Second Furniture Trip to Winterfell

So we headed to Winterfell with another small truck filled with goodies. My Mum and Dad joined us for the day trip, which was a wonderful way to combine work and pleasure. And just quietly, my Dad is super clever and multi talented in ways my husband is not. Don’t worry, my husband has his own gifts, but Dad was so helpful sorting out the gas hot water and how to start the heating. I was worried Mum would be bored while we unloaded the truck, but she enjoyed my favourite red chair on the porch in the sun and also spent some quality time with my children. All in all, it was a great day!   The red chair above was another fabulous find from the Molong junk shop or treasure trove as i call it. I think it was a wrought iron bed in a previous life. I really love this chair. And RED! My favourite colour for more reasons than one…..three in fact! The initials of my children  – Rose, Eilish and Daniel. xo

Here is a sneak peak of some the spaces in Winterfell that are coming together. Overall, i am happy with the progress so far. Some of the spaces are not coming together as i planned….remember my scrapbook? Who knew that things wouldn’t go perfectly to plan? *insert sarcasm here* But i am not disheartened.

Please note replica antique or fancy pants chairs (as i call them) in the background behind the black stools. I really love these chairs and they were a bargain found on ebay, but i dislike them intensely (my mother always said hate was a strong word) in the main living area. NO MATTER! They will be dispersed throughout the house in the bedrooms and i will find something else for around the dining room table.

And finally, some photos my daughter Rose took from the car on the way home. My husband and other children were following in the truck. Ahhh…..the beautiful Australian landscape is hard to take for granted.



  1. August 6, 2012 / 1:34 pm

    Ummm. Those fancy pants chairs are AWESOME. Jealous!! Why don’t you like them around the dining table? Too big??

    What a gorgeous old house. The floors and doors look really rich. The bits and spaces I can see look fantastic.

    • August 6, 2012 / 9:46 pm

      The chairs are fantastic and the price we paid was ridiculous!!! So cheap! Yes, I think they are a little too big and they don’t really suit the feel of the living area. It’s more of a casual space, so the chairs look a bit out of place. They really are beautiful chairs though.
      Hope you’re well Victoria! Xo

  2. Vicki
    August 6, 2012 / 11:44 pm

    Shaping up nicely Mandy & Johno – can’t wait to see the finished product! Love the photos too Rosie!

    • August 12, 2012 / 6:14 am

      Thanks Vicki! The house is certainly filling up! It’s nice to see it all come together. Xo

  3. August 15, 2012 / 11:13 pm

    When you’ve finished I might just have to come stay! I’ll be checking back to see how you’re progressing. Would love to do up an old place too one day. Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier, it’s so nice to get some feedback – any feedback!

    • August 15, 2012 / 11:54 pm

      yes, feedback is always encouraging!

    • September 18, 2012 / 9:33 pm

      Thanks! I’m quite fond of it.

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