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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

February 12, 2006

a vintage *find*

oh, you will never believe what I just found in our local vintage junk shop - an old, worn & tattered, threadbare, overstuffed & comfortable chesterfield for $100!

I was browsing through an old Victoria magazine a few days ago

and saw this beautiful room !

I know I can't duplicate exactly * as I am a little more eclectic & out there than 'all white' ~ so I will put my style on it & hopefully come up with something similar * I am even thinking seriously of the potted palms, I just have to find myself a round coffee table and I have an old chimney pot in my garden.......


Blogger Maggie Ann said...

How fun...go for it! Looks like you've gotten the most important piece of furniture in the room. If you can't find a coffe table maybe a round kitchen table with the post shortened. If we ever get a new dining table, thats what I want to do, have my hubby cut the legs down to use as a coffe table. A few years ago we were in the Dr's. waiting room and she had this huge comfy leather sofa and baskets of magazines and lots of natural daylight. I wanted to make a room just like that...so bad. We did get a comfy leather couch and a basket of magazines. So I know just how you feel...I think..smile. I'll look forward to seeing what else you find and seeing pictures.

1:02 pm  
Blogger HomemakerAng said...

WHAT A STEAL OF A DEAL! and i love the couch! Is it leather? even if it is not it is beautiful!

2:30 pm  
Blogger Calidore said...

Please can I come shopping with you when next you check out the op/junk shops? What a find. I wish there were shops like that here.

2:43 pm  
Blogger Amy said...

oooh that is gorgeous - what an awesome find!

4:01 pm  
Blogger dolly said...

can't believe you picked that up for $100, lucky you - love the magazine spread!

Oh and I love Judi Dench, I'm looking forward to seeing that movie too

hope you are enjoying the weather - we have been to a carnival on the beach - a long drawn out but excellent day!


4:21 pm  
Blogger Flossy said...

What a bargain! Don't forget to show us the finished room when you get it done :)

Hope you had a happy day today.

Hugs to you xx

9:16 pm  
Blogger BrocanteHome said...

You lucky cow, you!
I am sooooo jealous.

9:32 pm  
Blogger Carol said...

Oh what a great find! Congratulation dear!

I'd love to have windows and shutters like the ones in your picture!

9:37 pm  
Blogger Alice said...

That Chesterfield looks so delightfully comfortable I'm falling asleep just thinking about it ...lol. I assume you bought it? Sounds like you've got a great project on your hands. Enjoy.

10:24 pm  
Blogger Nicole said...

Sooooo Ernest Hemmingway. I love the whole white... leather... shiny leafed plants... huge ceiling fans... willowing curtains... Mmmm, very breazy and tropical. I have completed my 'Tag', thank you.

11:00 pm  
Blogger berryhead said...

oooh lawd! What a find Ms! and what a steal! Have fun with it you lucky duck:)!

12:53 am  
Blogger Mindy said...

What a find!!! Lucky lady! I love the legs on the sofa...can't waiat to see what you will do with this, have fun!

3:28 am  
Blogger Peggy said...

Now I am trying to wait patiently to see a photo of the room with the sofa when you have finished your magic. You got a great bargain.

6:59 am  
Blogger The Rich Gypsy said...

What a find Robyn! Darn, I just sold a gorgeous old European table similar to that one ... mind you, shipping would have been a nightmare. Love the look of that room ~ I love all my 'stuff' but don't you just have days when you just want it all out of the way (a momentary lapse?).

7:10 am  
Blogger Dawn said...

You WILL post pics when the room makeover is complete????

9:34 am  

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