Saturday, October 31, 2009

My place and yours - Blog H.Q.

My blog H.Q. is at the kitchen/dining room table, down the far end away from sticky fingers. The computer used to be down the other end of the house in the study, but I found I would only check on it every few days. Now it is in the 'cockpit' of the house that isn't a problem any more.

There's my current pot holder in progress. There's usually another one underneath my laptop as that is my way of blocking them. Can get a bit wobbly when typing though.

There are always school notices and bits and pieces around, but this morning there's also the Saturday morning garage sale treasures.

A box full of tea spoons from a deceased estate for my sister Emily who collects them.

They are pretty beautiful to look at and imagine someone's great adventures travelling around Australia collecting them from places they visited. They are all made in Australia too.

These four are my favourites. From left Deloraine is near where my parents live, Castlemaine & Malden is the closest I could find to here, I love Strahan's dangly anchor and Burnie's apple.

Some lovely old linen.

And a tin of buttons.

When I walked down the hill to this garage sale a woman called out that she'd wondered if I would turn up as there'd been another blogger who'd already been earlier, but these were perfect for me. Bren loved this story. He said my blogutation had preceded me.

I have no idea if these buttons are old or precious but they are already being picked over and threaded and glued onto cards and presents for my birthday in a few days time. It looks like these buttons came just in time as I have a handmade cards and presents only rule this year.

Thanks Ninon for this week's theme and to Pip for hosting the big list.


  1. Hey Kate, I saw those spoons this morning! I woke about 6 so at 7 I hightailed it up to the same garage sale. There were about forty million spoons, all sorted into states! Glad you found some treasures, the buttons look ace xo

  2. Oh I love spoons like that too. Loving you potholder in process, and your lovely images.

  3. i love all your garage sale finds!
    old linens, spoons and buttons are quite the bounty!

  4. I like the cockpit term - sums it up perfectly!

    Haven't posted about the Princess and the Pea yet but you've inspired me too - thanks.

  5. that is a lovely post. what a fabulous garage sale, some great loot. love the potholder. happy birthday

  6. I am loving Bren's "blog..." vocab. I admitted to a little "blie" in my blog today when I nudged a book I wanted to talk about a little further into the shot than it otherwise would have been! I think you need to add a list to your side bar of all his little gems ;)

    Oh and excellent garage sale haul too! Love the fabric.

  7. I love your blog hub pix.... such a great creative space!! We are always on the hunt for funky old teaspoons for the kids to use for there cuppas!! You sure hit the motherload of them at that garage sale.

  8. Great finds, lvoe buttons and buckels. But Im inlove with your pot holder in Blue! Can you make me one, Please Im happy to buy it off you or swap? Let me know what you recon. Thanks Leah.

  9. oh...lucky you....good stash you buttons too...i have a little obsession though...i always wash mine in hot soapy water and then rinse through a sieve...i like the after effect...some of them really sparkle :)

  10. Buttons : check!
    Spoons : check!
    Pot Holders : check!
    School Notices : check!
    Sticky Fingers : check!

    All bases covered for an absolutely lovely Blog HQ! Love your Blogutation too!


  11. I thought I commented yeterday but oohparently not! I love that you HAVE a blogutation - that is way cool lol.

    I love the glimpse of that colourful wall/space behind your lappy - adorable!

    Awesome finds too - garage sales are awesome.

  12. Oh, I'm salivating over those wonderful finds! Especially that nice could make so many things...or even combine them all into Soule Mama's picnic blanket. Thanks for your comment - I agree about the sitcky fingers! You should see my mobile never really gets the chance to recover before it's making 'phone calls' to daddy again.. :o)

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