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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

March 03, 2006


I love Fridays. They are usually the day that I get to putter. I am going to make a date loaf from the recipe that was my first mother in laws favourite - handed down to her from Nana Hawkins
*nan silks date loaf* - then I am going to do a little puttering around outside - I have a plan for my verandah. I have an old lounge out there and I want to cover it over with a vintage chenille and a few cushions. Add -some orchid plants, an old birdcage, a few vintage rose prints and a mirror.


Blogger Peggy said...

now that sounds like you are making the perfect place to spend a fall afternoon with a nice cup of tea. I am trying to decide how I want to decorate my back deck for the spring and summer.

10:25 am  
Blogger Sharon K said...

You are my kind of lady, the decorating you are planing to do sounds beautiful, I love the vintage and old. When you are finished please put picture on your post, I will be waiting.....

10:38 am  
Blogger Kali said...

My favourite kind of day! It all sounds just perfect...enjoy my dear :)

1:27 pm  
Blogger Connie and Rob said...

Sounds like your veranda is going to be lovely. Hope you enjoyed your day.


4:39 pm  
Blogger Nicole said...

I cannot wait to see some pictures of your new beautiful verandah. The date loaf sounds absolutely delicious. I bought two date loaf tins at a thrift shop a few weeks ago as my pop loves dates, and they cost be one dollar each! Now, thanks to you, I can make him some scrummy date loaf. Have a delightfully pleasant weekend (is that proper english?) Hugs and snugs.

9:48 pm  
Blogger Kerri said...

Sounds so cozy. I invision my enclosed porch furniture covered in a fabric with narrow blue and white stripes....a light slate blue. I hope to find some and do that job one of these days.
Thanks so much for the recipe. Date loaf is one of my favourite things. I loved reading your recipes and saving them to try. Great idea to share them and a lovely way to remember your grandma.

12:03 am  
Blogger Mindy said...

I love your life Ms.Robyn...a true vintage gal!! I love puttering too....something very satisfying about wondering about the house, and moving this and that. Enjoy your day...hugs to you..

12:37 am  
Blogger my vintage days said...

It does sound lovely. I bet it will become one of your favorite spots. Have fun putter.

1:01 am  
Blogger QueenConch said...

Please post a photo when you are done, it sound fantastic, just the place to relax and read a good book

4:08 am  
Blogger dolly said...

I have always called puttering ~ pottering ~ I find it weird when it is with the 'u' lol! your verandah sounds so divine, just what I want from my new australian lifestyle, - we have two out front verandahs and I really really must make more use of the, going out here with some vintage cushions or Amy butler cushions, kicking back and taking a rest..yes this is the plan xx

8:36 pm  

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