Friday, June 15, 2012

Ginger Jars and Roses




Yesterday was a lovely sunny day in Sydney after a week of rain. I thought I'd treat myself to some flowers.  I had an appointment in Balmain in the morning and picked these up at one of the local grocers. I don't normally buy flowers from shops - much more likely to buy them at the Orange Grove Markets on a Saturday but I saw these lovely colourful roses and thought why not...




I have a beautiful blue vase that I was going to use but can't find it anywhere so thought I'd use this green vase instead. It's from Iran and I love the matte green glass.  My sister gave this to me for my birthday about 16 years ago. I just had to think of how long ago it would have been and calculating it has made me think "Holey moley I'm getting old" - I'm turning 45 tomorrow, Saturday...maybe feeling old is why I've treated myself to flowers...


These green ginger jars were a wedding present from my good friend Jodie and her husband Lincoln (the ones we stayed with in Burrawang this past long weekend). After they had given them to us, they decided they loved them so much they went and bought some for themselves but could only find ones a bit smaller. Are you a fan of ginger jars also?


 
This white sideboard is still for sale, please let me know if you are interested.  I wasn't in a hurry to sell this as I love having it at the end of our lounge room but next Wednesday I'm picking up a beautiful chest of drawers and once it is painted it will need a spot to sit until it's sold. Furniture on rotation...





For my birthday I'm using the gift voucher I won at the Pinterest event run by Kleenex Cottonelle. We're going to dinner at Sean's Panorama at Bondi Beach. I am really looking forward to it.

And today it's my niece's birthday. Happy birthday Sammy! I hope our present arrives in time.


cheers
Fiona


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13 comments:

  1. Hi Fiona, another busy week almost down. Your roses are beautiful and I love the ginger jar. Have a great day. Sandy x

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    1. hi Sandy - thanks. I have a matching pair of those ginger jars - they are lovely aren't they. Can't wait for tomorrow night. Sean's panorama should be fun. i hear its got amazing food.
      have a good weekend
      cheers Fiona

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  2. Hi Fiona, Love ginger jars and are always on the lookout for ones that don't cost $400 a pair. Your green ones are beautiful!

    I have just started a blog and have started commenting as my new name (I used to be farmer from NSW). I am only learning about this blog thing, and don't know how to get my blog up on google without going to blogger. Anyways, check out my first post - if you can find it!

    http://cattleandcushions.blogspot.com.au/?zx=5e7425919bca9ea3

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    1. hi - thanks for commenting - i can get you some well priced ginger jars if you want. also i tried to look at your blog but you've got it set up as a private one. and no email. if you want to email me (fgaven@bigpond.net.au) then i can talk you through some stuff to set up your blog
      cheers FIona

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    2. Hi Fiona, So sorry I only just got back to see your reply now! Oh I loove ginger jars and find them had to find where I am. I probably need to walk around Chinatown next time I am in Sydney too! Thankyou for (trying) to look at my brand new blog too! I am a silly fool as I couldn't search for it and was wondering why it wouldn't pop up on google.

      I will try to fix it first and will probably take you up on that email offer of help as I have no idea what I am doing. Hope your birthday was beautiful! xx

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    3. let me try that again...

      http://cattleandcushions.blogspot.com.au/2012_06_01_archive.html

      Any tips on anything you see amiss would be fab!

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    4. hi - It's still saying that my access is denied. perhaps you havent got your blog open for anyone to read. check your permissions. cheers Fiona

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  3. how pretty! i love the colorful roses, and i LOVE the green ginger jars! i always see blue, but this green is awesome!!!!!

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  4. Just beautiful!!!! So cheerful :-)

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  5. Happy Birthday for tomorrow! You didn't buy that bombe dresser did you???

    xx Karen

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    1. hi Karen - thanks - i'm sure the kids and Phil have some nice things planned. Jonty is full of hints but i'm trying not to listen. I refrained from going to the auction -don't need more stuff in the house at the moment!
      have a lovely weekend
      cheers Fiona

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  6. Very attractive ! Love roses !

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