Sunday, September 1, 2013

First Day of Spring

I found a very tarnished  and black serviette ring .I took a punt and bought it, cleaned it up and found it is sterling silver and had a nice monogram ( I love anything old and monogrammed)

I also bought a vintage letter rack from the same junk shop
This was a pressie from Mr VL ...a cute  pretend weight  with our house number 8 on it

All our trees are in blossom at last and the garden is so gorgeous
2 baby bunnies grazing early morning
We have decided to block an entrance up in the kitchen to build a walk-in pantry.The pantry that was there was no more than a shallow cupboard. It's still a work in progress but should be finished in another week. Unlike our last house the cupboards are inadequate and ugly but we will be painting the kitchen white and one day put in decent bench tops
Looking through the kitchen to the formal dining room which we don't use except to keep inherited furniture
Looking from the dining room through to kitchen and the shallow corner pantry
cupboard gone and gyprock wall up
Skeleton frame going up
Mr VL got stuck into pruning and spraying the orchard

Linking up with :

Apron Thrift Girl 
The Dedicated House
A Living Space
Knick of Time
French Country Cottage
Ivy and Elephants
Common Ground
The Colorado Lady
Shabby Art Boutique
The Thrifty Groove
Chic on a Shoestring
Country Farm Home
My Romantic Home
Sir thrift-a-lot
Rose Vignettes
Rooted in Thyme
My Charmed Home
Blackbird Has Spoken
Elizabeth & Co
 The North End Loft
Finding Fabulous


  1. Wow the serviette ring polished up beautifully! Love the letter rack - what a great find :)

  2. oh meg those blossoms are just lovely x

  3. Gosh the lemon (or is it an orange) tree looks laden with fruit.
    The letter rack is lovely, such character. x

  4. What a gorgeous area you live in - your photos are amazing!!!
    And that's going to be a great pantry!
    Happy Spring - wish it were Spring here :(

  5. I like that silver ring and the letter holder, very nice. Your house in nice too and those Spring trees are gorgeous!
    Thanks for sharing with us,

  6. The vintage letter rack is wonderful. Pink blossoms are starting to show on our apricot and peach trees this week. Looking forward to Spring in full bloom. Elaina

  7. I love the number 8 weight! Very cool and industrial. It's so fun following along with your progress on the house -- looking great!

  8. The number 8 weight is so fun! The trees so beautiful! A very lovely visit here!

  9. I love that letter box, what a beautiful place you have to look at everyday. The blossoming trees are just gorgeous. We have a few bunnies in our yard too!

  10. You found some very nice vintage goodies. I enjoyed visiting and seeing them all. However, I dearly love those beautiful trees.

  11. Love the letter rack, so useful. Beautiful pictures of spring

  12. I love the letter rack & how you refer to it as a 'junk' shop LOL

  13. Happy Spring across the globe!!We are starting fall in a few weeks--I'm getting out the fall colors. I really like the 8 ball--very cool.


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