Friday, April 15, 2011

Friday Adventures

today was meant to be a making day.. however it turned into an exploring day. i ventured to my three favourite shops (and a few more), and found some little treasures... some of which can be seen here.

i browsed one of my favourite bookshops, which looks like this...

and came out with a couple of books on design and colour use in design.

although i found lots of little things to pass on to my lovely customers in one of the antique centres i there were a couple of things i found to add to my private collection.. one of which was this little book, ' Around the Corner and other bits and pieces of verse and prose'. its simple line illustrations are teamed with delightful words and is a pleasure to read. just another little book to add to my growing collection.

gifted at christmas in 1947

i also stumbled across these divine set of five black and white gayware canisters... 

set of five canisters, coffee, tea, rice, sugar and flour.

i am absolutely in love... and am kicking myself that i can not afford them right at this second. they would sit perfectly in my new black and white kitchen that is coming with my new house. i am hoping that when i get back from my little journey to melbourne that they will still be there and thus be mine (on layby of course). fingers crossed, actually everything crossed. i also fell in love this this victorian inlayed timber jewellery box. sometimes i wonder how i got my champagne taste on a beer budget.

i finished off my morning exploring with a late home made lunch of avocado on toast... 

it doesn't look that appetising
but it was pretty tasty.
i had to make a few adjustment for
the fact i didn't have a ripe avocado

ready for the afternoon and evening adventures that are ready to be had.

and a status up-date and pictures for those who are interested, my house is now bricked all the way around and to the roof. we are nearly at lock up stage and i am getting more and more excited by the day. kim xo

Thursday, April 7, 2011

a time piece of history

a short while ago I put on lay-by this beautiful time piece from Harrington Antiques. i ventured into the shop one day, i had always driven past and admired the glistening chandeliers in the front window, and found this beautiful time piece. after a very short discussion (he told me the price and i said yes) i took the steps in making it mine. i finally picked it up last week and am now looking into getting it restored to go into my new house over the buffet in the kitchen.

the clock itself is double sided and hangs by two chains. it was taken out of a railway station in the eighties, when the clocks were upgraded and tossed away. a very lovely gentleman rescued it and through a couple of hands it came to me. why anyone would want to dispose of it has me stumped but it will take pride of place in my new abode in a couple of months.