Saturday, March 29, 2014

The Thrifty and the NOT so Thrifty

This is a little sneak peek at the big ticket  purchase we made from a beautiful shop in the Adelaide Hills.Its being delivered next week and I can't wait. This pic was taken in the shop

It's a French oak dining table with 6 cross back chairs. We saw this in the shop months ago before their sale and fell in love but could only dream of replacing our scratched and brown dining set. Then we saw them on sale....nope...still can't afford. My stepmother came to visit last week ( my darling Dad passed away just before Christmas with a long battle with cancer) with a few things Dad wanted me to have, as well the opportunity to buy something for the house as a  post Christmas present
I will always think of Dad when we use the table
I'll take some more pics when they arrive !!!

Another not so thrifty find.....I happened to come across the little sister mercury bottle of my favourite dressing table collection

And in the same shopping area a gorgeous florist shop absolutely filled with David Austin roses

I kept moving them around the house to enjoy them and now they are hanging in the pantry drying

I found a couple of antique books at the Salvos a couple of weeks ago for my collection

The large book was a prize given in 1918 at the end of WWI

In the garden this week

The large egg laid last week turned out to be a double yolker and this week an even larger egg

The beans are flourishing in the cooler autumn days

......and the leaves are turning to beautiful autumnal colours

Misty autumn mornings

Soft morning light

Sunny afternoons

My favourite rose Asma Sharif is starting to open again

 An evening storm

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. Hi!Happy G'Day!!
    Great post- wonderful photos!!!You put colors on my day!

    1. G' Day Anastasia.....thank you and I'm glad I have made your day more colourful xxx

  2. Your blog is a feast for the senses! I found you through Say G'Day Saturday and am so glad I did. I love vintage, countrysides and all things beautiful. I'd love to follow you but the follow with Google Connect button doesn't seem to be working. If you're on Google+ would you please connect with me there so I can follow back? I'd love to keep up with your posts. Your new blog friend, Mary at

  3. Meg - what a lovely post. And, how good to have something to remember your dear dad by - something you will see and use everyday.

    It is rather strange to see your photos of autumn coming - for us, spring has just arrived. Tomorrow, we re-set our clocks one hour forward to summer time. One less hour in bed tomorrow, but it's proof that summer is just around the corner!

    1. We go back one hour next week!!!!! winter is not far off...our first winter in this house xx

  4. Beautiful photos. Can't wait to see your new table and chairs.

  5. Hi Meg - I love your new table. What a beautiful gift to remember your Dad by. I also love that Army book you found. It's lovely. I just love your home and property. I've been fortunate enough to have traveled to Australia four times and I just love the countryside there. It looks like you live in a very beautiful area. xo

  6. I just love seeing the view that you have around your home.
    How very blessed you are. It is breathtaking!
    Have a lovely week.
    Your blogging sister, Connie :)

  7. The scenery is so beautiful~~~wonderful photos. What a wonderful new dining set!!!

  8. The dining room table and chairs are a lovely remembrance of your Dad. I found your blog a couple of months ago and am enjoying it so much.

    1. Hi Sharon, thank you for visiting my blog and your kind thoughts...I always love meeting new friends around the world xxxx

  9. Wow I love the look of your new table, all your finds and as always your garden.

  10. you have a beautiful place to live and enjoy life.

  11. I enjoyed seeing all your beautiful pictures. The chickens are so cute.

  12. Your roses are beautiful! So glad the dining set will be a special gift and memory for you.

  13. Oh I am a cloud watcher and love the pictures of the clouds and the cart. I have my first cat now and love him so much even though he sheads a lot

  14. oh my goodness, that table is amazing. When my dad passed I bought a set of chairs I'm now using in my kitchen sitting area. Each time I set down at the table I think of Daddy.

  15. Simply lovely. That table will be enjoyed and cherished for a long time. It's not even home yet, and there are special memories to go with it already!

  16. G'day from Brisbane! Many thanks for linking up to the Say G'Day Saturday link up and sharing your gorgeous pictures! Hope you can join in again this weekend.

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

  17. What a life! You are blessed! :)
    Love your new table. A sweet memento of your dad.
    I like to move my little roses around the house to.
    Roses from the garden have such amazing fragrance.
    Thanks for sharing at Fresh-Cut Friday! :)
    ~Liz .

  18. Hi from a fellow Aussie blogger Meg! I'm so excited to have found you at Ivy and Elephants! You live in one of my most favourite places in the world and your blog is so sweet and lovely. I look forward to more....Mimi

  19. There is nothing prettier than David Austin roses. I love the blush color of yours!

    Linking from Fresh Cut Friday,
    Ricki Jill

  20. Love it... all
    beautiful home and amazing nature
    Stína Sæm


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