Wednesday, 19 April 2017

38!

On Easter Sunday April 16th, I turned 38! I was born on a Easter Monday so I will always be an Easter baby. Ready for the days adventures...


Wearing this new to me vintage dress all the way from Kansas City. I love the colour. It's a bit big for me and i'll have to take it in, but with a little nice ribbon around the waste with a bow at the back fixes all that.



My husband and I headed over to Sassafras to go to Miss Marples as I usually do on my birthday but this time it was super busy due to Easter and the wait was far too long knowing we had plans to head to a mansion for a tour in the arvo and if I waited the intended 1 hour and 40 mins we'd have missed our tour, so I said to hubby let's go to King Henry... every time I've driven passed I've always said let's visit some day and today was the perfect day! With lots of parking not like in the main part of Sassafras where you had to drive around in circles looking for a spot and not getting one, this place was more on the peaceful side which was great! King Henry is a cute cottage cafe in Sassafras with the most incredible scones I've ever had, so fluffy and really yummy! Miss Marples is my favourite tea room and always will be but I think a week day and not a long weekend would be the best time for us to visit again.






 
Wearing some of my favourite necklaces and best jacket with this lovely dress. 


Now this mansion made my spooky heart melt!!! It's called Labassa, approaching it felt like I was a real life Lily Munster walking up to my home haha, I WISH!!!


It really was to die for! We went inside and looked around then we had a tour guide take us on a history lesson, it was great! 






My goodness, the inside was divine! So old and beautiful. I felt like the spookiest queen.



I loved the wallpaper, it was so worn and beautiful.


This stained glass window was amazing!


Hallways for dancing ghosts.


This room reminded me of a haunting grandpa's lounge, so perfect!


This room was for the ladies.


Wouldn't you love this view?!





So grand and wonderful! 



So happy be booked a tour.


Later we went to my family home to celebrate my birthday and Easter, with lots of food, cake and eggs. My birthday was amazing and I'm a very lucky lady 🎔  


Oh and on Tuesday I did a photo shoot with the lovely Liz Ham for a book shes publishing called Punk Girls, very exciting. It's been a very busy month indeed! 


Friday, 14 April 2017

Bat Nest Buns And Granny Stuff!

April is certainly a very busy month for me, lots of happenings including my upcoming birthday. I got a chance to get out and come to Melbourne to run some errands, one being picking up some new reading glasses for my delicious books. I love a good outing in a lovely old frock with one of my many granny bags that always company me on the travels, a huge Bat nest bun and insect jewellery... 

The more mattered and bigger buns are the happier I am :) Spooky Old Lady vibes.

I always get lovely compliments when I wear my insects! Bee brooch and my Wolf Spider Alchemy Gothic necklace, i'm a bit of an insect lady! Bat and Fangs been with me for years.

My GP boots I adore, they remind me of boots worn with black stockings back in the 19th century.

I was so excited to get new reading glasses, these frames were actually given to me by my brother and he's partner. They were originally sunglasses that I had the Optometrist turn into reading glasses for me. I only need them for reading but I want them a certain style, i'ts taken me a long time to find the perfect 70s styled granny frames and when these were given to me I thought wow, these are actually what I was looking for. Thanx guys if you're reading this, you said that you had some granny chic glasses to give me and you hit the jackpot🎔   

They are actually an Amber shade which I love as Amber is my most loved stone/resin. I just started reading this book, its great, I love old lady detective novels🎔

The best bun ever!!!

Shower me with insect jewellery. 

Villain vibes. 

I also did a quick bit of Op shopping the other day at home in the country, bought 2 books one being the one above in the picture and another being a book on flowers. 2 granny square crochet coasters, 2 Darkshadows like Vampire brooches and a pink cardigan which I popped in the wash and didn't take a picture of.

Lots of lovely treasures in old towns to cherish and enjoy.  

Look at those cute granny shoes on the left, remind my of Miss Marple, shoes that Margret Rutherford would wear🎔

Hope you all have a great Easter weekend xox 


Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Busy Bat!

Where have I been?!! Haven't blogged in just over a week! It's been a very busy month indeed. In between doing hair and creating flowers, I have been out here and there, book shopping and a trip out in nature. Watched some old movies, usually while creating my felt flowers and drinking many cups of tea. Looking forward to some lovely outings now that the weather is cold, so happy its autumn. I may take my self out to the Museum soon, want to go visit all my little insect friends and possibly a visit to the Zoo and there are plenty of old stately homes I want to explore.