I love this time of year in Melbourne. It’s cool enough to wear a scarf and a jacket but still sunny and slightly breezy. And now that daylight savings has finished it’s not dark if you want to get up early on a Sunday morning and head to some markets. There is truly nothing like having fresh flowers in the house, it really lifts my spirits and makes everything look more cheery. You can see my lillies and tulips haven’t opened all the way up yet, so they should last at least through the week! I also picked up the poppy dish, the antique paperweight and the real shell dipped in silver at the markets. I love finding new treasures!
I actually didn’t take many pictures yesterday as almost as soon as we got there I bought a big ceramic lamp and a gorgeous bamboo planter that I want to use as a wastepaper bin in my office. Is it wrong to get really excited about a rubbish bin!? So my hands were full and taking pics was a little tricky. I was looking at the lamps above, $60 for the pair and working, but when I went away to think about it for 5 minutes someone else snapped them up!
There was lots of cane furniture which I love but it’s not high on my list of priorities right now..
You can sort of see it in the pic above resting on the pink cabinet, a mantlepiece/shelf made from timber and old brackets – I loved it and could see it in an old Victorian house over a fireplace, with all the walls and floorboards painted white..sadly I have no such house so I had to walk away.
There was a time when I would have given anything for this antique french stool with original upholstery – it was only $35!! It’s funny how your tastes change. I still loved it though! Also loved the way the stallholder displayed his wares.
Also loved but didn’t buy these vintage framed botanicals – they’d look great in the same house as the french stool!