Sunday, May 15, 2011

The mountains are calling me

 I am sure I have told you here before of my love for the mountains near my home...they were calling me last week, so I hopped in the car, put this CD on, and drove through the beautiful was very cold and foggy - the perfect weather for a visit to the mountains.
I enjoyed a beautiful lunch in this cosy French cafe...goat's cheese and capsicum tart...while the rain fell outside. Delicious in every sense...
Can you spot the little chippy coffee table in the next pic? After all of your lovely comments about my kitchen dresser, I am inspired to pick up the paint brush again and make over a pine coffee table just like this one, that was actually a wedding present 20 years ago...hopefully I can achieve this look.

Then I had a browse through some lovely little shops. Sassafras is the name of this beautiful village nestled in the mountains. It is one of my very favourite places to visit.

This gorgeous doll's house belonged to Dame Zara Bates, who was an Australian fashion designer and wife of former Australian Prime Minister Harold Holt (Harold Holt died mysteriously in December 1967 when he was swept from a rock while swimming at the beach near Portsea in Victoria). It lives in a little room of this shop.

It is actually now for sale - anyone got a cool $12,500?

I also wanted to say hi to my new's always so nice to meet new friends, and everyone here is so lovely - do you know how much I love your visits?

Speaking of new friends, on our walk this morning, Pippi met a new friend...
Um, unfortunately it didn't end well...they have decided not to be friends...

(In case you were concerned, Pippi is fine...the cat didn't actually scratch her, I just think she got one hell of a fright! You see she had never met a cat before, and I think she was quite scared, but also curious...I feel a bit bad for telling her pussy wouldn't hurt her) I had a little video of the incident, but blogger, for some reason, won't let me upload's probably for the best...

"The more I think, the more I feel there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people" - Vincent Van Gogh

(I think he should have added 'and animals', don't you?)


  1. Beautiful pictures and what a wonderful drive to take to the mountains.The shops look so interesting and I would have loved to have visited The Magical Deeds. The doll house is sooo cute.

  2. Gorgeous photos...made me feel like I was on the drive through the mountains with you! And at the cafe, too!

    So glad I found you through the miz kate dot com Artist blog hop!
    I am your newest blog follower. :)
    Looking forward to seeing your upcoming posts!

    I welcome you to check out my art blog, too!

    Mary C. Nasser

  3. Hellooooooooo my friend! You truly do live in the most magical land on earth. Oh how I wish I were with you on your mountain trip...but then again, I just was... **kisskiss** Deb

  4. what a gorgeous day you had...thanks for sharing xxx - i hope pippi has gotten over her cat encounter..!!

  5. What a magical....enchanting day you must have had! Such beautiful pictures....and the shops....I want to walk around them with you....I sure wish we lived closer to each other....what fun we could have!!

  6. Wow...Super-Awesome...such FUN....I am so enchanted and felt like I was along for the adventure!! Such a magical post Tina!! Gorgeous photos and such a beautiful place and so mnay treasures to visit...thanks for sparking my soul with another magical post!! are awesome!! Have a beautiful day my magical sister!

  7. Wow! I loved these pics and was so delighted to find your blog and see them. It is lovely to 'visit' these gorgeous places, I caught my breath. Lovely!!!

  8. Oh, I do so love that you took me shopping. I loved the lunch and the antique shop. What a glorious afternoon! What a fun blog date you are!! Yes, people are artworks themselves. We, truley decorate the world with our auras and our energies. Colors, colors, colors. All in the way that Van Gogh tried to captivate with the vibrations of light... Enjoy the road trips. I look forward to many more with you and your camera. Peace. Brianne


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