Free Vintage Bird Postcard Printable

This week I’ve been working on creating a collection of postcards and greeting cards to build up my stockpile again. I like to have a box filled with cards, so when an occasion arises and I need to pop ‘a little something’ in the post, I can simply pull out a ready made card. There are some of … [Read more...]

Free Printable Gratitude Planner Page

For the past couple of years I’ve kept a gratitude journal. I’ve found it to be a fabulous place to document all the ‘little things’ that make each day positive. The journal helped me to focus on what really matters and even when life gets crazy or throws you a curve ball, finding even just … [Read more...]

Shabbilicious Sunday at Fox Hollow Cottage

Welcome to Shabbilicious Sunday. It’s the day we take a relaxing stroll through one of our shabbilicious friends homes. Today we are visiting Shannon at Fox Hollow Cottage in the Pacific Northwest, US, so grab a coffee and let’s wander over…     Shannon describes herself as a … [Read more...]

Shabbilicious Sunday with Chateau Chic

Welcome to Shabbilicious Sunday!! Today, Mary Alice of Chateau Chic has opened the doors of her 1850’s cottage so we can take a wander around. As we meander through her cottage rooms, be sure to check out all her fabulous collections, which include everything vintage French, white ironstone, … [Read more...]

Timeless White Styling

While I love my cottage colours and pretty pastels, timeless whites are still my go-to for shabby chic decorating. Whites are timeless, simple, clean and easy to look at!     I have collected a lot of whites over the years. Everything from jugs, ironstone, vintage plates, serving … [Read more...]

Free Printable Menu Planner

I first started using a menu planner when I became a stay at home mum 22 years ago. As a new mum, I needed less supermarket visits and more control over our weekly food budget, so at that time the weekly menu planner became essential. And let’s be honest, it also appealed to my list making … [Read more...]

Free Printable Vintage Recipe Cards

I remember a time when recipes were all hand written. A time when my mother and grandmothers had a book or recipe box that contained many pieces of folded up paper… all with the familiar handwritten recipes. Some were stained yellow with age… some had fading handwriting… and others had various … [Read more...]

How to make altered vintage aprons

Today we are going all granny chic… Although my inspiration for apron wearing comes from my grandmother, I’m pretty sure her aprons never looked anything like mine. My nan’s aprons were more the basic gingham variety with maybe a little simple pocket embroidery. Aprons of that era were generally … [Read more...]

My Grandmother’s Apron

If you’ve been reading my blog for awhile, you’ll know of my love for the humble apron. My affection for aprons started young… way before it was even an ‘in thing’ to wear aprons and certainly at an age when my friends were not sharing the same devotion for such outer attire. I’m sure this … [Read more...]

A Mother’s Day tag for you!

With Mother’s Day just a few days away, I thought I’d share a few last minute handmade gift ideas with you today. When I was a young girl my mother liked handmade gifts for Mother’s Day. It’s a tradition that has endured through the decades and one that I encouraged my girls to do too.   … [Read more...]