Thursday, December 31, 2009


Well hello girls!

I've had a wonderful year discovering the world of blogging.
I have enjoyed staying up late at night (way too late sometimes) checking out all the lovely blogs
and all the gorgeous things you ladies out there create.
There really are some talented people out in blogland.
The heart warming stories, the photo's of beautiful homes, time spent with family,
and just life in general in this wonderful world we live in.

I hope 2010 is a prosperous and healthy year for you all.
May all your dreams come true.


Sunday, December 27, 2009


Hello and a belated Christmas wish to all of you out there in blogland. I hope all your wishes came true and you all had a beautiful day with family and friends. Stay safe and best wishes for the new year. I'm sure 2010 is going to be exciting for everyone and i look forward to meeting new bloggers and keeping up to date with all the beautiful blogs i already follow.

Monday, December 14, 2009


Hi again, just wanted to show you all a couple of pictures of my market stall i had on Sunday at Robertson. We had a great day, spoke to alot of interesting people, sold a few goodies, and basked in the sunshine. Can't complain about that.


Hi everyone, well i have just been reading over and over again how busy everyone is at this time of year, and i think we're all in the same boat. We had a busy weekend starting on Friday night. I took two of my girls, aged 10 and 23 to Carols by Candlelight at Shellharbour. It was just a beautiful night, with some really great singers, lots of candles and full of holiday spirit. After the Carols had finished we decided to go and see if a home i had taken them to for years when they were young, were still doing their Christmas lights, and as luck would have it, they did. You see, we have only recently moved back from another state, so we hadn't been there for 5 years. When we drove around the corner, i thought my 23 yr old was going to cry. Alot of her childhood was spent looking at these lights, it is like we went back in time. Every year the kids and i would drive the streets at night , with the Christmas CD playing in the car, looking at all the beautiful displays people had gone to so much trouble to put together, and at least 2 or 3 times a week we would go to this particular house. It is like a fairy land. The music is playing, there are christmas movies projected onto the garage doors, lights are twinkling amongst the flowers, everywhere you look in the garden something different is happening. It is the nicest display we have ever seen. I would urge anyone living in the Illawarra or close to it, to go to Mt Warrigal and see these lights. They are a dream. Here is a picture of them from the other side of the road, but the photo really doesn't do it justice.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Christmas Pics

Hi, finally today we unloaded a few of the decorations, didn't realise we had so many. I know i'm a bit behind, but i'm getting there slowly. Just took a couple of shots before it got dark. Will need to tinker a bit more tomorrow and get things in their proper place.

As i mentioned in my previous post, i have been getting ready for my market stall on Sunday, but with so many things, i am having trouble trying to pack things into boxes without damaging anything. And, i still have some furniture to paint before then. So i guess it is a busy time for everyone. Have a great week. What's left of it.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009


Hi all, what a busy time of year. So much going on in our lives, just as it is in yours i'm sure. Christmas is just around the corner, and still a few more pressies to buy. Nearly there. We have decided to spend Christmas day at the beach this year, with fishing rods and picnic basket, i'm sure it will be a nice relaxing day. Just what the doctor ordered.. Let's just hope it's not raining Christmas day. Then we will have to go to plan C, because i'm not sure what plan B is yet! We got all the decorations out of the garage tonight, so hopefully tomorrow we will have the tree up and the decorating will be in full swing. I know, we're a little late, but we will catch up.

It's market day for us on Sunday. I have been busy pricing things and packing them ready to pack in the trailer. Will try and take lots of pictures this time. I seem to get carried away setting things up when i get there, then the customers start rolling in and before you know it, the day is over, and i have forgotten to take some pics. But i will try harder this time. I wanted to show you some cute little dishes i got at a flea market recently. Just love the pink one. Also, this cute pink handbag and gloves.

And also, i just wanted to say thank you for all the Christmas decorating inspiration out there. There are soo many beautiful blogs with all their Christmas fare, it's hard to turn the computer off and go to sleep. Until next time.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009


Hi Girls, it was a beautiful spring day today here in the highlands, so i thought i would share some pictures of roses in my garden. The pinks are gorgeous and in abundance. Have a great week all.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Weekend Treasures

Hi everyone, what a busy weekend it has been. Garage saleing Saturday morning, homewares party Saturday afternoon, and today Market Shopping. I didn't do very good at the garage sales this weekend and put it down to just a bad weekend. But when my husband suggested we go down the coast today to an old market, things changed.

We arrived late about 11.15am, the market finishes at 12 noon, it was scorching hot and dusty. We were running around so fast trying to see what we could find while market holders were packing up, but as it turned out we did find a few goodies. Now i think, imagine what i would have found had we have been there at 7am?

I came across this gorgeous timber plain white trunk, or treasure chest as my daughter Kodi-Lee calls it. I have plans to revamp it a little, will show you follow up photo's when it's done.

I also found a beautiful ceramic pink popcorn canister, a gorgeous pink Meakin bowl, a lovely white cake stand, a timber floor lamp base, which will be painted white at some stage, a white round tablecloth, and a soft blue doilie. So as you can see, a very successful weekend after all.

Anyway i hope your weekend was happy and successful too. Until next time


Friday, November 13, 2009

Bag Dressing

Hi everyone, don't you just feel the pressure is off on Fridays. Looking forward to a great relaxing weekend with family and friends. I'm relatively new to blogging, and i noticed some ladies out there join in on Show and Tell Friday. I am going to try and join in today, whether it works or not, we will see. Still learning about Links. Anyway a couple of pics i took today. One is a box i bought from a market a couple of months ago. The lady who painted the box use to own a shop, however now she only does the markets, which is a shame, because her work is beautiful.

The next picture is one of a brown paper bag i dressed up to put a gift in for a friend. Anayway, hope you all have a great weekend. Enjoy!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Gift tags by

I picked up these pretty gifts tags from Lucinda at Hume Cottage

Monday Finds..

Hi girls, first i have to tell you the markets went ahead, the sun shone for maybe 5 minutes - maybe a bit longer, but what a successful day. Robertson, where the markets are held are on the edge of a mountain, looking down over the Illawarra and Ocean. It is famous for the Robertson FOG, and didn't it hold up to its reputation. It rolled in as we were driving there at 7am and stayed most of the day. The air was moist, you couldn't see across the other side of the street at times, but it was beautiful. It felt like a winters day at times, in the middle of spring. We had a wonderful day, sold some beautiful treasures, and met some lovely people, so who could complain. As we drove out of Robertson back to the highlands, which is only 15 minutes away it was like we left one world and entered another. It was sunny and bright and nothing like we had experienced at the market. I will try and find some photos of the fog and post it for you all to see.
Today i called Monday Madness. I decided this morning to go Op Shopping to see if i could find some goodies, either for myself or my market stall, and did i find some treasures. Here are some pictures of what i gathered. Some nice rose plates, glass dishes and 2 gorgeous tableclothes. I also found a bunch of doilies that look a bit tired so i've decided to dye them PINK. Will post pics of them when they're done. Have a very shabby day everyone.


Saturday, November 7, 2009

I Love a Shabby Christmas

Hi all, well looks like the rain has gone, so it's a mad Saturday night here getting ready to do the markets in the morning. I missed last month due to rain and up until lunchtime today i thought i would miss this one too, so i didn't bother rushing to get all my things together, but now it's 11pm here and i have just finished. I have started selling some of my goodies i make at Robertson markets in the Southern Highlands. I love making new things, and have lots of ideas, but like everyone else, not enough hours in the day. So keep your fingers crossed that the sun will shine in the morning, and this won't all be for nothing. So here are a few pics of things i got together tonight, don't know where i am gong to put them, the car is jammed packed. Reindeers have just been finished, i love the soft colours, but i should have done a pale blue, never mind, maybe next time. The mirror i picked up at a garage sale, it was gold and had a broken corner, so i did a little cosmetic surgery, added some flowers and pearls, and all gone. Anyway, early rise tomorrow, Have a great Sunday.


Friday, November 6, 2009

Milk Can

Gail McCormack Pic

Hi Girls, just wanted to show you my new Gail McCormack Picture i picked up yesterday from Lucinda at Hume Cottage Mittagong. I just love it. Gail is so talented, all her work is beautiful, pop by her website or blog and check it out. I hope you all have a great weekend. It's raining here and i am suppose to holding a market stall on Sunday, but it's not looking good. I had to cancel last month because of the rain, and the way it is shaping up i will be cancelling again. Anyway as i said, enjoy your weekend.

Hugs Cindy

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

And breathed new life into it, and another i had picked up at an Op Shop. What a difference a coat of white paint adds. Don't you just love white? I love it.

New life to an old mirror.

Hi everyone, picked up this old mirror last weekend at a garage sale.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Hi Everyone,
Just one more thing, my friend Jenny at Shabbypaws has just started blogging. Pop on over and say hi, i'm sure she would love you to visit.

And I love my little desk

Just a couple more pics

It's Nearly that time again

Hi everyone, well it's nearly that time time again...yep you guessed it. Christmas is not far away, so seeing as the weather was so cold and miserable today i decided to start on some Christmas things. Today it was wreaths. Made one for myself and one for a my friend Julie. Tomorrow it's reindeers day. Will show you pics of them when they are finished. Picked up a few bling looking napkin rings on my travels too. I just love them, you can never have too much bling.. So thought i would show you a few pics of the wreaths, my new desk and a few other things around the house. Will post more when reindeers are finished. Have a great week.
xo Cindy

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Trouble in Blogland

Hi girls, i haven't done any regular posts, i'm still trying to work a few things out with this blogging thing. Trying to work out how to attach my email address, and some of the people i have added as followers don't appear on my list, but i will get there. Have been waiting to paint more shabby items and do some christmas items, maybe tomorrow, but when i get this thing all sorted i will post some photos. Have a great day, i just adore all your blogs.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Market Disaster....

Hi all, well no markets today. Got out of bed and it was raining and miserable, so hubby and i decided to stay home, and what happened, the sun shone when it was too late to pack the car and go, and it shone all day. So we missed the markets today so i thought i would just post a few pics instead, and put a few items on ebay. Be back soon.
Thought you may like to see some of the pin cushions i've made.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Market Day Tomorrow

Hi everyone, tomorrow is my second market day at Robertson, that's if the rain holds out and the sun shines. It has been a busy couple of weeks getting ready, spent most of today with paint brush in hand and a tin of white paint, so hopefully it goes ahead. Thank you to all who have welcomed me to blogging, it's very exciting to get messages and so nice of you all to be so thoughtful. I will try and take lots of pics and get a few on here to show you all. Have a great relaxing Sunday. Talk soon. Cindy

Market Day

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Thrifty Thursday

Well today i spent the day going from Op shop to Op shop (or Thrift shop as some may know it). Not much in the way of furniture but found some nice linens. Tomorrow is another day, and who knows what surprises are waiting for me. Although i am finding that these shops are not as thrifty as they once were, and have really hiked up their prices.
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Robertson Fog

Robertson Fog

My Bathroom bits

My Bathroom bits

Another finished project - Stool

Another finished project - Stool

Napkin ring flower

Napkin ring flower

Napkin ring butterfly

Napkin ring butterfly