Saturday, August 9, 2014

First Anniverary of a Country Move

This week marks one year since we moved from the city to a small country town,and it's been a big adjustment for me personally, mostly I love it but sometimes not so much! 
Mr VL bought me a present this week from a second hand shop .It's a very pretty shape. I'm going to live with a while to see whether I want to repaint it

For the princely sum of $2 I found a pair of petty blue gingham lampshades and a vintage hand embroidered tray cloth in the local charity shop

I love this Royal Staffordshire Burslem flow ware bowl which was out on a half price table because of a chip. The pattern is called Jenny Lind

We inherited a lousy oven from the previous owners and at last we installed a new wall oven

And we removed the old ugly wall fan and replaced it with a fan which is a large light with clear blades which retract when not in use

 In the garden this week

Freezing frosts

A few bright spots in the garden

 Making preserved lemons from our overloaded tree

Linking up with 

The Dedicated House
Knick of Time
French Country Cottage
Ivy and Elephants
The Colorado Lady
Shabby Art Boutique
Chic on a Shoestring
Country Farm Home
My Romantic Home
Sir thrift-a-lot
Rose Vignettes
Rooted in Thyme
My Charmed Home
Elizabeth & Co
Finding Fabulous
A Revisionary Life
Thoughts from Alice


  1. You will love country living once you get use to it!!

  2. Big changes to where we live take awhile to adjust to, especially if you've been a city girl and move to the country. For me it was the opposite. Growing up on a farm of over a 1000 acres in Western Australia and being able to see for miles and then moving to inner city Melbourne. But that was years ago and now I'm in the Dandenong Ranges surrounded by trees which I love but would so like to see the horizon and the sunrise and sunset. It sounds like you are doing the very best you can to adjust to your new life, it takes courage and you've been getting on with your life and continue to enjoy all things vintage. Speaking of which, your new chair is gorgeous, (very thoughtful husband) and your other finds are beautiful too. Enjoy your weekend.
    Anne xx

  3. Mr VL did well in his gift selection.
    The photo of the chooks on the verandah made me smile. Ours like to sit on the deck rather than scratch on the grass sometimes too.

  4. What an uplifting post. Lots of bright colours indoors even if it's frosty outside.

    Jean x

  5. Mr VL did good! Your post is always so pretty. I love all the colors. Happy weekend.

  6. Love the chair Mr. VL purchased for you and your thrifty treasures too.

  7. Beautiful chair and adorable tray cloth. Wow, such a difference in the weather from here although today is has been non stop rain.

  8. I can't believe you have frost, we've not been below ninety for weeks!!! Love the gorgeous chair your hubby bought, the caning is perfect! Great finds, too.

  9. That chair is stunning!!!! What a great piece! And are you kidding me on that fan?!?! I have never seen anything like it before! Your hellebores are so pretty! As are all of your bright blooms! I can imagine that it must be an adjustment to move to a small country town. But your space is a piece of heaven! Happy week to you! Nicole xo

  10. What a gorgeous chair, your man is a definite keeper! Absolutely everything looks stunning on top of your blanket box. It's the perfect backdrop. Your shiny new cooker is delightful. I'd be tempted to eat out so it stays brand spanking new! xx

  11. I ca't take my eyes off of that chair!! Love it...

  12. LOVE the chair! Thanks for sharing with Revisionary Life Thrifty Life Thursday.

  13. I relate to your changes and the adjustments involved Meg, as we too notch up a year living at the resort. I often say "I don't hate it, I don't love it, it is just different". Maybe it is a time thing for us :)
    The chair is lovely, by the way.
    Hugs ~ Kerryanne


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