Above: 1. A painting by an old friend gifted for our wedding, a handmade book made by a wonderful old soul- friend about friendship and my gratitude journal grace all my bedside.
2. A basket of last Friday's op-shop treasures.. I could wax lyrical forever about the joys of op-shopping/treasure seeking. There is something SO wonderfully exhilarating about finding some time-worn discard for such a little amount. I have to admit I suffer sometimes (okay oftentimes)from a great need to acquire something new; fashion, fabric, pottery and magic pieces for our house being my greatest weakness. Ever trying to reduce our spending and to live simply, I try to focus on needs rather than wants but op-shopping remains my indulgence and often blurs the line between the two (do I really need another wool blanket?!)... somehow it satisfies the insatiable appetite, rewards with the thrill of the "score", that "got-something!" buzz, all for pocket change- does it get any more perfect?
|Ethan bunting by Stace of email@example.com and birds from crafty sister-in-law Frith|
|Even the ordinary, or sometimes especially the ordinary, can be so beautiful, can't it?|
|A painting of mine, of us,our wedding day. Painting I dream, will find centre- left again one day, I promise myself|
|Hints of autumn everywhere...Pears, crab apples, and "Brambly Hedge" oh LOVE, have you discovered? I dream to have all the seasons. Imagine my delight finding this one for 20c at the school Christchurch charity garage sale this weekend!|
|Windfall pears and soft bananas (intended for banana bread for the aforementioned charity event!)|
|A recent creation, a child's place for quiet repose and reading|
|My ever- evolving dressing table arrangement|
|Another painting of mine, blue being my colour (and a mood tendency at times) for sure|
|Wow, this was a house warming gift from a friend. I have never been given such a beautiful bouquet,my colours, my flowers, thank you!|
|My catalogue again, and another house warming gift, my treasured tissue box, one of an increasing collection in my home. I think I would just about have to grab these in the event of fire! This creation is one of Florence's of firstname.lastname@example.org and I have stitched some of my own too. They somehow make such a beautiful feature of something so ordinary and necessary (boo hoo!). Watch this spot (and hers likely) for more "ways with wool" we love, love, love it! So earthy and homespun, rustic cool, don't you think?|
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