I'm joining in with Two Bags Full - Grow Your Blog so if you have jumped over from there - welcome!
Just a little intro if you haven't been here before. I'm Wendy and welcome to my blog which I started as an incentive to clear out my clutter - hence the name duchess_declutter. However, over time it has evolved a little.
I blog about life on our little acreage in South East Queensland, Australia where it is hot and humid at the moment! We've had a lot of rain lately and our 5 acres are looking very tropical.
I also blog about my love of vintage and retro items. I'd like to say I blog about decluttering - but there hasn't been too much of that lately. I love to op shop /thrift / upcycle and have done so for a long time. I love the thrill of not knowing exactly what you are going to find, what's just around the corner.
Of late though I am more selective and concentrate more on items from the late '60s and early 70s and am particularly fond of retro homewares. Bright colourful, geometric patterns get me every time!
I've just discovered Annie Sloan chalk paint and absolutely love it. It is so easy to work with and very forgiving to a basic painter like me! So I've been madly painting some of the not so special bits of furniture and oddments that have been sitting in the garage waiting for some attention.
of course I have my little assistant Dexter overseeing my work!
This is one from a pair of bookcases from my teen years! At some stage they were bright orange - but my husband removed multi layers of lead paint (at my request) and took it back to the natural timber. Now I wouldn't mind if they orange again - however I've settled for white.
All items turned out really well - I might try and take some photos inside the house when it's nice and bright.
I have a little parcel with several pretty vintage hankies and two vintage Australian tea towels to be mailed to the winner. Giveaway drawn on February 15.
EDITED TO ADD: I have had to change the draw date to 11 February. My apologies, but I will be away after that with no computer access.
cheers for now