Sunday, 21 April 2013

stills: floral & frost













1. & 2. a favourite combination of fuschia and teal in this thrifted artwork ($1)
3. & 4. more thrifting- metal tray ($2)
5. a bare light shade ready for decorating. just not sure with what
6. fresh bread rolls just out of the oven for lunch today
7. nasturtiums in milk glass
8. sitting on the shed roof under the canopy of the apple tree
9. new little lettuce seedlings
10. the first light frost this morning
 
true autumn weather has well and truly arrived. the wind gusts bring with them a chill. the heater is on come 5pm. woollen blankets lay at the end of the bed ready to pull up of a night. and the baking has begun- vegetable stews and pasties, bread rolls and hot pizzas.. cold weather comfort foods.
 
what do you like best about autumn?

30 comments:

  1. Oh Zara that painting is gorgeous and then I scrolled down to the tray! Love them both, I think some of your best finds ( that's me the colour lover!) Will keep my eyes out for a milk glass cake stand for you but I have never seen one in an oppie - mine came from my MIL's hoarded stash. Autumn weather in Brisbane is blue skied perfection, this is the best week of sunshine we have had in months. mel x

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  2. Beautiful photographs Zara, I love the colourful pattern of the tin, and the artwork is so pretty, $1? what a find x

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  3. Lovr the artwork and tray, I would have snapped them up to. Loving this cooler weather and we have had some much needed rain over the weekend, looking forward to planting up my vege garden. I've been in the kitchen alot more too. Lots of comfort food cooking xo

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  4. That pretty artwork cost $1? Priceless, in my opinion. Love the tray too, takes me back in time to the psychodelic sixties!
    We've also had a touch of frost down on the border the past two mornings, and light falls on snow "up the hill" from here. Our log fire will be burning 24 hrs/day by May 1, methinks.
    I love EVERYTHING about Autumn, my favourite season of all.
    x

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  5. Wow...frost already Zara. We have had our first few cold days and we are slowly adjusting to it! I love your lettuce seedlings, I have a similar construction over my little seedlings.

    What I love about autumn...the pretty light :)

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  6. I love that thrifted painting - so pretty! I'm a big fan of all the things you mentioned about Autumn, it's nice to rug up and feel cosy! Hope you have a great week :)

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  7. That tray!!!! OMG that is a beauty!!!!

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  8. That bread roll with butter has made me hungry!!
    Gorgeous stills this week.
    xx Katrina

    www.capturingmomentss.blogspot.com

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  9. Mmm fresh homemade rolls - looks so yummy! I'm also enjoying a bit of baking as the weather cools down. It's always nice to embrace the change of seasons! :)

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  10. Everything is so gorgeous. I love Autumn for the cool mornings, and sunny afternoons and snuggling under a blanket with my crochet. Oh and I love cooking hearty stews and soups full of vegetables.

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  11. That painting is gorgeous! Me, i like woodfires best of all x

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  12. Wow I'm mad about that tray. Such vibrant colours. Just my cup of tea!! :))
    Rosie

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  13. be still my beating heart: that gorgeous painting!
    all the photos are lovely Zara x
    ( we planted our winter vegie garden yesterday, too!)

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  14. So much "pretty" in these shots! Looking forward to seeing what you do with that lamp shade!

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  15. Gorgeous stills (as usual) Zara. Your bread + butter looks delish! xx

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  16. oh what delightful thrifted finds ! love those colours! That lamp shade is a blank canvas and oh how delightful to sit under such a wonderful tree! great images - have a wonderful week x

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  17. Your photos are really lovely Zara, they always feel so cosy and homely. I like the look of that fresh roll with butter yummo. What a cute cat you have sitting up there under the tree:) I'm loving the cooler nights, the days are yet to be cooler here it's predicted to be 30 degrees tomorrow, I'm sure Autumn will arrive sometime:) Have a lovely week. x

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  18. oh that tray is fabulous!

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  19. $1 for that artwork!!! Amazing. I love a bit of photo taking of the kids in the Autumn leaves. Love laying in bed that little bit longer in the morning. Love nature collecting and crafting. Have a lovely week Zara. Looking fwd to seing what you capture in next weeks stills.

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  20. Thanks for stopping by my blog :) LOVE that tray, what a find! Your bread rolls have me thinking about scones for lunch.

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  21. Gorgeous painting, can't believe you only paid $1, wow! Love your weekly stills, nasturtiums remind me of my Nanna. I have a bare lamp I'm wondering how to cover (after I tore a hole in it giving it a wipe over)Have started wrapping fabric around it, not sure if it will stay yet. Hope you have a good idea for yours.

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  22. hi zara....still mild warm days for us, am looking forward to the chill. that artwork is beautiful! and for a $1 wow. I didn't see puss cat the first time I looked then I read the part about being on the shed roof?...whats zara doing on the shed roof???....ahh its the cat!! I adore autumn days spent outside and no longer shrivelling from the summer heat. morning light and gentle crisp fog that I want to photograph every single morning!....xx

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  23. I love the thrifted painting (what a bargain for $1)! and the tray is gorgeous too.

    Do you know if anyone has a thrift share link post on their blog anymore? I used to really enjoy participating in Sophie's Library Adventure's one and seeing what everyone else bought, but she doesn't seem to be doing it anymore :(

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    1. Yes i enjoy seeing everyone elses latest op-shop finds too.
      Max from Blackbird has Spoken does 'Op-shop Show-off' every week- http://www.blackbirdhasspoken.com/
      x

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  24. i'm coming around to steal your painting, what a find ! Really love it.

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  25. That Teal tray would be great to serve an afternoon tea! As for autumn I love the colours of the Christchurch trees. Very pretty

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  26. oh my! not only am i completely in love with that thrifted painting, that daisy tray from covent garden is beyond amazing!!!! nice finds lovely. xx

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  27. agggghhhhh that's my tin pattern, my vintage tin i adore so much have a look it's the same xxxxxxx http://textgeorge.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/nature-in-home-tinned.html

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  28. That is a truly divine little painting - there is a lot of skill involved and whoever painted it knew what they were doing, both with paint and colour! What an excellent find!!

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