indoor plant life

I had this idea about myself that I couldn’t do indoor plants, after killing off a few African violets and cyclamens…but then one friend gave me some unkillable mother-in-law’s tongue and another friend gave me a cutting off her giant begonia which is now growing in my living room window like a triffid so I … Continue reading indoor plant life

the garage sale

All summer, as I went through the house room by room, cupboard by cupboard, this corner was full of a growing pile of stuff for a garage sale. It grew and grew and sat there in the corner – reminding me to keep clearing out and to try not to accumulate so much in the … Continue reading the garage sale

and Iran*

Further to yesterday’s post – I also made this giant floor cushion on the weekend. Fraser and I travelled to Turkey in our 20s, and while there I bought some textiles made in Iran. This was a fringed tablecloth, but somehow I never felt right using it as a tablecloth. It seemed too beautiful to … Continue reading and Iran*

school holiday op-shopping

We hit a few op-shops over the holidays. Willoughby likes to get books, Magnus looks for matchbox cars, I look at everything. Here’s some op-shopped treasures from the holidays: Another tablecloth. I’ve gotta stop buying them! but I couldn’t resist these white wild-flowers on green background. Yum. An old cotton reel box. I like the … Continue reading school holiday op-shopping