Monday, January 13, 2014

Holidays and lucky finds

We had such a lovely holiday at Victor Harbour
on the South Coast of South Australia
It is the most beautifully relaxing place to go for a week or so.

The above picture is Granite Island which is a lovely place to walk, or ride on the horse carriage
across the bridge.  Here you can view the fairy penguins.

This is the view from our Sun room window of the beach house

This is The Bluff,which one can climb. We didn't do that this time,
but have in the past. It's not too hard going.
We walked almost all the way to it this time.

The Inman River,just a few minutes walk from the house.
So peaceful

The tide out

John (hubby) enjoying the peace.

Annnnnd,you might know I couldn't come back without 
having visited a few charity and second hand shops

I got these beautiful sparkly depression glass plate and dish for $2 each
Then I saw the pair at the weekly market for $25

I also got 2 dolls for $2 each and 7 willow pattern saucers $1 each
I had the rest of the dinner set and needed them 

When I visited Bella's Rose Cottage blog
Bella had the very same  glass plates..
She had placed a beautiful frosted candle holder with a tea light
inside,on them and they just sparkled beautifully,so I had to have them for that price.

I am visiting some nice linky parties this week
The links are on my side bar.

Now getting ready to face 40celcius plus temps this week
Not nice, but hey it will let me catch up on some sewing.

Oh, and lucky,the garden was fine. I had thought it wouldn't have 
survived while we were away without water,but it did.
I was especially worried about the roses,but they are as tough as old boots.

Stay warm my Northern friends and in Aus Keep Cool
xx jeanetteann


Bella said...

Hi Jeanette,
What a lovely getaway! The water and nice temps... sounds so good!! I was so surprised to see your new find! I bought mine at a garage sale and love them so much, I am sure you will too:-)

Merlesworld said...

Looks like a great place for a holiday, and I'm very fond of Fairy penguins.

Maria said...

Such a lucky find getting those Willow saucers to complete your set :-) I love those little glass dishes and using tea light candles on them sounds lovely. Enjoyed your photos of Victor Harbour; we went there one January whilst on a holiday in Adelaide....temps were over 40 and they even took the horses off pulling the tram eventually because of the weather that day.

Kays Kids said...

I feel so bad complaining about the weather when they are freezing in the northern Hemisphere. I just heard we made 45.3 deg. today.
I'm glad you had a nice holiday. Victor is a nice place.

Shabby chic Sandy said...

What beautiful scenic photos! looks like a wonderful relaxing time :)

Donna Heber said...

Hi Jeanette,

What a lovely place to visit! It looks so peaceful and a wonderful place to relax. Your new glass plates will be so pretty sparkling in the candlelight.

Alessandra said...

How many beautiful photos! This place is fantastic, thanks for sharing it

Martha's Favorites said...

What a wonderful place to visit! Love the glass plates. Have a great week. Blessings, Martha

Barbara Neubeck said...

I love your glass plates, Jeanetteann...I have some similar ones.
Victor Harbour is a lovely place for a holiday.
Have a good week...
Hugs and Blessings..
Barb xx

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Looks wonderful, Jeanette! Lovely finds! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

LV said...

The one and only time I had the privilege of being your lovely part of the world, I enjoyed it all. Thanks for letting me see a little more.

Jeannie Marie said...

I'm like you, I never go anywhere without stopping at a thrift store! (As we call them) I love your sweet dishes!

Jann Olson said...

Beautiful photos and how nice to get away Jeanette Ann. What a deal on the pretty glass plates and your other treasures also. Can't wait till I have beautiful roses again! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Jeanette Ann! Wonderful photos of your vacation! Wonderful finds! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,