Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Filling empty spaces

Hi everyone, it's seems like a lifetime ago since i last did a post.  Life has been so busy these past few months. We moved into our new home 6 months ago, and i am still moving things and changing things that i am not happy with.  The area where our dining table was just wasnt working, so i have decided to sell the old table and i went in search of a new smaller one.  I found this round table at the local recycle centre for $15  what a bargain!  I am still looking for new chairs to go with it, so until then i have sat the old chairs around it.  The area where the old table was looked very bare and i do have plans to put a sideboard there when i find the right one.  So yesterday i gathered some things from  around the house and filled the empty space.  So i've also taken a shot of that. So now life is slowly settling down and hopefully i will have more time to do more posts and catch up on all the beautiful blogs i have missed out on.  Until next time, take care. Cindy

Sunday, July 17, 2011

New Beginnings part 2

This picture was suppose to be with the last post, but i had problems uploading.
These gorgeous teacup candles i bought from Lucinda at http://www.humecottage.net/ They fill the room with a beautiful aroma, and they look great too, can't wait to get some more, and she refills them as well.
Until i take some more shots, have a great week.

New Beginnings

Hi everyone, well we moved into our new house a few weeks ago, and last night after hanging pictures and moving furniture around i decided to take a few pics, so here they are.
Instead of big mirror over vanity, we thought we would give these two smaller ones a go, and i quite like them. So they will stay for a while.

I bought this shelf about a year and a half ago from Lucinda at Hume Cottage and its been sitting in the box since then waiting for our new house, so here it is, just love it.

Here are two Gail McCormack pics hanging in our bedroom, aren't they gorgeous?

Hope you're all enjoying your weekend.


Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Been Gone Too Long

Hello all, i've finally found time to sit down and do a post.  The past few months have been pretty hectic with the shop and building a new house, so i have only had time to log in occassionally and check out other gorgeous blogs for a few minutes or so.  So today being my day off, i decided to do a little shopping and take a couple of photo's so i could relax tonight and do a post.  So here are a couple of pictures of some goodies i found today,  The first is a soft green basket and three tiny little bottles i found at a local antique shop. I think they're so cute.
The next is a gorgeous gift basket i picked up from my friend Lucinda's shop Hume Cottage in Mittagong, pop on over to her blog http://www.humecottage.blogspot.com/ and see what else she has in her shop.
Also thought i would show you some poms poms i made for my shop recently. 

Anyway, 3 pictures, not bad after all this time, hope you all have a great week.  Until next time, take care.  Hopefully not so long next time.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

All things Shabby

Hi ladies, hope you are all enjoying your week, and finding lots of treasures along the way.  Thought i would take a minute and show you a desk i bought from a local lady who does a wonderful job giving new life to old furniture, this piece use to be a dressing table, now it will be my new desk in my new house. I just love it! Using it as a display table in the shop until the house is built, should be started any day now.

Monday, January 31, 2011

To keep or sell???

Well, as promised, here are a couple of shots of the telephone table i received yesterday.  My dilemna, whether to put it in the shop or keep it for myself, i just love it.  What do you think??

Sunday, January 30, 2011

New shots of shop

Hi everyone, well it seems so long since i last did a post.  Have taken too many photo's of the shop lately, but thought i would show you a couple of them. Alot  more to come.  Received a gorgeous shabby telephone table today in the shop, will take a photo tomorrow, don't know whether to sell it or whether its a keeper for my new house which is about to be built.  Anyway, here are just a few...

 Cake anyone?  Check out this gorgeous cake, which is really soap.

Saturday, January 1, 2011


Hi everyone, seems life just gets away, but i wanted to take this spare few minutes i had to wish everyone out there a wonderful 2011.  I hope your new year brings you good health and a happy heart. Until i find a few more spare minutes to blog, stay safe and be happy.

Love Cindy

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 joking....lol. 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, http://www.theoldfrenchdoors.blogspot.com/ . 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

More random shots....

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 Humecottage.blogspot.com 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

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