Sunday, October 12, 2008

I'm back and raring to go!

(playing around with my hall table)



Well I'm back from my week break, the kids go back to school tomorrow and I couldn't be happier lol. No seriously, we all had a truly lovely time. We spent our days basically lazing around the beach and the house, cooking up bbq's and eating on the balcony as we watched the sun-setting over the lake :) I guess it wasn't all lazing around, we did also manage to spruce the bathroom up with a fresh coat of paint. I get bored after awhile if I have absolutely nothing to do.

I also had a night at the Opera last night with my mum and sister to see 'The Pearlfishers". It was my first opera and I LOVED IT! Thats another thing I can tick off my "things to try before I die" list lol.



I took the following images of the little lovelies I bought at the fleas today. It was such an amazing spring day, the sun was shining and the merchants were out in abundance. There were many bargins to be had.



I had to have the beautiful blue and white willow pattern vase for my new bakers stand and the white Greek bust was similar to the souveniers I actually purchased from Greece except she was only $1.00! We wont talk about what I paid for them over there lol.



The gorgeous tea set trio is only Japanese but I loved the colours. My second favourite score of the day was the delightful vintage lady head vase. I've often seen them come and go on Ebay and couldn't believe my luck to find one at the markets for a song.



A couple of quirky little items that were only a couple of dollars was the little embroidered floral bouquet and the miniature brass scales.



Of course my favourite buy of the day were these two amazing original rose paintings. I'm assuming they're vintage due to the condition of the frames and the filth I had to delicately clean off. I think they look better without frames anyway. They're actually supposed to lay horizontally but I prefer to display them upright :) aren't they lovely?! I could have sworn they were Gail McCormack originals until I saw the signature at the bottom of another artist.




I also wanted to include in this post a few photo's my stepmum sent me of her and dads farm in my beloved southern highlands. No matter what time of year this property ALWAYS looks spectacular! :)
















I've missed you all so much! Bear with me while I catch up on all the fabulous posts I've missed. I can't wait !!

13 comments:

vicki archer said...

It sounds like you have had a very rejuvenating week - so lovely to spend time away from home with the children on holidays. Love your purchases.

Country French Antiques said...

Your week sounds wonderful!
Love your oils and your Dad's farm looks so peaceful.
Welcome back

Cali Girl said...

Sounds like you had a delightful time. Love your items, I collect lady head vases. Love them.

Ivy Lane said...

Glad you had a nice week off! Lazing around the beach sounds so wonderful!! I LOVE the rose paintings and that FANTASTIC blue and white vase!

lily-g said...

glad to see your back, love all your treasures x

Linda Sue said...

Whoa! SCORE! Especially the head vase! Those have become rare and precious! Nice finds! Thanks for the chandelier idea- I am going to go to the re-store tomorrow and see what I can come up with- no windows- challenge...

lady jicky said...

I want that lovely "greek" bust!

ness lockyer said...

Glad to have you back. I love your bargains. I have always thought that any property in the Southren Highlands is stunning...even the run down ones.
Ness xx

Millie said...

Welcome back Anna - you sound very relaxed & refreshed! Lovely pics of the Sth. Highland property - I spied one of my much-loved Belted Galloways in the background, so I'm a very happy visitor today.
Millie ^_^

viera said...

Love all your flea market finds and the photos are beautiful!!!
V

Miss Kris said...

Hi Anna~
Glad you're back, sounds like you had a wonderful time. Your beautiful display keeps getting better and better.

Lovely finds!

Stacy said...

I am starting a gift exchange for this holiday season and thought you might enjoy participating. You can get all the details at my blog, here

Cote de Texas said...

Glad you are back. But listen - this is really really weird - these pictures look exactly like the Texas Hill Country! strange!!!