Creating, collecting & recycling textiles & papercrafts. I love preserving the past for the future.

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Our white picket fence in the country

We bought this house on The Darling Downs nearly 3 years ago.
We are into Autumn now and soon the geraniums, hibiscus, salvias, daisies etc will fall into their winter slumber before they make a big comeback early September for the first month of Spring in Australia.
The lavenders, roses, wild jasmine and others love the frosty mornings and cool to cold days and even grow and thrive during winter.
The ornamental plum tree has already lost its leaves.
The house is an old girl,  post WW2 most likely.
The interior walls are tongue and groove, which I just LOVE!
someone tried to modernise the house
most likely in the
and they sheeted them up with fibro and cover strips..... :(((((
This is the front garden which has an english theme
because we tried to fit in with the white garden edging
that was already in place when we bought the place.
We don't like it and could not be bothered painting it as we are only here 'short term' hopefully.
We want to buy a farm in the same area.
So that we can grow our own cattle, sheep, chooks and pigs.
And have some peace and tranquility
rather than having the hassle of noisy neighbours.
Thanks for looking.
Please leave a comment and I will visit your blog back.
Have a good day!!!!


  1. Hi Ellena! Thank you for visiting me, I hate Rats too...yuck! I have enjoyed visiting your blog as well, you have such a nice home :o) I'm a new follower so I can come back and visit more. Have a great day! Hugs Jennifer

  2. I love your house, drats to the 70's remodel, lol. My house was built in 1903...oh, and about your question...we cut trim pieces for the scabble holders...almost identical.


  3. Dearest EllenaElizabeth,

    Interesting blog you got and what a stories to tell. You love the freedom of the country and pets... Love above all your family so you know the recipe of happiness.
    Love to you,


  4. I was just in Cali and visited my childhood home. I walked out of it in 9/74 and walked back in nearly 40 years later. You won't believe the horrors that have been done to it. I'm so sad and overwhelmed with grief.

    I love your home and your sweet fence. I wish we had more land even though I love our house.


  5. Hi Ellena,

    Your home looks charming and I do adore your English theme garden. I understand the need for more room and a farm house would be so quaint. Best of luck with your search.

  6. This is a fab WW2 house. I love that the garden has an English theme. Too bad about the interior walls. People do all kinds of things to try and change things. Hopefully it can be remedied. I love the picket fence : )

  7. How wonderful,and your last post also concerning the home you grew up in.You are blessed!

  8. Looks so pretty and serene! Love that Furbaby out there, too! ♥♥

  9. Your home looks very charming with lovely gardens!

  10. What a pretty home with the white picket fence and English garden. And I love your adorable puppy. Good luck with your house hunting!