Friday, October 17, 2014

Enjoying Spring

A beautiful spring week and spending lots of time outdoors and  a nice weekend driving through the towns up here and browsing through favourite charity and second hand shops

An enormous rustic lantern which I am going to fill with candles

A couple of books for my collection of blue books

A vintage fabric covered box for my collection

 I won a antique leather bound book...1822..on my very slow collection of leather books. It's been a year since the last one as I have a limit of $15. The earliest is 1730

In the garden this week

The spring garden is  a  few weeks from it's flowering peak yet but I am already picking some for the house already. A veg garden is in for summer cropping and I am  enjoying the greenery while I can...a drought summer with heaps of heatwaves is predicted

Love this book!

Linking up with 

The Dedicated House
Knick of Time
French Country Cottage
Ivy and Elephants
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
Woman in Real Life


  1. Some truly beautiful finds, my favourite is the rustic lantern an amazing piece. The garden is looking beautiful.

  2. Love the lantern , your garden is beautiful xxx

  3. Beautiful garden photos and I love the chooks seem to be marching along, very cute. My youngest daughter loves the vintage look and I've been stockpiling old books for as a Christmas present. Your leather book collections is beautiful.
    Anne xx

  4. Such beautiful photographs. Thanks for sharing the exquisite images. I almost feel as if I'm there!

  5. Yes absolutely beautiful photos! Your place looks so lovely and green but unfortunately you are right apparently this is going to be a very hot dry summer so we'll enjoy the green while we can!
    Have a lovely weekend!

  6. A hen parade. Lovely blooms - quite a variety. The lantern will be delightful on a summer night on the porch with candles softly glowing.

  7. Oh my, what lovely photos! The roses took my breath away and I simply love the old books. Thanks for sharing. Hugs and blessings!

  8. Wonderful photographs and beautiful finds!
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

  9. What a lovely garden you have! You must have much more water than I and your flowers are so much earlier. My Irises are just in bud, as are my Foxgloves. Maybe my elevation in Mt.Pleasant is a little higher. Yes we are in for a corker this summer and I am too old and frail to carry water but I try.
    Lovely t hear from you, thanks.

    1. Hi Arija...yes Mt Pleasant is in the rain shadow and a bit drier.....not having any rain since August is a worry....when we moved here last year we inherited an automatic watering system and we have used it already which we really don't want to do ( we have half an acre of garden and lawn)

  10. Love, love, love the Sir Walter Scott book! And the lantern is great! Enjoyed the further peeks at your little paradise on Earth too. Thanks for linking up at Vintage Bliss Tuesdays. Jo

  11. Those books are just lovely. Found you on the Knick of Time link up party =)

  12. Congratulations on adding another beautiful old book to your collection. Thanks for sharing your beautiful garden with us at Vintage Inspiration Party.

  13. I love thrift shopping! Looks like you scored some great things. Love your leather book collection, and your yard is gorgeous! Have a lovely week!

  14. Lovely photos! I love the books you have collected!

  15. Hello Meg. I adore your blue books and your garden is looking superb I must say....gorgeous post!

  16. Your photos are absolutely beautiful. I love vintage as well and your blog is an inspiration. Love if you share this on Fabulous Friday Party
    Thanks Maria


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