I live and work from my remote 54 hectare rural property in the hill country of the Central Tablelands of NSW.
Being 970 metres high, we have four distinct changes of seasons.
It’s early autumn, and some of the deciduous trees that we planted 20 years ago in our hectare of garden are now just starting to turn colour. And put on a spectacular show.
The Northern Red Oak is a blaze of reds and oranges.
And is perfect for bringing inside my farmhouse. And teaming it with Radiata Pine branches.
It looks spectacular in a vintage tall brown ceramic jug I spied in a charity shop that I knew would be perfect for these arrangements.
It lives on my 43 year old pine dining room table. Where it adds vintage glamour to the table just by being there.
My slow combustion stove always looks barren without a lavish arrangement of greenery to dress it up.
The berries on the arching Cotoneasters we planted 20 years ago are just starting to take on a pinkish tinge. Before they turn completely red.
I teamed them with the still green branches on my English Oak for that extra fullness the vase requires.
And yes. It’s a rare black satin ceramic pitcher with a raised floral design that I found in – of course – a charity shop.
I spent years looking for just the right vintage treasure for the top of my stove.
And was so elated when I found it. Hidden at the back. Of a bottom shelf. Where only a stalker like me would find it.
I like dressing up my farmhouse as much as I like dressing up myself.
To me, nothing is too much trouble if the end result is something that makes me stand back and say . . . “Wow! I’m sooooo glad I did that!”
I am a true Diva. When it comes to everything.
The same principles I apply to ironing. Which is . . . I always think ironing anything and everything to make it more beautiful . . . is worth it.
I also apply to everything I do.
And spending time making my farmhouse look super gorgeous is worth it too.
~Carol Jones, Ironing Diva❤
Ironing is my gateway to luxury! I am not only an Ironing Diva. But as one friend says, I am ‘The Queen’ when it comes to ironing.
I Am The Purveyor Of The Tantrum Free Fitz Like A Glove™ Ironing Board Cover And Other Goodies
Made with love and care in RURAL Australia by men and women who have a disability.
It’s not for everyone.
But it’s definitely for you if you’re fussy about the cover you iron on.
And if you love to support Australian made.
And want to put something back into the community when you make a purchase.
The Fitz Like A Glove™ Ironing Board Cover cover has more than 350,000 customers in 29 countries. Because it lives up to its name. It ‘Fitz Like A Glove™’ every time you iron.
And these are the ‘Other Goodies’
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Photos of my rural property are courtesy of me, Ironing Diva – who is also known as Paddock Paparazzi – and taken at sunrise every morning.
Northern Red Oak Leaves Teamed With Radiata Pine Branches In A Vintage Tall Brown Jug
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Chinese Pistachio Leaves In My Garden Just Starting To Turn Colour