Always the iconic Australian cupboard is the meat safe. This is vintage. Rustic. Primitive. Depression era. Well used. Well worn. A traditional storage item sometimes called a pantry cupboard.  Sometimes called a pie safe or jelly cupboard in the USA. Lovely blue colour not often seen in Australian kitchens as they were generally decorated in... Continue Reading →

Sorting out a pair of cast iron planters yesterday early evening with the Queens of Mischievous, Gracie and Edith P.  They can't keep away!  Burmese cats are not cats that disappear immediately there's some sort of activity.  Just the opposite. Soon as there's something interesting happening they materialise, instantly.  Inquisitive. "Go catch a mouse or... Continue Reading →

  Spring was definitely here yesterday, pink roses are blooming. Some time ago I started Mary on a new journey using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint (ASCP) to give her a complete makeover, a new wardrobe in the shabby aged and distressed look you see ASCP weathers nicely if left outside and that's where Mary is. Right now she... Continue Reading →

Spring is finally here in the Barossa Valley at end of October.  Honestly, though, still had electric blanket on last night and I'm in a woollen sweater over a skivvy today. Sharing this view of our home just out of Angaston -- it's the  farm house you see there at the front on the left... Continue Reading →

The annual Labour Day long weekend in Australia is coming to a close and we're still waiting for the real spring weather to arrive and move in. I have these project ideas on my to 'do list' using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint (ASCP) and I want sunny days so I can out there and get started. On... Continue Reading →

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