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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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I live in Australia, my ancestry is in Cornwall. a Celt. a hedgewitch of sorts. I am an Earth Healer. I wear upcycled clothes, patchouli oil and Redback boots. A gypsy. An eccentric. a mystic. I am a searcher, a seeker, a pilgrim on Earth. I serve my guests, tea from an old silver teapot. I love Vervain, yarrow, chamomile & mint. I love to dream, to walk and to wonder

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November 24, 2005

life @ ms*robyns

I have had a wonderful day today!! I went shopping with my friends...not ordinary everyday shopping - oh no - this was special. We went girlie shopping....first of all we visited an artist friend who lives in the inner city in a gorgeous old terrace. she is a mosaic artist as well as making the most divine hand painted pottery. Her studio was to die for and her house - delectable !!!! quaint & kitschy - It was built in the 1800's and you can just feel the history. There is something about that part of the city. all the lane ways and nooks and crannies.
I bought a lovely little wall vase as well as a mermaid wall plaque to hang in my bathroom......such talent & it has inspired me to try my hand at mosaic work. All I need is to find some broken plates etc.
then we went to Surry Hills ~ first to a french shop called Ici et La - which sold the most ridulously expensive french housewares and such but it was good to look at. tea towels were $50!!!!!!
Then off to a shop called *no chintz* which sold pompoms in every colour imaginable and the most gorgeous linens. I bought some to make an apron and some baubles to finish of a cushion.
Then we lunched in a lovely al fresco cafe called *the book Kitchen* which had shelves and shelves of cook books for sale ~ vintage & new. For lunch I had a roast pumpkin, baby spinach and peanut salad - that was tossed in a ginger dressing.
after lunch we went to an upmarket italian fruit shop * fritelly fresh* I bought bunches of beetroot * tinned cherry tomatoes * a baby seedless watermelon and some bananas. Oh and a great hessian bag to carry it all in. Just what I needed - another bag !
what a fun day it was - I tell you - I could live in the inner city - it is such fun!!

11 Comments:

Blogger Carol said...

Sounds like the perfect day indeed! I'm glad you've had such a good time Robyn! Hm your lunch must have been very yummy.

11:36 pm  
Blogger Carol said...

50 Dollars for a tea towel OMG that's daylight robbery!

11:39 pm  
Blogger Gina E. said...

We have a cafe in one of our more trendy suburbs, called something like the Book Kitchen, where they also sell cookbooks. The staff actually use the recipes from the books on their menus, so if you like the taste of a dish, you can buy the book that has that recipe. Such a great idea!
I can't understand why linen teatowels are so expensive - I saw some for around $30 here recently, and refused to pay that much for one to stitch on!

12:36 am  
Blogger berryhead said...

What a fun day! & the shopping sounds marvelous! Mom and I will do a bit of that tomorrow:)

1:03 am  
Blogger Peggy said...

Such a wonderful way to spend the day! Sounds like a great place to shop and just walk around. You always have fun adventures.And I love reading about them..thanks for sharing

1:30 am  
Blogger Alice said...

What a great day you had, just you and your friends.

You could have a little house in Sydney and do all the things you did yesterday, and you could have a day out in the Blue Mountains occasionally, then come home and say, "Oh, I could live in the Blue Mountains!"

7:09 am  
Blogger Kali said...

Your day sounded bellisimo!

7:14 am  
Blogger Shell said...

It is only fun if you can afford it! LOL. But yeah, it is fun to look - we have an ici et la here too, just a suburb away. I actually had a peek a boo in there yesterday too. A quick one - I always feel self conscious when I'm in shops where I can't afford things. But I bought heaps of stuff in the op shops around, maybe even a certain person's vintage chrissy present. Eeek!

8:26 am  
Blogger Shirley said...

So glad you had a lovely day :)

Gina e... I love the sound of that cafe, coffee and books too what more could you ask for

6:50 pm  
Blogger dolly said...

ooooh you are making me drool - Sydney here I come!!!!

10:51 pm  
Blogger Maggie Ann said...

It sounds so delightful Robyn! What a treat of a day. Every part of it sounds wonderful.

12:05 pm  

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