Monday, September 28, 2009

Out with the Old and in with the......Old????

I spoke last time about my shoe fetish....

Well I'm share with you another indulgence of mine...this time it involves my love of old furnishings and an old meatsafe cupboard that "I just HAD to have". I dont know what possessed me to buy it as I have no room to put it, nor the ample budget required to allow such a purchase,....but now graces my home!

I thought it would be nice to store my vintage quilts......well per normal what I think and what I do are two completely separate things and my new (but really old) meatsafe has now found a home in our bedroom, which has undergone a huge facelift just to accomodate it!!!

Up until Friday afternoon our room was on the "prim" side incorporating a collection of my old treasures, a prim patchwhork quilt and a gorgeous old distressed cupboard.....but not any more!!!.

Now....they do say that a change is as good as a holiday (and lordy be.... how I need a holiday!) I literally dragged out the old cupboard and heaved and shoved in the "new old???" That set me on my plight to give the room a look to match it's new now instead of housing my vintage and prim quilts, as intended, my new (old) cupbord is now home to my stash of "pretty pastels", which had previously been popped away in a dark recess never, I thought, to see daylight again!

Well...not one to stop there ...bright and early Saturday morning I had "hitched the wagon" (well gassed up the ute...hee hee) and headed off in search of a few special touches to add to my new,  but very unnecessary project. I managed to find a couple of lovely and I might add very reasonably priced (had to be... cause I blew the bugdet on the new/OLD cupboard!!) canvas prints to prop in my displays....then a thought struck me......a rag rug!,....thats what I needed...a rag rug for the floor!!!!....youno...something I could "Whip up" in  my spare time!!!...tee hee! you know what that meant??.....yes indeedy.....a trip to the fabric shop where I spent a lovely hour or so up to my unmentionables in reams of fabric of all sorts of pretty and pastel colours. Yessss....ME!...the primmy/prairie loving gal.......buying more rosy,  flowery (dare I say it "Girlie") accents for my Prim home????....aggggh....I think I need to lay

(my half started rug)

Anyways....the end result is that I have a new look bedroom, a lovely new/OLD and very unnecessary meatsafe, a half started ragrug that will probably see the floor of our room just about the time that I am sick of it's new "theme" and revert back to my primmy familiars...... and a lovely (and may I add ...perfectly good) old distressed cupboard that is living slap-bang in the middle of my lounge room floor because I chose to move it from my bedroom!!!....I can see another "move around" coming on!!

As I said earlier....they do say that a change is as good as a holiday....although I cant help thinking that the only thing I probably should have changed was my mind???

Till next time

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Walk a mile in my shoes....

I have a secret......I have a shoe fettish!....yes indeedy I do!

Now....before you go calling me "Imelda", I think I should let you in on another little choice piece of information....I DONT WEAR ANY OF!!! now you are thinking "this girl is really nuts" please allow me to explain to you why this really isn't the case (well not this time anyways). As a matter of fact I dont wear them (and couldn't even if I wanted to )....... coz I can't!!....none of them are my size!

....and why pray tell is that you ask?...well I guess I haven't been too clear have I?

YESSUM..... I do have a shoe fetish but it is for antique prairie shoes and little worn treasures from times past that leave one (well me at least) gazing at them in awe and wondering what they could tell me could they talk!

Who's company did they keep, how many fences and trees did they climb, how many creeks (or should I say "criks") did they cross, how many races did they win many miles did they travel?

My collection date from the late 1800's through to the 1930's....when times were simple and nothing was discarded until it could no longer serve a purpose. Shoes were passed down from child to child. Many a child owned only one pair ....worn until they were outgrown or simply wore out and could be repaired no more.

New boots were a rare luxury, unless a member of a "well to do" family!....not like today where we struggle to fit our newest pair into our already bulging closet! If the pioneers and prairie folk could see us now???.........."Lan-sakes!"......... I can hear them declaring!

Anyways I have bundled some of my collection up for the  photograph...I hope you appreciate them for the little gems they are...... just the same as I do!

Till next time...........

Tuesday, September 15, 2009


My days often lead me in many a different directions...and more often than not it is in the opposite direction of where I should be headed.....BUT (and in my world there is ALWAYS a but)...there is nothing better than picking up the phone and hearing the delight of a friend simply because you have taken the time to see how they are travelling.

Many an hour is spent on the phone giggling with friends.....all the time me knowing that it is precious time that should be spent elsewhere...but hang it.....giggling is much better fun! ....and we all know that girls are meant to giggle!

With many of my crafting friends interstate, they cannot be simply called and requested "pop the kettle on...I'm coming over".....but no matter.......we make up for it with our special phone chats!.....and who knows one day I may just make that familiar call and actually be on the girls (and you know who y'all are).....keep that kettle handy and a Betty Crocker packet mix in the cupboard just in case!!!

....and the moral to all of this????........a lesson I have learned (I told you there would be words of wisdom didn't is far too pick up the phone and make a friend's day....the work will still be there tomorrow...I can guarantee that!

Till next time....whenever that may be ( ..and I suppose that all depends if I am heading in the direction of the computer...or not???).....toodles
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