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!!