Displaying posts labeled "Jo’s House"

Where I blog … my office

Posted on Sat, 19 Nov 2011 by midcenturyjo

Thought I’d show you a little of my office today. The morning light was so lovely the other day that I had to reach for my camera and even now in the late afternoon it’s just lovely. You can see more over on my page.

Bedroom progress report

Posted on Fri, 11 Nov 2011 by midcenturyjo


I had visitors coming. I had a bedroom in disarray. I freaked out. I cursed, snapped at my husband, almost tripped over the dog and set to work. See more on my page.


Posted on Fri, 4 Nov 2011 by midcenturyjo

Can’t believe we have been in our new old house for almost a year and it seems like we have barely scratched the surface of what needs to be done. Not that I’m worried. I have come to know this 150 year old house intimately during that time. We are comfortable with each other. If it takes time then it takes time. I took a couple of shots in my living room this morning. The light cutting into the dark chocolate room was beautiful. There are a couple more over on my page with some explanations of (and excuses for) what you can see.

Winter at Jo’s place

Posted on Sat, 28 Jun 2008 by midcenturyjo

I’d love some antique famille rose Chinese pots for my patio area but it ain’t gonna happen on my budget. Thought I’d cheer up the space with some teapots and teacups from Chinatown instead. It’s still winter here (if you can call 23° Celsius winter) so by spring my little plants should be green and lush. And the dump truck? I couldn’t resist a 50c rusty truck from a garage sale around the corner to hold a few transplanted daffodils. When they’re out I’ll move it onto my kitchen counter for some fun. Can you believe it’s mid winter here and the daffodils are almost out? I love the subtropics!

Jo’s place

Posted on Sun, 22 Jun 2008 by midcenturyjo

I hate my kitchen. It’s 80s grey laminate with chunky wood trim and it’s ugly. Alas I rent and what makes it worse is that I rent in Australia, land of the “can’t do anything to your apartment” rental laws. I’m in the process of sewing a new roman blind and looking for handles to swap out the chunky wooden ones (which of course appear not to be of standard size – sigh!) but I thought I’d cheer the place up by painting my fridge. No new shiny fridges were harmed in this exercise. I don’t have a new shiny fridge. My old faithful has been with me for a while but the seals are good and it’s energy efficient(ish) and I just can’t justify a new fridge. I shop for fresh food everyday (love doing this) so I don’t need a big gee whizz bang refrigerator. This one will do me just fine. The chalk sayings have changed almost daily as does my “favourite” postcard art. Decal from here.