The day after Christmas in Australia brings that post Christmas slumber period, a time to tinker … and this weather-beaten bird house got a new lease on life …… Read More ~ down home in the Barossa with an old country birdhouse ~
A quintessential piece of Australian farming & bush history is this tall piece of rust, our vintage windmill. She was brought back to life when moved from her resting place in the paddock, raised up & stood at her new spot where she now whirls & turns so magnificently.… Read More ~ tall, elegant & rusty … an icon of Australian rural history ~
Rusty pieces of cast iron veranda lace mean a mixed collection of patina. I’m always looking to re-use or up-cycle this lovely old iron in some decorative way in & around the pergola/veranda area mainly. Sad to see pieces lying around in the shed, in a box somewhere, or outside as you see here. These… Read More ~ re-casting cast iron lace ~
Oh no, not more salvage? Yes, indeed, more of it in this antique, shabby, distressed, rustic old fireplace mantel and surround with multi-layered patina. I couldn’t possibly not bring this chippy piece home with me. What a rustic cobwebbed finish on the corbel! The mantel is attached to the stone wall out here on the… Read More ~ quintessential salvage I had to have! ~
Sharing a few more items from the kitchen area. Anybody who knows our house knows two things: (1) I operate best with a vintage-come-rustic style kitchen and (2) I’m not a minimalist. And here is one of the old mincers. Remember? Who could forget? I grew up at Leasingham, a country girl,… Read More ~ the old kitchen ~
When you’re a rustic freak and you come across a positively gorgeous vintage cast iron, perhaps austere, French curve style bed like this you gotta have it. While I know nothing of its past I know its rustic patina gives it charm and character now. And so it was that one of today’s… Read More ~ old and forgotten rusty bed ~
The old wooden rocking horse in its current spot in the living area. Check out this post where I first talked about this magnificent piece of wood work.