Tuesday, September 28, 2010

3 sleeps to go and vintage dresses

Hi all, seems like forever since I blogged so I have a few items to show you all!

These dresses come with a funny story. Mum and I were at a garage sale and I was searching through the vintage frocks on offer. I asked the owner how much the clothes were and she said $5. Normally that wouldn't be too bad but since I was accumulating quite a pile I thought I'd pose the question 'would you take any less?' The immediate reply was "$2"  - how awesome. These are some of the frocks I chose ... all probably will need some altering (as always!)



Some other bits and pieces I've picked up lately:

decorative bird cage from a garage sale - $5


Gorgeous vintage sifter with roses - $2 at Vinnies


Some more Pyrex - holy crap, am I starting a collection?


It's only 3 sleeps till the boy and I leave on our big Vietnam and China - can't wait!!!

Hopefully will be blogging a bit more while I'm over there so stayed tuned.

Over and Out XOXO

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Dreaming of a paw print and dog hair free house

This week's target catalogue has a GORGEOUS quilt set in it which I'd love to put on the Christmas list but fear that man's best friend would ruin its loveliness VERY quickly.


Rocky really thinks he is a human and sleeps probably 50% of the night on our bed. I love him to bits but think we need to kick him out the bedroom - especially if I have one of these quilts!

How can I resist though?


RP1000323Really looking forward to Friday night - Food and Wine Festival as part of Toowoomba's Carnival of Flowers and one of my besties is coming! Hooray for some vino and dancing!

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Over and Out XOXO

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Shoes, Shoes, Shoes


The other day one of my workmates asked me how many shoes I owned and I really had no idea. So I decided to get them all together and do a tally. Of the ones that are at my house there are about 50 pairs. I'd say I have another 5 - 10 pairs at various family and friend's houses.


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How many pairs do you have to own to affectionately be known as Imelda?

Is three pairs of black Havi's a little excessive?

Oh, I realised I forgot to include my boots. I have three pairs of knee high riding style boots, a pair of black leather ankle boots and a pair of Windsor Smith rock style boots mentioned in an earlier post.

Close to half were purchased from op shops/garage sales/eBay, a good proportion from Myer and the rest from other retail shops.

how many pairs of shoes do you own?

Over and Out XOXO

Monday, September 6, 2010

new camera!

I have been thinking about getting an SLR camera for a while now and on Thursday I took the plunge and splurged! I waited until 30 days before we leave for Vietnam because it is classed as duty free and I will get the GST back at the airport.

I got a Sony A380 and so far, I LOVE IT!  I have lots to learn as I have never had an SLR camera before but I am excited. Can't wait for the amazing shots I'm hopefully going to get in Vietnam, China, KL and Honk Kong!


sony front

sony back

Here is my most favourite test shot:


The boy and I did a couple of garage sales on Saturday but it was one of those days where we weren't really feeling it so I have NO finds from the weekend to share. We did go out to Stanthorpe  to visit the boy's mum on the weekend. It is lovely there - on the granite belt in southern Queensland and possibly Queensland's most famous wine region.

Here are some shots of our stay (can't wait to get my tan back!) ...


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Think I'm going to have to visit one of my local ops at lunchtime. I miss boasting I mean sharing all my wonderful finds!

Hope your weekend was swell.

Over and Out XOXO