Mostly this addiction began when we were sharemilking and moved around alot and in those days you could still find treasures under the old hedges on lots of the farms we lived on. And boy oh boy, could I haul it home ! ! ! * * ! ! In the end our friends and family didn't want to help us move farms anymore because there were so many loads required shifting all Julies old
I have a poster that I have framed that says "Make Do And Mend" - yep that's me alright, making do and mending ! ! ! :-)
the above is an old violin and case that belonged to a very dear friends Dad (who used to play on it) - we are missing the fiddle for it. Behind is an old expandable sewing case which was rescued from an old wool shed and painstakingly restored (by me) . . .
|this cabinet in my diningroom had chooks living in it (when a very dear friend gave it to me),and a drawer missing - amazing what a bit of elbow grease and sheer determination can achieve ! ! ! (this is one of my very fav pieces)|
Just in a corner of my dining room is a little display using my Grans old cooking bowl and a pyrex dish which she used to use ALL the time and I have filled with rosehips (can you see the dust . . . ??)
and lastly for today a pic that probably totally contradicts everything I have just shown you . . .
Hope you enjoyed the little tour of some of my home and (if you like) I'll be back another time with some more pics.
Also hope you all had a pleasant Anzac Day yesterday - its good to take the time to remember all those brave and courageous men & women who lost their lives for us all - I was heartened to hear on the radio that more and more young people are coming along to the Dawn Parade and Anzac Services - taking the time to remember the past - what can be wrong with that I ask.???
Have a good rest of the week my friends, take care out there . . .
Love Julie x x x
(hope you noticed no pics of Mr Fat Fluffy today - told me he is rather weary of having the camera pointed at him lately . . .all this fame is soooo tiring - he needs a nap)