Wednesday, 5 January 2011

From Seaside to Countryside






Earlier this week the boys and I moved from my parent's seaside house at Stradbroke Island to my cousin's seaside house at South Golden Beach.  I feel like we are holiday house hopping.  We are having such a lovely time.  Today, whilst Harry and my Uncle Robbie went fishing, my Aunty Jane, Max and I went inland and visited a few of the gorgeous country towns.  We stopped in at some amazing antique and old wares stores.  Everywhere you drive around here there are lovely little fruit and vegetable stalls in front of houses on the roadside.  I couldn't stop taking photos of them.  Look at the price of the vegetables...$1 a bag!  This area is such a beautiful place as it is where the countryside meets the seaside making it possible to enjoy the best of both worlds.


27 comments:

Belle Inspirations said...

Sounds like bliss! sending best wishes your way for 2011.

Los viajes de Lucas said...

I love these kind of places where you can buy fruits and veggies close to the roads. We used to have many when i was small but it is something that you can hardly can find now in Spain.... it´s a pity....

Peta said...

Sounds like a dream holiday, Anna. Hope you're enjoying the well deserved break! x

Karena said...

Anna such a great holiday I can tell you are having a wonderful time!

Happy New Years!

Xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Peta said...

Sounds like a dream holiday, Anna. Hope you are enjoying the well deserved break! x

Will @ Bright.Bazaar said...

That little veggie stall is simply darling! Looks like you guys are having a blast!

GeorgyG design said...

I love those fruit or vegetable stands. We spent the Christmas break in Adelaide and the Adelaide Hills has a lot of these, just gorgeous. I wish I had carried my camera with me. G

Shell Sherree said...

Beautifully bucolic, Anne! Enjoy...

Stripes by the Seaside.. said...

Just love that neck of the woods...more rain on its way so enjoy every moment of your holidays..they sound divine. Mel xx

J├╝rgen said...

I love the antique place, thank you for this post. Happy New Year 2011 from Germany Juergen

The enchanted home said...

One of my favorite things to do...go to a fruit stand/open air market and get "inspired".....something so visually stimulating about it. Thanks for the lovely pictures. If you get a minute can you check out my new blog, www.theenchantedhome.blogspot.com

Love yours and wishing you the best in 2011!

the gardeners cottage said...

hi anna,

have a great holiday and i love that last sign! it's so true of everything.

xo
janet

I Dream Of said...

Sounds lovely. Glad you are having such a beautiful holiday. Love the photos!

Vanessa said...

What a cute produce stand! I love little towns where you drive around and want to stop everywhere and take as many photos as possible.
- xo, Vanessa Elizabeth
www.ruffledrose.com

quintessence said...

Sounds like such a fun vacation! Love these old fashioned roadside vegetable stands - my husband always insists on stopping at such places - he's convinced the produce is better - he may be right!

honey living said...

how lovely! this post reminds me of a country road trip my husband and i took years ago to go to a dear friend's wedding. though our pictures look very different, i think the yearning for that type of simplicity and non-urban sprawl is the same...i'd love for you to check out that post of mine right here:

http://honeyliving.blogspot.com/2009/07/chestertown.html

Stephanie Sabbe said...

I love the Old is Beautiful sign!

Karina Cifuentes said...

What a lovely life. :) And that price for bag of veggies is unbeatable! Can't wait to hear more...

xoxo,
Karina
Dreaming of Palm Trees

Dana said...

Mostly I feel that the world is getting smaller by the day but reading all the australian blogs gives me a very different perspective. While we are freezing and living under gray skies, you are bathed in sunshine and enjoying spectacular color. I'm not complaining, the turn of each season is pleasurable but it does highlight our uniqueness. I love getting a glimpse into this part of your country. It reminds me of coastal Maine, where we vacation. There are little antique shops/sheds everywhere, used book barns around every corner and vegetables and fresh flowers for sale in many front yards. It's paradise in my view- now we know there's a version of it in another hemisphere. Love the "old is beautiful" sign- that may be my slogan for 2011! thanks for sharing your holiday.

Leah said...

It looks really calming and beautiful. I love stumbling across cool stores in little towns... it's the best!

xoxo,
Leah

Sherri Cassara said...

How lovely! LOVE the old is beautiful sign ... I'd post it outside of my house (or hang it around my neck! ha ha).

Bayside Rose said...

I love this post Anna. So simple and so quaintly Australian when you get out and about in our own backyard.

Thanks for sharing these images. Pam x

Sarah said...

Thanks for these beautiful post, the road side sighting of country are always wonderful to behold!

Luciane at HomeBunch.com said...

Wow! That seemed to be so fun!

Gee... I'm falling in love with Australia because of your blog! I think I will have to know your country one day. Honestly.

xo


Luciane at HomeBunch.com

E xx said...

Hi Anna, I was here last New Years and Bumped into Simon Baker @ The Harvest Cafe. Beautiful spot.....and a Beautiful man. E xx

Beach Vintage.com said...

I know that vege patch stall anywhere.....it's Fernleigh State School? So so sweet.

Amber said...

Lol. i'm sure i know that vegie stall too! it's on the back road from Byron to Newrybar, oui?

i'm a mama / designer & my family & i have just moved back to our home in Bangalow after a year in Sydney... & it's so lovely to be home :)

i just wanted to say that i love your blog & your eye & that i will most definitely make the effort to get up to visit your store this year! i've only been past once before & it must have been a weekend because you were closed *sob* ;) x