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daily parcels * tied up in string *

daily musings of a vintage addict * I am totally obsessed with all things vintage * trying to keep up with my past...and sometimes ordinary everyday life

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Location: Katoomba, NSW, Australia

here I am in a little cottage that evokes the energies of my ancestral lands - a cottage on the moors of Cornwall, or on the cliff tops of Ireland or Scotland. It has a hearth. I am a hedge witch {of sorts}. I wear upcycled clothes, patchouli oil and Redback boots. I am a gypsy; an eccentric and a mystic [I often live with a foot in two worlds]. I serve my guests, tea from an old silver teapot. I love Vervain, yarrow, chamomile & mint. Star watcher and Moon gazer. story cloth weaver. keeper of family dreams and wishes. good friend and creator of life. herbal tea drinker and potion maker.

Plan ahead and dream of all the beautiful things that life has to offer

August 25, 2005

my vintage home ~ August 25

my home is full of colour ~ my rooms are all different colours ......blue bedroom, tuscan gold in the dining room, the lounge is a pumpkin and gold colour and my sitting room is an absolutely divine shade of raspberry and I adore it.... just lately, I have been browsing through my favourite magazine *ENGLISH COUNTRY LIVING* a divine magazine !!! and was trying to work out just what it was about the kitchens in all those lovely english cottages that drew me in.... so I sat and studied the photographs. And discovered that they all had white walls - a lovely warm, crisp white....and lots of timber. My kitchen walls are currently *wait for it!* - lime green with purple cornice & yellow ceiling * oh my gosh I hear you say! but it does look wonderful, really it does but I want mine to look like the english cottage kitchens and I have alot of timber in my kitchen.... a quick call to my brother in law who is a painter and he has a spare two days and is coming today to paint for me... my kitchen right now is in total disarray with stuff all over. Just by painting a room gives a girl a lift, dont you think? Better than a new hairdo anyday.Oh I am a sad & sorry soul


Blogger Alice said...

I'm sure you'll love your new kitchen - new paint = new lease on life.

The kitchen I always loved and wanted was the one featured in the English TV Show "The Good Life", with Richard Briers, Felicity Kendall, Penelope Keith and Paul Eddington. Do you remember it? I loved it for being big, light, airy and always cosy and welcoming.

Two years ago I changed my kitchen/familyroom from the very 70s dark brown and bright orange (faded to pale apricot) cupboards and light green walls to white cupboards with dark green granite tops, purple walls with green cornices, white trim and one white wall in the familyroom with white cupboards replacing open shelving. We tore up the carpet and replaced it with green vinyl. It looks and feels like a totally different room.

Talking of kitchens, did you ever get a chance to read the piece I sent you about our kitchen on the farm - 'The Heart of the House'? That was a room that changed with the painting.

8:17 am  
Blogger my vintage days said...

Your house sounds like mine. I love color and every room is a different one. My bedroom how ever is many shades of white. It has a calming effect.
We would love to see your kitchen when it's done. It sounds lovely

1:01 am  
Blogger melissa said...

Gotta ask...did your BIL paint it white? And I second what Gina said...photos!!!

3:49 am  

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