Sunday, August 18, 2013

A Busy Week in our New Home

Mr VL has had the last couple of weeks off work to get stuck into our renovations but we took Wednesday off to explore more of the Adelaide Hills towns. We loved the tiny antique shop we found it was crammed with treasures. We bought 2 very old pieces.
A divine 1930 hand stitched quilt in great condition. The fabric flowers are now almost see through they are so fine and mainly silk

This very old trunk made out of canvas ,leather trim, and wooden struts was made in Belfast
Inside is 2 shelves made of striped cotton and the top layer has leather straps to pull it out
I know what you are thinking....does she really need more vintage luggage but we actually left the shop and came back for it because we loved it so much
My re upholstered chair FINALLY was delivered after 4 months (it was supposed to be ready for the last house which was up for sale ) and is in time for the newly painted master bedroom from a yukky blue to white
chipped legs , dusty velvet
The ceiling rose looks a lot better after painting over the  pink and blue
Mr VL spent 10 hours putting in a new vanity and cabinet (IKEA) and new towel rails in the ensuite bathroom which is very tiny

It still needs to be painted.
It is so cold here this morning I am still in bed with a couple of books I found on the shelves of the local library I joined on Tuesday
We have also ordered a chicken coop to be delivered hopefully next week...can't wait
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  1. I was only just wondering how you were going in your new place. Judging by the before and afters you're certainly making progress.
    Will have to look out for those books at the local library.
    Ohh and so exciting about the chicken coop. c

  2. Wonderful quilt find. Love the way the buttons were used on your lovely refreshed chair. Great bathroom upgrade. A lot of hard work but great results. Thanks for sharing.

  3. That quilt is beautiful...a work of art. And I love your gorgeous chair! Xx

  4. Everything looks beautiful in your new home. I love the quilt, truly stunning!

  5. Wow, the quilt is just splendid, the trunk is divine the upholstery job on the chair is fantastic and there's just nothing like a bathroom reno. You've been busy little cookies, it's all looking delightful.

  6. Beautiful quilt! and that trunk was worth coming back for! Great finds and love the reupholstered chair. Catherine

  7. That quilt is beautiful, and your chair came out so well! I love the fabric you chose.

  8. I'm loving the photos of the quilt. It's just so beautiful. Love, love, love!

  9. That quilt is stunning. I've never seen anything like it!

    Your new home is coming along quite nicely. It looks so cozy:-)


  10. Pretty new house. I love the old trunk :)

  11. Love that quilt! Your chair turned out great! x

  12. hi! I just found you on Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays and I love your blog and vintage finds. I have a vintage life too as I am passionate about finding all those perfect treasures! Following you via Bloglovin and GFC!

  13. Wow, lots of pretties showing in this post! that quilt is to die for beautiful! I would not have passed that up had I seen it! thank you for sharing all of this loveliness with us at TTF!

  14. Lovely renovations. And your antique quilt is to die for. Lucky you! Susan

  15. What great finds! That quilt is so so pretty.

  16. Love your chair transformation! Lovely quilt!
    Saw you @ show and tell friday!
    Have a great wknd!

  17. I love vintage luggage too. My first time visiting here. I popped over from Anything Blue Friday link up. Have a great day!

  18. That quilt is swoon-worthy! Your house is looking great, by the way! :)

  19. i LOVE that quilt.I like to make quilts but there is nothing like an OLD quilt. I also like the trunk, I probably would have got it as well. Lovely decorating too...........will pop back to see how you are doing

  20. Antique shops are always full of timeless pieces. I think you’ve made some pretty great purchases. I also love how the chair came out, it now matches the feel of your house. Looking forward to more of your updates, Meg. Thanks for posting!

    Hayden Farley @ Malibu Real Estate Agents

  21. The quilt looks great. I have recently gotten into quilting. I think the reason for the new hobby is that it is such a tradition in my family. I feel like I kind of have to. But do not get me wrong, I am actually really enjoying it. I love using this medium to create art that will last forever.

    Rupert @ Gulf Shores Real Estate And Homes


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