Thursday, March 31, 2011


I have my first beans starting to grow on the vine...they are so tiny.  I love fresh beans and can't wait until I am able to pick them to eat...yum!

My capsicums have come on again with lots of them.

In my bathtub vegie garden I have pulled out the mini roma tomato plant and getting ready to plant garlic. The mini truss tomatoes are still growing, so I will leave them a little longer. The basil and parsley are growing well too!

That is a look at my small vegie garden.

Enjoy your day!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Happy Birthday Bailey....

Happy 6th Birthday to my Bailey boy!

He will be getting a nice big bone with his dinner tonight and then we will have birthday cake.

Enjoy your day.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Favourite Things...

I thought I would share some of my favourite pieces in my home.

This was my Mum's first sewing machine, she used to make some of our clothes and our school uniforms with this machine, also with original books.  I also have some of the old patterns she used.

Another piece I love is this old dressing table which I picked up at an antique store for the bargain price of $75, I couldn't believe my eyes when I looked at the price.  I said yep, I will have that! I couldn't believe how it was in such good condition for the price.  I must say it does go perfect in my bedroom and I love the handles on the drawers.

Next is from my kitchen, these old shop scales I got for a bargain too....$35 at a local market, I was so excited when I seen them sitting on the back of a truck from a distance, I think I pushed everyone out the way to get to them..Steve said he has never seen me move so fast..he go his back, he had to carry them to the  Boy that man had a some good stuff, but haven't seen him back there since that one time...maybe that's a good thing!!

The old milkshake machine I bought from a yard sale years ago, they had everything there.  The milkshake cups, milk scoop and ice cream scoop I have picked up at different places along the way to complete the set.


Last is my collection of kitchen scales, the white ones where my Mum's too!

That is some of my favourite things in my home.  Wait until you see my tin collection...too many to list, so that can be for another time!!

Enjoy your day.


Friday, March 11, 2011

Oh Well...Here Goes....

Welcome to my blog, this is my first post so please be patient with me as I am still learning...I hope you enjoy!
Where do I start...I thought I might share a photo of my house. I love my renovated cottage and garden.

Along the way I will share my garden with you and my favourite pieces in my home. I have just started a vegie garden too!
I am always on the look out for old wares etc, so I can add to my home or garden. I am always getting comments "how can you fit anymore into your home or garden", my reply "you always have room for the things you love".
I have regular outings with my antiquing best buddy Chris, we have a great day when we go out. I also enjoy going with my partner Steve too, as we both love all the old stuff!! I am sure you will see photos of all my new purchases.
Thanks for reading.
Enjoy your day!
Karen xx