Saturday, January 3, 2015

First Find of the Year

I found the sweetest little aqua vintage typewriter in perfect condition ....she was very cheap

She is going to sit on top of my library card catalogue cupboard ( it has a bottle of wine in each draw)

I found this little navigation protractors  , before Christmas , in  a charity shop

In the garden this week

picking roses before the big heatwave

The girls sitting in the cool soil under the Golden Elm tree (temp is about 110)

apples,plums,nectarines and pears almost ripe

pumpkins and tomatoes

I am trying to stay calm as I finish this blog Saturday morning as the neighbouring towns around us are surrounded by bushfires. These pictures were taken from my back door yesterday afternoon and if the wind comes our way today the town have to leave our homes.
Here's hoping

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  1. I love the colour of the typewriter and the catalogue stand is wonderful. The bush fires must be frightening especially when they are so close. Take care, stay safe and hopefully you won't need to leave your home. Elaina xo

  2. That typewriter is so cool! Love the color! The fire is scary and I hope you will be safe!

  3. I've been thinking of you when listening to the bushfires on the news.
    The typewriter is amazing. x

  4. I can only think about the fires, Meg! Be safe! Linda@Wetcreek Blog

  5. Your finds are beautiful Meg! That typewriter is just amazing! And your garden is bursting with goodness! Look at all of that fruit!! I will be praying for you all....please do keep us posted as to what is going on. You take care and be safe...Nicole xoxo

  6. Oh, lovely finds, Meg - the typewriter is very special! Your gardens are so lush and lovely...but oh! Those terrible fires, so close to you! I will be sending positive thoughts your way - please stay safe! xo Karen

  7. The typewrite is such a treasure a great find. The garden is looking delightful. Fingers crossed they are able to control the bushfires and you remain safe. Happy new year.

    1. We have evacuated this afternoon and don't know how our home and girls are . The fires are surrounding our town

  8. Oh, no! I hope everything will be ok. Be sure to let us know when you are back home and how everything is. I am keeping the girls in my thoughts! Please let everything be okay.

  9. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers and hoping your beautiful home will be safe.

  10. Praying for grace, safety and protection for you and all yours.

  11. Really sorry to hear about your evacuation. I'm keeping my fingers crossed you are back home soon, safe and sound.


  12. ohh Meg , I hope everything is ok and you are safe and sound, Please keep us updated , your home is so beautiful ,Eileen xxx

  13. Love the little aqua typewriter. Those tomatoes look yummy. Stay safe and I pray you won't have to leave your lovely home because of the bushfires.

  14. I have the same typewriter! It was my great grandmothers last one she owned. She was a long time writer ( she was born in 1891, and was writing since her teens, submitting short stories and songs everywhere) and her other typewriters are now long gone, but I'm happy to have this last one, that I remember sitting on her desk when I was a child in the 70s.

  15. Love the typewriter! And the card catalog! Pick roses for Christmas, oh my!

    So sorry to see the fires so close. Hope all stayed far away.

    So happy to have found your blog.

  16. What a threat wildfires are!!!! Hope that you and your home and neighbours are spared. Love the protractor. I always love when you post photos of your girls-where is Sascha? Love all of your fruit trees with their pending harvest....

    1. Sascha was dropped at a boarding vet clinic when we evacuated and hopefully picked up on Monday.

  17. Hi Meg!!!

    I hope and pray that the girls are ok and that your beautiful home will still be there when you're allowed back in!!! You're in my thoughts and prayers!!!

    Great find and really love the typewriter!!!


  18. Hope you are allowed home soon. We also have been on alert. Scary stuff. Love your blog and your wonderful finds!,

  19. The vintage typewriter is a great find and your gardens look so wonderful in summer but......the bushfire, I heard about on television and when I see your pictures it is rather close, really scary. I hope and pray you all are safe.

  20. I've been wondering how you fared with the fires. I hope all is well.
    Anne xx

  21. Your vintage typewriter is a real treasure, I love the color! How scary for you and your entire community. Please, please stay safe and I hope and pray that you're allowed able to get back home soon.

  22. I love the colour of the typewriter too! And your cupboard is lovely. (Great idea with the wine!) Thanks for sharing at Vintage Bliss Tuesdays. And oh no to bushfires! I hope you are all safe!!

  23. Oh dear, I'm sooo jealous of that typewriter! So sorry to hear you had to evacuate, I read about the fires in the paper, it was in the news even over here (in Sweden). Hope it all gets under control soon!!

  24. I love the typewriter. Praying for safety for you and your community.

  25. Those fires look terrifying! Hope you and the girls are safe!
    ps insanely jealous of that typewriter- I've been looking for one for ages - and to find it in aqua!

  26. oh my life so many things to comment on ! Firstly, clearly hope the Bush fires came under control !
    Adore the typewriter but more so the wine storage !
    The fruit in the garden - Jealous living in rainy old England.
    Thank you for posting on my linky #Stylewise

  27. Meg, The antique typewriter is so pretty, thanks for sharing. I can't believe how close the fire is to you. Hope you're doing well and safe.

  28. Blogging is the new poetry. I find it wonderful and amazing in many ways.


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