Saturday, July 24, 2010

I'm loving yellow

Since moving to the country I've become a bit of a grumble bum when Autumn ends and Winter begins. I miss all the beautiful colours and the warmth of the sun. My saving grace is when the wattle trees start to bud, along with the jonquils and daffodils (I've already mentioned how excited I get about this).

As a result I have developed a deep appreciation for yellow. A colour I used to poo poo. For me it's one of those colours that works better with a splash here and there, a little "burst" to brighten up a room. So you can imagine my delight when we found this crate in the shed we're converting for my shop......

It's filled with beautiful old preserving jars and lids (we also have another box filled with these treasures). I'm not sure what to do with it though. Any ideas?

And now onto one of my other finds of late. A funky metal fold out table that cost $2 from Vinnies. It looks great in the bedroom.

And of course I've added some wattle fresh off the tree. I'm loving waking up to it in the morning. Well, that coupled with Haidee demanding to be fed at 6am! The tin is from my parents tea collection. Their kitchen was filled with these Rosebrand tins, Twinings tins and just about any other tea you can think of! Mum was kind enough to give me the Rosebrand ones to remind me of my childhood home.

I hope you all have a lovely relaxing weekend, and please, any tips on what to do with the crate would be greatly appreciated!

Alisa x


Amanda said...

I've been loving yellow lately too - I love your crate - could you maybe sit some plants in it? Or you it to store something in as it looks great as is :) Your wattle is so lovely, I love it in the tea tin x

m.e (Cathie) said...

love the look of yellow & your tin vase is great!!
i'm not sure what i'd so with the crate, looks great, store magazines/books.