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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