What a fabulous thing to collect - vintage patterns! Goodness, it makes me want to have a little girl so bad!!
I have started a couple of collections in my lifetime, but my current obsession is vintage plateware and teacups and old house-wife guides and cooking books. I just picked up a new batch of books today from the 1920s! One of the cooking books describes such things as -
passion fruit butter
It even lists pages and pages of cleaning tips involving borax (I don't even know what that is). There's instructions on how to make a bath mat out of sugar bags and a recipe to "Make us happy and also agreeable to other people"
1 lb. of good temper
2 lbs. of forebearance
1 lb. of patience
1 1/2 lbs. of contentment
3 lbs. of unselfishness
1 lb. of fun
2 lbs. of cheerfulness
Mix well with 2 quarts of milk of human kindness.
Dose: 1 wine glassful first thing in the morning; to be repeated as soon as effect wears off.
Hilarious! Do you have any collections hiding in somewhere?
Ok. If I owned this delight of a bike, I would actually want to exercise. I can see it now, little basket on the back with my goodies from the farmer's market, white sandshoes, navy and white stripe singlet, some cute shorts, maybe a scarf. I'd be getting fit and feeling parisian all at once. Perfect!
I need to take more 'before' pictures! This is our dining/breakfast part of our lounge room. We've put in a new windows, I painted the chairs white and recovered the cushions (they were dark timber with a tartan cover..), painted the walls very white and have started to put together a little art wall. It's very relaxing and I'm very excited to have one part of the house (albeit just a small part) somewhat finished. We've been renovating for five years on a budget, so it's nice to finally get to the decorating phase in some rooms!
Yes, this is perfect. Not too neat, so I don't feel like I'll mess it up if I start something and with enough surrounding beautiful objects to play with so I'll be inspired.
By the way, have you seen this crafty website. I've spent hours and hours going through it. I'd love to do some crafty things right now, but I've got a job application to do....... :(
I really want the job, I'm just totally procrastinating doing the application.
We suprised Amber (my sister in law) with a bridal shower today at a lovely tea house. We blind-folded her all the way from her house so she had no idea where we were going... it was fabulous. I had everyone fill out the note in the first photo and read it out just before present time. It was so touching, there were quite a few tears as everyone read out their favourite memory of Amber and why her and Pete (hubby to be) are perfect for each other.
I printed them out from a template I found on 100 Layer Cake. They came out so beautiful on some Christina Re linen paper.
Hope you had a great weekend! I woke up this morning and it so does not feel like a work day today... My sister in law is getting married next week (Oh my goodness Amber - we can now say "next week", so exciting). I digress... where was I. Oh yes, upcoming nupitals always making me feel the love. I literally feel my heart expand and I spend my days thinking about how lucky I am to have married Benny. Plus my second wedding anniversary is coming up and I would love to surprise him with a huge print professing my love for him. The second one would be cute because our first dance was to Harry Connick Jnr's It had to be you.
The first one made the cut because I'm writing this before 9am and I haven't had a coffee yet!
I can't tell you how excited I was to receive so many comments on my last post!! I love blogging and I love all your blogs!! Thank you so much for stopping by - I really love having you visit!
How great is it to have a whole weekend ahead. I don't have too many plans, other than I'm still working on my curtains. There's a lot involved.. I didn't realise. Benny is going to a bachelor party, so I'm going to stay home and do things you can only do when you're by yourself - I'm going to watch An Affair to Remember, paint my nails and dance around the house to awesome (read: bad) music and have some red wine.
I have a confession to make - there's something that fascinates me about the era when women stayed at home and were not expected to work. I always wonder how that dynamic worked in their marriages and how they felt in themselves.... anyway.. enough about me. Check out this Seventeen cover from 1957 that I found on weheart-it. How I would love to have a flick through one of these!
Life's too short not to take the time to enjoy the small things. Here at my blog you'll find all the little things rocking my world - freshly picked flowers, crisp linen, home cooked meals with my husband, just to name a few. Stay a while and tell me about the little things that make your life beautiful!