Sunday, December 11, 2011

Every young girl's dream.....!

Mon ami Marie and I went on the hunt on Friday for the perfect chair to suit my new desk, naturally my first choice would be a small, old chair with a bit of history that I could 'fix up'.  Guildford being one of Perth's oldest areas with so many, some would say 'junk' shops, well that seems a little harsh to me, I prefer 'pre-owned and loved', was the best place to start looking.....Alas I wasn't successful this time, but I'm in no hurry and enjoyed many other aspects of the morning, like finding these beautiful old revamped cottages, 'roses and white picket fences, every young girl's dream' came to mind, surely not anymore hopefully.....

And I couldn't resist taking a shot of this sad little red bicycle leaning against a ladder surrounded by old tat, I bet it's seen a few scraped knees in it's time.....!! Hope you are having a wonderful weekend.....

40 comments:

  1. Everywhere you go is of interest,
    because you bring the magic,
    and camera,
    and EYE
    with YOU!


    Aloha from Waikiki

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  2. The 'innerst within'.

    Great picture. Please have a good Sunday ahead.

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  3. You will find your perfect chair. Meanwhile, thanks for taking us along on your shopping excursion.

    Perhaps the little cottage with the white picket fence is no longer every little girl's dream but I think it still represents what most women (and men) want - love, stability, a sense of place, and security.

    No?

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  4. I do love places like that and what delightful captures you did get -- even if you didn't find the right chair! At least now you have reason to go again!! Hope your weekend is going well!

    Sylvia

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  5. I like the little cottage and I bet it functions well to protect from the heat of the sun with that deep porch! Good luck with the chair hunt.

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  6. There are lots of old chairs on the verges at the moment here in Yanchep! I decided to have a clear up & put 5 out - 2 were taken last night. I bet the owners of that cottage are English.

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  7. I always wanted one of those, doubt too many could afford them these days.

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  8. Making the right find requires a bit of luck. Not finding it extends the adventure.

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  9. Don't let Susie see these. She is a real "nester." She would love these places, especially with the nice white picket fences.

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  10. I much prefer the old quaint cottages to the new soulless houses they build nowadays, it takes much love to create a place of peace and harmony with nature, that is sadly lacking in the modern world.

    A priceless piece of Perth.

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  11. Now, for mine. I would have gone for the ladder. I am trying to get a third dimension to my court-yard garden and a two-legged ladder would be simply fabulous.

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  12. What an adorable home. I love it.

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  13. These are great. Beautiful place Grace.

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  14. Comme toi, Gracie, je préfère parfois des meubles anciens, que je repeins, plutôt que du neuf. Je suis alors davantage amis avec eux. Et il m'arrive même de récupérer des petits meubles abandonnés sur les trottoirs...
    Bon dimanche!

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  15. Beautiful shots, Grace. The cottages look very well maintained and loved!

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  16. Superb! Pe usa ascunsa se intra in gradina edenului? felicitari!!!!

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  17. Looks like it's straight out of an american 50es feelgood movie. And how do we miss one of our favorite TV series ever, Picket Fences. Which reminds me... Would you know where we could download this aussie series, something about the RFDS, forgot the name?

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  18. Great pictures, what a nice place!

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  19. I adore, absolutely adore, your photo of the little door surrounded by ivy! I've always wanted a secret garden-ish door of my own :D

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  20. i wouldn't mind settling into a quiet cottage with a white picket fence entwined with roses right about now.

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  21. Looks like you had a wonderful time in Guildford Grace. Such an interesting history and a great place to visit.

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  22. That house is uber-cute! And I have a penchant for red bicycles, so glad you caught that one. It has been well-loved for certain.

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  23. That top photo made me instantly think of the musical "Little Shop of Horrors" because it exemplifies Audrey's perfect dream house in that play. These are all great photos! Looks like a great place to explore.

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  24. I love the shot of the gate! Great colors and perfectly framed.

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  25. Che posto meraviglioso!
    Beautiful!
    Ciao.

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  26. And don't forget that divine vine covered door! Love them all.
    V

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  27. It's a very dreamful place! Arianna

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  28. These are delightful - love the white picket fence... Things are often the same the world over...

    Bises,
    Genie

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  29. Beautiful old cottage with an English garden and a white picket fence. We have just been to WA for a tour and we loved Perth.

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  30. So u went to every cottage with white roses and ask:" Please may I buy your vintage chair?"

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  31. Great eye finding that weathered door with the greenery growing around it. Very nice.

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  32. I love poking around in used and resale shops .. oddly I never wanted a white picket fence or even a house in the country .. just an apartment big enough for ToonMan to have an editing room that is not what was intended to be a dining area ..

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  33. Oh, I just love all those white roses, as well as the old wooden door - so nostalgic looking (and I'm a sucker for nostalgia!).

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