l hope you enjoyed your Easter and were able to have some fun and relax a bit....daughter arrived safely and l think the kids enjoyed their egg hunt, even though l had to write indoor clues at the last gasp as the rain simply would NOT go away.....A "little" sibling rivalry ensured a speedy recovery of all the eggs....well... all but one that is, they somehow managed to shunt an (big) egg down the back of the (tall) laundry cupboard which will need to be dismantled to retrieve it..haha..bless 'em.
I've been dyeing....l made up half a bathtub of torquoise to do this doona cover....but as l waited for the dye to take, l kept thinking hmmm....what else would look nice blue. So in went doyleys, lengths of lace, my ruffled tablecloth, a parasol and a couple of sets of pillowcases, (our pet goldfish, just kidding:-)) It was interesting and kinda fun, but struth l made a mess...l was surprised at how evenly the dye took and the strength of the colour. (RIT liquid)...'cos seriously....all these things used to be white or white-ISH.
When everything was dyed, dried and sewn, l restyled the bed in the spare room for daughters' visit.....feathers and flowers. Sidetable essentials:-))
l think this recent find at the Salvos' is a Summer "coat" and not one that would match a nightgown,
since the lace is fairly stiff and the collar high...looks 60's to me.
Pretty.. but not QUITE warm enough for our chilly winters:-))
More things blue....madonna, bottles and candle....The small mercury glass vase was a lucky find at the market and perfectly matches the larger one.
These two old plastic carved brooches were an unexpected find at the bottom of a five dollar box of broken bits....soo my cup of tea...LOVE 'em.
Aboriginal Mairineer shell necklace.....circa 1920.
Gorgeous linens... Rachel Ashwells' new range of monogrammed bedlinen....of course you can have the letter of your choice embroidered on it:-)) rachel ashwell via instagram
Have a lovely day and weekend coming up.
Til Next Time,