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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

April 03, 2006


ahh autumn is sneaking in! you must know by now that Monday is the day that I scrub my bathrooms, change the bedsheets and clean the bedroom. And like I have said before, it is soul satisfying for me, when it is all finished and I can putter about doing the little things that make my house - my home. I have my lavender sleep bag on my pillow, ready for me to waft off to sleep. As the days are getting shorter, (thanks to the end of of daylight saving for yet another year) I have pulled out a favourite antique quilt to fold on the end of the bed for the cool nights ahead. And during this time of year, I like to light beeswax candles. Something about pure beeswax candles - that honey sweet smell and the gorgeous amber glow......and its also time to think of hand knitted socks to keep my toes warm. So,this afternoon - after all the housekeeping was done - I found myself a lovely warm corner and snuggled under a blanket, sipping my tea and just sat, looking out the window at the leaves falling gently off the trees. kind of a meditation, I guess - my mind was completely blank for awhile. and believe me, that doesn't happen often.


Blogger Alice said...

What a thoroughly satisfying and relaxing 'sit' that must have been. Your hard work finished and your home made cosy and beautiful, and then you took the time to appreciate it all. That's certainly how it should be.

My sister told me last night that she was in her garden yesterday afternoon and she suddenly realised that there was nowhere else in the whole world that she wanted to be right then. If someone had invited her out for lunch, or any one of a number of things, she would have declined them all as her garden made her happiest of all.

I'm sure you know the feeling well, Robyn.

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Blogger Dawn said...

That sounds sooo peaceful... I love those moments.

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Blogger Peggy said...

sounds perfectly autumnly!

12:40 am  
Blogger Maggie Ann said...

Its hard to wrap my mind around the fact that its autumn there and spring here. Our lilacs are budded and the daffodils are glorious. Happy fall to you Ms*Robyn!

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Blogger berriehead said...

Happy Fall Ms! it's spring here! Yaaaa hoooo! but autumn is my favorite time of the year so enjoy yours! xox

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Blogger Mindy said...

Sounds like you have had a lovely day! You are so right in saying that there is something very grounding and satisfying about routines and housekeeping....its good for the soul! Lovely post...take care..hugs xo

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Blogger dolly said...

ooh yes that sounds a great way to meditate. Yep Autumn is creeping in, I am loving the weather at the moment

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12:54 pm  
Blogger Garden girl said...

what a lovely image you've just painted for me with words Robyn

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Blogger herhimnbryn said...

Definately a meditation. To sit quietly, mind empty and just'be'. Don't you feel revitalised afterwards?
ps, were you sitting in 'the recliner'!!? :)

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Blogger Tongue in Cheek Antiques said...

You sound content and that is the best place to be!

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Blogger Flossy said...

mmmm - I can't wait to get into my big "Autumn clean". I haven't had any time, but I am very envious of what sounds like a perfectly lovely and peaceful day :)

6:00 am  
Blogger Leanne said...

Sounds wonderful! The housekeeping urge must be settling in with everyone. What a great time to do it!

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Blogger Kerri said...

Oh yeah? It happens to me all the time! (the blank mind). No, I'm just kidding :) It did bring to mind though, the times I walk from one room to another and forget what I went there for :)
I know what you mean Robyn. I'm a chatterbox too. Glad you're enjoying the autumn. Thanks for sharing it with us. I enjoy your 'chatter' :)

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