Well hello again :) It's School holidays at the Picket Fence House so time for relaxing, getting out and enjoying this amazing winter weather we're having and pretty much just appreciating what we've got. It's not a bad world , we are blessed xx
I guess for those who don't know me, you should know now, that I love the colour red, I love splashes of it here and there , little splashes to accentuate a vignette, and big splashes to add some industrial vintage "wham bam " to my world . I love it in clothing and I especially love red shoes.... Dorothy had it going on in the Wizard of Oz...red shoes rock. I am a completely boring non drinker , alcohol doesn't float my boat, but if I did partake , you can guess the colour of the wine I'd drink :) I grow red apples, red roses and yep , paint my toenails... surprise surprise ... Red. Red is a true colour, honest and sincere, vibrant and positive ... some times over the top, I think if I was a colour , for sure, I'd be red :)
I have an artist /antique dealer/vintage industrial specialist friend in the mountains , the best kind of like minded friend, she gets my need for vintage and can talk fluently about patina. She loves Chesty Bond and gardens and photography ....Alicia :) You win the gold ribbon for classy friends xx Click her name to visit her Face book page, make sure you hit "like" .... check out her blog , I am sooo lucky to know this woman she's a legend !
This is what she sent me this week,
A red fire bucket ( I mentioned patina ) ......Enid Blyton's Mr Meddle is red too :)
An awesome piece of red vintage cast metal..... for the days when you have no friends at which to sock a tennis ball.....
And some shoe stretchers , ( because lovely as they are, Dorothy's shoes wont fit me)
Here at the Picket Fence house we are working on our chook yard ..... Hen's on Holiday :) It's a work in progress but here's a taste. They are going to live in here .Once the Reno's and polka dots are finished , I'll add some bunting and frock it up further.
Second thing you need to know about me ... I do nothing by halves :)
Baby Picket Fence loves red !
Red antique tins, of which I confess I have far too many,
Vintage industrial red bottle carriers , great for holding a vase of flowers on the table, or throwing bunches of flat ware into when you're having loads of friends around for a meal .... great to just sit on the shelf and look ...well...red :)
This old Rabone measure reminds of my father, when I was a young girl, I'd spend what seemed like hours attached to the end of a similar tape measure as he planned and dreamed, and made memories I now treasure.
After my last post, I was over whelmed by the number of lovely emails I received sharing my love of vintage colour ( some of you I can't reply to as your web pages had no reply email contact.. If this is you , I apologise...consider me grateful xx ) I love my colourful walls too, it's me, it's my style and I agree, I'll never fit into the white wall thing... It's like those stupid designer skinny low rider jeans that are everywhere these days ... some things will NEVER fit this Picket Fence Chick, so I'm not even going to try ;)
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Oh and put on those red shoes , I'll look out for you !!
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