Monday, 3 May 2010

Autumn weekend

When I downloaded my photos from this weekend I realised that they all have a very autumnal feel. It's been one of those cold, crisp, sunny weekends here in Daylesford...

We went mushrooming on our friend's property and at the lake. These pine mushrooms above were later eaten on toast(!) but the ones below are strictly for looking at...




On Saturday we made our annual trip to the Clunes Booktown Festival where we met up with friends, hunted for bargains, picknicked on gozleme and baklava from the foodie area, watched a traditional Punch and Judy, and fossicked in the vintage shops. Clunes has some amazing junk shops, stuffed with the kind of stuff you just don't see any more.











But I was pretty restrained and only bought a couple of things, the best being this lovely painting. Paul raised his eyebrows when he saw me coming out of a shop with her tucked under my arm, but I just love her. It's a girl thing.

Even my thrifting has an autumnal feel this week. I picked up this Cath Kidston dress for a few dollars on eBay, thinking I would use the fabric for something as it is a size 12, but guess what? It actually fits me! I don't think I've worn a size 12 dress since the 1990s. Yay!

And this pretty furnishing fabric, a large piece of it found in Clunes for $2.

My son and I strolled up to the Sunday market, where I found some Holly Hobbie cruets and some Hornsea Pottery oil & vinegar pots.


Later, I lit the first fire of the season in our wood heater, nice and toasty, and also made a pie with apples and rhubarb from Sarah's veggie garden.

The rest of Sunday was spent doing homework, clearing out one of our sheds, reading the books we bought at Clunes, and watching my son practise his Michael Jackson dance moves (his current obsession). In truly autumnal form, I have woken up with a stinking cold today. I just want to sit by the fire and stuff myself with comfort food but I have to go to Weight Watchers tonight. I can't complain, we had a lovely weekend, hope you did too!

11 comments:

Michele said...

oh I want that bike and my little sis would LOVE the Hollie Hobbie salt and pepper

Little Ted Canvas said...

Oh boy, that vintage shop is brilliant, my hearts gone all aflutter looking at all those pictures. That pie looks delicious! Hope you are feeling better very soon...

pilgrim said...

oooh this all looks like SUCH a nice weekend! those cannisters are pretty, and the windows of the shops are incredible but all i can think about now is piiiiiieee!! mmmmm

Imperfectly Me said...

What a lovely weekend!

How different Autumn is for you guys - I posted about our weekend in Sydney and there's still a very late summer feel to everything! We were in Bendigo in mid April and nearly froze!!!

debby emadian said...

I've got some of my mums Hornsea Pottery....that brings back memories....

gladyandflo said...

Your weekend sounded fantastic - think the weather must have been perfect everywhere! Im from the Mornington Peninsula and it waas a magical weekend! Visited the Art Red hill exhibition, called in and said Hi to Miss Kitty and finished off the day with a glass of bubbly in Mornington! Come and visit - Gail

Time Worn Style said...

wow clunes looks like a great place to visit! too funny as I am selling that very same bike in my ebay store at the moment!! Do tell me which shop that floral rug was in it looks totally gorgeous in the photo. Might give them a ring if you can remember.
alicia

wallspank said...

Hi, i've only just discovered your blog through and shop through Pilgrim's blog and must say I love it.

I've given it a shout out on my blog http://thewallspankblog.blogspot.com/

Sarah

Allana said...

what a lovely autumn weekend you had! We spotted a few of those fairy toadstools last weekend too, I don't think I've ever seen so many around! Great vintage buys too! :)
I have posted a link to your store on my blog also:
http://highmaintenancehippy.blogspot.com/2010/05/daylesford-here-we-come.html

babygalah said...

I can't wait to move back to Victoria.....I miss Autumn! No beautiful autumnal colours here in Queensland! And that pie...YUM !

Kim & Ro said...

I've been loving the pine mushrooms this year. So many around.....and all fresh, natural and free. Maybe we shouldn't be promoting them so much Alison! When people find out how yum they are they'll be none left for us!

Ro