Tuesday, September 28, 2010

10 Years Today

10 years ago today I met the man I would later marry.  Our first date was at a little cafe in New Farm and he was nervous and gentlemanly.  I fell in love with him on the spot.  10 years later, still madly in love.  He is like a quiet place in my mad world.  We have endured many challenges some of which include having our son diagnosed with autism which led to us selling our house.  He has been there for me through some pretty bad depression and never once complained after working a 10-12 hour day and then come home to an incapacitated wife and then bathed and fed the kids and then picked up after them.

Thanks babe, you are my little piece of heaven here on earth.

Monday, September 27, 2010


Hi there from lil ole me in Brisbane, Australia.  I just got some comments from people who I don't actually know.  Better yet, they are fellow bloggers and write delightful blogs that I have followed for a few months and totally love.  Thanks so much.

Today I have been taking photos of items to sell on ebay and some of it I have to share with you.  Some has come from my Nana's house and some are treasures I have collected along the way.

French Provincial Antique style rotary phone which still works.

Sweet pic of little girl depression era (not related - could not sell if it was family)

Lovely doily with bluebirds

Butterfly doily

Sweet embroidered shower cap

Brand new in box vintage hankies

Another depression era black & white photo

This book is just divine.  It is like a card to the Bride but is filled with pages and pages of delightful images and poetry.  (more pics will be on my ebay listing)

EPNS Fish cutlery with faux bone handle

Embroidery needing a frame

More embroidery needing a frame

Knitting needle case

egg beater

Adorable grooming/manicure set

Sweet little forks

This is a set of coronation emblems to trace around and colour!

Last, but not least two vintage baby dresses probably around 6 - 12 months.  I also have some fall linen to list too.

What is your favourite item and would you buy it here

Until next time,

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Just a quicky

I am now a seller on Etsy please look and buy or let me know what you think even constructive criticism would be great.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Naughty Naughty Me

Here is what has kept me busy for the past few weeks and kept me away from blogging.

I made this

I sold this

I consulted on this (my first deceased estate consultation)

I listed these on ebay.  My Nan has recently moved into an aged care facility after a stroke some months ago.  We have begun the task of helping her sort a life time of treasures.  Some I have been lucky to receive but some have to be sold to help cover the costs of her care.  We have been blessed to have her join us in all the decisions about what should be done with what.  I plan on writing a more detailed blog dedicated to my beautiful Nan later on this year.

I farewelled a dear friend who lost his brave fight with brain cancer.  Craig and his lovely wife Kathryn and their two sons have been very good friends since meeting them as fellow parents in our son's prep year at school almost 4 years ago.  He was an amazing Husband, Father and community member.  Nothing was ever too much and he was the first one to put his hand up when help was required.  He was a big kid, a big larrikin and a much loved man.  Having well over 300 people at his funeral is a testament to the man he was.  RIP Craig we will always be there for Kathryn, Jackson & Bailey.

It is now school holidays here and my son, Clay is trialling a new medication so it has been a big adjustment.  My daughter has been quite stressed also.  Having an autistic brother can be like living in a war zone for her.  I of course deal with most things by shutting down.  Have been feeling very withdrawn lately and everyday I get out of bed is a bonus.  But, I am rallying and realising that hey really you have a husband and your kids have a Dad so suck it up.

Til next time, Laura