Monday, July 5, 2010

pears wrapped in paper (& other wonderful things)

...and brown paper packages tied up with string. Just a few of my favourite things.

I opened the door last night to my fortnightly delivery of organic fruit & vegies and the in-season and ever-so-sweet pears came wrapped in paper to stop them bruising. They look so beautiful and I've left all three sitting in their wrapping on the windowsill.

The postman came this morning with my special order from oakmoss. Lovely Amber (isn't her blog just gorgeous) creates the most beautiful candles and soaps - with natural products like beeswax and soy. The scents she creates from essential oils are the best smelling concoctions I have ever come across. The 'spring' blend is my favourite - fresh, earthy and subtle. I don't think I'll ever have to search out another scented candle...she's got my business for life.

Also, I am the proud recipient of a fabulous and incredibly successful op-shopping venture today. I found something I have been looking for...sitting there in the corner. Hiding, almost. But I saw it and I bought in ($10) and although it needs some tlc and a coat of paint it will be in our home, on display, very soon. I can't wait to show you.

Other news:

Our local fire station has this message on the roadside board: "Stay Warm - cuddle a fireman"

I begged Melissa to please pretty please post a pattern for her fabulous stripy scarf "Hello, Sailor" and she did! I'm going to start my very own this weekend - you should too.

Have a lovely rest of your day - go search for your very own fireman.


  1. Brown paper packages tied up with string make my list of favorites, too.
    I'm excited to see this little treasure, painted and ready to show.

  2. Lovely images. They have a gorgeous wintry feel to them.


  3. beautiful shots jodi! that song (favourite things) has been in my head a lot lately. off to check out the lovely links you've shared.

  4. Beautiful things to eat and smell - lucky you! I can't wait to see what you found and see your scarf!
    Have a happy Wednesday xx

  5. Thanks for sharing your wonderful things :)