Sunday, August 12, 2012

Lie in, lost and found, obsessed

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. 


Dina said...

I hope you enjoy your new doona.

Has your black and white love been going on for a long time?

I agree about arts and crafts shops. They're fun.

Deidre said...

I love when you photograph near my 'hood - and I get to see familiar things through the your lens! Great shots.

My love for polka dots knows no bounds.

Jayne said...

Hi Dina. I think I've had the obsession with B&W stripes going on for maybe 4 or 5 years, but it's reached its zenith in the last year or so. I haven't put the cover on my doona yet. I have a red heart shaped cushion which will look fabulous with it. I love black and white stripes with a touch of red.

Hi Dierdre. Thank you. Our 'hoods are very close together! I've started to get on board with polka dots too. They're so cheery.