Friday, July 6, 2012

Treasures from a Girly Day...

Last weekend I had a day out with my good friend Chris.  We once again headed up the mountains to our usual places.

Our first stop was to our favourite anitque store in Hazelbrook.  I bought some old medicine bottles and ointment containers.  I just love old bottles and boxes.
In the photo is  Empirin Compound tablets bottle, Cod Liver Oil tablets bottle, Eucalyptus Extract bottle, Nasal Balm box which still has the cream in the box, a bandage still in the pacakage, 2 cream containers.

The bottles are so cute and they still have some tablets in them...not that I will be trying any!!

The cream containers are handwritten on the top, the one on the right has St. Vincent's  Hospital, Sydney on it.

There is also a bottle of Cutex Nail Polish.  At the end of the cork top is a small brush. It is so cute.

On to the next antique store to pick up my old Butter Churn.  I have always wanted one of these and I just love it. It is slightly damaged but hey I'm not going to use it!

We had a great day out chatting and laughing as we always do!

A couple of weeks ago I bought the book The Contented Chook.  It has some very interesting homemade chook pens in it for different size yards.

I would really love to have some chickens in my backyard.  My yard is not very big so I would only be able to have 2 chickens. I have been trying to work out how I would be able to incorporate them into my yard.  The pen would have to have enough room for them during the day when I am at work as they would have to be locked up and then they could free range when I home.

The other problem that I have is Bailey, as he likes to chase anything that moves.  My neighbour has some chickens so I am going to take Bailey up there and see what he does with them (with him on the lead of course).  My neighbour said that he will get used to them being around after a while, but I am not so sure especially when I am at work.

Anyway, still a lot of research and thinking to be done...I will let you know the outcome!

Enjoy your day!


  1. Karen,what an interesting little haul.Makes you wonder who used,kept and collected them before. Makes little treasures like this all the more interesting.
    Love to see the chickens when you get them.x

    1. Thanks Jeanetteann, I can't believe these type of treasures are still around.

  2. Hi Karen

    Some gtreat finds there. Re the chicken pen check out this post it might give you some ideas. Just remember not all dogs will chase chickens but it is better to be safe than sorry. Our hen is now all better and we have put an electric fence aroung the pen so Jessie will not get in again.

    1. Thanks Fiona, I'm glad your chicken is better, poor thing! Yep, I can only try and see how Bailey goes with them.

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  4. Karen, Lucy chases too but I was quite surprised when I took her to Glorias place (sister in law) and she happily wanders about with all the chooks there. Your day out sounds like it was fun. I intend to spend a weekend up that way sometime. Maa


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