Thursday, July 28, 2011

A Bit of This & That....

I am finally getting my pergola put up at home this week. It's not finished yet but I thought I would share some progress photos.  I am home tomorrow so it can hopefully be finished off.

I have had it built around my flowering Cherry tree, I was a bit worried it wouldn't look any good but I am happy with....better than I thought it would look.  Once it is finished all I have to do is paint it.....yeah great!

While I was home I got stuck into painting and distressing an old cupboard that was in the shed, which I want to put in one of the bedrooms for some extra storage.

It's my first attempt at distressing furniture, not sure if I am happy with it, but it will do. I have to get the handles and then it will be finished.

I also baked some M&M cookies.

Bailey was curled up on the lounge in the sun....what a life...spoilt dog!!

The daffodils are all out around my old fence.

That's it for now...I will post the finished pergola and cupboard photos once they are painted and the handles are on.

Enjoy your day!

Friday, July 8, 2011

A Great Day Out...

I mentioned in my last post that I was having a day at Rick Rutherford's for his Yulefest celebrations.  Well, last Saturday my good friend Chris and I decided we would make a day of it and so off we went and visited our usual antique shops on the way up the mountains.  It was a great day with morning tea, snacks at Rick's and then a yummy dinner on the way home...what a big day but very enjoyable with a lot of laughs and chatting!!

My first purchase was this great old Shaving Jar...I will have to find some old combs to put in it.

Then it was off to buy some christmas decorations.  I bought these cute bowl ornies with snowmen painted inside, in 3 different sizes.  I bought some more ornies but will show you with my decorating at christmas time.  We had a great time at Rick's, he always makes us feel welcome.
(this is only some of the decorations...aren't they cute!)

I also bought this lovely wee willy candle holder with flicker candle, I have a couple of these in different sizes...I just love them...they look great turned on at night.

I didn't buy this candle holder, but I thought I would show you anyway, my partner made this out of an old rabbit trap (mind you it was my idea), so I have 2 of these on the wall in the lounge room with flicker candles and they too look great.

I also bought these lovely little button boots from Chris' website ( - well worth a look), they look great sitting on my old dressing table in my bedroom. Next to them is the hook that you use to do the buttons up.

During the week I finally put up my old hoe on the wall in the lounge room.  I think it needs some things to hang off it....looks like there might be another day out coming soon!!!

My daffodils have started to flower in the back garden.  They look really good next to the old fence I put up.  I can't wait until spring, I have started planting out a lot of foxglove, stock, hollyhock and delphinium seedlings, so come spring I should have a lot of flowers and colour in the front and back gardens this year...can't wait!

Well, that was another great day out, thanks Chris....we will have to start planning the next one!!

Enjoy your day!