Today's poottle up the coast took us to Palm Beach to visit the markets, though they appeared to be called off due to unseasonal weather conditions.
Alas our visit was not a disappointment as it allowed us to amble on the sand at Palm Beach where many a scene from Australia's soapy Home and Away are shot. Cappuccino at the Boat Shed was a welcome lift.
A front yard filled with lobster pots. These pots prove to be effective lamp shades suspended inside the Boat Shed.
Norfolk pines, a landmark along our coastlines, they stand over 100 feet tall and are home to lovely rainbow lorikeets.
Barrenjoey lighthouse marks the end of a long walk along the peninsula.
Runway 1 clear for landing...
Nothing fills a little guys tum better than a slab of Toast and Vegemite followed by a couple of Hot Chocolates. MMMmmm
Frangipani tree cuttings in vases ..
They smell delicious.
A floral abundance outside...
Boats for hire and planes for charter back into town..
A great place for breakfast elevenses and lunch ...
A visit to Palm Beach is topped off by a look see in Love Loans and Linen where beautiful white embossed porcelain sits alongside china and lidded pots.
Their paper goods are wonderful environmentally friendly and consist of recycled material. Love Loans and Linen prefer to sell handmade items and one offs, so if you're searching for natural wood goods, glasses, crockery, napery and children's items go visit them Friday, Saturday and Sundays.
I adore the small shelves and cases.
I bought myself a couple of the delicate wirework plant holders featured below.
Outside the lovely Palmie shop Love Loans and LInen. Items are for hire for events and your special occasion, so give them a try if you're in Sydney.
Bottles, apothecary jars, cloches, and all forms of glassware are to hand here.
Glass shelves spanning a window are my idea of fun.
Vintage shelving with compartments for your nicknacks look fabulous contrasted against a simple whitewashed wall. I've built a couple of shelves not unlike these. Shall show you them next time.
Retro flags containing recipes are big in Sydney all by Ponyrider.
Palmie is literally right opposite one of our favourite haunts, The Basin. We often pile over on the boat from our camping weekends for coffee and Sunday Papers.
Have a lovely weekend:)