The temperature has dropped slightly so some carefully layering has been taking place of late. We have been experiencing cooler mornings, warming up to border line HOT then cooling off again in the evening. Pretty sure Autumn is very near by, and I do love Autumn.
Thanks for all your lovely positive comments on the top I made, I cut the pattern off this one I am wearing. Time to add skirts and light weight jackets to a favourite black and white. Just after I took these photos I dropped my little old faithful handbag sized camera and it wouldn't work. POOH!!
After a quick consultation with Google I discovered one of the big retail stores had a one day special on a couple of their small cameras. So off I went and came home with this camera but in black, even tho' I said yes please to RED. Never mind, it's only a camera. Oh and this kettle and matching toaster have been tempting me for months, so I thought what the hell, why not. Such a cool mint colour.
I have been after one of these gorgeous old Bournvita Mugs forever. Finally I found one in my price range so I hit the buy now on the auction on trade me. I basically picked it up for half the price they normal go for. They are called 'Sweet Dreams' and made back in the late 40's early 50's.
It has made it's way onto the top shelf in my new to me cabinet, where my treasures live. See the PINK flower? That is the very coolest clock that my dad gave me when I was quite young, and it still keeps time.
TOF's car collection gets the third shelf and then my Happy Hens and Piggy banks live on the bottom shelf. I think it is safe to say there is not a lot of spaces left.
Today I slept in I suppose because I was so snugly and warm in my bed. But when I did crawl out the sun was out and the day was full of promise, and a cool breeze.
Cool breeze aside, I found some lovely things. The pot is a Morris & James, which is made in NZ and retail at quite a price. Mine was only $7.50 and quite possibly get planted over the weekend. In the same shop I found a nice piece of Tapestry fabric, rick rak, brodery anglaise lace and colourful trim, all 50c each, a pretty silk square and a string of Camels, beads, and pom poms.
The straw market basket was brand new and I love these, then at another shop I found the cute little Hermes bag with a wee coin purse inside, for $2.
Something else I need to do over the weekend is trim the shrub above Texs chair. It is a wonder he can even get in to the spot. Luckily there are other favourite spots for him outside to rest in.
Time to play with my new little camera in the garden.
I love Pink and Purple in my garden, did you notice?
This is how flowers see the world.
The coolness of the evening set in and you can tell by how Sheba is tightly curled up on the couch.
No words of wisdom today but a classic old photo
sent to me by my old friend Leonie.
My sister Helen, Jane, Leonie and me, taken on our Confirmation day back in the early 70's. I remember this day vividly as after it we were allowed to decide if we wanted to continue to attend Church. I have nothing against Church and religion but it's justnot for me and I do not believe that attending makes you any better than anyone else. Like standing in a garage doesn't make you a car. I think we are all entitled to believe in our own things and I am perfectly happy believing in myself and life.
Have a fabulous weekend!!