January 21, 2012

it's ok.


good evening! thank you for all of the wonderful words of support and love over the last week, your kindness is always appreciated. this week started with a bang. keys from the flower house handed in on tuesday with a little retail (antique centre) therapy to soften the blow to my emotions. shame about the blow to my bank account! nooooo, i've been good...ok, that's a lie but i have been smarter than usual and have been bargain hunting big time. moving house doesn't dampen the need to get out and ferret about in the world of the pre-loved. i know you hear me zara. a few hours were clocked up at work this week to pay for this ongoing addiction (aka pure joy) and to get my dollars together for europe. ticket will be purchased next week and i cannot withold my excitement anymore. news of my nanny's health not being so great makes me want to jump on a plane tomorrow but arriving a few days before her 88th birthday in june will be perfect timing (and will allow me to have more than $5 in my bank account.) a quick trip to copenhagen to collect vintage wallpaper samples, a long weekend in amsterdam with my beautiful trudy, a weekend in paris perusing the flea markets with my girls and time in london with my bestie and my family ensures that 2012 will be a year to remember. i'm still in nomad mode for a few weeks yet but have transitioned nicely from living alone back to sharing a household. i'm a girl who loves company, what can i say? i do hope all is ok in your world and you're having a lovely start to the weekend. popped out for a lovely breakfast at apples with my two sisters this morning followed by an opshop jaunt, afternoon coffee with a favourite at a new favourite vintage haunt and an evening with graham norton and indian takeaway. a lazy day follows tomorrow as i have the place to myself. i do love a lazy sunday. happy weekend!



beautiful breakfast behaviour.

my favourite johnson design, a $2 staffordshire platter, crocheted apple teacosy & 5 metres of incredible retro floral fabric. floral love overload.

today's finds. dinner party in the new house i think.

an incredible retro curtain panel in mint condition and picked up for a song. do believe i screamed at the sight of it.

puppy love this afternoon at a new favourite spot.


10 comments:

Zara said...

Glad you have settled in to your new place. busily unpacking in our new place, the boxes of stuff never seem to end.
I can't wait to get into all the local oppies here. Your pretty floral finds are amazing.well done to you. x

Amanda said...

Gracious me- could that puppy be any sweeter?

Vintage Sweetheart said...

How exciting when you buy the ticket it definitely feels more real. I love that curtain panel I would of shrieked! x

CanineThespian said...

Awesome finds, I especially love that blue floral plate, so pretty. And the puppy. I'd take the puppy over all of it!

Marty said...

I love all of your finds...especially all of the plates!

Sophie Isobel said...

So much goodness! Love love! And that poppy print, how delightful! And that curtain, oh my! And that puppy... I need one in my life!
Soph xx

Yvette Adams said...

Oh my goodness!!! What fantastic things you found! FIVE metres of that fabric! The blue floral plate is soooooo beautiful too.

koralee said...

Pure joy and charm over here today....oh how I love your sweet vintage dishes...off to be inspired as I peek around some more. xoxo Hugs for a great day.

Katyha said...

sounds like exciting times ahead, so much travelling and so much to see it shall be wonderful I am sure!

gorgeous finds as always :)

PS I hope your nanny feels better soon

tourist in my town said...

such beautiful finds. i especially love the apple tea cosy. so cute!