This blog is all about me......I come here for respite in between caring for JoJo (our Daughter who has Special Needs)......I am addicted to starting new projects......I am becoming a fabric-a-holic... I love to try out recipes... take a beach walk and breathe in that salty blue air......love to have coffee...sip a glass of champagne......read a book......I am Queen of the Armchair and am inspired by all the wonderful blogs out there!!!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

~Girls Day In The Country 2014~

We are back from a lovely Girls Day in the Country hosted by the gorgeous Kerry 


The 2 first things I packed were my sewing basket and JoJo's suitcase


Then off for an overnight stay with my 2 little grandchildren

After  10 hours of driving with stops Mr Armchair, JoJo and I finally arrived at beautiful Nundle!


This is what the road 30k out looked like.......a storm had been and there was a rainbow


Welcoming signs in




We pull up at the cabins and JoJo says 'Mum's friends (aka Girlfriends)


First stop in town was the delightful Odgers & McLelland Exchange Stores established in 1891 full of vintage style cookware, real brooms, enamel etc.......with not a plastic item in stock......suits me right down to the ground LOL!!!












I also bought an Ostrich Feather Duster
something I have been wanting for years and years


I also ended up buying a coffee pot very similar to the ones above except taller
I call it my 'Dances With Wolves' coffee pot
perfect on the stovetop when there is a blackout


Some enamel bakeware perfect for Shepherd's Pie



(pics with kind permission from Odgers & McLelland)


One of the first Girlfriends I saw was Shez


and Chez!!!



After that up to Kerry's shop


and for you Geo (no blog)



Wooden table in the shop


Timber Basket


Cute birdhouse


Cattle grazing



Also treated myself to a lovely felt hat



Chookyblue hosted a Make It, Fake It or Buy it Swap


and she opted to have JoJo for a partner
above is what JoJo received
a pencil case, milkbottle lollies (her favourite), some stickers and fluro wand
Thanks so much Chooky!!!



I received from Gail a hand towel embroidered with Grub Roses and soap from Goondowindi


The gift I gave was Buy It.....a book received by Lynda



Finished by Dinner for us here at The Peel Inn......we use to live at Peel outside of Bathurst so nice memories at the sound of this name.  

More of the actual day coming!!!

11 comments:

shez said...

Lovely pics Dzintra,and it was so lovely to finally meet you,you and JoJo rock,see you next year.xx

Rachaeldaisy said...

Nundle looks like a lovely town, and I can see you had a fun time!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Wow...awesome photos Dzintra..

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

Great photos Dzintra :)

Susan said...

Looks as fabulous as always. See you next year!

DAWNIE said...

Such lovely pictures and story line Dzintra. I too got caught up in that gogeous broom shop. The best broom shop I have ever seen, always a first stop for me.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

It is so lovely to see you post again dearest Dzintra! And what a lovely outing for you to see the grands, to get out in the open air....oh how I am so anxious to explore the outdoors! HUGS MY FRIEND!

KimM said...

What a lovely post - the pictures were wonderful. It looks like you thoroughly enjoyed yourself!!

Liene said...

Looks like "auseklīši" ar definitely in this year, I am seeing them everywhere... And they suit that table beautifullY!

Willow Grove - Kez said...

Lovely to meet you and your family. The weekend went to quick. Love your photos. Never seen the broom shop. Have to come back next year to find that, well that could be my excuse. See you next year. xxxxx

Chookyblue...... said...

Oh man so many photos.........so much to see and do............I loved putting together the parcel for Jojo.........and thanks to Jojo for the parcel she gave me too.........

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