Monday, November 28, 2011

Flea Market Finds

I love Sunday nights! I scoot my little loves off to bed and then I sit down with a cup of tea and my lap top ...well on my lap, and check in with Her Library Adventures. I look forward to this bliss all day. And while I have been trying to curb my own thrifting addiction hobbie, I still like to check on everyone elses.

I am however, joining in this week with just a few bits and pieces that were claimed after visiting my mama yesterday. My mum is kind of lady that will give you her coat if you mention you are cold. Last week I made a comment about these jars and how I have always liked them... this week I am the happy new owner.
Thank you Mum! They belonged to my Nonna and they have been in the kitchen cupboard throughout my childhood.
 And as she had a little declutter of her cupboards, these plates were all passed on as well. I have fond memories of them all as they have had much use in our family home over the years.

And on the op shopping front, I was thrilled to find a couple of new vintage sheets. I have been selling off a stack of fat 1/4's at our little fundraiser blog Little Bits of Pretty so my stash was looking a little depleted. I am very happy with these new additions because I have a new quilt in the pipeline.

 For more flea market finds, pop over here.

Sunday, November 27, 2011


Although we don't celebrate Thanksgiving here in Australia, I thought it timely to reflect and write a little 'thankful list' if you like. Sometimes I am so consumed by lifes challenges that I miss the joy and there is SO MUCH JOY for our little family. It is part of our everyday.

Today this little girl brought us much JOY.

Her Daddy walked into our ensuite to find a big pile of sparkly bronzing powder all over the floor. She had obviously walked right through it and left some little sparkly footprints on our bedroom carpet. The Mr commented that she must have hightailed it out of there pretty quickly because the space between her footprints was huge! When he asked her about the sparkly mess, she told us 'it was Bella'. We asked her again and she told us 'it was Ollie'. A bit of detective work and measuring of footprints was needed and we concluded it was in fact the littlest love! The big kids thought the whole thing hilarious!!!

A few things I am thankful for this past week...
Thankful for medicine. Thankful that it keeps our Bella as healthy as she can be.

Thankful for my fatherinlaw who came to my aid this week when I reversed into the top of the garage door. (it wasn't quite up) He did a great job panel beating it pretty again and minimising the damage before the Mr got home from work. Eeeek!

Thankful for my dearest dad who picked up the bigs from school the other day which enabled both Lulu and I to have a much needed afternoon nap.Ahhh simple pleasures:)

Thankful for a night away.
Our second time away together in nearly 10 years.
There was singing, dancing, laughter, much fun, memories made with dear friends...reliving our youth...
and a rather big headache the next morning!


Thankful for a weekend sleep in.
Thankful for the Christmas Issues of my favourite mags.
Thankful for the two cappuchinos G made me and brought to me in bed while I slept in and read magazines!

Hope you're having a wonderful Sunday! I am!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Vintage sheeet giveaway

The lucky winners as drawn by my beeeautiful little helper...

Congratulations ladies!
Please email me with your postage details and I will send you some vintage sheet love!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Happy November

And happy Birthday to my Mama who is 68 today! Lulu and I made her a cake. It was easy and delicious. The recipe is from here. I had everything I needed with the exception of butter milk. I used ordinary old full fat milk and it worked just fine! I didn't have a shaker to dust the icing sugar over the top so I used a tea strainer instead. Let's just say I was a bit heavy handed.

As part of my pledge to buy nothing new for October I made her a cushion. Somewhat simple but made with love nonetheless. I used some fabric from my stash and a floral shirt that I thrifted for the backing. Oh gosh I love this backing so zipper to insert, no envelope to stitch...just using the existing button up front from the thrifted shirt. I saw Pip talking about this on 'The Circle' ages ago have had it on my 'to make list' since. It was very well received and it adds a pop of colour to mum's chocolate brown recliner. In the spirit of 'buy nothing new' I had to give up an insert from one of my couch cushions so I guess I'll be looking for a replacement next time I visit Spotlight:)




Mum I love you SO, SO much! 
I do not know what I would do without you! 
You are THERE! ALWAYS! You too Dad!

I am taking a short bloggy break for a few days. Blogtoberfest has me all blogged out.
But I will pop in later tonight tomorrow (sorry!) to announce the winners of my Blogtoberfest Giveaway once we find a hat and chop up little bits of paper with your names on them. Good Luck;)