Falling off her perch

Did you wonder if Winter Owls had fallen off her perch?

Well, she did for a while, she moved from a pretty 1920’s weatherboard in the suburbs ,Β to an apartment in an Art Deco converted silk spinning mill, in the inner city, just above the Yarra River. Her family, naughty dog and goldfish came with her.

She had to cull lots of treasure (a.k.a clutter) and was still faced with this when she moved in:


90 boxes to unpack. Eeekk!

She has had lots of fun decorating with things like this:


Sky planters swing from the heating pipe three metres up. Quite a challenging exercise to get them up there…

Most of all though, she has fallen in love with this, just a minutes walk away:


The Yarra River, flowing through Melbourne’s heart.

See you all very soon,

Jen x


31 thoughts on “Falling off her perch

  1. Great to see you back, Jen. I’ve been away a lot this year, too. Only 90 boxes? Not bad . . .You don’t want to know what we had/have.
    BTW, I love your river. That alone is worth moving for. And a silk spinning mill . . . I’m trying not to turn green with envy. But I’d want it on a large piece of property and all to myself most of the time. OH, well. I love that you will bew there. Take care. ~ Linne

    • It would be nice to have it all to myself but sadly not to be so, and, imagine having to keep a whole mill clean! Still, my new neighbours are lovely so I am happy to share πŸ™‚ I am in love with my river and guess what? I got to see a platypus swimming along, something I’ve never seen in the wild before. It was very special.

    • Hello Gentle Stitches, I have missed you! The boxes are going well, a few still to be dealt with are stuffed under the stairs (perhaps that is where the foxes are πŸ˜‰ )

  2. Fabulous, Jen! I’ve been wondering where you’ve gotten to:) Looks like your new place offers fantastic adventures! I’m looking forward to hearing about them and the new things you create in your new home:)

    • It was very special. Every time I walk along the river I look for it, but I’d be surprised if I was ever lucky enough to see it again, apparently they are very shy of humans.

  3. I did the same thing, Jen. I moved from the suburbs to a little farm and have been away from blogging for a long time, too, setting up house and adjusting to life as a farm girl. Glad to see you back!

  4. Jen, I have missed you. I even went to your etsy shop to purchase a couple of prints for my house and found you were away from there too. I’m with Linne, I would love to have such an interesting place in the heart of everything, and with a river to boot, but I would need my space from all the goings on with lots of land as my separation.

    I’m really happy for you and hope you’ll be back soon to share more.

    • I’ve missed you too Lois and I’m looking forward to seeing what you have been up to, lots I’m sure. I know what you mean about some land, I either wanted to be in the country or right in the heart of everything. The funny thing is, I feel it is more private and quiet here, than in the suburb where I was. I’m even growing some vegies and herbs on the balcony which I’m looking forward to showing you soon.

    • Hello lovely Kim, I am well thank you, now that I have finished the crazy moving process! I love my river and yes, I am finding it inspiring. I’m coming now to visit you to see what you have been up too, lots I’m sure xx

  5. Hi Jen, welcome back too πŸ™‚ The sky planters look beautiful, though I can imagine they were quite a challenge to get up! There’s something special about living near a river. I love just being able to put my boots on and stroll along the river bank a few minutes from my house… there’s always something interesting to see, and it’s the best relaxation after a long day.

    • You are so right Pippin, there is always something interesting to see, once I saw a black briefcase floating by. I was wondering all day, what was in it, how did it get there?
      I love that you are a fellow riverside dweller, something else that we have in common πŸ™‚

  6. Welcome back Jen !
    Such a lovely airy new home with lots of potential for your creativity and designs I can see that already πŸ™‚ >>> the sock and planters .
    River walks and strolls … new adventures … lovely Jen .

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