Monday, October 31, 2011

My Bedroom - Blogtoberfest Day 22

This week over at Punky & Me I'm joining in with her My Place and Yours meme which is "Where I Sleep".
Now, my room is far to messy to show it all so I picked a very uncluttered angle for my photo. I tend to leave clothes all over the floor as my wardrobe is overflowing and the table bedside my bed has a teetering tower of books that one day may topple. This shot makes my room look like a serene refuge - which it definitely is not....

Sunday, October 30, 2011

This Weeks Finds...Blogtoberfest Day 21

A pretty quiet week on the op shopping front this week, so not much to show for it....



A pretty china cup...



plates for cake stands...


 a printed coathanger from Hallensteins ...



more printed coathangers (they seem to be popping up all over the place all of a sudden!)...


some annuals from the 1960's.

I've linked up with Her Library Adventures  and Apron Thrift Girl so go and have a look at what others have found.






Saturday, October 29, 2011

Blogtoberfest Day 20

Today was the most beautiful day here in Dunedin, blue sky and no wind = bliss. Tonight we had an early Halloween party at Chingford Park for my daughter and a couple of her friends. We each bought our own dinner and afterwards had a treasure hunt through the trees.




Chingford Park was originally the site of a private house long since gone. The only part remaining is the original stables, built in the 1870's of local basalt stone.






My little ghost...




Friday, October 28, 2011

Blogtoberfest Day 19

Still awesome after all these years....



another soundtrack to my youth.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

My Pincushion - Blogtoberfest Day 17


I've linked with Punky & Me for "My Place and Yours" - this week it's pincushions! I made this ages ago after seeing some on the net (can't remember where now) and thinking I could do with another pincushion myself.

Monday, October 24, 2011

New Cake Stands - Blogtoberfest Day 16

      Jessame (this is one of my favourites ever!)


Jessame Detail



Alberta

I've got a couple more cake stands ready to go - just waiting for my drill to recharge!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

This Weeks Finds...Blogtoberfest Day 15

I went on a road trip down to Invercargill in the weekend to pick up my daughter who was staying at her grandparents and managed to get quite a lot of op-shopping in on the way there....happy times...



A silver candlestick...








plates for cake stands...





I have the cup and saucer of this set (tucked away in a box somewhere) so was stoked to get this Homemaker dinner plate, even if it does have a small chip...




knitting pattern books for when I start knitting again...










fantastic illustrations in this 1950's childrens book...






and again in this book from Lois Lenski ...






a cream coloured mohair shawl...


strange 1970's plastic mounted lions head with real fur (rabbit?) mane, about 10cm tall....



I love this vinatge wooden coat hanger from a long gone tailors in Dunedin that operated between 1920-1975.

I've linked with Her Library Adventures and Apron Thrift Girl so go check out all the other goodies...








Saturday, October 22, 2011

Blogtoberfest Day 14

Oh dear...I missed another day yesterday, I fear I'm losing my blogging mojo!

Things are a bit tough at the moment as I suffer from anxiety and for some reason it's reared its ugly head again and taken over my life. Hopefully next week I'll be feeling more on top of things and can think of something semi-intelligent to say!

I have found lots of goodies this week at the op shop, so check in tomorrow for "This Weeks Finds"...
Meanwhile, here are some vintage buttons and sewing notions.







Thursday, October 20, 2011

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Blogtoberfest Day 12

Nothing much to say today - I'll leave it to the master...




Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Queenstown - Blogtoberfest Day 11

I thought I'd share some photos from my recent trip to Queenstown .....

The stunning view from our apartment....


Down on the waterfront at Lake Wakatipu...

We also spent an afternoon in Arrowtown about 25mins from Queenstown.




 My daughter bought a possum tail (a pest here in New Zealand) at a craft stall and insisted on it being in every photo...

There goes that possum tail again...

These shacks are part of the original Chinese miners settlement nestled into the hillside only a few hundred metres from the main street.


We had a lovely time away but it's always good to get home to your own bed!