Saturday, March 31, 2012

Frankies 1 Year Anniversary

A year ago today Frankie found her way into our life.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

High Tea

On Saturday we helped to set up a high tea for a baby shower. We got to use lots of our vintage cake plates and tea sets. The flowers are just gorgeous and set the table so well. We only managed to get pictures of one of the tables before guests arrived. Everyone loved the table settings and everything tasted great!!!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Saturday Morning Frolicking

Josh was playing around with instagram this morning and I thought these were too cute not to share. 

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Vintage Home Canning Jars Aka Mason Jars

Originally canning jars in the early 1850's used a flat tin lid which was held in place by sealing wax. The clamp glass lid jars were invented in 1882 and it is these which we are today most familiar with.

Mason jars were quickly overtaken on the market by The Ball Company and other well known producers of canning jars include Atlas, Kerr and Root Fruit.

In Australia the most popular canning system was Fowler.

Clear glass is the most common colour available. Other colours the jars were produced in was green, amber, aqua blue and a deep green. Very rare colours of cobalt blue, black and milk glass are very sought after and demand very high prices.

We have obtained from the USA a selection of jars from the Ball Company and Atlas Company. These original canning jars are not easily found in Australia and are now listed on our website.

Mason jars can be used very creatively for a multitude of uses, not just to create a vintage pantry feel in your kitchen. They look great with flower cuttings as a tablescape for a special dinner. Used in the bathroom to store your pretty bathroom accessories. Brides seek them out to create a romantic feel for their vintage styled weddings. Also used as a drinking glass for a cool summer punch or to serve a fruity desert. Place tea lights in them to create a soft atmosphere or string them together and hang from a tree for your outdoor party. Their use is only limited by your imagination and creativity. 

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Rock and Roll Markets

These markets are always great, they always have good bands playing and if you like dancing there is plenty of that! 

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Hawkesbury Floods

As my Australian followers may know, the Hawkesbury District is currently flooding. We are out of the flood zone, but we went for a drive today to two spots to get some pics. The SES man let Josh and I walk down to Yarramundi to get some pictures. I have taken some screen shots from google earth so you know what it looked like before the flooding. Sorry the screen shots are not great, but they show you the landmarks in the pictures to compare.

In the afternoon we went to Devlin Rd (for any locals who know the area) and got a few more shots. As you can see, there is usually a car park and a turning bay at the end of the road. 

Liebster Blog Lovin'

I received a Liebster Blog award from Boo Love Vintage. Thank you so much, I really appreciate it! Have a look at her blog here:

ceived a Liebster Blo So with this award I am to pass it on to my favourite five blogs with under 100 followers.

In no particular order;

1. Miss Simmonds Says - A fellow vintage postcard and photo collector, she has a wonderful blog.

2. Vintage Bird Girl - I love seeing what she is wearing and what she finds at op-shops!

3. Vintage Sweetheart - She is also another vintage clothing lover. Her blog is great, full of pictures of great vintage clothing.

4. A Wild Tea Party - A fellow Sydneysider who loves vintage and mixes both vintage and new clothing and accessores perfectly together! I love seeing how she dresses.

5. The Pocket Sized Wife - I have just recently starting following this blog and all I need to say is that she is stunning and loves guinea pigs! A great blog!

These are all great blogs that you should follow if you don't already!!!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Rain Catchers

Mum and dad got me these two great bird baths for Christmas. Lately they have become more like rain catchers.