Come with me down a winding road from Daylesford, to my mum's house in Hepburn.
You may remember she bought an old church last year & she has been spending many happy hours fixing it up & giving it a new life.
Mum is a great home maker, she is one of those people who can create a beautiful, original space where you feel immediately comfortable.
She has filled her new little home with so much colour & life,
and everywhere you look there is something sweet or interesting. I love going to Mum's as amongst the colour & busyness there is order & calm. Not like our house!
Have a peek into this little guest room. When we first looked at the church the pastor was using this as his bedroom. It was musty & dusty and not very nice. Now it is such a lovely room, to and great for sleepovers!
This painting my Dad did in the 60's hangs in Mum's bedroom. It depicts our home in the Dandenongs, our goats, trees & bits & pieces of our life then. I like the colours & mood of this painting, and the way it takes me
back to another time
back to another time
This old toilet block has been transformed into a great shed, can you see the yellow rose growing over the top?
I gave it to mum last year on her birthday, it has grown so much! I wish my roses were this lush & healthy!
But now it has so much colour & so many different plants.
I love all the cuving path ways that lead you around the building in circle.
Did I mention that this little church began life as a school house and was
moved by horse & cart to where it is today?
Amazing! I like to think of all the students that studied here,
once upon a time.
So there you go. Did you enjoy the tour?
I'm off into my own garden now to finish off planting my seedlings.
How much fun is the garden lately? I'm loving it.
I'm hoping to buy a couple of silkie's or bantams tomorrow at the Farmers Market and set them up in
the garden outside my kitchen window. That's if I can persuade Mark to get
the (heavy) old dog kennel, to use as a chook house, from way down in the back of the garden to up the front. Hmmm..
Oh! Before I forget, if you are in Daylesford tomorrow do pop into the Makers Market and say hi to this gorgeous girl. Phillippa is a super talented, super wonderful friend who will be there selling her amazing fabric & other bits. Look out for Fippa & say hello! Another ace mate who will be there is Tania from Myrtle & Eunice..yay!
Bye for now lovelies,