Sunday, December 29, 2013

The Old and the New

 Its been a mild day today in the hills so we took off for a long drive and I found a couple of sweet finds. A Victorian book  by the same author of a book I picked up on my birthday weekend in October...the gilt is beautiful

Another old bottle to add to my collection

A trip to the city Friday to hunt down bargains at the  Freedom aquamarine cushions

And my favourite buy there (I saw these 6 months ago at full price) there was 1 left..YAY a glazed and crackled large  apothecary jar ( perfect for my pink roses)

I was totally spoiled this Christmas by my darling husband...what a brave man buying a handbag...a gorgeous watermelon pink tote and tucked inside a bottle of Coco Mademoiselle

 A Victorian picture locket with a paste amethyst stone  from about 1900 made by a company Wightman and Hough in Rhode Is, from my Mum
It has my initials engraved under it !!!!
This is an advert I found on the web
In the garden this week...netting the fruit trees from the parrots, planting vegetable seedlings and my girls are losing there baby feathers

Linking up with :

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
Lavender Garden Cottage


  1. Lovely finds there -and the cat looks so comfortable!

  2. It sounds like you had a nice Christmas! That locket is so pretty, and it has your initials, how cool is that! Your garden is lush and full looking, that must be wonderful to look out at every morning. Happy New Year!!!

  3. Sounds lovely, a very happy new year to you.

  4. Well done to your hubby on purchasing such a beautiful and stylish handbag. Love the colour.
    Your chooks are looking beautiful. It's lovely seeing photos of them. Have they started laying? If not it shouldn't be long. x

  5. lovely post, I really enjoy the vintage look. Nostalgia and all that. Besides, they dont make anything these days that compares.

  6. What fun goodies, love the vintage books! How sweet of your hubby, very pretty purse, and Coco Mademoiselle is one of my favorite scents! Beautiful locket too! Happy New Year!

  7. Beautiful area where you live. You did very well on your outing and your hubby wasadefinitely a good Santa.

  8. Lovely post, you've show so many great things I don't know where to start. Love the bag, your hubby has great taste! The necklace is just lovely, the book fanstastic, and love the purple glass, sweet. Visiting from VTT, but think I follow you on bloglovin.

  9. I love the photo of the rusty box with all the boxes. Happy New Year!

  10. Great post, the books are stunning and I believe in years to come, there won't be any books anymore :-( Happy Vintage Thingie Thursday!

  11. hello girl
    I just had to stop by and check out those old books from shabby nest party
    I am in love with your pretty locket with the monogram on it
    also the bottles reminds me I have some out in my garage I need to being into the house


    Happy New Year 2014

  12. Beautiful books! Looks like you had a wonderful Christmas! Thanks for sharing with us at TTF!

  13. I love old books, my fave pastime is digging thru the used book bins and thrifting! Love your blog, the pictures are gorgeous! Found you through The Shabby Nest linky party and would love for you to visit my little corner of blog land http://paulaboudreaux,blogspot,com

  14. You find the best stuff! Thank you for sharing. You will be one of the features tomorrow at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again tomorrow at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  15. My first visit and your blog is wonderful. Beautiful Christmas gifts and I loved the apothecary jar. Such a beautiful area that you live in. Thanks for sharing.


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