Thursday, November 5, 2009


Today I spent a wonderful hour or so pottering around in the garden. Actually it was technically more like fluffing around. But it was a gorgeous day and I wanted to soak up the colours and bask in what is usually overlooked as being hard work done and dusted. It struck me that a lot of what stands out in our garden has been resurrected and tarted up in some way. I like the surprises that an economical eye finds in something formerly rejected and forlorn.
Above is an old watering can re-licked in bright red, op shopped wire hanging baskets, vintage horticultural society black pots, and our old hot water cylinder.
below are the two deck chairs scored on two different occasions on the side of the road. 
An old metal chest home to our many pairs of outdoor shoes, jandles, gumboots etc keeping them dry and out of direct sunlight. And a wine barrel direct from the winemaker!
An old wagon wheel for definition 'acquired' by someone else. 

Another side of the road score, some old Avery scales... just for decoration and a wooden spool/wire reel as a table for a cuppa.

clever man idea.

The old wood basket that had unwoven itself now covered in concrete and sculpted into a planter.

the other half of the cylinder.

New Shoes!

All those hours of home haircuts sure did add up. 
And upon feeling my heart a calling towards a certain
Shoezies I swooned and fell for these impeccably cobbled sling backs clogs.
In mahogany leather with the cutest subtle turn-upward toes (a little asian inspired perhaps)
but with the dutch brass tacks and clogs feel happening as well.
I titillated myself prancing around the house in them with lipstick on. OH yeah.
I displayed them centre stage for all to see when I wasn't wearing them and when I was I couldn't keep my eyes off them.
My new best friends. These shoes. Hard earned. I cant sew them, But boy I can love them!