I had a very pleasant lie in this morning. I wasn't asleep, but it was nice to just lie there all cosy under the doona (duvet, for non-Aussies).
I went to Eckersley's art and craft shop to buy supplies for a project I will tell you about if it turns out any good! I love moodling about in art and craft shops (and using the word moodling). So much stuff to look at and inspire crafty ideas. So much colour.
I got a teeny bit lost on my way to Eckersley's - I couldn't remember if it was north or south of Prahran station, where I got off the train. I walked in the wrong direction to start with, but if I hadn't, I wouldn't have found this old sign and the cool old lantern on Charles Street:
I guess it says DAIRY. There's some other letters there, but they're too faint to read.
After Eckersley's, I visited Handworks on Chapel Street. I especially liked this silver filigree Paperblanks journal, which has a rustic metal closure. I didn't buy it because I can't think what I'd write inside that would do justice to the loveliness of the outside.
Later, I bought myself a new doona cover in black and white stripes, with polka dot pillow cases. I never got around to buying myself a birthday present, so the new bed linen is it. It's a good brand (Sheridan) massively discounted. Gotta love a bargain, eh?
I can't recall if I've mentioned my obsession with black and white stripes before? I have black and white striped tops, tanks tops, underwear, shoes, socks, leggings and a skirt. I could put together an entire black and white striped outfit. But I won't.
I love these old post boxes. This one's on Greville Street, Prahran. I like that they have kept them even though they aren't used anymore, as a guy discovered as I was taking the photo when he tried to stuff an envelope in it, but couldn't find a slot.
On closer inspection, I noticed the little hand-shaped handle (or whatever it is/was).
It caught my eye because I'd seen a similar one at the old Windsor post office a few weeks back (below) and thought it was quite whimsical. Hand-shaped handles must have been a thing once. Makes sense, I suppose.
Have I ever posted a photo of this old Rosella sign? This is the view from the street behind my black of flats, with the Dandenong Ranges in the background.