My day began with a side trip to a gorgeous nursery, gift and coffee shop at East Brisbane called "Jillian's"with friends Bev and Gaye who just happen to be sister's and my chauffeurs for the day. They had been wanting to share it with me for ages.
We had to visit the gift shop of course and I fell in love with this beautiful crinkle shirt. The photo doesn't do it justice and it looked so pretty on.
It is just so fresh and summery (beads and earrings chosen already)....then it was off to Paddington for lunch at the Hamptons, a lovely cafe I had been wanting to try after a wander through the Antiques Centre just across the road.....for me Heaven!!
The girls waiting for lunch...
I was once again very blessed and humbled by all manner of gorgeous gifts....
Beautiful linen, lovely china, 2 gorgeous coffee cups, note book set, earrings, all manner of sewing supplies (Lorel doesn't want me to run out on holidays) she also gave me a contribution to my red/cream fabrics, a cute little craft carry all and....choccies!
There was of course the most beautiful cards too and my lovely friend Gaye gave me a handwritten poem..
"A Letter to a Friend"...tissue box stuff. You all know how I adore lovely words.
I am truly filled with so much gratitude that I have such special friends in my life and am able to share life's special milestones with them....I am sure you know how I feel with your special friends.
Now how would Vintage-loving friends end such a great day? Well a cuppa at Blake & Taylor... a very sumptious recycled furniture and homewares store of course...
Here is Gaye looking very French in her sunnies...checkout those gorgeous white pitchers above the fireplace.
Did any of this gorgeousness hop into my bag to journey home with me????? Of course it did!!
A few pretty tiny mementoes of a wonderful day. A vintage "found in France key" and wooden cotton reel, a beautiful glass heart and a porcelain disc with a beautiful saying on it....perfect!
Beautifully enchanced I have to say by being displayed on Fiona's gorgeous table centre.
You would think that this was quite enough excitement for one girl for one day wouldn't you...well... NO!
About 6 months ago I alluded to a little project I was working on....you know one of those annoying sneaky peeks.It was a pretty little felt sewing set featuring pretty Cupcakes...
Well I was very excited to discover that my little sewing set has ended up here.....
On the front cover of Homespun Magazine. Insert here [****] screaming, running up and down the hallway arms waving wildly in the air, dancing on tippy toes and pumping the air with lots of Yes!! Yes!!!... ok Phew! I am quite recovered now...I think but I just had to share!!!
Oh what a lovely surprise....hope you all like it.
I think I shall go now and leave you all in peace....
Lots of preparations are now in hand for our upcoming road trip. So there is lots of list making, finding winter woolies, sorting and of course packing the stitching bag and books.
Bye for now,
Blessings Michelle xx