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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

September 12, 2005

housekeeping ~ September 12

what a lot I have to do today.....after my little rest last week. I am scrubbing both the bathrooms *amazing how grubby they look with my one week off* ~ changing my sheets, doing endless loads of washing & generally tidying the house.
My home is by no means a show home ~ it is important to me that I clean but I don't have a perfectly pristine, don't drop crumbs type of home. My home is comfortable and I sure hope it is welcoming to anyone who visits......oh of course I run around like a woman possessed trying to tidy it all up but all I seem to do is shift piles of 'stuff' from one place to another....like piles of magazines that someone might like to browse through over coffee .
So dear readers...enjoy your home and don't stress...... enjoy whatever you do today!


Blogger Shell said...

Your weekend away sounds really awesome and relaxing. I love little road trips where you get to stop off and look in second hand stores and local craft shops. I almost always have to demand that Ben stop for me, as he doesn't understand that womanly shopping gene and gets bored, while I'm overcome with excitement at the possibilities of what may be inside the little country stores.

Sounds like a big day of household duties for you. Be sure to give yourself a few vintage tea breaks!

10:14 am  
Blogger ms*robyn said...

Shell - I just about break my neck when I am getting out of the car at the op shops..Joe has hardly stopped before I am running in!

10:28 am  
Blogger Amy said...

Stress? Stress over housework??? UGH!!!!!! hahahaha I've had the Hoover running all day! and guess what? I'm really very close to having all the lose things boxed:) oh JOY! Yes your little trip sounded perfect!

11:59 am  
Blogger Kali said...

nothing nicer than a house being a home and not a show~piece.

Oh I'm just the same (I had a giggle at the vision) of you and shell racing into the perfect little shops...lol

4:54 pm  
Blogger Gina E. said...

Oh you naughty girl - you had us all thinking "Now we know what she looks like!" and it wasn't you after all - LOL!
Any chance of a piccy of those aprons? Country towns have the best op. and antique shops, don't they! Trouble is, Ken and I usually only go on weekend jaunts, and of course they are closed :-(

12:34 am  
Blogger Amy said...

I know what you mean Robyn, my husband is the sort of person who would like the house to be spotless with nothing out of place but unfortunately it's not always possible with children around so I make sure my house is clean and tidy but not spotless though. I think a house has to have that "lived in" look and feel about it.

6:02 am  
Blogger ~NanCourt~ said...

"My house is clean enough to be healthy and dirty enough to be happy."
That was a little plaque that my sweet late Mom used to have in our farm house. It is a theory I have adopted.
Right now, I have a VERY happy house! :-)
I am in the States and just have to ask a question that has been bugging me...what does OP shop stand for? Over here, we call them antique stores, junk shops, Goodwill, Salvation Army or flea markets. Just curious about the word "op". Thanks.

6:51 am  
Blogger Maggie Ann said...

Sounds like a bit of heaven to shop in places you've never been before. My son turned the car around last week so I could shop at a Country store where I got a yummy smelling bottle of Caldrea...lavender/pine hand soap. He was being extra nice to help me be getting heart-mended. I don't think my hubby would have turned the car around, am sure of that = ). I'm happy you had such a great time on your getaway. And I agree about home, it shouldn't be too, too neat. Its hard to strike the perfect balance sometimes when you want it to look 'picture pretty' but want to enjoy living there too, don't you think so?

4:38 am  
Blogger Gina E. said...

Nancourt, the word Op Shop is short for Opportunity Shop. I think the English call them Thrift shops. Funny how different cultures have different names for things!

8:33 am  

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