new little trick re transferring images by copying (not a desperately good idea if you are worried about losing them. 
I don't think these are the original photos I put up
 I have a feeling some went walkabout!!)
I thought I would share some of the amazing images from

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I can spend ages looking at each photo. This one I loved for the table
(I am passionate about tables!)
But...check out the boats and the amazing mirror right at the back

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Is this cupboard quite small, or, is the lamp quite large?
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their antique linen
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The letters caught my eye here 
but the chesterfield would be ideal for Maggie and Souk
(no fabric for dog hairs to stick to)

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These drawers made me think of Leigh from brabourne farm
(Not as pretty as mine Leigh but there are 44 here!!!)
The long red table would go well in my hall
 and the stacking stools painted up in the garden, absolutely!

Do you have a favourite shop site
 you just have to 
keep going back to?
Let me know I am always on the lookout to add to my favourites list

P.S
Why, no matter what I do,
 does the preview look totally different to the work I am doing?
The copy is meant to be centred, as are the first few photos,
There are spaces where they are not meant to be.
I think blogger is having a hissy fit or,
 we are quarreling over something or, I am just doing it wrong!!!!
Any suggestions

Goodnight

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