Sunday, 27 April 2014

stills: apricot shades

1. my newest dress is complete
2. the most delicious nectarine sauce
3. home grown butternut pumpkin roasted for tea tonight
4. one of the chicks is now laying. I cant believe how big they are now
5. $1 thrifted milk glass
6. coconut bars using this recipe. I used apricots in place of the dates
7. another lovely issue

Saturday, 26 April 2014

a ric-rac filled day

op-shopped this morning. over 40 cards of rainbow-hued ric-rac for $5.
it's currently residing in a Pyrex bowl atop the kitchen island.
making me smile every time I walk by.

I hope you're having a smile-filled weekend.

Sunday, 20 April 2014

stills: pickles and paws

1. yesterday we pulled up the last of the summer veg patch. today all the green tomatoes became pickles
2. this sweet little plastic bag bag was handmade by the lovely Deb as part of the vintage recipe swap
3. on my bedside table
4. jewels and hair accessories in milk glass
5. nearly finished making another dress. this one is autumnal hues
6. op-shopped cross-stitched tablecloth
7. kitty paw

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

wearing: lotta from stockholm

another wearing post.
you'd be right if you thought you'd seen this dress before, I shared it with you at the end of 2013. Gosh I cant believe that was nearly 4 months ago. the year is just flying on by.
this time I styled it a little differently and paired it with my latest purchase, a pair of Lotta from Stockholm clogs. I had been admiring these lovely little clogs for months and decided to treat myself to not one but two pairs.
and in keeping with my ethical clothing pledge these shoes are constructed from sustainably sourced and produced materials.

dress: handmade from a vintage sheet
belt: op-shopped
clogs: Lotta from Stockholm
earrings: swap meet

Sunday, 13 April 2014

stills: the harvest

1. table top vignette
2. earring posts attached
3. a little treat for myself
4. pretty afternoon shadows
5. today the sun was shining. so that meant drying weather
6. this afternoon we harvested the butternut crop
7. & 8. more harvesting

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

milk glass and a Ken Done scarf

a selection of my latest op-shopped finds...
a little milk glass jug from last weekends swap meet ($5)
milk glass planter ($2). the perfect size for a pot plant
another pair of vintage earrings ready to be changed to post backings ($4)
floral sheet ($2)
and this silk Ken Done scarf ($2)

have you thrifted any goodies of late?

Sunday, 6 April 2014

stills: his birthday edition

1. & 2. my loves 24th birthday was celebrated this week. carrot cake was requested (the same as last year)
3. & 4. birthday gifts. wall hanging from my bearded pigeon and cockatoo print from studio cockatoo
5. a copy of 'local is lovely' arrived in the mail this week
6. more birthday gifts

Friday, 4 April 2014

wearing: checks and denim

this week has been a busy one. usual work on Monday and Tuesday. drive to Sydney on Tuesday evening. training day Wednesday. drive back home. then today drive to Canberra for work.
so with a day off on Thursday we travelled to the delightful little town of Crookwell. there was a visit to the one little op-shop which saw us leave with a suitcase to add the collection, a floral sheet and milk glass. a cafĂ© for lunch and coffee. then home again with a little stop-off to take some snaps at a viewing spot for the wind turbines by the roadside. it's so green and picturesque at the moment.

jeans: trusty jeanswest. they'd be getting close to 5 years old now and still going strong
shirt: gap. op-shopped
shoes: wardrobe staple
leather belt and satchel: op-shopped