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The Final Touch to my Vintage Candleholder June 1, 2011

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Just wanted to quickly share the final touch to my vintage candleholder. Thanks to feedback from friends to chuck the 3 crystal look & go with just one crystal…it still look not quite finished. SO after much mulling and finger drumming, I decided to complement the larger tear drop crystal with 2 smaller ones (thanks partly to luxelass’s idea!)

And it finally looks perfect & complete!

Sadly, this lovely piece has now gone to another good home. It’s new owner was gushing with compliments & gratitude…it’s a nice feeling being appreciated for your work. Made my day 🙂

Shabby Chic Vintage Candleholder

And now, I’d like to make yours with this too cute image:

Take a Smile

Hope it made you 🙂

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Awesome Sunday May 15, 2011

I had the most awesome & full-filling Sunday today. I don’t know how we did it but we managed to get so much done.

The day started bright (well not exactly, it was the usual melbourne overcast sky) and early (for a sunday!) with the Trash & Treasure market for a good dose of vintage-ing. We were a little disappointed when we first arrived as there were so few stalls, probably because of the cold & rain. But STILL, I manage to hunt down quite a haul!

For the curious, below are some photos of the junk we patiently sieve through to find our treasures. Yes not very glamorous but so much fun! My mum thinks I’m absolutely mad to enjoy this so much, she calls me a “Kalang guni woman”.

Spot the Treasure!

Vintage Trash & Treasure Market

Anyway, this trip my “treasures” include a very cute old chess seats made of wood & brass, a timber child’s toy chest, a lovely antique salt & pepper shaker, a beautiful orange-y marble trinket box & a silver tray. I’ll post some pics once i get round to taking them.

After the treasure hunt, we found time to experiment 2 dishes that we’ve been wanting to try: Eggs Benedict for Brunch (thanks to Masterchef) and a Big JUICY Burger for dinner. OMG….both turned out glorious, both made us feel like we died & went to gastronomic heaven…by our standards anyway.

Here are some photos. Will post the recipes once I’ve stopped drooling.

Poached Eggs, Ham & Muffins with Homemade Hollandiase Sauce

The Big O Hamburger

Lastly, I finally managed to finish off 2 of my DIY projects – repurposing a timber musical box &  a “alice in wonderland” antique tea-cup candle holder. The 2nd project is actually an order for someone’s wedding. They’re having a Alice in Wonderland theme and the tea-cup candleholders are for the “Mad Hatters Table”…doesn’t it sound just adorable?! I can’t wait to see the final set up! Again, stay tuned to some photos.

Wow! Just recapping what I’ve done today sounds tiring !  I can’t believe how much I manage to squeeze into one sunday….i swear, i sometimes think there are more hours in a day in Australia.

So there, what an Awesome Sunday! I love it!