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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Tuesday"s Treasure on Wednesday

The reason I was missing in action for TT was that I drove up the Range to Toowoomba to meet my lovely friend Fiona from BUBZRUGZ. You see we made a date a year ago for me to come and play and go to the Teapot Exhibition and visit Creative Fields exhibition as well. Toowoomba is just a picture at this time of year as it is also "Carnival of Flowers" time as well. The town is overflowing with gorgeous blooms everywhere you look.  Look at these Clivias. They were massed under this tree...I was excited because I had one Clivia in flower at home!!
We began our day with a tour of the lovely quilts and stalls on show at Creative Fields at Highfields and I got to see Fiona's gorgeous Butterfly Garden quilt in real! Her applique and embroidery on it are just beautiful ( I wish I had bought a bigger bag to snaffle it off the wall and bring it home with me)
We then headed into Town to the Teapot Exhibition and the sight of all that gorgeous china sent me weak at the there are quite a few pics. Not as many as I would have liked because (a) I was too busy talking to Fiona and (b) I was still too busy talking to Fiona.

We decided before we took in all this beauty we needed a Devonshire Tea. We had a tea & scones surrounded by vintage embroidered aprons and linen tea towels.
I was surprised at how many of the linen tea towels I recognised from my Mum and Nanna's collections. This is just a small selection of them... they were hanging from the ceiling and on the walls all around the hall.

There was a gorgeous display of all things 'Violets' in china.

Of course I had to have a photo of the Christmas offerings.
The most expensive piece of the collection is this sumptuous Silver Teapot on the stand....

We visited the Toowoomba Quilters quilt show and there were some very inspiring quilts there. Alas no photography allowed. We then headed off to a beautiful park for lunch...Laura Banks Park.
Fiona had made a delicious picnic lunch for us and we had it on a real Plaid tablecloth and real serviettes under the shade of the lovely trees and listened to live music.....just magic.

Our lunch was so yummy and very healthy and Fiona had made it look so gorgeous.....I have to admit to being led astray however and managed to devour several luscious strawberries dipped in chocolate. This is Fiona doing a quality control test before she gave one to me.

After our lovely lunch we did a tour of the park to look at all the beautiful flowers. I loved this bower of wisteria. It smelled so beautiful....
Fiona found some pretty pansies to perch next to.

To top off this wonderful day Fiona gave me a lovely gift package with a very cute 'selvage chookie', a mug rug which she thinks look like me ( I can certainly see the similarity in her ample proportions lol)handmade cards and handmade soap by Fiona and some very cute 'gingie' buttons. How spoilt was I.

I went home a very happy but tired little bunny. Thank you so much Fiona for sharing this lovely time in your town with me. It was such a very special day. I had the best time and I shall  remember it for a long time to come.
Blessings Michelle xxx


  1. Sounds like the most wonderful day.

  2. ohhh what a beautiful day,2 lovely friends enjoying the things that they love.I love the table cloth the the scones were one,cute little tea pots,thankyou for sharing Michelle.xx

  3. What a fabulous day you both had Michelle, surrounded by all that beauty. hugs from Rosalie.

  4. How wonderful , two of my favorite bloggers meeting for lunch and a fabulous day together :-) Hugs Sheila

  5. What an amazing day! Love all the china and especially the christmas tea pots!!

  6. Oh, I wish I had known about that china when I was up there on Saturday!! I saw the signs for the Higfields show but no directions which now seems very annoying! Glad you had a lovely time with you dear friend. You say no photography allowed at the quilt show. I saw others taking photos and so I did too. None of the quilt "guards" said anything to me.
    Cath @ Bits 'n Bobs

  7. Hello Michelle,

    So much to see and do, what a perfect day out. Just love the collection of tea towels, they really are beautiful. It is a pity they aren't made so well now days. Lunch sounds divine. Strawberries always go down well don't they.

    Happy days.

  8. Sounds like a special day making lovely memories. Glad you both had so much fun.

  9. I'm so looks like a wonderful outing with a lovely friend! YuM.. I'm hungry now... gotta go eat something! :)

  10. what a perfect day!! Love the posh picnic, such ladies. If I had known you were having a catch up I could have asked you to give each other a hug for me!

  11. Looks like you both had a fabulous day. Wish i could've made it up there. Maybe next year. :) Hugs,

  12. Looks like you two had a wonderful day. How lovely to go to the Teapot Exhibition.

  13. What a wonderful day! Oh I could just eat those scones myself. x

  14. What a wonderful day, all the china looks so beautiful and the idea of a delicious picnic lunch under a tree sounds perfect!

  15. Looks like a perfect day to me!

  16. Wow Michelle - what a wonderful day - all my favorite things really

  17. Wow Michelle - what a wonderful day - all my favorite things really

  18. What a picture perfect day, Michelle, I would dearly love to meet you both and am so glad you had such a wonderful time. Sounds like that day was your treasure this week!

  19. sooooo much fun Michelle, thanks for making the trip up - I had the best time.... we must make it a regular play date????

  20. Loved reading about your day....beautiful flowers, gorgeous china, friendship & a lovely gift.....perfect!

  21. How lovely to have a nice day out and see lots of things you enjoy.

    Those teapots and chine look amazing.

    Glad Fiona provided the healthy picnic in such a lovely setting.

    gorgeous gifts too.

  22. Sounds like you had lots of fun, the flowers are just gorgeous. Scones, yummo.

  23. I am so jealous that you were able to spend the day with Fiona. She and I have been blogging friends for several years and I'd love to spend time with her in person. Alas, I am miles and miles away here in the US.
    I just found your blog and am now a follower.
    Mama Bear


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