the a frame

imageIf you have a holiday at an ‘A’ frame house you just know it’s going to be a good one, don’t you think?

Particularly in Australia where there is no need what-so-ever for a roof pitch that steep (unless you’re right at the snow … and it could be handy in a bushfire I guess … but I am sure this wasn’t the motivation when the majority were built in the 1960s and 70s). It’s a housing style purely for the dreamers and more romantic at heart I think.


How’s the view? Nice huh?

This one in Mount Beauty is a ripper. Great view. Spiral staircase. Super 70s/80s op shop fitout.  For example, check out this coffee cup. It’s going to be a pleasure to drink from this every day!


And a brown tiled kitchen bench. Lovely!

Balcony. BBQ. Friends. A few games … I think we brought enough, don’t you?


tea towels as a nice memento

What a great school holidays … we visited the farm and the beach, had fires to keep warm and went swimming to cool off. The kids played with their cousins and got heaps of time just to play with each other. Lovely, lovely.

As a memento of our holiday I bought two tea towels. They aren’t new, and they aren’t actually related to our holiday at all … One is from Donnybrook Western Australia. It has nice flowers. The other is a more general Australia tea towel … from 1976. I bought them both at the Anglesea op shop for 50 cents each.


I am always on the look out for calendar tea towels for relevant years  … And 1976 is the year Merryn was born. So that one is for her. I’ll have to find exactly the right thing to use it for. A stool or a cushion or a chair … I did find a calendar one for Elise once and made it into a handbag. But I think I have moved on from handbags now.

I will get my thinking cap on.