Saturday, March 15, 2014

A Holiday Monday Trip

We decided to do a day trip around the countryside on the holiday Monday. I found one of those country antique shops in the sleepy town of Kapunda, choc a block full of stuff. I spied this tiny 1930's globe made in the faded patina. I'm a fanatical globe collector and I beat the owner down on price

On to visiting rival garden nurseries...which means gift shops too ...YAY...I found a pretty large ceramic ball and a mercury bottle for my bedroom collection ...both for $11

Just for the lovely Zara and Connie who have requested I take pics of my bridal headpiece collection together!!

Starting to pick  a few more flowers in the garden

The massive job of cutting out the huge juniper bush is finished and it takes up the almost the whole bottom of the yard. We can bonfire it in May. The big job of pruning the orchard trees has begun as the previous owners espaliered them and then didn't prune them. Only apples left to harvest in April

The pile of cut
branches extends from the left of the picture to the middle. The patches of white you can see behind our Prunus trees is  thousands of netted apple trees over our back fence

Free ranging

From the Library this week

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
A Revisionary Life 
Natasha in Oz 
From my Front Porch to Yours 
Sunday View


  1. your bridal headpiece collection is so unusual.....just darling.

  2. Your chickens are beauties!!! Enjoy your weekend, linda@wetcreek blog

  3. Again; magically beautiful photos of your life. Your found treasures, your gardens, your girls and darling Sacha...

    1. Thank you's lovely that you enjoy my photos.

  4. Thanks for sharing your bridal headpiece collection, it is stunning. x

  5. Your bridal headpieces are gorgeous; they really do look so pretty all grouped together. What a view you have!

  6. Such great treasures and I have to say I am love with your roosters! Thanx for partying at THT!

  7. Such wonderful finds...and your flowers are beautiful! Happy VTT

  8. Beautiful photos of the flowers... and the hens! That brown one is simply gorgeous! Sweet globe too!

  9. You are surrounded by so much beauty. The flowers and countryside are breathtaking.

  10. Oh I was giggling when I read you beat down the shop owner for the globe. I had no idea vintage shopping was so rough. Gorgeous flowers!

  11. Wow, so many wonderful things in this post! Your yard looks gorgeous and I love the chicken picture! What a fun find on that globe! And I am such a sucker for the blue and white orb and mercury glass! thank you for sharing at TTF. Have a fun weekend!

  12. Beautiful post....loved scrolling through the pictures!

  13. I love your bridal headpiece collection. Your photos are so pretty, the chickens is my favorite! Thanks for sharing.

  14. Pretty head piece. Thanks for sharing.


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