Sunday, July 25, 2010

Flea Market Finds


Today's Flea Market Find fills me with glee! When I was a little girl, we would visit my Nana and Grandad who lived on a proper farm, cows in the milking shed, hay in the barn, eggs in the hay, chickens in the yard. They lived in an old Queenslander with a wood stove, an enamel basin in the bathroom as a vanity sink and sleep outs on the verandahs. I loved the smell of the farm, wood, metal, fresh bread, clean fire, hay, spices. They didn't modernize or move until the early 1980s and there's a big part of me that wishes they had stayed in the old house.

My Nana was a C.W.A stalwart and an amazing cook. When we visited she would lay the table and serve morning tea. Always, there would be a plate of All Spice biscuits on a Peony Ware platter which I came to love. In a little shop in Ipswich, I found a pin dish in the exact shade and pattern as Nana's. It lives with me now and makes me smile.

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9 comments:

  1. oh, that is beautiful little story, to accompany a gorgeous platter! our childhood memories, oh dear!
    the house is a beauty. i can imagine every thing you remember of it is fond.
    enjoy that!

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  2. That is a heart warming story to a beautiful platter, filled with memories. I’ve enjoyed the way you’ve described the place, just like I then saw it confirmed in the link you added. Well done!

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  3. Your pin dish is just gorgeous. I'm in love with those colours. Nothing better than finding a treasure like yours that brings back loads of happy memories.

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  4. It's always exciting when you find something that brings back nostalgic memories, isn't it? x

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  5. How sweet! The platter is jusr beautiful, and even better that it reminds you of your nana.

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  6. what a beautiful memory that plate envokes, a lucky and very special find! : ) love those colours

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  7. What a gorgeous post! Such lovely memories!! That plate will bring you joy every time you look at it. Hope you're having a wonderful week :)

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  8. Oh that is one very beautiful pin dish as well as a gorgeous story ;)Hope you have a wonderful week.xo

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