Monday, February 4, 2013

Change of Life

This week marks my the beginning of new adventures ahead for me. I resigned from the Public Hospital system and I'm taking a break for a while. Lots more changes will happen along the way
 
My Library colleagues presented me with a beautiful vintage illuminated world globe which had been in the archive room for decades ( circa 1960s) Perfect for my old library catalogue
 
 
 
 
 
 
On the holiday monday  Mr VL and I took a trip to the Fisherman's Markets at Port Adelaide and I found some gorgeous old books with sweet frontpieces which I enjoy collecting .These 2 were Sunday school prizes
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mr VL bought home from work a nice pot plant holder...its nice and rusty...perfect for herbs

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
The lovely flowers from my last day at work
 
 
 
Sunday morning in the garden

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29 comments:

  1. Lovely new globe and it looks like you found lots of great things a the market.

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  2. You found a globe, too?! Now I am officially jealous!!!
    Really, it is fabulous. Great finds all.
    Hugs,
    Patti

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    1. Hi Patti......much to be treasured retirement gift

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  3. That was such a thoughtful gift you got. I love the light up globe. My son Lucas has about 8 globes in his room. I have one in the back of my car and sitting here on living room floor as well. I tried to convince myself he had room for the last two. He has one that lights up but it's not vintage like yours. I LOVE yours. Good luck with your new adventures! Enjoy your collecting and gardening!
    karen

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  4. Hi Karen!! The colour of vintage globes is always so soft and pretty and Lucas can never have too many xx

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  5. Enjoy your new pace of life! I love the old books too - looking at them, reading them & sniffing them. ;-)

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    1. Hi Karina, you are right they do have a special smell

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  6. Ashamed to say that I've never been to the Pt Adelaide markets - I really must go and check them out. Enjoy your newly found time!

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    1. Hi Vicki...you definately must go...we were very impressed!

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  7. What a perfect gift for you...good luck in your new adventures!

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  8. Good luck in your new adventures! Those books are really neat. I love the covers.

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  9. I love the pictures of the old books. There is just something special about them. And what I really love is when they have something in the old handwriting written in the front cover!

    Take care. . .

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  10. Congratulations on your retirement. Looks like you were celebrated in so many lovely ways. Love the globes!
    Mary Alice

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    1. Thannkyou Mary Alice ....on to my next life

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  11. Oh a beautiful globe and those old books! I love old books with pretty spines.
    Greetings from Finland! (Visiting via the Living Space link-up.)
    Aniko from idleneedle.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Aniko , thankyou for visiting my page

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  12. Great collection of Globes. Enjoyed visiting from The Thrifty Grove.
    Joy

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    1. Hi Joy....I'll have to stop the globe collecting soon I think

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  13. Those books are gorgeous! I love them.

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  14. Hi Sue.I seemed to have settled into collecting red covered Victorian books with interesting notes

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  15. Congratulations on your new journey, Meg! The globe was such a thoughtful gift...and I am so envious of the books you found!

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    1. Thanks Heather , I wish I knew where I was going xx

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  16. I love globes too! Great find!
    Anjana @ http://happyandharried.wordpress.com/

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  17. I love the globes, and the old books. Old picture spined books I buy when I can find and afford them! Those two are lovely and the inscriptions are sweet! Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Yhanks Rhissanna, I probably need to stop at 8 globes!

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  18. Oooh, you found some wonderful treasures! the two books have great color and design. thank you for sharing at TTF last week!

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I love to hear from you and appreciate your messages. Meg xx