March 11, 2012

hint of mint.


a cooler sunday was welcomed today and so a trip to apples was on the cards. haloumi and avocado on sourdough was inhaled whilst perusing pretty floral dresses and reading old (and more fantastic if you ask me) copies of vogue living. hanging out with my sister is always a welcomed treat (now that we don't live together and always seem to be so busy) so chats over an extended breakfast that led to sharing a sweet treat slice made for a great start to my sunday. picking out some paint for my latest furniture find (to display my favourite staffordshire & johnson delights) meant a trip to bunnings, which is never a bad thing. spent the afternoon pottering about the house catching up on chores and getting stuck into the studio. everything now seems to have been touched, in some shape or form, by a hint of mint, because i fell utterly and completely in love with the colour after the first brush stroke. my vintage wallpaper has found a new home in a cheap oppie find and the space seems to really be coming together. will post some pics once the johnson/staffordshire collections are in their new homes and the floral eye candy overload can begin. i'm about to crawl into bed before an early start at work tomorrow but will firstly show you a few pics from my weekend. hope yours has been just as lovely, and word on the street (my mouth) is that mint is the new mustard. remember, you heard it here first.



cute tea caddy, staffordshire mug, avon powder box and lemon johnson delights.

a norwegian, german and english blend of plates this time.

my morning at apples, documented quite well with delicious food and vintage dresses.

pottering in the lounge i couldn't resist nanna's mirror/chandelier combo.

the apples setup.

pretty green florals, my afternoon painting project and my soon to be expanding wallpaper collection.


11 comments:

Lea said...

LOVE the apples setup and do share your afternoon painting project..I'm intrigued.

polkadotpeticoat said...

I love your style what amazing treasures....

Zane said...

beautiful bits and pieces

Posie Patchwork said...

Such pretty things, wow, love the images. The wall paper looks incredible, love Posie

Hannah, Lost in wishful thinking said...

Oh I will really have to go to Apples on Ainsworth- it looks lovely!
Can't wait to see the minty furniture :)

Jessica said...

Ah, I love the tea time caddy. I am always so envious of your finds.

eat my shorts said...

Gasp! That mirror and chandelier! Your nanna is clearly fabulous! :)

sue said...

Nothing beats tea out of those Johnson cups - I am immediately transported to a country hall and all sorts of functions - from CWA gatherings to "kitchen teas" whenever I use mine! sigh

Flapjack Melody said...

Your blog is so sweet, I just found it today while blog hopping..!

Your photos are gorgeous, I love all of your vintage finds - so, so divine!

I'm now following - I'd love it if you followed me back so we can keep in touch.

FJM
x

http://flapjackmelody.blogspot.com

melania said...

Looking forward to the minty display!! x

Zara said...

Cant wait to see the pretty display of crockery. I need to do a spot of furniture painting too. What shade did you use? x