Saturday, March 25, 2017

~Op Shop Finds~





Who doesn't love visiting op-shops.  They are a treasure trove for vintage items, furniture, handmade goodies, pictures and sometimes even the kitchen sink.  I am supposed to be good and not buying but instead thinning out my collections.  Temptation is too great I am afraid, and I again found myself drawn in by the lure of rummaging to find that elusive 'gotta have' bargain.




My favourite from this treasure hunt would have to be the ballet pictures.  I had a set of these on my bedroom wall as a girl.  The Baby Planter is a rare find also...dont see these around much any more and I love the pastel colours. 
I am pretty pleased with my vintage finds........what sort of things do you look for in the op shops?



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Sunday, February 19, 2017

~A Place called Home~

╰⊰✿✿⊱╮My home is full of memories, those objects that remind us of another time,  another place and of the people we hold dear to our hearts....here are just a few of those memories.....╰⊰✿✿⊱╮
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╰⊰✿✿⊱╮My dad bought this to hang his hats and footy scarfe on, in their laundry,,,,it now hangs in my bathroom for me to hang my towels on.╰⊰✿✿⊱╮


╰⊰✿✿⊱╮A shopping day with mum and a bargain print for $5╰⊰✿✿⊱╮




╰⊰✿✿⊱╮A few vintage Pink towels and other pink pretties.  That gorgeous round pink box is from the Body shop and full of Rose Smelling pamper goodies...a gift from my son last Christmas and the other small box contains rose soaps.╰⊰✿✿⊱╮



╰⊰✿✿⊱╮Vintage Goodies sit on a shelf which happens to match Dads coat hook, the pomander is Avon, bought for me when I was a child and the powder duster and the little pink jug were mums╰⊰✿✿⊱╮



╰⊰✿✿⊱╮This gorgeous mirror is another wonderful memory that was a wedding gift to my mum and dad 65 years ago, unfortunately,  Dad passed away just before their 60th wedding anniversary. It always hung in our hallway at home.╰⊰✿✿⊱╮

╰⊰✿✿⊱╮Unique Vintage Ceramic bathroom Cannisters ...one that fits a single toilet roll and the other for good old epsom salts for those tired aching bones were found while shopping with a dear friend.╰⊰✿✿⊱╮

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╰⊰✿✿⊱╮No memories for this jug but a sweet find from a local charity shop....its not an oldie but very pretty in pale pink with gorgeous roses.╰⊰✿✿⊱╮


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╰⊰✿✿⊱╮A purchase from a facebook friend.....with rose fragrance soaps╰⊰✿✿⊱╮


╰⊰✿✿⊱╮A gift from a neighbour left on my doorstep because she knew I liked Pink.  Complete with matching soap dish.  It sits in an Antique iron wash stand in original chippy condition.╰⊰✿✿⊱╮





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╰⊰✿✿⊱╮Laundry Shelf╰⊰✿✿⊱╮



╰⊰✿✿⊱╮Another family memory, my mum used to do all the washing on this old board, but it wasn't pink back then╰⊰✿✿⊱╮




╰⊰✿✿⊱╮Pretty pink toilet roll holder made from knitted lace.  Best 35 cents I have ever spent at a charity shop. For me it reminds me of the old Dolly toilet roll holders ╰⊰✿✿⊱╮



╰⊰✿✿⊱╮My memory that hopefully, one day will remind someone of me╰⊰✿✿⊱╮



╰⊰✿✿⊱╮This corner shelf used to be in the craft room and you could not longer see it with everything piled up on it so I cleared it off and now it sits in my guest toilet.╰⊰✿✿⊱╮



╰⊰✿✿⊱╮Artificial flowers in a vintage Rayneham Vase that was mums╰⊰✿✿⊱╮



╰⊰✿✿⊱╮Angel love bought for me by my son.╰⊰✿✿⊱╮



╰⊰✿✿⊱╮Another bit of family history, mums shopping basket she would carry down to the local shop...no plastic bags back then....now it keeps my toilet paper tidy (oops better fill it)╰⊰✿✿⊱╮



╰⊰✿✿⊱╮Family treasures and the memories they invoke will possibly be a thing of the past in a throwaway society.  I just hope one day my kids come to realise that these links to their past are worth hanging onto for future generations to come to enjoy.╰⊰✿✿⊱╮


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Monday, January 30, 2017

~A Pink Few~




Wow 3 posts in one day....a new record for me.  Well not so much a post but a share of a couple of pinks from my home...enjoy ♥


Love my gorgeous new mixer cover from a lady in UK...shabby sweet 





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~Review: 2013 Nissan Dualis +2 Ti L Series 4 J10 2WD ~

My New Used Car Part 1


Review


 I have just purchased this model vehicle Nissan Dualis and while it is in the shop getting a couple of cosmetic things fixed I decided to do  a  full comprehensive list of features on this amazing vehicle.    This vehicle test drove beautifully and is the ultimate in luxury  The list of features is astounding.  I look forward to getting used to them all.  When I have a chance to drive it more I will do an in-depth on its driving capabilities and features.  The specs for this vehicle are readily available on the net.





2013 Nissan Dualis +2 Ti L   Series 4 J107  2WD
Pearl White


Interior


Air Conditioning
MP3 Auxillary Jack input & USB
-in center console
-Ipod Compatible
AM/FM radio cd player
-4 Speakers
-Bluetooth Compatability
Rear Window demister
Electric Windows front & rear
-one touch driver function
Leather Steering Wheel
-tilt & telescopic adjustment
Leather gear shift with Silver finish
Height-adjustable Driver's seat
Leather Seats
60/40 Split rear fold
Three rear Headrests
Driver front and passenger Sun Visors
-with Vanity mirrors
Sunglass holder in Glovebox
two front Cupholders
14-litre Glovebox with Light
-air conditioning cooler
Front & Rear Door Pockets
-integrated bottle storage
Rear parcel Blind
Courtesy and Rear luggage room light
12-volt power sockets
Bluetooth hands-free phone system
-steering wheel controls
Combination meter display
-water temperature
-clock, trip meter
-outside temperature
Drive computer
-average fuel economy range
-elapsed time, distance traveled
-cruise control settings
Tachometer
Warning lights
-voltmeter, brake, fuel
-oil pressure, door ajar
-headlights, airbag, hazard
Satellite Navigation
-with 5" display
Reversing Camera
Around View Monitor
Heated front seats
Leather Front Center Console/armrest
-with sliding function
-two integrated cupholders
Front Map Lights
Rear reading light with delay
Panoramic Glass Roof
-with electric sunshade
Dual Zone Automatic climate Control 
Intelligent Key
-Smart key & Keyless Start
Remote Central Locking
Rear Privacy Glass
rear Window Demister
Cruise Control
7 seats
-2 Rear fold Flat for extra luggage space





 Steering Wheel Controls

Dual Zone Automatic Climate Control

EXTERIOR FEATURES

18inch Alloys with Black Highlights
225/55R18 Tyres
Chrome Exterior Accents
Front Fog Lights/warning light
Front Rain-Sensing Wipers
Part Time all Wheel drive
Halogen Headlights
-with manual leveling
Body Coloured electric Door Mirrors
Variable Intermittent Front Wipers
Rear Intermittent Wiper
LED Tail lights

Leather 60/40 Split Fold Rear Seats


SECURITY/SAFETY


Engine immobiliser
Driver and front Passenger Front Airbags
Driver and front Passenger side Airbags
Front to rear Curtain Airbags
6 Airbags in total


All Leather Front seats (All 


DIMENSIONS

Length:  4330 mm
Height:  1623 mm
Wheelbase:  2630 mm
Ground Clearance:  188 mm
Track, Front:  1540
Track, Rear:  1545 

Glass Roof with Automatic shade blind


Panoramic Glass Roof

Seat Warmer Controls and central locking.


 Boot with last row folded Down


 Rear Cup Holder with sliding top


Cruise Control


Birds eye view Camera

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~Caring for the Aged~


Loving my job.......it's a delight to get up and go to work....I feel privileged and humbled by it every day.

I spend my days caring for the aged.  A job that is so very rewarding and a delight.  Recently while visiting with a sweet gentleman he was telling me stories of his youth and how he met the love of his life.  His story was so animated and full of emotion, with memories that seemed liked yesterday to him.  The details were clear and his eyes shone with joy at its telling.  If that's not rewarding, then I don't know what is.

They each have their own stories to tell and it just takes someone to listen to remind them their life is interesting and important.  Sometimes I find as children of aged parents, we ourselves forget to listen to them,  I mean really listen.  I myself have been guilty of this because life gets busy, with families of our own, and jobs and friends.  Too soon they are gone and we are left asking ourselves....why didn't I make more time.

 In a world so full of technology, we have forgotten the simple art of conversation.  To look someone in the eyes and listen to what they have to say, no matter if it is trivial or unimportant, if it's important enough for them to want to tell us, then it should be important enough for us to listen.
I hope one day when its time for me to be cared for, that someone takes the time to listen to me and my tales of my life.

Look out for those who are aged in your life, talk to them, listen to them, offer them your undivided attention, but most of all, don't forget about them.  Take time out of your life, it doesn't have to be a
lot, just a few minutes, can make their day.

Remember age catches up with all of us and we will soon enough be in their shoes.  Would you like to be forgotten........



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Sunday, January 1, 2017

~Reflections of Life~



           I have had a very slack year where this blog is concerned but a very busy one with RL.   I have stopped posting to my fb page Shabby Prim Delights, as I no longer have the time to spend searching Pinterest for pictures and while I am no longer active on it I have left it up for others to use the images for inspiration.

          Well, firstly the reason for no time anymore....is...drum roll..... I now finally have a job.  After 4 years of looking and applying and the hundreds of rejections and the hundreds of more 'no replies' I am now working as an aged carer for a wonderful company who care as much for their staff as they do their clients.  I get up looking forward to my work day where my jobs are varied as are my wonderful clients.  I can be doing anything from Walking/washing a beloved pet, to a few hours shopping, a quiet chat, and coffee, some light housework or a drive to the park.  The stories of the past are varied and delightful.  Growing old is not easy, nor is it one any of us looks forward to...me included, but I hope that myself and others like me help make it a little easier, and a little happier.

        My relationship with my birth family continues to grow and move forward.  With each visit, I learn a little more of them, and them me.  It's very comfortable each visit, with no awkwardness and its like I have known them a lifetime and not the few short years.  I visited the beginning of  December and will be returning in January for my sister Michelle's (M3) 50th Birthday.  On a sadder note, one of my other sisters has been diagnosed with breast cancer and has begun her battle with the dreaded disease.  She is way braver than I could ever hope to be and has always a positive thought.  I have no doubt she will win this battle purely on determination and sarcasm.  My only wish is that I could be by her side every step of the way, but as that is not possible I instead keep her in my thoughts and my heart.

            This will hve to do for now other than to wish you all a Happy and Wonderful  New Year from my family to yours.






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