Driving home from Eden on Friday I didn't have a timetable. It was just me and my dog, Charlie, and a carload of mum's sewing stuff I have inherited. I could stop wherever and whenever I liked. Usually on that long drive I have my two kids and Phil, who all hate it when I want to pull over at every little second-hand shop to check out the furniture or to stop and take photos of the beautiful countryside. This time, I was able to stop at a great antiques shop in Milton and I bought this vintage wire crate.
It's an old beer crate from the Tooth Brewery. I love the worn wooden handles and whitish-grey patina of the metal. A beautiful patina from years of use. The old Fowler preserving jars fit in it perfectly to make a beautiful vase. Stock is one of my favourite flowers. These pink ones are just lovely and were a bargain from our local Saturday organic markets.
I'm going to have lots of fun with this basket, I think. It would also look lovely with herbs in it. I think you'll see it in a few more photos on my blog. I am loving my new camera lens I bought a few months ago and taking photos with of flowers especially.
Spring is in the air and the weekend weather was gorgeous. I have a lot of "spring-cleaning" and organising to do. I'm going to hang the industrial pigeon holes I was given and transform the kids toy room that they never use into a sewing/craft room. It will be good to have a dedicated area for my sewing, and not have to spread out on the dining room table. I also have a few performance reviews for one of my business consulting clients to facilitate. A good mix!
Here's to a happy productive week for you all, also.
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