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countryside in the city

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The only thing preventing you from being fooled you are in the English countryside is the plethora of wattle bushes (Australia’s national bloom) that line the streets. Which is quite fitting, being that this is the nation’s capital.

I may not be much of a photographer but I wanted to share some scenes that sparked my imagination today as I got lost and lost myself in this unknown town…

Golden hues challenge the bold Australian sky,

Muted greys of deciduous trees stand alongside soft pinks and creamy whites of blossoming shrubs.

Big pines, dotted with wattle bushes, line the side streets.

Will be sure to write when I use these snaps as inspiration for a project!


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August 20, 2011 at 6:12 pm

troving in a new city

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This weekend I embark on the hunt for a new address… and I absolutely cannot wait. This is the first step in creating a space that is true to my style, displays my troven wares and motivates me to continue noting down it all down here.

I have hired a car for the day and am looking forward to getting off the beaten track. So as I find my way around this new town, I shall introduce myself properly and get to know her a bit better.

Just a small word to say thank you to all the twitter love I’ve been feeling since I joined earlier this week. It was totally unexpected but I’m so thrilled to be involved in a community of like-minded individuals that share my passion to impart knowledge and support others.

Can’t wait to dedicate some posts to the inspiration and advice I’ve gained from some lovely bloggers via Twitter this week!

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August 18, 2011 at 1:56 pm

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getting social

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Troving is now on twitter. If you’ve noticed or come across my blog I’d cherish it if you’d follow me on twitter! And drop me a little note to say hi if you get the chance…

T xx

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August 15, 2011 at 11:03 pm

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Sometimes I just can’t decide whether or not I like something…

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I always preferred mounted wall art or prints over decals.¬†But I’m starting to think that when they are used well, decals can bring intrigue, conversation and life to a room that are lacking in other wall features.

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August 15, 2011 at 3:18 pm

quote of the day…

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As I pack up my life into a multitude of cardboard boxes I enter into the task of culling, salvaging and cherishing the possessions I have collected along the way. All the while, keeping in mind this quote I saw on the facebook page of the other day.

I am about to begin fulfilling the latter of this phrase, and despite the sadness caused by leaving my hometown… I just can’t wait.

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August 15, 2011 at 12:44 am

a spot to sit

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I’m troving for a kitchen/dining chair. And I wonder whether this is the time to fulfill my life-long love affair with Thonet bentwoods…

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The iconic silhouettes  originate in the 1850s from the Austrian-German designer, Michael Thonet. Each of the styles play favourite in cafes and restaurants, across the world.

They have character and are instantly recognisable. However, the design is so simple and straight-forward that they don’t shout for your attention.

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August 6, 2011 at 12:35 pm