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Monday
Apr212014

Around my house

I too will resume regular posts starting tomorrow (I didn't receive enough pet entries for today anyway). I thought since I had time this long weekend to do a bit of organizing and photography, that I would share my latest home endeavours. Nothing too serious, mostly just some rearranging to fit all the things I had purchased in Almonte last weekend. 

Once again, my kitchen shelving has been reorganized. When I was digging through the basement a few weeks ago looking for items to sell at the Ottawa Antique Show, I came across a vintage brass tea set (?) and some brass pineapples that I had thrifted and bought on Etsy several years ago. I could not let these go, so instead I tried incorporating them in my shelving display, along with my new Catherine Holm bowl I am totally stoked over (and coordinating pot I already had).

Catherine Holm bowl from Samantha Howard Vintage ~ vase from The White Monkey ~ Oaxacan vase bought in Puerto Vallarta ~ thrifted brass pineapple ~ silver egg bought in Puerto Vallarta ~ thrifted brass flower frog ~ Lumberjack candleholder by Normann Copenhagen from The Modern Shop ~ Catherine Holm pot from Etsy shop CrankHeartPony

Love that print (in my new vintage frame) by Emily McDowell purchased at Hello Yellow ~ vintage pot from Almonte ~ vase from The White Monkey

Vintage pot from Almonte ~ Oaxacan skull from Puerto Vallarta ~ candleholder by John Ward from General Fine Craft ~ thrifted Dansk candleholder ~ Hay Denmark scissors from The Modern Shop ~ air plant from Sparrow Floral Design

Saturday while running errands, my husband took us to a wood shop called KJP Select Hardwoods. *SIGH* So many glorious slabs of the most beautiful wood I have ever seen. I spotted a piece of Claro walnut that I had to have. I decided to use it on my dining table as a sort of tray for a centrepiece. 

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Monday
Apr212014

Still stalking

It's Easter Monday. I'm stuffed full of chocolate Easter eggs and hot cross buns. What's a girl to do on a long weekend? Snooze? You lose. I stalk. South Melbourne, a little terrace house with modern extension. I'm always amazed at how much house they can cram in behind those single storey facades. Link here while it lasts. Back to normal programming tomorrow I promise. In the meantime I need another Easter egg and maybe a cup of tea to wash it down.

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Sunday
Apr202014

Blog favourites as of late

Saturday
Apr192014

Stalking leftovers

It's that time of the week. The ones that made the cut but then didn't because I hummed and hawed and changed my mind. My stalking leftovers. Why? I'm very fussy. Call me particular, finicky, choosy and hard to please. Not quite right, bad photos, I need more photos please, house is amazing furniture is deplorable or no furniture at all! Can't quite put my finger on it listings with something that has me nodding "yes". This week's finds include a high priced "shack", killer views, inner city extensions, a significant Walter Burley Griffin house with a contemporary addition and an old house they don't dare show the inside of but OMG the backyard is over the top ... gladiator style pool party anyone? Click on the images to head to the listings. All via realestate.com.au.

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Friday
Apr182014

It's a good Friday

Jo doesn't need to twist my arm to take a day off. I have a million things on my to-do list (one of which I'm actually excited to tackle = making new vignettes with all of my Almonte shopping finds). So I hope you all have a lovely Good Friday, and I leave you with this beautiful photo of Granny's house, captured by Jason Loucas