Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Whimsical but solid

A couple of weekends ago I bought six of these chairs from a local antique store. Doing a bit of research when I got home I found they are called the Kangaroo chair and were made by a company called The Melbourne Furniture Company in the early 1900s. Each chair is decorated with a small Australian scene including an emu and a kangaroo. I love that they have a slightly whimsical feel to them while still being solid. I bought the mirror from the same shop last year.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

From two innocuous piles of brown material

You may remember the brief excitement when my mushroom box arrived. It has been living under my kitchen sink quietly receiving a spritz of water most mornings. This week it has just started to reward me with its first mushrooms stirring into life.

I find it quite amazing that by mixing two innocuous piles of brown material...

...you can make mushrooms!

I have definitely got to get a life.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Meet the house: the back door

Here's the back door. This section of the house is different to the front and sides, which are painted cream. I'm not wild about having portions of the house coloured differently so this is likely to be painted at some stage. At the moment though, I'm enjoying the rustic feel.