beach cottage blue coastal trunk
Fri 8th, Aug, 2014
Helloooo from an overcast Sydney, I’ve been for a walk by a very cloudy sky ocean this morning with those lovely pale seaside colours that come when the sky is puffy…soft blues, greys and almost a hint of pink.
Thanks for the suggestions on the trunk, I moved it here as a side table rather than a coffee table and so far so good, but I think I will try in the hallway too as a place to store shoes, (more like fill with junk).
I am looking forward to the weekend…on my agenda more gardening, I am hoping to get my lovely hubby to make/dig me a few more beds to fill with vegetables and flowers for the rabbits to eat ;) (I am thinking about going for raised beds on the earth, if you see what I mean rather than raised by way of boards, though I am also thinking, against all of my principles on up-cycling, of thinking stuff it and heading to Bunnings and buying a few raised beds, slotting them together and hitting go). I have also discovered that I am the proud (and prior to now ignorant) owner of an avocado tree, an avocado tree in need of a whole lot of love. We had a horticulturist stop by to talk about another tree here which is listed and protected and he was the one that informed us that the tree alongside it (which to be honest we wondered if it was a weed, it’s kinda large, spindly and certainly not bearing fruit) was an avocado…oh my lord…I am from a land where avocados do not grow in gardens, they arrive on planes…so I have been googling how to give it some love…
I am also tackling the laundry room. Big deep sigh. It’s a cave in there. We never really did anything with it other than paint it (white) when we moved in, it has in-offensive tiled floor and not much else…it does have, strangely though, for a small utility room, two windows and two doors (yes really!), which makes getting anything in there a tricky job…I am going to start by pulling everything out (in there right now is an old dresser holding some of my linens, a massive amount of beach towels stacked up on an ikea unit, and various other seaside paraphernalia such as wetsuits and flippers, sunscreen, beach mats and all that jazz, plus the sock box which is actually a monster in disguise who eats socks so there is never ever a pair)…my mission is to get cupboards in there and have everything shut away and surfaces on which to do laundry on…I am on the lookout for a vintage laundry tub, so far I’ve found nothing and am thinking of going for a new Butler’s sink even though it won’t be as big as the tub that is there now. …once it’s all done will become amazing, organised, laundry goddess with ironed undies, alphabetically arranged detergent products and pressed sheets. I’ll show you pics of the before soon…if you’ve got the stomach for it…
See you soon, I’ll be the one sporting ironed undies.