Saturday, December 22, 2012

Ah... summer

It's cloudy and muggy at the moment, but I want to share some of my favourite things about summer in Queensland.

Poinciana in bloom

Ah.. frangipani.
Summer stone fruit.


Image found here
 What would summer be without chilled watermelon to help beat the heat! And of course... there's Christmas.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Tuesday treasures

In the spirit of the season, my treasure today is from my doily stash. Actually, this came from my Granny's house, as did many of the other treasures I have shared.

This is an embroidered breakfast set with a Christmas theme, although I'm not quite sure of the purpose for the narrow little piece. So cute!

This is a selection from my collection of sandwich tray doilies. I just love them and buy them whenever I find them, although really pretty ones are becoming harder to find.
Don't forget to pop over to Melody's and see who else is sharing today.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

No, it can't be..

.. December already, can it? I know that it must be however, as today was my first Christmas function of the season.

This is Cafe 4342 at Forest Hill, a tiny town in the Lockyer Valley, about half an hour's drive from Ipswich. It is also a gift shop and the local Post Office. The food is delicious and I was lunching with friends from the Ipswich group of the National Trust. Just  lovely!
Across the road from the cafe is Mimmi's, a cute shop full of hand-crafted goodies made by local artisans. I got an early start on Christmas shopping (I know, I know, lots of you are way ahead of me! but I'm in denial) and picked up these journals made by the talented Janie from Handmade at Woolshed Creek (which I actually crossed on my way to Forest Hill. The creek that is).

I guess I should have realised it was getting on for Christmas as the temperatures are rising. 32 degrees today! What will they be by the end of the month!!