Friday, January 30, 2015

This Week

 A couple of months ago I shared my excitement at finding books randomly from a shop from the library of a historic homestead we had only just visited the week before! here

I haven't been able to go back to the shop until this week and I was thrilled to find the last two books still in a corner

My fave is the Sir Walter Scott ,and like the others I bought it, came out from England with the family. It has beautiful leather tooling and remnants of gilt on it's spine
The other book would have been bought here contemporary with the " Anlaby Station"

I found lots of bits and pieces inside the book

I found this small mannequin which is covered in a layer of lace

drying the last of the hydrangeas

 last of the summer roses

 fire ravaged forest in the background

watering the front garden at sunrise

 a glut of plums

waiting for nectarines to ripen

stealing carrot tops 

Linking up with 

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


  1. Hello Meg,

    Your book finds are wonderful. The bindings are so pretty and beautifully made. We like to use old books as plinths for small objects which gives them height. We could definitely place your finds!

    And, how wonderful to have all the little bits and pieces inside your books. That is always an excitement and one cannot help but to imagine the life of the previous owner......

  2. Hello Meg. Your posts are just swoonworthy....always. Would you share this one at the Five Star Frugal linkup today? Mimi xxx

  3. Those books are beautiful and how delightful to find the extras inside.
    Anne xx

  4. I love vintage books and yours are especially beautiful.

  5. Hi Meg, I'm visiting you today from the party that Mimi has at a Tray of Bliss. I really love all of your photos and the plum nectarines and the chickens and just everything. I LOVE Australia and my husbands uncle live in Melbourne! I have been lucky enough to have visited 3 times and just wish it wasn't so far away because I love it there. I have a love for Sydney too. I'm now following you on bloglovin and google friend connect. I do hope that you can stop by my blog Julie's Lifestyle.
    Hugs Julie

  6. Hello Meg.
    I am so happy I found your blog. Your garden pictures are big refreshments for me, as here in United Kingdom is winter.

  7. I love your old books and so interesting to find written pieces within the book. Your garden is still so high summer despite the ravaged forest on the background. I am definitely longing to summer, it's wet, white and cold here.

  8. I love old books. "They" haven't made them like that in probably over a century. Now look what we have - computers and Kindles! Nothing beats a beefy tome, though! I love seeing your landscape and the plums and nectarine ripening. It's refreshing, because I look out to see the crispy-leafed trees and brown grass. Luckily, the sun is shining brightly, and the temperature is much warmer than what it was over night. Soon, spring will start to show her flowers again. I especially love the cat and your chickens. Hi, girls!

  9. You found some real treasures - lovely bindings and so fun to find the bits inside! The gardens are lovely, too - so green and lush. Miss chicken looks happy and so does Miss Kitty. So sad about the forest....we have large wildfires here, too, in the Pacific Northwest. Hope your weekend is happy. xo Karen

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  11. I'm so glad that I found you lovely blog. I have really enjoyed reading through it. Yup, I just have to follow this one. XX Jo

  12. I´m happy to have found your blog....gonna take a while reading it all,but I know I gonna love it.Your book finds are so pretty,I also love old books.Your garden looks beautiful <3.You have a new follower.Have a wonderful week.

  13. Those books are beautiful, what treasures to have in your collection!

  14. What a great find; they're so beautiful!

  15. Wonderful old books! How completely amazing to be able to grow necterines in your garden! We haven't the weather for it. xxx

  16. What charming old books!! I'd have such a fun time browsing in that shop. Love your lace covered mannequin, so pretty! Thank you for linking up your treasures at Vintage Inspiration Party.

  17. I am an old book lover too and have a cat that sheds on everything that she possibly can :) We have things in common, lol...

  18. Woah, how cool! I love how you found those bits and pieces in the old book.

  19. what special bits of history. I would have been thrilled as well. such beauty in the gilding and the care taken to design the covers. simply beautiful art. I too love books and my last post was about some old hymnals that I found and brought home. what a lovely, friendly homestead you have there. best wishes


  20. Meg, I love your life! Your gardens are sooo beautiful! Thank you for sharing. You are one of the fan favorites today at The Sunday Showcase. Here is the link so you can check out your feature. Hope to see you again tomorrow at Make it Pretty Monday! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse


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