Saturday, May 3, 2014

A Timely Find

I stopped in at a tiny antique treasures shop in a close country town and found they are getting ready to rearrange and clean up the whole shop which is crammed full. They were hoping to sell a some pieces at marked down prices. I would have loved to have bought lots of things but tried to find something practical. I got a vintage brass carriage clock for $15 for my bedroom. The  brass and crystal case is German and Japanese workings

The brass has a little aging on it

I found some sweet old books from the op shop for my collection $1 for both

I adore the Dickens book" Great Expectations" It is really well read and has the address inside of the owner...a street that is long gone. The edition is also a rare one from his lifetime in the 1800's

The other one has a sweet inscription inside

The autumn garden this week 

From the front porch

A rainy day from the front porch

From the back porch

Next weekend we are going to have a HUGE bonfire of all the cleared out bushes and trees sitting at the bottom of the lawn

Flower love

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  1. Your farm is so beautiful! I'm really enjoying our opposite seasons-spring here and autumn there. They are two of my favorite seasons! LOL
    Betty in North Carolina

  2. What a fabulous view and a great spot for a shindig.

    Jean x

  3. Hello Meg
    Your garden is looking beautiful going into Autumn - a great contrast in textures and colours - and such lovely vistas.

    The carriage clock was a great buy - well done you - I would have bought it too!

    I love your pink rose - it looks similar to my Pierre de Ronsaard which I planted in September.
    I would appreciate you letting me know Meg.

    A lovely post and I'm visiting from Liz's Fresh Cut Flowers.

    Following you now

  4. hi there!
    is very nice view yours and I am happy to add your blog.
    can you please add mine to yours too? :)

  5. GOODNESS! Your garden is breath taking! :)
    Thank you for sharing your post for Fresh-Cut Friday.
    I'm so glad you did.

  6. Gorgeous photos of your view, and great finds! I love Great Expectations too. xoxo

  7. Lots of good things for my eyes here, Meg! You'll be featured this week. Thanks for sharing it at Revisionary Life Thrifty Life Thursday. :)

  8. Sounds like your timing in that shop was just perfect. Your farm is just gorgeous, as always.

  9. Your photos are beautiful. I love you book finds. Vintage books are one of my weaknesses.

  10. Yes, your vintage books are so beautiful. And your garden is a Heaven's gate! I wish you a lot of warm days enjoying them!

  11. What a beautiful farm you have all the lovely trees and flowers. Found you in Rooted In Thyme and I will be following your posts.
    Happy Mothers Day.

  12. The colors of your garden are spectacular. What a lovely place to live.


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