Tuesday, November 29, 2011

If you go down to the woods today ...

After a gorgeous morning swim at Mooloolaba we stopped in on a side road to take some arty photos in the pine forest. We also decided we should come back the week before Christmas with a hack saw and pilfer a roadside sapling for our tree. Mr REread's parents are be bucking the trend and coming to our joint for Christmas day lunch. I'll have to decorate it with some of my cute wee little ornaments!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Crafting, sewing ... Buttons

I am getting some cute, little Christmas ornaments ready for my next two markets in a week or so. I get so into the cutting, stitching, stuffing ... I lose track of time.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

November rain

This November has been Brisbane's driest in history (whose history I do not know) and it's not just the suburban lawns looking a little dried out. For Brisbane ladies who need some facehab, I have an Estée Lauder corporate store pass to give away. It is valid for November, so you'll have to make a trip soon! It has lots of secret women's business stuff that smells real pretty and are cheaper than retail. Leave me a comment and I'll pick a random beauty to send it out to. Now sit back and think of Slash playing that rad guitar solo in the desert on an ekectric guitar with nothing to plug the thing into.

Monday, November 14, 2011

It's begining to look a lot like ...

Christmaaaas. Yes, it's that time of year, Woolies is glittering with crappy, plastic trinkets that are made in China and I suddenly feel like some pudding. It's nearly Christmas, the time of year we celebrate family and how fucking odd they all are. To celebrate the season I've some new cute editions to my Etsy shop. Vintage, thrifted ornaments, all one of a kind and all just lovely. 

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Open ...

A few days ago I got my open drivers licence! I never thought I'd actually get around to driving, like a big girl but I've done it and now I'm a fully fledged driving lass. I would never have done it without the help of Mr reread, who patiently taught me how to drive, no more white knuckle trips I can merge, honk and flip the bird with the best of them.

mmmmm yum, open jalapenos 

open tea pot ... with my wee fishbone fern

open for a hug anytime you are ...

Our lovely old casement windows, open to let the breeze in.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Opportunity knocks

I spent some time scouting-out treasures at various op-shops on the weekend. Boy, do you need to rummage! I found some nice little goodies and even got a free loaf of bread which the chickens were very thankful for. I would love to do this as a job. How do I arrange that? 

Pretty glass buttons ...

Nana's Sunday yellow numbers

More pretty buttons

Sunday, November 6, 2011


Until you've painted a house, you generally have no idea how many shades of white there are. We went with Chine White and Natural White, it's so lovely and bright inside our little house now, and the polished timber floor really sets it off. In honour of the thousands of whites we've thumbed though in the paint shop here are some subtle lovelies to end a Sunday on.

Can I have a pony white ... here

Vintage milk glass white ... here

Goosey, goosey gander white ... here

Beach time ...

Home time. The drive back to the city after a morning swim at Mooloolaba. Man, I love the weekend.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Morning sunshine ...

I always seem to wake up at stupid o'clock on the weekend, I can't sleep in. Maybe it's the big 'to do' list I'm thinking about, maybe it's that I don't have to go to work. Whatever it is it's kinda nice being up at sparrow's blogging from bed with a cup of tea.

A bed I'd like to wake up in

Friday, November 4, 2011

Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my close-up

A picture paints a thousand wants. Mr REread and I are on a mission to give REread’s Etsy shop a good kick in the guts and get some lovely vintage wares stocked online. This weekend I’ll be doing an op-shop scout to find cute, wee knick-knacks for people to re-home. The trick is to take wonderful photos. You want to make the folky, arty lads and lassies see a porcelain fawn trinket and say ‘I must have that’. Wish me luck! 

I do already have a Pyrex fetish ... but this photo make it look tangy and 'want' like. From here.

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