Monday, December 19, 2011

Last Minute Rush!!

Hi all, well..... now that we're into the last week l think you'll agree each shopping trip now requires the strategic planning and precision timing of a lunar landing.... even if youre totally organised and all your pressies are wrapped, sitting under the tree (NOT me) there's still the grocery shopping to endure and lets face it once youve committed to putting the coin in the slot of that trolley and pushed it through the entry gate... youre STUCK with it, even if three of it's four wheels are heading in the opposite direction to you....add to that 5 thousand other people with the same problem all rushing to get out and get home, its a bloody nightmare, and since youre so distracted trying to push through the aisles,it doesn't matter how many lists you have...inevitably when you get home, you've forgotten something....ANYWAY 'nuff said about that...hahaha!!

After finishing the ruffled throw last week l still had a little fabric leftover which l used to cover this coathanger. The fabric was torn into strips 1cm wide and about 20cms long, each strip was tied onto a wire coathanger and then tied into a bow until the entire hanger was covered. They're (nano) quick and easy to do and the raw edges give a nice relaxed look.

Here l simply popped some Chrismassy geraniums into some matching pattypans. I was thinkin' if you used silicon ones inside the paper ones' you could add water and the flowers would prob'ly stay fresh.

This is the rest of the dress shown in pic one.... it's unusual with a pretty romantic look and patterned in surfy/beachy print. 

The background photo is of some distant relatives. My Aunt (one of Mum's many Sisters) has traced our family tree back as far as records go, this took her more than a decade of her free time, she kindly photocopied lots of the photos, birth, death and marriage certificates for us to share.

White sequinned bag.... tiny leather gloves and vintage greeting cards make up the scene.

This is a pic l've shown before, but it fit the theme. Vintage lace dress with teeny white shoes with pom poms and beaded bag.

White painted swivel makeup mirror with lady head vase from the 50's and diamente buckles 

This is one of my pics from last Christmas, vintage budha and Mary statues.

Shabby saggy roses and candles.  via pinterest

Antlers with strands of nuetral coloured pearls.

Random pic of the week. Weird but interesting. via pinterest.
The Crooked Forest - Poland .

Thanks lots for dropping by... hope you have a wonderful week and don't get too frazzled.
Til next time,



  1. Such pretty things bron... I love the covered coathanger and the surfy dress. The geraniums look gorgeous in the patty pans and very festive!
    Love the vintage cards and photo and your mary's are always a favourite to see.
    Thankyou for sharing.

  2. I just found your blog, and it is beautiful. I have it bookmarked, and plan to return and enjoy your past posts.

    Thanks for posting.

  3. Bron, I love the look of the dress, and wish I could see it in its entirety. Maybe you'll post a picture, later, to let my eyes feast? : ) Also, love love love all of your vignettes: flowers, lace, family photos, and statuettes. Your fabric hangar is lovely! And, hope your able to sit at home now, and just bake. That shopping mess is no fun! Hope you have a BEAUTIFUL, and VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

  4. Forgot to mention: I love the Crooked Forest picture. I pinned it on my Pinterest board!!! Love it! Crazy! Nature is so humorous sometimes.