Saturday, July 26, 2014

This Week's Finds

It's been a while since I found any antique pillow cases for my collection ...I have really stopped looking to hard as I have a big pile of them....but I found these at a little shop at half price

This sweet little tapestry bag for my collection was only $5 at Vinnies

All my vintage bag collection are charity shop purchases

It's always exciting when  Etsy purchases arrive in the mail.

A sweet project bag from the the UK

a 19th century French cotton remnant ...I'm searching for more faded, old pieces to create something special

I unpacked the over sized cups and saucers we bought on our trip away....Royal Botanic Gardens, new breakfast faves

I am counting down the days until Spring in the garden. Everything is at a standstill at the moment. I can't wait until all our new planting blooms.....sweet peas, stocks, peonies, larkspur, hellebore's , foxgloves, daffodils, lavender.

A freezing frosty dawn

A rare few hours of afternoon sun

Mr VL bought home some bare-rooted favourite..I think they are the world's most beautiful climbing rose...Mme Gregoire Staechelin, they smell divine too. This pic is a sneak preview and they are going up on a trellis.

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The Dedicated House
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Rose Vignettes
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  1. I do like seeing a group shot of one of your collections and the evening bags are stunning.
    We've been getting heavy frosts here too most mornings, the chooks don't seem to mind that much though especially when they get warm porridge for their breakfast.

  2. Your bag collection is gorgeous! It reminds me of the pieces my mom has that belonged to my grandmother and great aunts! Such stunning finds! And your land is beautiful in that frost and oh my that rose! Happy weekend to you! Nicole xo

  3. Your bag collection is a real delight, I loved the tapestry one your latest find. It took me a moment when I saw frost but of course its Winter where you are it looks beautiful.

  4. exquisite work on he pillowcases. Is it really that frosty in Australia?

  5. I love your pretty purses. They make a sweet collection. Love your chickens too.


  6. Beautiful treasures! I agree getting packages in the mail is so much fun! Your linens are lovely. So much fun dropping by for a visit. :)

  7. Your vintage bag collection is amazing!

  8. Love your bag collection! Thanks for sharing!

  9. I love vintage treasures, too and the thrill of the hunt. Your new tapestry bag is beautiful! What a wonderful collection of bags! Love seeing where you live, too! Enjoy your week! Hugs, Diane

  10. I love the pillow cases! And those tea cups are gorgeous.

  11. Such beautiful bags. The garden is looking lovely.


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