Manly is a magnificent town across Sydney Harbour reached by road and water. It's full of wonderful workmen and fishermen's cottages. These days many of them have been either knocked down or renovated. The phrase 7 miles from Sydney - 1000 miles from care is so true.
Full of international visitors, restaurants, cafes and the best the beaches have to offer in shopping - I chanced across a new interiors shop on my Sunday stroll back from today's Ocean swim that Mr E took part in.
Unique sea creatures made by Seal Rock's artist Bronnie Bailey, depicting sea dragons, fish, sea horses and all from found flotsam and jetsam washed ashore.
Unusual canvasses adorn the walls, composites of leaf skeletons, urchins, driftwood and recycled materials merge together with a sandblasted focus that lends a peacefulness to the picture.
Black framed original artworks, glass jars full of shells, blackboards and off white crockery aplenty.
I have to invest in some vintage shelving and baskets and also replace my wheely suitcase with one of these vintage leather travellers.
Black and white are my faves.
Adorable vintage metal Christmas decorations shaped as hearts make a stark wall warm.
Fairies created again by artist Bronnie Bailey are very sweet highlights all created from recycled beach finds.
French provincial bed with muted linen headboard look serene, topped with blue and white floral European pillows.
Love the lillies in mercury glass vase, bentwood chair and isolated canvas of the boab tree.
Did you spot the recycled wooden reindeer on the shelf top here.
Pretty screen prints of papercuts in white set onto kraft paper look lovely for Christmas.
A stone workers terraced house in Manly, with typical frangipani tree outside in the yard.