Thursday, February 6, 2014

From the forest

I really love wood! Dark wood, gnarly wood, light wood, bamboo, rattan, love them all! Today I thought I'd share some of my favourite wooden finds, lovely big polished timber bowls from a single piece of wood, gorgeous baskets woven by hand from bamboo and rattan, I love how these pieces have fit into my home and are used daily...

 I love this big woven basket/tray, perfect for fruit, it cost $3 in Vinnie's.

I found these two matching baskets on different occasions, one was $1, the other was $2. They're great for storing random "stuff" in.

A little bread basket, think it cost about 50 cents.

This lovely cane magazine rack rack cost $2 at a Church rummage sale.

I love this elegant lacquered bamboo tray, it looks very pretty on our sideboard and only cost a few dollars.

This long tray is even more gorgeous in real life, really rustic and looks lovely displaying a row of cookbooks. I think I paid about $8 for this.

These wooden bowls are perfect as fruit or salad bowls, the round bowl cost $5 and the oval cost $10, definitely worth it.

It's hard to tell in the photos but this basket is huge, I use it daily to lug my laundry out to the washing line.

I love this wooden cutlery tray, very country kitchen, $3 at a flea market.

I really appreciate the workmanship that went into turning each of these pieces from raw wood into beautiful, useful objects :-)

Tuesday, February 4, 2014


I just adore mismatched plates and bowls. Single vintage dishes are so easy to find at markets and op shops and look really beautiful all laid out when entertaining or just stacked up together on a shelf.

Here are some of my favourites.

These dishes cost anywhere from 50 cents to $3 each. Don't they just belong together?