Even when it is such a rainy day, as today is here in Brisbane, things always seem sunny at the wonderful Cottage Garden Nursery. I have lots to show you so today's post will be heavy on the photos.
Kitchen table and miss matched painted chairs.
I love the rustic country finish of the table.
Singer Sewing Machine. The treadle base is hidden behind the door.
Mr Camel and his friend Mr Horse. These actually seem larger in real life. I thought they were fun and could look really amazing in the right home. The finish and colours are so rich, you just want to stroke them.
Lots of lovely silver, glass and crystal.
When I was a child a silver candelabra such as this one was a sign of real opulence and class.
unusual green Carlton ware vase
Child's happy green deck chair.
Lion's Head, I didn't clean this one up too much as I like the aged green mossy look. I just have to show you a few snaps of the flowers. We get so used to the amazing blooms at the nursery that dare I say it, we can tend to take them for granted, and look at them.....just amazing and this is just a few snaps.
Nurseryman Paul and his lovely wife Kerry recently started stocking these amazing hollow logs which can be used as decorations or planters....I love their rustic naturalness.
But back to the treasures....a late arrival today was this amazing Italian Samovar. As many of you know I love to know a bit about where the treasures we come across come from and also stories of the people who owned them.
The lady who owned this Samovar was married to a chap who worked in Australian consulates. The son told me his Mum used to love to entertain the wives of other government officials and often had grand luncheons. The samovar was filled with tea and formed the centre of many lavish gatherings. This one was purchased while in Italy and indeed has an Italian stamp on its' base.
I started to take photos of the, as always, amazing cakes at Gillian's Garden Cafe located within the nursery. I have to try to resist these every time I go to the nursery!!! But I decided to video them for you for a change so I could better capture their wonderfulness and also to show you the amazing way flies are kept off the cakes. The cakes are displayed the old fashioned way and are all laid out on the side of dining area, Underneath them is refrigerated to keep them cool, but above they are open. The devices really work too, not a fly insight....check it out below.
Hope you all have a lovely weekend.