Sunday, September 30, 2012
I remember many years ago in the 1980s when the original Barbara's House and Garden stores were a revelation in home furnishing, doing what other shops weren't - simple cane baskets, and plain white china, and striped cotton tea towels and so much more. They're all gone now; but those things are more available than they were then. (The chain apparently collapsed due to franchise problems).
I think the ones at Mittagong (mainly furniture) and Bowral (mainly china, kitchenware, cushions etc) are distant relations.
The Facebook page seems more active than the website, in terms of uploading examples of their stock.
Saturday, September 29, 2012
Friday, September 28, 2012
The colours here remind me of one of my current crochet projects, muted greys and blues and greens.
So many colour possibilities there are to play with, in yarn or fabric or thread. Endless inspiration all around.
Thursday, September 27, 2012
*So they pass the William Morris test.
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
There were also chocolate brownies shared with favourite people, and good conversations, and several quite wonderful spring blossom trees.
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Yesterday there was also good company, lively craft and quilting stores, fragrant and delicious Thai chicken & cashews for lunch and sone yarn that followed me home. A wonderful holiday day.