Monday, October 25, 2010


Hi Ladies,  I HAVE SOME EXCITING NEWS.  I haven't posted for quite some time because i've been busy opening my new shop in a small town in NSW called Robertson, in the southern highlands.  Misty Memories  is the name. My husband thinks it sounds like a retirement village, but i know he's only It's a gift and homewares shop located in the main street opposite the BIG potato.  It still needs a few wrinkles ironed out, but overall things are falling into place just nicely.  I need to get better at taking photo's, and i'm waiting for some new stock to arrive before i take anymore shots, but thought i would show you a few i have taken recently. We stock homewares including shabby chic, vintage finds, quilts (arriving soon) and general gifts.  I have been blessed with quite a large store, so there is plenty of room out the back for my crafting and painting of furniture.  I would love to meet my blogging friends, so please feel free to pop in and say hello when you're in the area.  Have a great week, until next time.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

New Graphics

Hi everyone, no new pictures today, but i did find these gorgeous graphics whilst visiting another blog earlier tonight, . I hope you like them, there is nothing like a bit of bling and pink too. Until next time, have a great week all.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Random pictures

These pictures are from previous markets and old shots taken around the house.

Old shots from around the house

A shot of my daughters bedroom as it is now, she has taken out all the pink accents and gone neutral for a while.

An old shot from around the house.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

New Creations

I've had a busy day getting ready for our market stall tomorrow.  An Apple Festival in a small town not far from here.  I haven't been before so i'm looking forward to it.  Thought i would show you a couple of things i put together today.
Love the way this lamp shade turned out

And these old books i painted and decorated.
Hope your all enjoying your weekend.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

More shopping finds!!!!

Found this gorgeous tea towel while holidaying in Queensland, wish i had of bought more now.

This mirrow i found at an Op Shop

Have a good week all.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Op Shopping in the Bay

Below are some goodies i found while Op Shopping on our recent holiday.  Only took a few photo's today, more to come.
Mirrored tray and jewellery holders

Vintage Stole, shoes and gloves.

Some pretty plates

Some pretty pomanders.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Our trip home to Hervey Bay

Hi guys, well as mentioned my husband, daughter and I went to Queensland for a week and caught up with a few old friends. Below are some photo's i took at my friend Cheryl's house in Hervey Bay. I love the scales and the butterfly stairs at the front of her house. More photo's to come of some of the goodies we found when Cheryl and I did the rounds of the Op Shops.   
Have a great weekend.

Scales Cheryl painted PINK!

Ellie and Kodi

Cheryl's Dining Room

Front view of Cheryl's house.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Sunny Queensland??? More like wet Queensland...

Hi everyone, well we finally made it home today from our trip to Queensland.  16 hours drive,  a long way.  So as you can gather we are all very tired.  Took lots of pics, and bought lots of goodies, will do another post tomorrow and show you some of the gorgeous things we found and were gifted.  Have a great evening all.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Great day had by all!!!

A few shots of our stall today at our local Easter Fair.  What a great turnout.  It was a very busy day. The rain held out right until the end, then it was only a few sprinkles.  All my girls turned up and spurred me on.  Thanks Kaleigh, Courtney and Kodi-Lee.  Our dear friends Julie and Tony made the trip down from Sydney. It was a great day for everyone.  Happy Easter everyone.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Re-Vamped Stools

It's a rainy day here on the highlands, so not much else to do but craft.  I finished these two last night, a vanity stool and chair. I had intentions of selling them at my next market, and i am so pleased with how they turned out, that, i have decided they are not leaving my house. What do you think? We recently bought our 10 year old daughter a Queen Ann dressing table, which has to be repainted yet, but i think the stool will look great with that. The light is not real good for taking photo's today, but they are the best they will be. Have a great week all.

Friday, March 26, 2010

New Finds!

Hello all, another week nearly gone, where does the time go?  It's nearly midnight here, and i finally found time to sit down and do a post.  Thought i would show you a couple of new finds i picked up recently.  The silver tea set i found at a Trash & Treasure market, and a few plates i found today while Op Shopping.   Have a wonderful weekend.  Hope you find yourself a bargain.

Friday, March 5, 2010


Hi everyone, off to high tea tomorrow with 2 of my daughters at Hume Cottage.  Can't wait.  Check it out at I'm sure Lucinda would be happy for you to drop by her blog and check it out. Have a great weekend, ours looks like it will be wet all weekend.
Bye  Cindy

Monday, March 1, 2010

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Mirror Mirror on the Wall

Hi girls, just a quick post.  Took this shot of a wall in my home a few days ago.  Love the different mirrors together.  Can't remember if i posted a shot of this before or not.  Have a great Sunday.  We're off to the Air Show.  Bye for now.   Cindy

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Fair Flop!

Hi all, well here it is half way through another week, doesn't time just fly.  i think the older you get, the faster it goes.  Nothing much exciting in my week, just been catching up on the household cleaning after spending the past couple of weeks painting and crafting, getting ready for the Fair we did last Sunday.  Things didn't go as according to plan for the organisers and the numbers were really down, so all us stallholders had a very quite and unprofitable day.  Although, it was another lesson learnt, and we did meet some lovely people, so not all was lost.  Thought i would show you a few shots i took after we set up.  I hope you're all having a great week.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Birdhouses!!!!! and THAT DENTIST VISIT... Grrrrh!

Hi all, well i'm here to talk about it, so it mustn't have been that bad!  I survived the visit to the dentist.  Mind you, he only had a look and didn't do anything so that was alright.  That comes later.  But, that word, SEDATION, was like music to my ears. Although, i have to have another visit in a couple of weeks, but thats only to talk too, so i'm sure i will get throught that one as well.  I won't tell you though how my husband had to speak to the dentist for me, because the tears wouldn't stop, nor the uncontrollable shaking and that i couldn't get my mouth open to speak.  But after a few minutes of the Dentist telling me that we were "only going to talk today", then i settled down. Bring on the SEDATION.  My favourite word.
I also wanted to show you some birdhouses my husband made for an upcoming market we are doing at a local Fair this weekend.  Some before and after shots.

It's a bit hard to see with these photo's but the rooftops are pale pink, pale green, and blue.
Also, i added a decal to this metal bucket. 

Have a great weekend all.

Monday, February 8, 2010


Hi ladies, the time has come....MY BIGGEST FEAR IN LIFE ...the Dentist is calling.   Please some-one save me!
My husband made the dreaded call today to the dentist.  I have to find the courage between now and Friday to walk through those doors.  I'm not sure how i'm going to do it yet,but i'm sure i will find a thousand different excuses not to go.  I have a phobia for the dentist.  I would rather have 4 more children than lay back in that chair. Am i the only chicken out there?  Just the thought of it brings me to tears. I've cried so many tears in the past few weeks just thinking about it, but another health issue has forced me to get it over and done with. Anyone have any good recipes for drinking through a straw?  I would appreciate them. Anyway, there you have it, i have finally written the words, hoping this will psych me up.  I've waffled on enough. I hope you all have a good week, i will be trying to check out as many beautiful blogs as i can to take my mind off it.  Have a good one.
Hugs Cindy

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

New Found Treasures

 Hi Ladies, just a short note to say hi to you all.  I haven't done a post in a while, time just gets away.  We were going to do markets this Sunday with all our Shabby items, but have now decided instead of having Treasure we are going to sell Trash.  Having a big clean out around the house, so it will be another busy week getting it all together.  At least i won't be painting furniture the night before the markets while my hubby is trying to pack the trailer.  Just old pre - loved things, clothes, books etc.  I will probably be amazed at what i find while i clean out cupboards and the garage.  Anyway, here are a few pieces i picked up in the past couple of weeks.
A Gorgeous Pin Cushion
A beautiful Condiment dish.

And these sweet little silver salt & pepper shakers.

Have a great week!

Sunday, January 17, 2010


Hi Ladies, the weekend is nearly over, just a few more hours to relax before another week begins.  I've had a busy week with visitors and this weekend garage saleing and today my youngest daughter Kodi and I went to the flea markets.  I can't wait to get my hands on the paint and get stuck into all my latest finds.  Love the dresser.  A new lick of white paint and some crystal handles, What do you think? Didn't we have fun trying to cart all of this back to the car.  Kodi is only 10, so it was a few steps, then have a know how it goes.  But, we got there eventually.  It was a good day.  Hope you all had a great weekend, and enjoy the week ahead.  Mine will be busy I'm sure!

And this cute kettle....

And my new addition to the family
my new Gail McCormack picture, i just love it...

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Garage Sale Find!

Hi all, thought i would sit down and relax after a very HOT day at the markets today and check all your lovely blogs. We even resorted to sitting there with our feet in a bucket of cold water to try and cool down.  What a difference that made. It was a quiet market day, i think the heat kept people at home, but i'm sure next time will be better.  We are looking into doing more markets in and around our area.  Yesterday my youngest daughter Kodi-Lee and i went to a few garage sales and although we didn't find alot of treasures, i did find this gorgeous small vase.  The lustre on it is just beautiful, i couldn't pick it up quick enough.  I just love it.  Also, this stool we repainted and recovered was sold today at the market.  Deep down i was hoping it wouldn't sell, because then it would have made its way into our bedroom. Ooops!  But someone else has the pleasure of having it.   I hope they enjoy it.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

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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