Some New Vintage Art and Some Random Disorganised Thoughts :)

Hello lovelies

Keeping up with kids, home, work and this blogging caper is tough. Well for this chick it is. I really admire so many women who blog daily… or even regularly, you guys are amazing and inspire me to do better.  I’m yet to balance it all and find blogging is the thing that gets bumped off the ‘To Do/Wish List’ {sometimes it’s sorting the washing or ironing… actually it’s always the ironing!}.

I’ve been finishing lots of projects and fun stuff, but haven’t gotten around to blogging about it. I write the posts in my head, often in the middle of the night!  They just haven’t materialised into posts as yet…. surely someone is close the inventing an App for that?  It’s not only writing posts, it’s keeping up to date with all my fave blogs too…  I’m so far behind in my reading!

Anyhow I’m working on getting more organised, I think that’s the key. I know it is. In a previous life (before kids) I was organised, mostly on time and not a crazed lunatic every morning trying to get out of the house!  My other “issue” is procrastination. Add that to disorganisation and it’s amazing that I make it out of the bathroom in the morning, let alone the house 😉

That said, I’m not beating myself up about it, I love writing this little blog and connecting with so many truly gorgeous people.  My blog is a new born, she and I (always wanted a girl), will take one day at a time, or one post at a time. Baby steps 🙂

Well that turned into a different post entirely!  {Is that normal?}  I had set out to just share a recent Vintage Art find!  So moving right along, here she is….  



I found her at Vinnies, I had to pop on my potential glasses to get past her most-unattractive-gold-framers-special frame! 


After a moment of focusing I was taken by her beautiful colours and she was coming home with me.

After a few coats of white paint, I think she scrubbed up not too shabby!  Amazing what a lick of paint will do… a fresh new look just in time for Spring 🙂



 

How do you balance work, love and blogging?  ~  Any tips for this newbie would be greatly appreciated! 🙂


Thanks for stopping by… have a great week lovelies 🙂

Jo xx

 
 
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Happy Vintage Days; new treasures and some whimsical art ;)

Hello Coastal lovelies!

Well Sydney has been putting on some stunning Winter sunshine of late, it inspired me to get my vintage on yesterday.  The floors needed a mopping, clothes needed a folding but the pull of some vintage treasure hunting won out!

Here’s what I found….

Some crocheted lovelies, always love some nana crochet.  Especially in fun colours.  I think yellow was the theme of the day, I don’t normally go for yellow… but may be Olympic gold fever was rubbing off on me.

A perfect and I mean just out of the box cake platter, Donna Hay no less, not that I needed another cake pedestal, but how could I pass it up?

A small Le Creuset baking dish in colour de jour… yellow!

A book, Italian Joy…  have you read this?  It looks to me a similar genre to Eat Pray Love.  Here it is below with dust jacket on…

This guy didn’t come home with me but I love how bright and sunny it is. Hello Yellow 😀

And what may be my fav find today.  A cool vintage silk screen.

I think it’s art. It may not be everyone’s cuppa tea, (I can imagine what hubby will say when he spies it, mind you this could take a while. Sorry honey 😉   but for me art is;  something that is pleasing to the beholder (check), something original (check) and something that makes me happy (check).

This guy first reeled me in with its colour… turquoise and green perfection, say no more.  I love the simple rustic frame and the whimsical randomness of the print.  It cost me $4.

I picked up the silver gravy boat recently too, I have a little collection of them.  I popped some shells into this one…  willing on Summer!

So that was my Vintage day.

Have you found any treasures lately?  What’s your definition of art?

Happy Vintage Days 🙂

Jo xx

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