Family Reunion and Rustic Vintage Delights.....

Warning with this post you will experience a rare picture overload. If you didn't catch my post Friday you may not know I've been off the radar for a few days. We hit the road this past weekend to travel a few hours inland for my family reunion at my aunt and uncles fourteen acre farm. It's been nice to unplug, unwind, connect and reconnect and have quality family time.

I have some delights and insights from our weekend to share with you all. My uncle and aunt are now on a different farm from when I was a child so travelling out I was uncertain what their property would be like and what I would discover. Let's just say that at every twist and turn on their property I was smitten with a little something, whether it be a little vintage something or country loving moments.


Love the patina on the old ice box/meat safe. The old silky oak high chair has been offered to me if I want to take on repairs. Of course I'm smitten with the little old green kids cart too.


Old school yard country swing set, Sarah however had an incident later this day when she fell off the swing. After she fell off she was then clouted in the back of the head by the wooden seat part of the swing, resulting in her two top teeth biting into her bottom lip. There was a lot of blood, but she's a tough cookie and settled relatively quickly poor thing. Despite the accident the swings were fun for adults and children alike, and it didn't deter Sarah from getting back on.


My uncle acquired this wooden castle door but the picture probably doesn't show you how amazing it is as it is at least 14ft high, and was shipped from overseas. What about the old Singer table and those chairs.


Happy snap the Ben and Sarah delighting in the squealing piglets. So many other animals to delight in on the farm sheep, cows, birds, chickens, ponies and more.


No it's not our dining table, looks similar though huh? Guess who is acquiring this? It's bigger than ours and has eight chairs. It's not in as good a condition as ours but we are wanting some of the chair bases for small repairs on our set. My aunt and uncle were going to get rid of it. Since the legs come off the table top we may store it against a wall in our garage so we have an extra table for entertaining big groups.


Gardens to discover and get lost in, very Alice in Wonderland inside there with tables and chairs and magic scattered throughout. More baby animals to melt hearts.


Crazy antics were a float over the weekend which always seems to happen with one of my uncles in particular. He rallied several of my other cousins, second cousins and other family members together to pimp the dam pontoon with an electric outboard motor and took it for a spin.

There were so many other delights and I hope you've enjoyed a little window into my private time away. Ben and I hope to be travelling out there again in about a month for a child free day to collect the table and chairs, and to connect more with family as it was challenging with us having the youngest kids to run after. We will also check out some antique places whilst out there and do some fossicking, it's great country for a bit of poke around.

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My Vintage Childhood: Family Reunion and Rustic Vintage Delights.....

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Family Reunion and Rustic Vintage Delights.....

Warning with this post you will experience a rare picture overload. If you didn't catch my post Friday you may not know I've been off the radar for a few days. We hit the road this past weekend to travel a few hours inland for my family reunion at my aunt and uncles fourteen acre farm. It's been nice to unplug, unwind, connect and reconnect and have quality family time.

I have some delights and insights from our weekend to share with you all. My uncle and aunt are now on a different farm from when I was a child so travelling out I was uncertain what their property would be like and what I would discover. Let's just say that at every twist and turn on their property I was smitten with a little something, whether it be a little vintage something or country loving moments.


Love the patina on the old ice box/meat safe. The old silky oak high chair has been offered to me if I want to take on repairs. Of course I'm smitten with the little old green kids cart too.


Old school yard country swing set, Sarah however had an incident later this day when she fell off the swing. After she fell off she was then clouted in the back of the head by the wooden seat part of the swing, resulting in her two top teeth biting into her bottom lip. There was a lot of blood, but she's a tough cookie and settled relatively quickly poor thing. Despite the accident the swings were fun for adults and children alike, and it didn't deter Sarah from getting back on.


My uncle acquired this wooden castle door but the picture probably doesn't show you how amazing it is as it is at least 14ft high, and was shipped from overseas. What about the old Singer table and those chairs.


Happy snap the Ben and Sarah delighting in the squealing piglets. So many other animals to delight in on the farm sheep, cows, birds, chickens, ponies and more.


No it's not our dining table, looks similar though huh? Guess who is acquiring this? It's bigger than ours and has eight chairs. It's not in as good a condition as ours but we are wanting some of the chair bases for small repairs on our set. My aunt and uncle were going to get rid of it. Since the legs come off the table top we may store it against a wall in our garage so we have an extra table for entertaining big groups.


Gardens to discover and get lost in, very Alice in Wonderland inside there with tables and chairs and magic scattered throughout. More baby animals to melt hearts.


Crazy antics were a float over the weekend which always seems to happen with one of my uncles in particular. He rallied several of my other cousins, second cousins and other family members together to pimp the dam pontoon with an electric outboard motor and took it for a spin.

There were so many other delights and I hope you've enjoyed a little window into my private time away. Ben and I hope to be travelling out there again in about a month for a child free day to collect the table and chairs, and to connect more with family as it was challenging with us having the youngest kids to run after. We will also check out some antique places whilst out there and do some fossicking, it's great country for a bit of poke around.

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12 Comments:

At December 11, 2012 at 1:40 PM , Blogger Mrs BC said...

How divine. What a lovely farm and how nice to catch up with family. I would love to live some acerage like this, it would be wonderful for the kids (and me!)
xx

 
At December 11, 2012 at 2:09 PM , Blogger Max said...

looks like a wonderful weekend-i would have wanted to take all that stuff home too, especially the chair, it's really lovely. i finally got around to making your hair ties-16 pairs to be precise for party bags with a difference for my girls 3rd birthday, great tutorial x

 
At December 11, 2012 at 2:29 PM , Blogger Vintage Bird Girl said...

Oh my I am drooling at these photos. I'm so glad you had a lovely weekend & I do hope Master V wasn't too snotty! I love the Singer table & the old metal Sebel chair. I would love some of those for my courtyard. It must have been so much fun exploring the property. Animals & old stuff is a wonderful combination. I hope we get to see some more pics soon. Xx

 
At December 11, 2012 at 4:15 PM , Blogger Zara said...

I remember those old metal chairs from school halls.
The farm has so many pretty vintage touches. I can see why you went photo crazy.
x

 
At December 11, 2012 at 6:21 PM , Blogger Misfits Vintage said...

What a gorgeous place! Love the meat safe and the chairs and all the animals! And my absolute favourite - THE AMAZING DOOR!!! Sarah xxx

 
At December 11, 2012 at 6:37 PM , Blogger Vix said...

What a heavenly place and such gorgeous pictures! I'm going weak at the knees over those rusted chairs, the door and that kitten! x

 
At December 12, 2012 at 12:47 AM , Blogger pastcaring said...

Looks gorgeous, what fun for the kids. Piglets! Kittens! xxx

 
At December 12, 2012 at 5:58 AM , Blogger Cassandra said...

Looks like you had a great weekend Trudie! I'm in love with that green cart too! That meat safe is pretty darn cool too. xo

 
At December 12, 2012 at 8:05 AM , Blogger Me said...

Looks like you had a great weekend. What great finds for you !!!!
Have the best day !
Me

 
At December 12, 2012 at 8:41 PM , Blogger Anne @ Domesblissity said...

Oh Trudie! What gems. I could just imagine. You would've been like a kid in a candy store. Looking at that dining table that looks pretty much the same as what my Nanna had but in cream vinyl. Lucky duck you are.

Anne xx

 
At December 12, 2012 at 9:13 PM , Anonymous Stacey-Lee said...

Sounds like a lovely place to visit and unwind, that castle door is exquisite!

 
At December 22, 2012 at 10:26 PM , Blogger Kelly Wayne said...

Oh that sounds like a divine getaway. I love the pic of the little one on the swing, such a gorgeous capture! x

 

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