Tuesday, 6 May 2008

Some Favourite Things.....

What a lovely weekend at the beach. The weather was perfect. We walked and walked and sat and read - just delightful. Alexandra even swam in the rockpools. I just sat on the beach and enjoyed doing absolutely nothing.

There was an Antiques and Collectibles Fair on in Caloundra over the weekend. I picked up these lovely little embroidered doileys and this cute little book on making flowers from crepe paper. It was published in 1922. My favourite little piece was this little pocket for keeping your hankerchiefs in. Very sweet.

I even read a whole book - I read many, many magazines ( shhhh, our secret - I think I am addicted) but haven't read a book as such for so long - too long in fact. It's the autobiography of Mary Moody, a lady who the year she is turning 50 decides to run away to France for six months. Maybe it has just filled my head with wild ideas! Enjoyable none the less.

On my way through Brisbane on Thursday evening, I stopped off at a lovely shopping centre that I enjoy visiting when I can, even though it is usually with the whole family in tow!! There are two of my favourite shops there - Wheel and Barrow and also a Borders bookstore. I came across Mary Moody's newest book - The Long Table. It is a lovely combination of more of her life story combined with beautiful recipes. I haven't read too much of it yet, but I am really looking forward to reading it from front to back!!

With the dollar so high at the moment, I am afraid I wasn't able to resist the temptation of an Amazon order. Last week some lovelies arrived including a copy of Vintage Vavoom - a quick look through promises to be another lovely read indeed.

Just so grateful for a lovely little break away and some favourite things to enjoy along with it.

P.S. Just discovered www.marymoody.com.au . Her holidays in France look wonderful!! I must have been living under a rock as I haven't heard of this lady before, either that or I haven't watched the ABC television very much!!!


Maree Watt said...

Hi Leisa.
Just thought I'd pop in this morning, those Doilies are Gorgeous & in such good condition, I have also read Mary's book but haven't had a chance to see the new one, it looks Great, must check it out.

Angela Louise said...

Hi Leisa, I must say I'm a little green with envy looking at the very beautiful books you have before you.I was just commenting to Cathy about the lovely things that Mary Moody gets up to. I have read one of her books. She entertains so nicely too. I have never been to Borders but would love to sometime as Barb is also always talking about it.
Cute finds at the Antique and Collectibles. Happy reading, Angela.

Leanne said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend. I like the look of those waffles at the bottom Mmmm Mmmmm I haven't read a book in a while but I listen to them on my ipod while I walk.

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Hello Leisa! So good to see you drop by! As always I love coming to your blog! It is always so fresh & wonderful! I love the collection of linens you have in the pictures. I collect linens also. Your chicken are so adorable! Have a wonderful soon-to-be weekend! Hugs, Maryjane

Curlew Country said...

What wonderful looking books. Isn't it great when you discover a writer who's books you just can't put down. I'll go and have a look at her website and I think The Long Table will soon be added to my Amazon Wish List, fabulous pictures.
P.S. Gorgeous lines btw, lucky you!