Saturday, 19 May 2012

Shabby Chic and Perfectly Gorgeous !

Isn't she beautiful !
This old battered piece of loveliness is simply charming.
She stands alone in a drafty corridor at Tocal Homestead in all of her glory.
I wish she could tell her story of times gone by. I wish that she could tell me about the beautiful silk and velvet dresses that brushed past her in 1840. 
How I wish the beautiful silk parasols still stood in her little umbrella stand and the beautiful hats still hung on her hooks.
She  is just  a little bit rusty and her patina is just perfect if you like the shabby chic style. She has a pale grey marble shelf which has well and truly stood the test of time.

How I wish she lived at my home !

This little sweety was my most favourite thing at Tocal Homestead.
From the moment I saw her I was in love.
When  walked down the hallway and saw her I sighed.......
What a treasure !

I have had a lovely time sharing my experience at Tocal. Honestly, I have sooo many more pics to share and I will definitely share them with you over the coming weeks.

I haven't shared the freshly baked scones or the sweet photo's of the kitchen, laundry room or the parlour room.  A week was just not enough time to showcase this amazing place.

Well my friends, I have a zillion things to do today so I had better get off this comfy chair and get a wriggle on. I have something yummy baking in the oven and places to go.
Have a beautiful weekend and I shall look forward to sharing more with you next week. I have a little 'surprise' to share with you all !

Love Melanie


  1. Wow, that is some fabulous piece! I think I'd chew off my right arm to get a crack at that! LOL! ~Stacy~

    1. hahaha Stacey ! I'd have to wrestle you for it ! It is stunning isn't it ! x

  2. well my friend -- she is DROP DEAD GORGEOUS!!!! don't let her out on a date without an escort : ) it's a good thing that we are half a world away or it wouldn't be safe : ) Sending you tons and tons of hugs and we have to talk SOON -- life can just get crazy can't it! hugs and love...