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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

October 10, 2005


Monday ~ both bathrooms & our bedroom have their yearly spring clean.
I wash all the bed linen & when it is dry , I fold it and pack it away among bags of lavender for the warm months. I don't remake my bed, til afternoon, I vacuum the mattress and spray it with lavender water and leave it to air.
I usually put a light chenille on my bed for spring & summer with an eiderdown folded at the end for those cool nights.
Open all the windows and let the fresh spring air flow through.
All the drawers and cupboards in the bathrooms are emptied out, washed and then the items that I want to keep are put back - all tidy so that ms*sophie can have fun messing it all back up again !!! and the hair in those drawers !! I swear there was enough to make a winter coat!
wash skirting boards with a hot water, lavender oil & pure soap mix
windows are washed and I vacuum my curtains rather than wash them. That is just too much trouble and as we don't smoke the curtains stay fresh anyhow.
scrub the showers and wash the glass screens. Scrub toilets and then wash all the floors.
remove light fittings and wash in hot soapy water.
Put the new towels and bath mats in the bathrooms with a new cake of soap
To putter ~ I usually light a few lavender tea lights - a small spring posy and just delight in how wonderful it all looks - oh ! and I always fold the toilet paper * just like in a ritzy motel


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now I'm very inspired to go and clean my bathroom. You make it sound like a delightful experience.

4:27 pm  
Blogger Gina E. said...

Sounds just like what I do for my home care clients every week...LMAO!!!!

6:29 pm  
Blogger my vintage days said...

I do love a spring, or in my case a fall cleaning..LOL
My house always gets a good scrub once a month as I have company over fairly often.

9:49 pm  
Blogger VintagePretty said...

it sounds delightful - i'm doing just the opposite here, i'm cleaning the house ready for those cold nights to come! I'm clearing the back bedroom (it is now finally a back bedroom rather than a computer room!) for a visit from my mum, i can't wait :-)

11:28 pm  
Blogger Peggy said...

doing my fall cleaning here and getting the house all fall smelly with apple/cinnamon candles and potpourri after I have cleaned from top to bottom.... I just love the fresh smell of fall!!

1:08 am  
Blogger Amy said...

aaahh lavender, just the smell of it is divine...
Is it warmer there yet Robyn? It's been cold here, I'm hoping and waiting for the weather to turn spring-ish

4:15 am  
Blogger Lady Laurie said...

It sounds so fresh and lovely..I can smell the lavender now...

7:15 am  
Blogger Toni said...

Enough hair to make a coat!!! Now that is very funny...something I can all to well relate to!

10:34 am  

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