Thursday, August 11, 2011


in the rush of everyday life latly i have realised that i have managed not to post anything of over 4 months... a bit really shameful if you ask me. but i thought i would bring you all up to date with whats been happening in kijaro HQ lately. well after all the flooding stopped in queensland my house got underway and since then as made a radical transformation from a piece of dirt to this.

once it has all been finished and all the wonderful treasures of mine are thoughtfully positioned i will let you all in for a tour. As well has house building there has been lots of picnics,

a trip to Rockhampton with one of my lovely friends amy (she grew up in rocky so i had inside knowledge to all the places to go). we spent some time in Yeppoon

and not to mention a good lot of time treasure hunting for items to bring back home (although i was given 2 hour time limits in op shops). on one of this short trips i found this amazing couch. it was just there, waiting for someone to pick up where its previous owner had left off, with new foam already supplied an afternoon of sewing is on the books to cover the cushions and make it as good as new again for the house. i was just extremely lucky that my wonderful father was in cairns and could bring it back home in the truck. but that little adventure deserves a post of its own.. needless to say we had lots of fun repacking dads van.

lots of other treasures were found and they were put on show for the first time last weekend. market goers at the valley lane way markets in Winn lane on saturday got the first glimpse and a couple of my favourite pieces from the trip found new homes to go to. amy bought some lovely red velvet cupcakes from poppy cakes for afternoon tea and combined with the lovely people and flash back tunes it really was a lovely day out.

sunday morning saw the little swift off early to pick up laura and kit & nancy ready for a day of selling at at the suitcase rummage in the brisbane CBD. we made sure we were there bright and early to be set up for the day ahead. my lovely dad (pictured below) came with the luggage that the swift could not hold. kijaro held its second suitcase sale and once again only left with two of the many suitcase that were on offer. 

more of the treasures found up north went on journeys to new homes and created more room for future buying trips (i had so much fun on the last one i can not wait till we can venture out again, we have just decided we need a bigger can than the swift to get it all home). i spent half the morning unpacking and colour coding... and you can see my efforts over at the  kit & nancy blog.

it was a wonderful day with old friend and new ones too who decided to pop by and say hello (and also putting some faces to names of some of my facebook followers). some even took home a new vintage treasure and a story to go along with it. planning was made for baking dates and treasure hunting dates in the new house. 

well i best be off now, and sort of some more goodies for the way we wear fair, which kijaro will be at with the lovely anna from la bella donna next weekend. stay tuned for more details coming soon.

kijaro x

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