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Today is Monday, just. It’s Monday evening and I’m only just getting this post in by the skin of my teeth. Life’s been a bit like that lately, just getting by. This poor space seems to be suffering because of my busyiness and me just getting by by the skin of my teeth. Anyway, the good thing is I’m here to share some reloved treasure while Monday still has a few breaths left.

My theme for this week is frames.

I’ve developed a love of old frames over the years. Just the frames themselves are lovely in my eyes. Stacking them up against one another, leaning against a wall or piece of furniture. They add texture to a home and I love that element. I love them in a mixture of colours and materials. I love the chipped ones with layers of old paint showing through. That goldy coloured one has bits of plastery stuff {I’m not exactly sure what it’s made of but it’s definitely not all wood} missing from some of the corners where it’s been dropped or knocked in the past. I like that it’s not perfect.

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The frame with the flowers in it is a special one to me. I picked it up at one of the first garage sales Pete and I went to together. It was at Bemboka, a little town about 30 minutes drive from my place. When I saw the frame I loved it, especially the blue trim, but I wasn’t 100% sure about the flowers for some strange reason. It was $10 and I’d entered my ‘only buy a total bargain’ phase so I ummed and ahhed about whether or not to buy it. While I was thinking and umming and ahhing I started talking to the lady who’s garage sale we were at. She mentioned that the frame originally was in the old house at Kameruka Estate for most of it’s life.

Kameruka is a lovely old farming estate near Candelo. It holds a lot of local history and is a gorgeous little area. I’ve always had a fascination for Kameruka Estate and when my brother and his wife were married there a couple of years ago I got to do a photo shoot  and spend a bit of time sticky beaking around the place, absorbing it all and wondering about the people who established the place. You can check it all out here if you like.  Anyway,That was it. Decision made. I bought the frame for 10 bucks and have loved it ever since.

 

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So, that’s a little story about my reloved treasure frames. I’m sure you’ve got some with a story linked to them. You can be as creative as you like with the whole frames theme. All you need to do is take a photo of your reloved treasure, share it’s story and add it to the ever so slowly growing treasures on my instagram hashtag: #themondayrelovedtreasurenest . You’ve got all week to share. I’d love to see you there.

 

Kim x

 

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